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Emmys 2017: "Black Mirror: San Junipero" Wins Outstanding Television Movie

Emmys 2017:

During Sunday's 69th Annual Primetime Emmy award ceremony, Netflix's series Black Mirror won its first Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or a Dramatic Special for the episode "San Junipero".

Taking a break from the show's bleak depiction of various dystopian futures, San Junipero showed how virtual reality technology could potentially be used to give people a second chance at life - and love.

The acclaimed episode, which was near-universally acclaimed, picked up an Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie.

Starring Mackenzie Davis and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, the episode garnered critical acclaim and quickly became a fan favourite, thanks not only to its, but also its epic soundtrack, breathtaking visuals, and fantastic outfits. "I didn't think of anything to say".

He added: "Most of all I have to thank Winston Churchill. I'm shocked", he stated.

The win was for the episode "San Junipero", which followed two women who fall in love in the town of San Junipero; however, the episode is a bit more complex than that as it also involves death and the afterlife.

"Maybe if all the lovely people in this auditorium could start to physically make love with eachother, or by yourselves, the world would be a far better place".

The crossover Orange is the New Black featured fan favourite Taystee (Danielle Brooks) reunited with her dead friend Poussey (Samira Wiley) in a San Junipero dreamland.

That subversion of tone became particularly resonant this year, a point the "Black Mirror" showrunner underlined in his acceptance speech.

Netflix has been praised for its increased focus on LGBT diversity within its shows.



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