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Emmy 2017: The Handmaid’s Tale, Big Little Lies Score Big In This Slightly Political But Mostly Fun Awards Show


The Emmys happened early this morning (5 AM IST), and much was said and done at this glitzy, slightly political, but mostly fun event. From Nicole Kidman, who won her first ever Emmy this year (Best Actress) to Julia-Louis Dreyfus who has become the first ever actress to win her sixth consecutive Emmy, and more. – here are the highlights and winners list:

When Netflix had several guests from other shows making an appearance in their Emmy-nominated shows:

When host Stephen Colbert entered Westworld:

Homegirl Priyanka Chopra looked flawless in a Balmain dress. She presented the Outstanding Variety Talk Series Award.

When President Donald Trump’s former press secretary Sean Spicer made an appearance and everybody was visibly confused. 

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Zach Braff was not cool with it.

Melissa McCarthy, who plays Spicer on Saturday Night Live, was speechless.

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Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, and Dolly Parton spoke against any form of sexism.

And Lena Waithe’s speech after she and Aziz Ansari won the Emmy for Best Writing (Comedy). Waithe is the first African American woman to win this award.



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Best Comedy: Veep (HBO)

Best Drama: The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

Best Limited Series: Big Little Lies (HBO)

Best Actress, Comedy: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)

Best Actor, Comedy: Donald Glover, Atlanta (FX)

Best Actress, Drama: Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

Best Actor, Drama: Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us (NBC)

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Best Actress, Limited Series or TV Movie: Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies (HBO)

Best Actor, Limited Series or TV Movie: Riz Ahmed, The Night Of (HBO)

Television Movie: Black Mirror: ‘San Junipero’ (Netflix)

Supporting Actor, Drama: John Lithgow, The Crown (Netflix) 

Supporting Actress, Drama: Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

Supporting Actor, Comedy: Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Supporting Actress, Comedy: Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Supporting Actor, Limited Series or Movie: Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies (HBO)

Supporting Actress, Limited Series or a Movie: Laura Dern, Big Little Lies (HBO)

Variety Sketch Series: Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Directing for a Comedy Series: Donald Glover, Atlanta (‘B.A.N.’) (FX)

Variety Talk Series: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO) 

Reality Competition Program: The Voice (NBC)

Writing for a Comedy Series: Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe, Master of None(‘Thanksgiving’) (Netflix) 

Writing for a Drama Series: Bruce Miller, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Drama: Charlie Brooker, Black Mirror: ‘San Junipero’ (Netflix)

Directing for a Drama Series: Reed Morano, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

Directing For a Limited Series: Jean-Marc Vallée, Big Little Lies (HBO)

Directing for a Variety Series: Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live (“Host: Jimmy Fallon”) 

Writing for a Variety Series: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)

Structured Reality Program: Shark Tank (ABC)

Unstructured Reality Program: United Shades of America With W. Kamau Bell (CNN)

Guest Actress, Drama: Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

Guest Actor, Drama: Gerald McRaney, This Is Us (NBC)

Guest Actress, Comedy: Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Guest Actor, Comedy: Dave Chappelle, Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Animated Program: Bob’s Burgers (FOX)

Reality Host: RuPaul Charles (RuPaul’s Drag Race)

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