Women Win Big at the 69th Emmy Awards


HBO’s Big Little Lies and Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale did very well at the Emmys this year. Master of None’s Lena Waithe made history as the first black woman to win in the comedy writing category, Julia Louis-Dreyfus also made a record with her sixth win, and the queer, interracial love story “San Junipero” took home two awards. And that’s not all…here’s the winners of the 69th Emmy Awards –

Best Comedy: “Veep” (HBO)

Best Drama: “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)

Best Limited Series: “Big Little Lies” (HBO)

Best Actress, Comedy: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep” (HBO)

Best Actor, Comedy: Donald Glover, “Atlanta” (FX)

Best Actress, Drama: Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)

Best Actor, Drama: Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us” (NBC)

Best Actress, Limited Series or TV Movie: Nicole Kidman, “Big Little Lies” (HBO)

Best Actor, Limited Series or TV Movie: Riz Ahmed, “The Night Of” (HBO)

Television Movie: “Black Mirror: San Junipero” (Netflix)

Supporting Actor, Drama: John Lithgow, “The Crown” (Netflix)

Supporting Actress, Drama: Ann Dowd, “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)

Supporting Actor, Comedy: Alec Baldwin, “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)

Supporting Actress, Comedy: Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)

Limited Series: “Big Little Lies” (HBO)

Supporting Actor, Limited Series or Movie: Alexander Skarsgard, “Big Little Lies” (HBO)

Supporting Actress, Limited Series or a Movie: Laura Dern, “Big Little Lies” (HBO)

Variety Sketch Series: “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)

Directing for a Comedy Series: Donald Glover, “Atlanta” (“B.A.N.”) (FX)

Variety Talk Series: “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” (HBO)

Reality Competition Program: “The Voice” (NBC)

Writing for a Comedy Series: Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe, “Master of None” (“Thanksgiving”) (Netflix)

Writing for a Drama Series: Bruce Miller, “The Handmaid’s Tale” (“Offred (Pilot)”) (Hulu)

Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Drama: Charlie Brooker, “Black Mirror: San Junipero” (Netflix)

Directing for a Drama Series: Reed Morano, “The Handmaid’s Tale” (“Offred (Pilot)”) (Hulu)

Directing For a Limited Series: Jean-Marc Vallée, “Big Little Lies” (HBO)

Directing for a Variety Series: Don Roy King, “Saturday Night Live” (“Host: Jimmy Fallon”)

Writing for a Variety Series: “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” (HBO)

And given out at the previous Creative Arts Emmy ceremony –

Structured Reality Program: “Shark Tank” (ABC)

Unstructured Reality Program: “United Shades of America With W. Kamau Bell” (CNN)

Guest Actress, Drama: Alexis Bledel, “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)

Guest Actor, Drama: Gerald McRaney, “This Is Us” (NBC)

Guest Actress, Comedy: Melissa McCarthy, “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)

Guest Actor, Comedy: Dave Chappelle, “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)

Animated Program: “Bob’s Burgers” (FOX)

Reality Host: RuPaul Charles (“RuPaul’s Drag Race”)

I didn’t watch the actual show but heard what was going on via Twitter and this was my main takeaway:

What did you think of the show and the night’s winners?

2 Responses to “Women Win Big at the 69th Emmy Awards”

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  2. I’m happy (and surprised) with the winners, especially Black Mirror and The Handmaid’s Tale (I only watched the pilot, I’m still creating courage to watch the rest – but it was superb!).

    But, sadly, too also disappointed by the Spicer surprise cameo – and I just found out it was Colbert’s idea, and now I’m depressed.