Emmy Awards: Wrap Up Of The Winners

Yolanda Curtis
September 19, 2018

The Emmys are back, with Game of Thrones, Westworld and The Handmaid's Tale leading the nominations ahead of the ceremony in Los Angeles today.

Amy Sherman-Palladino made Emmy history Monday with her wins for comedy writing and directing, making her the first woman in the awards' 70-year history to do so. But it proved undeniable with 14 total nominations, the most ever for an Amazon series in a single year and second only to "Atlanta" (16) as the most nominated comedy of the year.

Because what came after that was the introduction of the hosts, Colin Jost and Michael Che, both of SNL's Weekend Update segment.

The gala also saw a handful of sentimental favourites take home their first Emmys.

Henry Winkler won the first Emmy of his career, after four decades of his first nominated.

Former Glee star, Darren Cris, won Best Actor in A Limited Series and the Filipino actor took a fashion risk by wearing an embellished suit to the awards ceremony.

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Nevertheless, Russell's loss honestly stings even more in the wake of The Americans losing to Game of Thrones in the Outstanding Drama Series category.

"But we didn't invent these characters". He also wins Emmys.

They didn't even kick off the show. "Thank you so much for that".

"It's about a woman who's finding her voice anew, and it's one of the things that's happening all over the country now", she said. "So if you haven't already registered, do it on your cell phone right now".

One of the biggest shocks came when presumed front-runner Glover lost the comedy acting category to Bill Hader's hitman-turned-struggling actor in HBO's showbusiness satire "Barry".

The Emmys kicked off with a song, "We Solved It", a self-mocking celebration to the diversity of nominees sung by stars including Kate McKinnon and Kenan Thompson.

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"This year, the audience is allowed to drink in their seats". FX won five awards on Monday, tied for third alongside Amazon. Glenn Weiss, left, proposes to Jan Svendsen at the Emmy Awards. "I think that you do need to strike a balance. Because I want to call you my wife", he added to cheers, applause and a few teary-eyed actors in the audience.

The room erupted into cheers before Weiss invited his partner to the stage.

Criss won Lead Actor in a Limited Series for his portrayal of Andrew Cunanan in The Assassination of Gianni Versace, and he said that accepting the award was the "most extraordinary moment of my life thus far".

Alex Borstein re-wore her wedding gown to the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday night.

Yeardley Smith, an Emmy victor for voicing Lisa on "The Simpsons", said she doesn't object when winners use the spotlight to say more than "thank you".

In the end, none of the winners at the show level were surprises: RuPaul's Drag Race, Last Week Tonight, and Saturday Night Live won in reality and variety categories.

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Networks see live events such as awards shows and sports games as one of their last areas of advantage over streaming competitors, and they rely on such events to pull in ad dollars and to promote their own content.

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