Emmys 2017: Veep, Big Little Lies, Handmaid's Tale win big; see full winners' list

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Sep,18 2017 09:11 15 IST

Emmys 2017: Veep, Big Little Lies, Handmaid's Tale win big; see full winners' list

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  • Here's the full winner's list for the 69th Emmy Awards 2017

    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” 

  • Oscar winner Nicole Kidman won her first ever Emmy Award as Outstanding Actress in a Limited Series, for her role in Big Little Lies. She called domestic abuse a "complicated, insidious disease".

    Kidman played Celeste, a wife and mother who becomes the victim of domestic violence at the hands of her husband Perry, essayed by Alexander Skarsgard, who also won an Emmy here on September 17.

    Looking resplendent and radiant in a red gown, Kidman thanked her husband Keith Urban and her daughters for supporting her career, and said she hoped the Emmy win can be a lesson for others in a way.

    "Sometimes, when you're acting you get a chance to bring a bigger message... We shone a light on domestic abuse," she said.

    "It is a complicated, insidious disease. It exists far more than we allow ourselves to know. It is filled with shame and secrecy. And by you acknowledging me with this award, it shines a light on it even more," she said in gratitude to the Television Academy.

  • Saturday Night Live wins Best Outstanding Variety Sketch Series. Rather well deserved. 

  • Donald Glover won Best Directing for a Comedy Series for Atlanta. ​

  •  Laura Dern won Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for HBO's Big Little Lies. 

  • Kate McKinnon wins second award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Hillary Clinton on Saturday Night Live.

  • John Lithgow won Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for in Netflix's The Crown, in which he plays a British PM.

  • Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer made a surprise entry to Emmys 2017, and then followed to help Stephen Colbert make fun of the president. 

  • Host Stephen Colbert kicked off the show with a massive song and dance number. The Emmys are being lauded on Twitter for maintaining pace, and sticking to schedule. 

  • Alec Baldwin walked away with the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series trophy at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards here for his portrayal of US President Donald Trump on "Saturday Night Live".

    After accepting his first Emmy since 2009, Baldwin began his speech by saying: "I suppose I should say, at long last, Mr. President, here is your Emmy."

    He said in response to the September 17 awards ceremony's host Stephen Colbert's opening monologue.

    The host had joked about Hollywood not giving Trump an Emmy for his show "The Apprentice".

    "Bet he wouldn't have run for president" if he had won the award, said Colbert.

    Baldwin continued with his speech where he said: "I always remember once someone told me that when you die, you don't remember a bill that Congress passed or a decision the Supreme Court made or an address made by the president...you remember a song, you remember a line from a movie, you remember a play, you remember a book, a painting, a poem."

    "What we do is important, and for all of you out there in motion pictures and television, don't stop doing what you're doing. The audience is counting on you," he said to the crowd that consisted of stars like Robert De Niro, Oprah Winfrey and Kevin Spacey.

    Baldwin, who had won Emmy in 2008 and 2009 for his portrayal of Jack Donaghy on "30 Rock", defeated Louie Anderson, Tituss Burgess, Ty Burrell and Tony Hale and Matt Walsh to win the honour.

    "Saturday Night Live", known for its parodies specifically US politics, received more awards at the ceremony.

  • Indian-American Aziz Ansari and African-American Lena Waithe added a shade of diversity to the winners of the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards here as co-writers of a Master of None episode on a character coming out to her family as a lesbian.

  • Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra stepped out in a figure hugging white custom-made Balmain mermaid creation at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards.

    She took the stage alongside Anthony Anderson to present the Award for Outstanding Variety Talk Series to John Oliver for "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" at the Microsoft Theater on September 17.

  • Here's the list of TV series and movies nominated for the 2017 Emmys:

    Outstanding Drama Series

    Stranger Things
    Westworld
    Better Call Saul
    The Handmaid’s Tale
    This Is Us
    The Crown
    House of Cards

    Outstanding Comedy Series

    Silicon Valley
    Modern Family
    Veep
    Atlanta
    Black-ish
    Master of None
    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

    Outstanding Limited Series or Movie

    Big Little Lies
    Fargo
    Feud: Bette and Joan
    Genius
    The Night Of

    Outstanding Reality Competition

    The Amazing Race
    American Ninja Warrior
    Project Runway
    RuPaul’s Drag Race
    Top Chef
    The Voice

    Outstanding Variety Talk Series

    Full Frontal With Samantha Bee
    Jimmy Kimmel Live!
    Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
    The Late Late Show With James Corden
    The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
    Real Time With Bill Maher

    Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

    Billy on the Street
    Documentary Now!
    Drunk History
    Portlandia
    Saturday Night Live
    Tracey Ullman’s Show

    Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
     
    Claire Foy (The Crown)
    Viola Davis (How to Get Away With Murder)
    Robin Wright (House of Cards)
    Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld)
    Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale)
    Keri Russell (The Americans)
     
    Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
     
    Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul)
    Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us)
    Anthony Hopkins (Westworld)
    Kevin Spacey (House of Cards)
    Matthew Rhys (The Americans)
    Milo Ventimiglia (This Is Us)
    Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan)
    Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

    Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black)
    Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale)
    Chrissy Metz (This Is Us)
    Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things)
    Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale)
    Thandie Newton (Westworld)

    Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

    Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul)
    Michael Kelly (House of Cards)
    John Lithgow (The Crown)
    Jeffrey Wright (Westworld)
    Mandy Patinkin (Homeland)
    David Harbour (Stranger Things)
    Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us)

     Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
     
    Allison Janney (Mom)
    Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie)
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)
    Pamela Adlon (Better Things)
    Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie)
    Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
    Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish)
     
     
    Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
     
    William H. Macy (Shameless)
    Zach Galifianakis (Baskets)
    Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)
    Aziz Ansari (Master of None)
    Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent)
    Donald Glover (Atlanta)
    Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

    Leslie Jones (Saturday Night Live)
    Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live)
    Vanessa Bayer (Saturday Night Live)
    Kathryn Hahn (Transparent)
    Judith Light (Transparent)
    Anna Chlumsky (Veep)

    Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

    Louie Anderson (Baskets)
    Ty Burrell (Modern Family)
    Alec Baldwin (Saturday Night Live)
    Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
    Tony Hale (Veep)
    Matt Walsh (Veep)

    Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

    Carrie Coon (Fargo)
    Felicity Huffman (American Crime)
    Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies)
    Jessica Lange (Feud: Bette and Joan)
    Susan Sarandon (Feud: Bette and Joan)
    Reese Witherspoon (Big Little Lies)

    Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

    Riz Ahmed (The Night Of)
    Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock)
    Robert De Niro (The Wizard of Lies)
    Ewan McGregor (Fargo)
    Geoffrey Rush (Genius)
    John Turturro (The Night Of)

    Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

    Regina King (American Crime)
    Laura Dern (Big Little Lies)
    Jackie Hoffman (Feud: Bette and Joan)
    Shailene Woodley (Big Little Lies)
    Judy Davis (Feud: Bette and Joan)
    Michelle Pfeiffer (The Wizard of Lies)

    Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

    Alexander Skarsgard (Big Little Lies)
    Alfred Molina (Feud: Bette and Joan)
    David Thewlis (Fargo)
    Bill Camp (The Night Of)
    Stanley Tucci (Feud: Bette and Joan)
    Michael K. Williams (The Night Of)

    A couple of winners were announced during last weekend's Creative Arts Emmys:

    The winner in the Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series category is: Gerald McRaney (This Is Us)

    The winner in the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series category is: Alexis Bledel (The Handmaid’s Tale)

    The winner in the Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series category is: Dave Chappelle (Saturday Night Live)

    The winner in the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series category: Melissa McCarthy (Saturday Night Live)

  • With regular winners Downton Abbey and Game of Thrones out of the running this year, critics and viewers were left guessing about who would win this year. The race truly began when the list of nominees was announced, and Westworld and Saturday Night Live bagged 22 nominations each. People were also placing their bets on The Handmaid's Tale and House of Cards.

The Emmy Awards are always an event of epic proportions, with legendary shows competing to win in the most number of categories.

The 2017 edition of this award show was much-awaited for several reasons, one of which was the choice of Stephen Colbert as the host. Added to this is the star appeal of Priyanka Chopra, Viola Davis and Nicole Kidman, among others, who will present awards.

Priyanka has joined the list of Hollywood stars, such as Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Adam Scott, Viola Davis, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Seth Meyers and Dolly Parton, who will return to the main stage to present various statuettes, reported Entertainment Weekly.

This is the second time Priyanka will present an award at the ceremony. Last year, the actors twirl on the Emmys red carpet got everyone talking.

Meanwhile, other noteworthy names in this years list include Iain Armitage, Mark Feuerstein, Jermaine Fowler, Chris Hardwick, Kaitlin Olson, Jeremy Piven, Craig Robinson, Gina Rodriguez, Anika Noni Rose and Gabrielle Union.

The 2017 Emmys are being held at the Microsoft theatre in Downtown LA, California.