Emmy Awards: Wrap Up Of The Winners

Ruben Ruiz
September 19, 2018

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel was front and center on the Prime Video homepage.

"One of the things I love about this show is it's about a woman's who's finding her voice anew". She urged the audience to exercise that power by voting.

Matthew Rhys won for best drama actor for spy thriller "The Americans", Claire Foy was named best drama actress for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in "The Crown" and Henry Winkler triumphed for supporting comedy acting on "Barry". To his children, he said: "You can go to bed now, daddy won!"

In another win for Netflix, Regina King received the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie award for Seven Seconds.

This year, HBO's fantasy series "Game of Thrones" won the best drama honor for a third time and was the most-honored show with nine awards in total.

"This wasn't supposed to happen", said a startled Foy.

Stephen Daldry, two-time Olivier Award victor and nominee of many an Academy Award since the early 2000s, surprisingly edged past helmers of The Handmaid's Tale, Stranger Things, Game of Thrones, and Ozark to win Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series.

The two platforms jockeyed for the lead all night, with the Outstanding Drama Series category (which was claimed by "Game of Thrones") being the one that left HBO and Netflix neck-and-neck.

"I don't even believe in God, but I am going to thank her tonight", Newton said.

In a ceremony that started out congratulating TV academy voters for the most historically diverse field of nominees yet, the early awards all went exclusively to whites.

The titular (and creepy) star of the sixth episode of Atlanta's second season turned up to find out if the show would win any awards in the night's ceremony, after taking two last weekend in cinematography and sound editing at the Creative Arts Emmys.

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Donald Glover's Atlanta was the top comedy nominee with 16 bids, poised to take advantage of this year's absence of three-time victor Veep. Vote, show up, and bring a friend to the polls. "The affable James Corden almost ruined Betty White's sweet victory lap with an "#EmmysSoWhite" pun.

Bill Hader won Best Actor in a Comedy Series for "Barry".

"A lot of you guys I have been a fan of for such a long time". "I can not walk down the street anymore", he said.

NBC will be broadcasting the awards show live on both the West (5 p.m.) and East Coast (8 p.m.).

Amazon won all its prizes for "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel", a show about a Jewish housewife in 1950s NY who becomes a standup comic.

And "Saturday Night Live" won the award for best variety sketch series. Emmy victor Glenn Weiss heartened audience members by proposing to his girlfriend while onstage accepting an award for directing the Oscars telecast.

"You wonder why I don't want to call you my girlfriend?" She said yes, he put his mother's ring on her finger and the crowd whooped and cheered.

Show creator Ryan Murphy dedicated the "Versace" limited series trophy to LGBT victims of hate crimes.

The stars lined up on the Primetime Emmy Awards red carpet at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Monday. Well, we've learned that a musical number jokingly announcing that you've solved your diversity problem actually makes your diversity problem more awkward.

Witness Monday night's Emmys, when co-host Michael Che's "Reparations Emmys" skit included a shout-out to the groundbreaking series.

The remark came amid a series of jokes from Che about representation on television over the years.

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