Netflix ties longtime Emmy darling HBO in total wins

18 September, 2018, 12:34 | Author: Jared Lewis
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The 70th Emmy Awards, television's equivalent of the Oscars, opened Monday with an edgy flurry of jokes about diversity in Hollywood, Donald Trump, race and the pervasive issue of sexual harassment in the entertainment industry.

Claire Foy beat presumed front runner Elisabeth Moss, star of Hulu's 'The Handmaid's Tale, ' to win for her quiet but formidable portrayal of Queen Elizabeth in Netflix drama 'The Crown.' "This wasn't supposed to happen", said a surprised Foy.

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

In the comedy categories, Mrs Maisel bested all comers in its first year of eligibility, sweeping the female acting prizes (star Rachel Brosnahan and co-star Alex Borstein) and best series honors.

This year's nomination puts him in an elite category of being the most nominated actor of all time in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, according to Deadline.

During Che's opening monologue with his fellow "Saturday Night Live" star Colin Jost, Che explained that his mother would not be watching the show on Monday night. It did not. Atlanta ended up with three awards overall.

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"You wonder why I don't want to call you my girlfriend?"

The musical number continued on adding singers including Andy Samberg, Ricky Martin, and RuPaul, who arrived with a phone call informing Thompson that they hadn't actually solved anything.

"Saturday Night Live" creator Lorne Michaels, producing his second Emmy telecast in 30 years, was tasked with turning viewership around after the 2017 show's audience of 11.4 million narrowly avoided the embarrassment of setting a new low.

Svendsen then joined Weiss on stage as the director got on one knee and formally proposed. Her performance had already earned her a Golden Globe for Best Actress - Television Series Musical or Comedy for her role as Miriam "Midge" Maisel.

Darren Criss, who is of Filipino descent, won the lead acting award for the miniseries "The Assassination of Gianni Versace", which won best limited series.

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