Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017|8:32 p.m.
LOS ANGELES– The dystopian series “The Handmaid’s Tale” was crowned finest TV drama on Sunday at the Emmy Awards, and the show likewise won best drama writing and directing while making Elisabeth Moss a finest actress statuette and Ann Dowd a best drama supporting starlet award. “Veep” and “Saturday Night Live” were also big winners.
Sterling K. Brown won his 2nd back-to-back Emmy for his role in the series “This Is Us” and in his speech honored Andre Braugher, who was the last black male to be nominated in the very same category, for “Gideon’s Crossing” in 2001.
“It does feel different however for various factors. I’m the very first African-American in 16 years nominated. That sort of blows my mind,” he said.
Moss won her first Emmy and thanked her mother in a speech that was peppered with curs. “You are brave and strong and clever,” she said.
Donald Glover won the best funny actor for “Atlanta,” which he created and which carries his distinct voice, while Julia Louis-Dreyfus was honored for a sixth time for her role as an egotistical political leader in the comedy “Veep,” named best funny for the third time.
“I want to thank Trump for making black people No. 1 on the most oppressed list. He’s the factor I’m probably up here,” Glover said, acknowledging the show business’s and the Emmys’ tilt toward the continuously political under President Donald Trump.
Integrated with Emmys that Louis-Dreyfus has won for “Seinfeld” and “New Adventures of Old Christine,” her most current prize tied her with Cloris Leachman as the most-winning Emmy entertainer ever.
“Saturday Night Live” thrived early for a season of skewering President Donald Trump, while the ceremony and host Stephen Colbert did similarly.
“I remember the first time we won this award,” creator Lorne Michaels stated in accepting the show’s prize for finest variety sketch series. “It wanted the very first season in 1976. I remember thinking … this was the peak,” and there would never be “another season as insane, as unforeseeable, as frightening, as exhausting or as exhilarating. Ends up I was incorrect.”
The prizes for finest supporting comedy acting went to Kate McKinnon, who played Hillary Clinton on “SNL,” and Alec Baldwin for his Trump representation on the NBC program.
McKinnon thanked Clinton for her “grace and grit.” Baldwin spoke directly to Trump, who has actually complained in the past that he was cheated out of a prize for hosting “Celebrity Apprentice”: “I expect I ought to state, ‘At long last, Mr. President, here is your Emmy.'”
Melissa McCarthy was honored at last weekend’s creative arts Emmys as finest guest starlet for her “SNL” work, consisting of depicting Sean Spicer. The previous White Home press secretary made a surprise Emmys look, wheeling in his own podium.
“This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period. Both face to face and around the world,” Spicer yelled with authority, echoing his claim that Trump’s inauguration crowd was the biggest ever and evoking McCarthy’s manic representation of him.
Colbert’s song-and-dance opening– with aid from Opportunity the Rapper– included the tune “Whatever Is Much better on TELEVISION,” which repeatedly knocked Trump, mentioning his ties to Russia and consisting of the lyric “even treason is better on TELEVISION.”
John Lithgow, who got the very best supporting drama star for his function as British leader Winston Churchill in “The Crown,” took a more diplomatic technique to political commentary.
“Many of all I have to thank Winston Churchill. In these insane times, his life, even as an old guy, advises us what guts and management in federal government truly appears like,” Lithgow stated.
Many celebs used blue ribbons support the American Civil Liberties Union, which looked for to shed light on the predicament of young immigrants facing the potential of being deported.
“Big Little Lies” won the limited series award, with Nicole Kidman taking the lead starlet award and supporting honors going to her castmates Alexander Skarsgard and Laura Dern.
“More terrific roles for ladies, please,” said Kidman as she and her fellow executive producer and co-star Reese Witherspoon accepted the miniseries’ award.
Riz Ahmed was honored as finest restricted series actor for “The Night Of.” “Black Mirror: San Junipero” was named best TELEVISION motion picture.
Lena Waithe ended up being the first African-American woman to win an Emmy for funny series writing, for “Master of None,” sharing the award with series co-creator Aziz Ansari, who is of Indian heritage.
“The important things that make us various, those are superpowers,” Waithe stated. “Thank you for embracing a little Indian kid from South Carolina and a little queer black woman from the south side of Chicago,” she said, indulging in a standing ovation from the theater audience.
TV academy President and CEO Hayma Washington commemorated TV’s increasing diversity. That was reflected in the record number of African-American continuing series acting candidates, however Latinos were ignored and Ansari was the only Asian-American contender.
“The Voice” won the reality competition category. “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” won the award for range talk series, prompting also-rans Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel to jokingly raise a glass to each other and speculate maybe the incorrect name was announced.
The “In Memorian” section had a number of significant exclusions, including Cock Gregory and Harry Dean Stanton.