Hello, welcome to the post-Emmys editing of The Monitor, WIRED’s pop culture news roundup. Yes, we have some Emmys news, but there are also a few tidbits about Frozen 2 and some high fashion coming to League of Legends. Here we go!
Fleabag Fully Got Its Emmys Due
After years of congratulating people-pleasers and prestige TV, the Television Academy seems to have finally gotten wise to the folks at the outcasts table. Last night, Amazon’s Fleabag took home four statues, including Outstanding Comedy Series, while groundbreaking performances like Billy Porter’s on Pose and Jodie Comer’s on Killing Eve also received the recognition they deserved. Game of Thrones of course won a predictable amount of awards for its final season, but beyond that the future belonged to the new casts.
The Biggest Loser at the Emmys Was the Emmys
Despite the snubs at last night’s Emmys, the event’s biggest loser was actually the telecast itself. Up against Sunday Night Football, ratings for the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards hit an all-time low on Fox. We can’t help but wonder whether it should’ve been broadcast on a streaming service…
You Can Now Buy Louis Vuitton in League of Legends
Need some fanciness in your League of Legends? You’re in luck. French fashion house Louis Vuitton is now designing skins for the fantasy videogame. The new outfits, made in partnership with Riot Games, will be unveiled during the League of Legends World Championships in Paris this November and will be attainable through gameplay or available for purchase.
Here’s the New Frozen 2 Trailer.
You know you want to watch.
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