Did you watch the Emmy Awards last night? It may have been the dullest, most unsurprising awards show ever, but it still is a remarkable time for good television. Could it have something to do with the fact that four of the biggest winners have book connections?
Sherlock: Benedict Cumberbatch (actor, miniseries or movie), Martin Freeman (supporting actor, miniseries or movie) and Stephen Moffat (writing, miniseries, movie or dramatic special
Masters of Sex, based on Thomas Maier’s book Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love: Allison Janney (outstanding guest actress in a drama series).
Orange Is the New Black, based on Piper Kerman’s memoir, Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison: Uzo Aduba (outstanding guest actress in a comedy series)
The Normal Heart, adapted by Larry Kramer from his Tony award-winning play: Best television movie.