In Photos: Best moments from the 69th Emmy Awards
Hosted by veteran satirist Stephen Colbert, the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were just held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. Honouring the best in US primetime television programming, the award show is the television equivalent of the Oscars.
Just like the Oscars earlier in the year, this iteration of the Emmys was also a night of firsts. Donald Glover became the first black person to win an Emmy for directing, while Lena Waithe became the first black woman to win an Emmy for comedy writing for her work on Masters of None.
Riz Ahmed was among the British winners for taking home best lead actor in a limited series or movie for The Night Of . More importantly though, he became the first actor of Asian descent to win an acting Emmy.
Sterling K Brown won for the best lead actor in a drama series which marked the first time an African-American actor has won in the category in almost 20 years. Julia Louis-Dreyfuss also made history, as she won a sixth consecutive Emmy for her performance on her hit comedy show Veep.
Dystopian drama The Handmaid’s Tale won four of the major prizes at the ceremony. The show won best drama series, best director for Reed Morano (First woman winner in 22 years), best actress for Elisabeth Moss, and best supporting actress for Ann Dowd.
HBO series Big Little Lies was another of the big winners as it took home prizes in the limited series categories, winning best lead actress, supporting actress, supporting actor, director, and best limited series.
Here is the full list of winners:
Best Comedy: Veep
Best Drama: The Handmaid’s Tale
Best Limited Series: Big Little Lies
Best Actress, Comedy: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Best Actor, Comedy: Donald Glover, Atlanta
Best Actress, Drama: Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Best Actor, Drama: Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Best Actress, Limited Series or TV Movie: Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Best Actor, Limited Series or TV Movie: Riz Ahmed, The Night Of
Television Movie: Black Mirror: San Junipero
Supporting Actor, Drama: John Lithgow, The Crown
Supporting Actress, Drama: Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale
Supporting Actor, Comedy: Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live
Supporting Actress, Comedy: Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Supporting Actor, Limited Series or Movie: Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies
Supporting Actress, Limited Series or a Movie: Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
Variety Sketch Series: Saturday Night Live
Directing for a Comedy Series: Donald Glover, Atlanta
Variety Talk Series: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
Reality Competition Program: The Voice
Writing for a Comedy Series: Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe, Master of None
Writing for a Drama Series: Bruce Miller, The Handmaid’s Tale
Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Drama: Charlie Brooker, Black Mirror: San Junipero
Directing for a Drama Series: Reed Morano, The Handmaid’s Tale
Directing For a Limited Series: Jean-Marc Vallée, Big Little Lies
Directing for a Variety Series: Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live
Writing for a Variety Series: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
Structured Reality Program: Shark Tank
Unstructured Reality Program: United Shades of America With W. Kamau Bell
Guest Actress, Drama: Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale
Guest Actor, Drama: Gerald McRaney, This Is Us
Guest Actress, Comedy: Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live
Guest Actor, Comedy: Dave Chappelle, Saturday Night Live
Animated Program: “Bob’s Burgers”