New Mexico-film related projects felt some love at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday.
Netflix’s miniseries, “Godless,” went into the ceremony with 12 nominations.
The production earned three Emmys.
The first of the night was given to Merritt Wever for supporting actress, limited series or movie.
Wever played Mary Agnes in the series and was shocked with the win.
“I came prepared and I’m bombing already,” Wever said while accepting the award. “It’s very much an honor to be counted among you tonight. I’m still shocked that you made space for me and for Mary Agnes.”
The second award for “Godless” was given to Jeff Daniels for supporting actor, limited series or movie. Daniels portrayed Frank Griffin in the series.
He also beat out John Leguizamo for his role in “Waco” — another NM-filmed series.
“If you’re going to do a Western, do it with Scott Frank,” Daniels said as he accepted. Frank created “Godless.”
He thanked Netflix for supporting the project and giving room for artists to shine.
“I’d like to thank my horse, Apollo, and he was Jeff Bridges’ horse on ‘True Grit.” And I felt he was making unfair comparisons,” Daniels joked.
The third Emmy was awarded to composer Carlos Rafael Rivera picked up the statuette for outstanding original main title theme music.
The Western series follows Frank Griffin, an outlaw played by Jeff Daniels, as he hunts down former gang member Roy Goode, played by Jack O’Connell.
Hoping for a more peaceful life, Goode had deserted his brotherhood and sought refuge with a widow named Alice Fletcher, played by Michelle Dockery.
An outcast herself, she lives in the isolated (and fictional) town of La Belle, N.M., which is run by women after most of the men were killed in a mining accident.
HBO’s “Game of Thrones” took home nine Emmys on Monday. The series is based on the “Song of Ice and Fire” fantasy series by Santa Fe resident George R.R. Martin.
Peter Dinklage won for supporting actor and thanks Santa Fe resident George RR Martin for creating the show.
“Game of Thrones” won for drama series and Martin went on stage.
“We didn’t invent the characters,” creator D.B. Weiss said. “That is George R.R. Martin. The show cannot be without the madness of George. Thank you for letting us take care of your people.”