Emmys 2019: Netflix's 'Black Mirror' wins Outstanding Television Movie 3rd year in a row for 'Bandersnatch'
The award meant it was a three-peat for 'Black Mirror.' One of its episodes, 'USS Callister' won the award in 2018, which was earlier held by 'San Junipero' — another 'Black Mirror' episode in 2017
'Black Mirror: Bandersnatch' took the Emmy for Outstanding Television Movie during the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards. The award also meant that it was a three-in-three for 'Black Mirror.' One of its episodes, 'USS Callister' won the award in 2018, which was earlier held by 'San Junipero' — another 'Black Mirror' episode in 2017.
'Bandersnatch' was based on a planned software game of the same name that never released after the company filed for bankruptcy. Part sci-fi and part horror, the movie brings in meta-commentary and ruminations of free will.
The viewers get a chance to control the narrative of the main character, Stefan Butler (Fionn Whitehead), who is working on a fantasy choose-your-own-adventure into a novel video game. When the episode hit Netflix in 2018, it opened to mixed reviews.
The team of 'Bandersnatch' took the stage and creator, Charlie Brooker, joked, "I think being British, we were conditioned for 52% of you to vote Brexit". He also thanked the stars of the series, Netflix and his family for all the support and love. "It's an honour", he said.
Fellow executive producer Annabel Jones also singled out 'Deadwood' creator David Milch, saying it was a "particular honor" to be included in a category with the four-time Emmy winner. Other nominations in the category included, 'Brexit' (HBO), 'Deadwood: The Movie' (HBO), 'King Lear' (Amazon Prime), and 'My Dinner with Herve' (HBO).
'Black Mirror: Bandersnatch' was written by series creator Charlie Brooker and directed by David Slade. The episode is available for streaming on Netflix.