The Americans scored 2 unexpected wins at the Emmys for final season


The Americans walked away with two Emmys earlier this week–and long-time fans couldn’t be happier!

The Americans ended in May after its six-season run, and after being nominated year after year for Emmys and not winning, things took a shocking and unexpected turn earlier this week. This year each category was stacked with the best of the best making it seemingly impossible to know who would win the golden statue.

However, things took an unexpected turn at the 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards when The Americans won in two huge categories: Lead Actor in a Drama Series and Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series. This came as a surprise to the cast and crew as they approached the stage to accept their awards.

Matthew Rhys won in the Lead Drama Actor category, and fans were over-the-moon ecstatic considering he was up against Westworld’s Ed Harris and Jeffrey Wright, This Is Us’ Sterling K. Brown and Milo Ventimiglia, and Ozark’s Jason Bateman. Each nominee gave a phenomenal performance in their respective shows making it near impossible to pick a winner.

Matthew Rhys winning the Emmy was truly shocking but so well deserved for all the talent and effort he brought forth in his character, Phillip, on The Americans. We are so glad he was finally recognized for his work and were celebrating right alongside him on Emmys night.

Another unexpected win for the series was that in the category for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series. Co-creators Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg took to the stage and read a speech that they have had prepared from day one, and finally got to read out loud.

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It was quite the emotional night for the cast and crew of The Americans and given that the series has come to an end, it was about time!

Congratulations to Matthew Rhys, Joel Fields, Joe Weisberg, and the rest of the cast and crew for giving such a riveting, suspenseful show that we will never forget.