The 69th Emmy Awards Winners

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The Emmy Awards signals the beginning of the new TV season as they honor the shows, performances and personnel from the previous season. And for those of you still wondering why Game of Thrones got zero nominations, that is because the season did not fall completely within the eligibility period (which is also why Twin Peaks was not represented). Game of Thrones did premiere before the end of the eligibility period, but the Television Academy only considers shows with full seasons that have aired within the specified time period, so Game of Thrones season seven will be eligible for next year’s awards.

This year saw a few surprises, more than a few familiar faces, and a bit of controversy from bringing Sean Spicer out to make like of his previous job — a gag that has not gone over well at all — to making seeming arbitrary decisions about who can speak for how long. When Nicole Kidman won her award, the music was just about to start when she began speaking out about the issue of abuse. That’s all well and good because it’s one of the big awards of the night. But then the next winner, Sterling K. Brown was unceremoniously drowned out by the music, which he refused to acknowledge, and when he continued to speak the producers cut off the mic. In a show where everyone keeps talking about the diversity represented with this year’s nominees, the optics of allowing a white woman all the time in the world to speak while cutting off a black man right after her do not look good. At all.

But the academy did award a very diverse group of people from Riz Ahmed (The Night Of…) to Lena Waithe, the first African-American woman to win for Best Writing for a Comedy Series who also gave the best speech of the night. The first in 69 years! Hulu also did something that streaming competitor Netflix has not to this point — win the Best Drama award. It’s hard to believe that House of Cards has never taken home the trophy for Best Drama but this year Hulu beat them to the punch with The Handmaid’s Tale. Julia Louis-Dreyfus made history by winning her sixth consecutive Emmy for playing the same role in the same series, and with nine total Emmys she’s now tied with Cloris Leachman. And after scoring one of the best reviewed and most watched seasons in many years, Saturday Night Live also scored a boatload of Emmys to cap the season.

While host Stephen Colbert kicked off the event with some humorous political barbs aimed at the president — with other commentary sprinkled throughout the show, like during the reunion of Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton that started as a commentary as to how the women in 9 to 5 were treated and sequed into a comment on how women are being treated by the current administration, to which Dolly quickly tried to steer it back to a comment about 9 to 5 (shout out to Dabney Coleman!) — but he seemed to be gone for the last hour of the show, leaving us to listen to the screeching voice over guy who could barely get through an introduction or comments while someone walked to the stage without tripping over his lines.

Everyone will be either happy for the winners or upset about some of the snubs, so we present to you the list of key winners including those that were handed out earlier in the week at the Creative Arts Emmys ceremony.

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

  • The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)  

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES

  • Veep (HBO)  

OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIES

  • Big Little Lies (HBO)  

OUTSTANDING TELEVISION MOVIE

  • Black Mirror: San Junipero (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM

  • The Voice (NBC)

OUTSTANDING STRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM

  • Shark Tank (ABC)

OUTSTANDING UNSTRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM

  • United Shades Of America With W. Kamau Bell (CNN)

OUTSTANDING VARIETY SKETCH SERIES

  • Saturday Night Live (NBC)  

OUTSTANDING VARIETY TALK SERIES

  • Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)

OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY OR NONFICTION SERIES

  • Planet Earth II (BBC America)  

OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY OR NONFICTION SPECIAL

  • 13th (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING VARIETY SPECIAL

  • Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special 2017 (CBS)

OUTSTANDING ANIMATED PROGRAM

  • Bob’s Burgers: “Bob, Actually” (FOX)  

OUTSTANDING SHORT FORM ANIMATED PROGRAM

  • Adventure Time: “Islands Part 4: Imaginary Resources” (Cartoon Network)  

OUTSTANDING CHILDREN’S PROGRAM

  • Once Upon A Sesame Street Christmas (HBO)

OUTSTANDING INFORMATIONAL SERIES OR SPECIAL

  • Leah Remini: Scientology And The Aftermath (A&E)  

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL CLASS PROGRAM

  • 70th Annual Tony Awards(CBS)

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us (NBC)  

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)  

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • Donald Glover, Atlanta (FX)  

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)  

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

  • Riz Ahmed, The Night Of… (HBO)  

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

  • Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies (HBO)  

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • John Lithgow, The Crown (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)  

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live (NBC)  

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live (NBC)  

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • Dave Chappelle, Saturday Night Live (NBC)  

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Gerald McRaney, This Is Us (NBC)  

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live (NBC)  

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)  

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

  • Alexander Skarsgård, Big Little Lies (HBO)  

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

  • Laura Dern, Big Little Lies (HBO)  

OUTSTANDING HOST FOR A REALITY OR REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM

  • RuPaul Charles, RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)  

OUTSTANDING CHARACTER VOICE-OVER PERFORMANCE

  • Seth MacFarlane, Family Guy: “The Boys In The Band” (FOX)  

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

  • Bruce Miller, The Handmaid’s Tale: “Offred (Pilot)” (Hulu)  

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

  • Aziz Ansari & Lena Waithe, Master Of None: “Thanksgiving” (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY SERIES

  • Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL

  • Full Frontal With Samantha Bee Presents Not The White House Correspondents’ Dinner: “Offred (Pilot)” (TBS)

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE, OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL

  • Charlie Brooker, Black Mirror: San Junipero (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A NONFICTION PROGRAM

  • Ava DuVernay & Spencer Averick, 13th (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

  • Reed Morano, The Handmaid’s Tale: “Offred (Pilot)” (Hulu)  

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

  • Donald Glover, Atlanta: “B.A.N.” (FX)  

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY SERIES

  • Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live: “Host: Jimmy Fallon” (NBC)  

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE, OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL

  • Jean-Marc Vallée, TBig Little Lies (HBO)  

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL

  • Glenn Weiss, The Oscars (ABC)

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A NARRATIVE CONTEMPORARY
OR FANTASY PROGRAM (ONE HOUR OR MORE)

  • The Handmaid’s Tale: “Offred (Pilot)” (Hulu)  

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A NARRATIVE PERIOD PROGRAM
(ONE HOUR OR MORE)

  • The Crown: “Smoke And Mirrors” (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR VARIETY, NONFICTION, EVENT,
OR AWARD SPECIAL

  • Hairspray Live! (NBC)  

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR VARIETY, NONFICTION,
REALITY OR REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAMMING

  • Saturday Night Live: “Host: Alec Baldwin” (NBC)  

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A NARRATIVE PROGRAM
(HALF HOUR OR LESS)

  • Veep: “Omaha” (HBO)  

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN/LIGHTING DIRECTION FOR A VARIETY SERIES

  • Dancing With The Stars: “Cirque Du Soleil Night” (ABC)

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN/LIGHTING DIRECTION FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL

  • Super Bowl LI Halftime Show Starring Lady Gaga (FOX)

OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A SERIES (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE)

  • Jeff Beal, House of Cards: “Chapter 63” (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE,
OR SPECIAL (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE)

  • Jeff Russo, Fargo: “Aporia” (FX)  

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MUSIC AND LYRICS

  • “Letter To The Free”, 13th (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MAIN TITLE THEME MUSIC

  • Michael Stein & Kyle Dixon, Stranger Things (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING MUSIC DIRECTION

  • Rickey Minor, Taking The Stage: African American Music And Stories That Changed America (ABC)

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY

  • Mandy Moore, Dancing With The Stars (ABC) – “Routines: On Top Of The World & Carol Of The Bells”

OUTSTANDING COSTUMES FOR VARIETY, NONFICTION OR REALITY PROGRAMMING

  • Zaldy Goco & Perry Meek, RuPaul’s Drag Race: “Oh. My. Gaga!” (VH1)  

OUTSTANDING HAIRSTYLING FOR A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

  • FEUD: Bette And Joan (FX)  

OUTSTANDING MAKEUP FOR A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE (NON-PROSTHETIC)

  • FEUD: Bette And Joan (FX)  

OUTSTANDING MAKEUP FOR A MULTI-CAMERA SERIES OR SPECIAL (NON-PROSTHETIC)

  • Saturday Night Live: “Host: Alec Baldwin” (NBC)  

OUTSTANDING MAKEUP FOR A SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES (NON-PROSTHETIC)

  • Westworld: “The Original” (HBO)  

OUTSTANDING PROSTHETIC MAKEUP FOR A SERIES, LIMITED SERIES,
MOVIE, OR SPECIAL

  • American Horror Story: Roanoke(FX)

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS

  • Westworld: “The Bicameral Mind” (HBO)  

OUTSTANDING MAIN TITLE DESIGN

  • Stranger Things (Netflix)
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