EMMYS 2017: ‘BIG LITTLE LIES’ AND ‘THE HANDMAID’S TALE’ WIN TOP HONORS!

The stars of television and film gathered at the 69th Annual Emmy Awards, held at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Host Stephen Colbert pulled no punches as host of the show, roasting Donald Trump throughout the evening. A jaw-dropping moment saw former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer appear on stage to poke a little fun at himself to the shock of the audience.

It was a huge night for Big Little Lies and The Handmaid’s Tale. HBO’s Limited Series, Big Little Lies, took home six awards including Outstanding Limited Series and individual honors for Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern and Alexander Skarsgård.

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Hulu’s drama The Handmaid’s Tale took home eight awards, making history as the first streaming service to win Outstanding Drama Series honors. An emotional Elisabeth Moss picked up the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama.

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It was a great night for diversity as Donald Glover took home two awards for his comedy series, Atlanta, Sterling K. Brown won Lead Actor honors for This Is Us, and Riz Ahmed took home an award for the HBO Limited Series, The Night Of. Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe won for comedy writing for Master Of None, making Waithe the first black woman ever to win in that category.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus also made history of her own, taking home the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her work in Veep. This was the sixth consecutive win for Louis-Dreyfus.

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Notably missing from the winners circle were juggernaut shows Stranger Things and Westworld which have succeeded both critically and in viewership.

AND THE WINNERS ARE…

Outstanding Drama Series
The Handmaid’s Tale

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
John Lithgow, The Crown

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale

Outstanding Comedy Series
Veep

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Donald Glover, Atlanta

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Julie Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Television Movie
Black Mirror: San Junipero

Outstanding Limited Series
Big Little Lies

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
Riz Ahmed, The Night Of

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
Alexander Skarsgård, Big Little Lies

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie
Laura Dern, Big Little Lies

Outstanding Reality Program
The Voice

Outstanding Variety/Talk Series
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

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