Ozark Jason Bateman; Julia Garner
Photo: Jessica Miglio/Netflix/Jessica Miglio/Netflix
Photo: Jessica Miglio/Netflix/Jessica Miglio/Netflix

Emmy winners with Georgia ties: Julie Garner & Jason Bateman (‘Ozark’), Patricia Arquette (‘The Act’), RuPaul

Originally posted Monday, September 23, 2019 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Two dramas shot in Georgia received Emmy’s this year: Netflix’s “Ozark” and Hulu’s “The Act.”

Julie Garner, a scene stealer as Ruth on the dark drama “Ozark,” won for best supporting actress in a drama. Jason Bateman took home a directing nod for “Ozark,” though he lost in the best actor category to Billy Porter on FX’s “Pose.”

“Ozark” also lost to HBO’s “Game of Thrones” for best drama. The show is currently in production for season three. 

Patricia Arquette, who played an overprotective mom in “The Act,,” won an Emmy for best actress in a limited series. 

HBO’s “Sharp Objects,” a limited series shot in part in Georgia, lost to HBO’s “Chernobyl.”

Atlanta-based CNN took home a couple of Emmy’s for late Anthony Boudain’s “Parts Unknown.” Over its history, the show has won 17 Emmy’s. CNN’s  “United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell” won for best unstructured reality show and outstanding picture editing. 

Former Atlantan RuPaul Charles’ “RuPaul’s Drag Race” won yet again for best reality competition show and he took home an Emmy for the fourth year in a row as best reality competition host. 

By the way, Netflix’s “Stranger Things” season three returned on July 4, five weeks after eligibility ended. So it didn’t qualify for any nominations. 

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Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.