In a move that most likely surprised absolutely no one, Fargo won the Emmy for Outstanding Miniseries, beating out its fellow competitors American Horror Story: Coven, Bonnie & Clyde, Luther, Treme, and The White Queen. Am I excited about the results? Oh yah, you betcha! Though all of these shows were extremely well done, Noah Hawley’s dark and twisted comedy was by far the biggest standout of the season. Chock-full of a truly talented All-Star cast, which included the likes of Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman, Fargo proved that a small town doesn’t necessarily come with small problems. Murder and deceit was this series’ bread and butter, and we as an audience immediately wanted seconds.
This particular category went through a bit of a transition this year after the Emmy higher-ups decided to split the Outstanding Miniseries and Outstanding TV Movie categories into two separate sections. It was a smart move and one that I’d hoped would only further help Fargo’s chances for a win (because let’s face it, Ryan Murphy’s The Normal Heart — which indeed won Outstanding TV Movie — would’ve most likely been the clear winner if both categories had been forced to remain together). Thankfully, that was not the case and Fargo got the proper chance at a win it so rightfully deserved.
During the acceptance speech, Hawley said a few words on behalf of the cast. He thanked the cast and crew for an amazing season of television, while giving particular credit to the Coen Brothers, who started it all with the 1996 film. And as for his final parting words: "Let's do it again, whaddya say?" We say, you betcha!
So congratulations, Fargo! We’ll see you next season.
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