The Handmaid's Tale, the TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's famous novel, was among the big winners, taking home awards for lead actress in a drama series (Elisabeth Moss), outstanding supporting actress in a drama series (Ann Dowd), and outstanding drama series.
Hollywood honored its biggest stars of television Sunday night at the 69th Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California. It was dominated by politics, Big Little Lies and The Handmaid's Tale, but instead of firing up the DVR and watching the whole thing again, why not let us help you?
In the supporting actor in a drama series category, John Lithgow won the award for his role in "The Crown".
Riz Ahmed, a British Pakistani, was recognized as lead actor in a miniseries or movie for "The Night Of", and Sterling K. Brown was the lone acting victor from broadcast TV's best hope, "This Is Us".
"The Handmaid's Tale" actress brought along her mother and pal Linda Moss as her guest and she was probably happy to have joined. Director Jean-Marc Vallee also won, as did Alexander Skarsgård, who took a best supporting actor, miniseries or movie Emmy.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus earned the best comic actress Emmy for the sixth time as the clueless politician in "Veep", and the show was named best comedy for the third time. Starring Donald Glover, the comedy isn't just amusing, it's smart, too.
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Supporting Actress: Vanessa Bryer, "Saturday Night Live"; Leslie Jones, "Saturday Night Live"; Kate McKinnon, "Saturday Night Live"; Kathryn Hahn, "Transparent"; Judith Light, "Transparent"; Anna Chlumsky, "Veep".
SNL's Lorne Michaels walked up to the stage to collect his trophy for Variety Sketch Series like it wasn't anything.
"The Handmaid's Tale" then won the award for best drama series. In the most moving victory of the evening, Lena Waithe won for writing the eighth episode of the second season of Master of None-a ideal half-hour of TV (if you haven't watched the show, it works as a standalone).
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Actor: Anthony Anderson, "black-ish"; Aziz Ansari, "Master of None"; Zach Galifianakis, "Baskets"; Donald Glover, "Atlanta"; William H. Macy, "Shameless"; Jeffrey Tambor, "Transparent".
She thanked her "LGBTQIA family", and added the world "would not be as lovely as it is if we weren't in it". "I get it, them finales, they got you focused", he concluded.
"Philosophically, anyone who is in power should be questioned and that's what we do", he said.
And best limited series went to Big Little Lies, a series born out of a desire for better roles for actresses, which takes a confronting look at domestic violence. "That kind of blows my mind", he said. Morano's win marked the first time since 1995 that a woman has won in that category.
"The things that make us different, those are superpowers", Waithe said.
Television movie, "Black Mirror: San Junipero". "They were complex", she noted.
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