Big Little Lies, The Handmaid's Tale Win Big on Emmys Night

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Meanwhile, "Big Little Lies" took home Outstanding Limited Series, Music Supervision, Contemporary Costumes, Casting and Directing.

The Primetime #Emmy awards 2017 host Stephen Colbert also made political remarks during the event.

Back in August, the Emmy victor clarified for a fan if her work on The Handmaid's Tale and her faith "make you think twice" since, according to the fan, "both Gilead and Scientology both believe that all outside sources (aka news) are wrong or evil".

Spicer, who resigned in July, also made a surprise appearance at Sunday's ceremony doing an impression of himself, and he later did the rounds of industry after-parties in Los Angeles. Alec Baldwin predictably won for his impersonation of Donald Trump as Supporting Actor, but the season was largely dominated by McKinnon's multiple portrayals of Hillary Clinton and White House administrators on a largely politically themed season. Brown said he was honored to receive the same award Andre Braugher won for "Homicide" in 1998, the last time a black actor won the Emmy. "Nobody got that loud music", he said.

Brooker is said to have knocked Channel 4's collective nose out of joint when he moved the show to Netflix without giving the terrestrial broadcaster first run rights. "I think nowadays people are anxious that they live in a society where there are big things happening and government does things that they can't affect", he said backstage. The Best Supporting Actor in a Drama trophy went to John Lithgow for "The Crown". "I'm glad I was able to make history, but that's not what I was trying to do. Can I just say bring women to the front of their own stories, and make them the hero of their own stories", she added. I believe the people deserve quality and when they taste it, they see their own value, and they don't ask for less. "I hope there's still always an edge to her and the audience isn't really sure how to take her because that's just the most fun to play".

The Handmaid's Tale paints a grim future for free-to-air television, as Hulu becomes the first streaming service to win an Emmy for best drama series.

During his acceptance speech, which was sadly cut short, Brown, 41, recognized moment.

Writing, Comedy: Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe, "Master of None". In reference to Julia Louis Dreyfus's character on "Veep", he quipped: 'Imagine if your president is not beloved by Nazis?' and even spoke about the time when Trump said the Emmys were 'rigged. "They were courageous and committed to making the book into a television show, and I also think they were as excited about the show because they're a relatively new company in this environment, making hourlong dramas, so I think that that enthusiasm that they brought to it; there's nothing old hat about making drama at Hulu, and that enthusiasm was really wonderful and really shows in the show". "We want to allocate a lot of our attention and resources going forward to that kind of thing". "Every day you put on your cape, you go out and conquer the world, because the world would not be as handsome as it is if we weren't in it".

Jonathan Nolan's "Westworld" had maximum 22 nominations at Emmys this year but the show failed to win any of the awards in the major categories. It's the Best Drama category, with "Stranger Things" nominated.

Third, Donald Glover became the first African-American to win for directing a comedy series, for his show Atlanta.

The three actresses, who starred in the classic 1980 film "9 to 5" compared the premise of their movie with what is still happening in the world. "And in 2017, we still refuse to be controlled by a 'sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot", concluded Tomlin.

After being introduced by Emmy Award victor Viola Davis, Jackson - who has composed songs for "Sesame Street" - then sang a cover of Stevie Wonder's classic, "As". Many people were understandably angry about the TV Academy's decision to include a scumbag like Ailes alongside such genuine luminaries as Mary Tyler Moore, June Foray, and Debbie Reynolds. The show's other trophies included best drama writing, best directing and a best actress statue for Elisabeth Moss, who told Atwood in her acceptance speech: "Thank you for what you did in 1985, and thank you for what you continue to do for all of us".

TV's golden night was decidedly more colorful than numerous other award shows that have attracted criticism for a lack of diversity.

Producer and writer Bruce Miller accepted the top prize on behalf of the cast and crew. "Go home and get to work", he said. "There are days unfortunately in America that it feels like it's the prequel to Gilead so maybe we can help with the fight".

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