Black Mirror's 'San Junipero' Scored Two Emmy Awards

Over the last two years, a number of the techno-dystopian narratives from the Charlie Brooker-made sci-fi thriller Black Mirror have borne an eery likeness to modern life – from fucking pigs to emojis. 

And this weekend, in a continuation of its success (as a show and a prophet), the Netflix drama won the 2017 Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie for its season three episode "San Junipero."

San Junipero, Black Mirror (Photo: Netflix)

The virtual reality love story, starring Mackenzie Davis and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, received international praise upon its release for ditching tropes of bi-and-lesbian women on television.

In his acceptance speech, Brooker said: "I’ve heard 2017 described as being trapped in one long unending Black Mirror episode. But I like to think if I had written it, it wouldn't be quite so on the nose with all the Nazis and hate."

He described the Owen Harris-directed episode as a tale "all about love" before insisting that "love will defeat hate... it might just need a bit of help."

"So maybe if all the beautiful people in this auditorium could physically make love with each other – or yourselves – on the count of three, this world would be a far better place."

Brooker, who wrote almost all 13 episodes of the show, also took home the Emmy for Best Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Drama. He once said they all depict a reality that we "might be living in 10 minutes' time if we're clumsy."

Earlier this year, Netflix released a trailer teasing six new stories from the Black Mirror anthology, which is said to be coming soon. Watch the trailer below.

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