There wasn’t great news for everyone in Los Angeles last night — there were some heavy rains in the area, so much so that you can’t even make the joke about people in California being afraid of the rain. (We live here, and we’ve certainly done it plenty of times.) It really was bad!
Yet, there was some absolutely GREAT news for all “Outlander” fans that came from the area, as the show received the Outstanding Drama Series prize at the WIN Awards. WIN is short for the Women’s Image Network, and they are a non-profit organization designed to specifically promote the value and strength of women. These awards recognize people and programs in the media the reinforce their values. (You can read a little bit more about the organization over here.)
On hand to accept the award last night were three women integral to the success of the series — author Diana Gabaldon, executive producer Maril Davis, and executive producer Toni Graphia.
Fun with locations! – For a minute here, can we talk about how amazingly global this show really is? We just had filming for part of the season wrap up in Scotland, which is really the show’s established home base for production. From here, we’re going to see things shift over to South Africa, where there will be a few months of filming that lasts until late May / early June. Last night, we had three women integral to the series receive an award in America. This is a show that effectively has things happening on THREE different continents. Remember here that even when filming in South Africa begins, there will still be people working in one way or another stateside. (We almost want to see an actor sneak off to Mongolia or somewhere else to up the continent count to four.)
The third season of “Outlander” will premiere in September on Starz — for more awards chatter, we wrote a piece yesterday detailing precisely how the show’s start could influence various awards-shows that are out there.
Given that the WIN Awards are celebrating an important cause, we want to close out this article by bringing to you some of their other TV-related winners — these are all great shows worthy of your time, if you haven’t seen them already. (Photo: Starz.)
Drama Series – “Outlander” (as clearly mentioned)
TV Movie / Miniseries – “Flesh and Bone” (another Starz) series
Actress, TV Movie / Minsieries – Jean Smart, “Fargo”
Actress, Drama Series – Rhea Seehorn, “Better Call Saul” (incredibly underrated)
Reality Series – “I Am Jazz”
Lead, Reality Series – Brianna and Nicole Garcia, “Total Divas”
Comedy Series – “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”
Actress, Comedy Series – Lisa Edelstein, “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce”
Show Directed by a Woman – Helen Shaver, “Vikings” (for the episode “Yol”)
Show Written by a Woman – Lauren Houseman and Rachelle R. Williams, “Survivor’s Remorse” (another Starz series — really was a great night for the network)
Show Produced by a Woman – Jessica Goldberg and Michelle Lee, “The Path”