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In Photos: Best moments from the 69th Emmy Awards

Sehar Qazi | Updated on: 5 October 2017, 15:09 IST
(L-R) Actors Ann Dowd, Elisabeth Moss, and Alexis Bledel, winners of the award for Outstanding Drama Series for 'The Handmaid's Tale,' pose in the press room attend the 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on 17 September, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

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. 

ctress Nicole Kidman poses in the press room at the 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on 17 September, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
Actor/producer Elisabeth Moss (C) and fellow cast members of 'The Handmaid's Tale,' winner of the award for Outstanding Drama Series, pose in the press room during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Producer Lorne Michaels (C) and fellow producers of 'Saturday Night Live,' winner of the award for Outstanding Variety/Sketch Series, pose in the press room during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. (Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Writer Charlie Brooker (R) accepts the Outstanding Television Movie award for Black Mirror. (Lester Cohen/WireImage)
Musicians perform onstage during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Governors Ball on 17 September, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Lester Cohen/WireImage)
Priyanka Chopra arrives at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on 17 September, 2017 in Los Angeles, California (Steve Granitz/WireImage)

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. 

Actor Sterling K. Brown poses in the press room at the 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on 17 September, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Jason LaVeris/ FilmMagic)
Jessica Biel arrives at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on 17 September, 2017 in Los Angeles, California (Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Shailene Woodley arrives at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on 17 September, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Steve Granitz/WireImage)
(L-R) Actors Gary Cole, Clea DuVall, Anna Chlumsky, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kevin Dunn, Tony Hale, Matt Walsh, Sam Richardson, and Reid Scott, winners of the award for Outstanding Comedy Series for 'Veep,' ( Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
Actress Lena Waithe poses in the press room at the 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on 17 September, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
Actor Riz Ahmed poses in the press room at the 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on 17 September, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. ( Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
ctors Reese Witherspoon (2nd from L) and Nicole Kidman (back) accept the Outstanding Limited Series award for 'Big Little Lies' from actors Anika Noni Rose (L) and Cicely Tyson (C) onstage during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. (Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

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” 

First published: 18 September 2017, 17:31 IST
 
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