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The Emmys provided for some ironic moments last night, some of which proved a little tenuous in the U.S.’s current political climate. Like former White House communications director Sean Spicer showing up and attempting to be funny when really he just looked hypocritical (Spicer was rolled out on a fake lectern like Melissa McCarthy did when impersonating him on Saturday Night Live; absurd, but not in a ‘ha-ha’ way).

Host Stephen Colbert (pictured above) won points for keeping things in check, highlighting President Trump’s toxicity in his opening monologue, while managing to keep the ‘show must go on’ comedic vibe without neglecting to highlight some of the greater issues of the day.

Indeed, in tough times, we’ve still got to laugh, and reliable comedy series fared well at this year’s awards ceremony, with Veep once again taking home the gong for Outstanding Comedy Series and its lead star Julia Louis-Dreyfus also winning Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (though many punters believed one of the serious competition should have nabbed a trophy – see: Atlanta, Black-ish, Master of None).

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Still on a political-turned-comedic bent, the award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy went to Alec Baldwin, namely for his highly talked-about turn as Donald Trump on SNL. Sure, Baldwin’s role was only temporary but the competition wasn’t exactly tough (including Ty Burrell in the now kinda redundant Modern Family, and Tituss Burgess in the love-it-or-loathe-it Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt).

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On the dramatic TV front, the big winners included Nicole Kidman for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie (for Big Little Lies), Sterling K. Brown for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (for This Is Us), John Lithgow for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (The Crown), Laura Dern for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie and Alexander Skarsgard for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie (both for Big Little Lies).

Alexander Skarsgard and Nicole Kidman in 'Big Little Lies'.

Alexander Skarsgard and Nicole Kidman in ‘Big Little Lies’.

Other series you may not have gotten into yet that did well (and that you’ll surely be hearing a lot more about in the next few weeks) include The Handmaid’s Tale (where have you been?), Feud: Bette and Joan (get it as soon as it hits DVD or streaming services), Fargo (the third season is as insanely addictive as the first two), Grace and Frankie (all seasons are very good), Stranger Things (season two starts on Netflix this month), RuPaul’s Drag Race (Ru won his second Emmy for the show, and, oh, you’ve only got nine seasons to catch up), The Night Of (the big crime/courtroom drama), and The Wizard of Lies.

All dressed up with nowhere to go in 'The Handmaid's Tale' (which is actually really going places).

All dressed up with nowhere to go in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ (which is actually really going places).

All up, the 2017 Emmy Awards displayed far more diversity in gender and race than we’ve seen in previous years. Which can only be a brilliant thing, right?  Antonino Tati

 

The main categories – nominees and winners:

 

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder)

Claire Foy (The Crown)

Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s TaleWINNER

Keri Russell (The Americans)

Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld)

Robin Wright (House of Cards)

 

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us) WINNER

Anthony Hopkins (Westworld)

Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul)

Matthew Rhys (The Americans)

Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan)

Kevin Spacey (House of Cards)

Milo Ventimiglia (This Is Us)

 

Outstanding Drama Series

Better Call Saul

The Crown

The Handmaid’s Tale WINNER

House of Cards

Stranger Things

This Is Us

Westworld

 

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Uzo Aduba (Orange Is the New Black)

Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale) WINNER

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) WINNER

Jeffrey Wright (Westworld)

Mandy Patinkin (Homeland)

David Harbour (Stranger Things)

Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us)

 

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)

Aziz Ansari (Master of None)

Zach Galifianakis (Baskets)

Donald Glover (AtlantaWINNER

William H. Macy (Shameless)

Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent)

 

Donald Glover in 'Atlanta'.

Donald Glover in ‘Atlanta’.

 

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Pamela Adlon (Better Things)

Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie)

Allison Janney (Mom)

Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep) WINNER

Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish)

Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie)

 

Outstanding Comedy Series

Atlanta

Black-ish

Master of None

Modern Family

Silicon Valley

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Veep WINNER

 

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Carrie Coon (Fargo)

Felicity Huffman (American Crime)

Nicole Kidman (Big Little LiesWINNER

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) WINNER

Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock)

Robert De Niro (The Wizard of Lies)

Ewan McGregor (Fargo)

Geoffrey Rush (Genius)

John Turturro (The Night Of)

 

Riz Ahmed (right) in 'The Night Of'.

Riz Ahmed (right) in ‘The Night Of’.

 

Outstanding Limited Series

Big Little Lies WINNER

Fargo

Feud: Bette and Joan

Genius

The Night Of

 

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Leslie Jones (Saturday Night Live)

Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live) WINNER

Vanessa Bayer (Saturday Night Live)

Kathryn Hahn (Transparent)

Judith Light (Transparent)

Anna Chlumsky (Veep)

 

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Regina King (American Crime)

Laura Dern (Big Little Lies) WINNER

Jackie Hoffman (Feud: Bette and Joan)

Shailene Woodley (Big Little Lies)

Judy Davis (Feud: Bette and Joan)

Michelle Pfeiffer (The Wizard of Lies)

 

Laura Dern (left) in 'Big Little Lies'.

Laura Dern (left) in ‘Big Little Lies’.

 

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

Donald Glover (Atlanta) WINNER

Jamie Babbit (Silicon Valley)

Mike Judge (Silicon Valley)

Morgan Sackett (Veep)

David Mandel (Veep)

Dale Stern (“Veep”)

 

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

Billy on the Street

Documentary Now!

Drunk History

Portlandia

Saturday Night Live WINNER

Tracey Ullman’s Show

 

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields (The Americans)

Gordon Smith (Better Call Saul)

Peter Morgan (The Crown)

Bruce Miller (The Handmaid’s Tale) WINNER

The Duffer brothers (Stranger Things)

Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan (Westworld)

 

Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special

Jean-Marc Vallee (Big Little Lies) WINNER

Noah Hawley (Fargo)

Ryan Murphy (Feud: Bette & Joan)

Ron Howard (Genius)

James Marsh (The Night Of)

Steve Zaillian (The Night Of)

 

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Alexander Skarsgard (Big Little Lies) WINNER

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)

 

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