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Primetime Emmy Awards 2017 - and the Winners Are...

Elisabeth Moss and Bruce Miller backstage at the
69th  Primetime Emmy Awards (Francis Specker/CBS)

 TV 

Sadly, instead of being a celebration of television's best, this year's Emmy Awards became more of an anti-Trump rally with many Hollywood celebs touting their wisdom to the masses. This of course is nothing new. Award shows typically bring out this behavior  regardless of who is in office and a little political humor here and there is to be expected, but clearly who-won-what took a backseat to the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards. With that said, many awards were still given out.

The big winners of this year's Emmy Awards were The Handmaid's Tale (which won for Outstanding Lead Actor, Outstanding Supporting Actress, Outstanding Guest Actress, and Outstanding Drama Series), Big Little Lies (which won for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series and Outstanding Limited Series) Saturday Night Live (which won for Outstanding Actor and Actress and Outstanding Guest Actor and Actress guest actor and actress) and Veep (which won for Outstanding Comedy Series).


This year’s winners are:

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Sterling K. Brown in This is Us

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Elisabeth Moss in The Handmaid’s Tale

The cast and crew of Big Little Lies accepts the Emmy Award 
for Outstanding Limited Series (Trae Patton/CBS)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
John Lithgow for The Crown

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Ann Dowd for The Handmaid’s Tale

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Gerald McRaney for This is Us

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Alexis Bledel for The Handmaid’s Tale

Outstanding Drama Series
The Handmaid’s Tale

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Donald Glover in Atlanta



Carol Burnett and Julia Louis-Dreyfus backstage at the 
69th Primetime Emmy Awards (Francis Specker/CBS)
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Veep

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin for Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Kate McKinnon for Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Dave Chappelle for Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Melissa McCarthy for Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Comedy Series
Veep

Outstanding Children’s Program
Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas

Lorne Michaels (Trae Patton/CBS)
Outstanding Choreography
Mandy Moore for Dancing with the Stars and Travis Wall for So You Think You Can Dance

Outstanding Television Movie
Black Mirror: San Junipero

Outstanding Variety Special
Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special 2017

Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music
Stranger Things

Outstanding Animated Program
Bob’s Burgers

Outstanding Short Form Animated Program
Adventure Time

Host Stephen Colbert (Trae Patton/CBS)
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Riz Ahmed in The Night of

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Nicole Kidman in Big Little Lies

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality Competition Program
RuPaul Charles for RuPaul’s Drag Race

Outstanding Reality Compettition Program
The Voice

Outstanding Limited Series
Big Little Lies

For the full list of winners, visit emmys.com


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