The Emmy Awards celebrate excellence in television. It is that time of the year when your favorite TV shows and characters get the honors they deserve. This year, the competition was tough. Regulars like Veep, House of Cards, Better Call Saul, Fargo, and Transparent were gunning for more awards, while new series like Westworld, Stranger Things, Feud: Bette and Joan, Big Little Lies, The Handmaid's Tale, This Is Us posed as strong contenders. In the end, the best of them won.

The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards took place earlier this morning (Sunday evening in California) and was attended by a swarm of celebrities. The event was hosted by television host Stephen Colbert, while awards were presented by a number of nominees and other television stars. Check out the full list of Emmy 2017 nominees and winners here: 

 

BEST SERIES

Outstanding Drama Series
The Handmaid's Tale – WINNER
Better Call Saul
The Crown
House of Cards
Stranger Things
This Is Us
Westworld

Outstanding Comedy Series
Veep – WINNER
Atlanta
Black-ish
Master of None
Modern Family
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Outstanding Limited Series
Big Little Lies – WINNER
Fargo
Feud: Bette and Joan
The Night Of
Genius

Outstanding Television Movie
Black Mirror: San Juniper – WINNER
Dolly Parton’s Christmas Of Many Colors: Circle Of Love
The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks
Sherlock: The Lying Detective (Masterpiece)
The Wizard Of Lies

 

BEST PERFORMANCES (DRAMA)

Outstanding Lead Actress
Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale) – WINNER
Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder)
Claire Foy (The Crown)
Keri Russell (The Americans)
Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld)
Robin Wright (House of Cards)

Outstanding Lead Acto
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 Supporting Actress
Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale) – WINNER
Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Uzo Aduba (Orange Is the New Black)
Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things)
Chrissy Metz (This Is Us)
Thandie Newton (Westworld)

Outstanding Supporting Actor
John Lithgow (The Crown) – WINNER
Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul)
Mandy Patinkin (Homeland)
Michael Kelly (House of Cards)
David Harbour (Stranger Things)
Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us)
Jeffrey Wright (Westworld)

 

BEST PERFORMANCES (COMEDY)

Outstanding Lead Actress
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep) – WINNER
Pamela Adlon (Better Things)
Tracee Ellis-Ross (Black-ish)
Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie)
Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie)
Allison Janney (Mom)
Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)​

Outstanding Lead Actor
Donald Glover (Atlanta) – WINNER
Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)
Aziz Ansari (Master of None)
Zach Galifianakis (Baskets)
William H. Macy (Shameless)
Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent)

Outstanding Supporting Actress
Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live) – WINNER
Vanessa Bayer (Saturday Night Live)
Leslie Jones (Saturday Night Live)
Anna Chlumsky (Veep)
Judith Light (Transparent)
Kathryn Hahn (Transparent)

Outstanding Supporting Actor
Alec Baldwin (Saturday Night Live) – WINNER
Louie Anderson (Baskets)
Ty Burrell (Modern Family)
Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
Tony Hale (Veep)
Matt Walsh (Veep)

 

BEST PERFORMANCES (LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE)

Outstanding Lead Actress
Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies) – WINNER
Carrie Coon (Fargo)
Felicity Huffman (American Crime)
Jessica Lange (Feud)
Susan Sarandon (Feud)
Reese Witherspoon (Big Little Lies)

Outstanding Lead Actor
Riz Ahmed (The Night Of) – WINNER
Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock: The Lying Detective)
Robert De Niro (The Wizard of Lies)
Ewan McGregor (Fargo)
Geoffrey Rush (Genius)
John Turturro (The Night Of)

Outstanding Supporting Actress
Laura Dern (Big Little Lies) – WINNER
Judy Davis (Feud: Bette and Joan)
Jackie Hoffman (Feud: Bette and Joan)
Regina King (American Crime)
Michelle Pfeiffer (The Wizard of Lies)
Shailene Woodley (Big Little Lies)

Outstanding Supporting Actor
Alexander Skarsgård (Big Little Lies) – WINNER
Bill Camp (The Night Of)
Alfred Molina (Feud: Bette and Joan)
David Thewlis (Fargo)
Stanley Tucci (Feud: Bette and Joan)
Michael K. Williams (The Night Of)

 

BEST DIRECTING AND WRITING

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Reed Morano (The Handmaid’s Tale) – WINNER
Vince Gilligan (Better Call Saul)
Stephen Daldry (The Crown)
Kate Dennis (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Lesli Linka Glatter (Homeland)
The Duffer Brothers (Stranger Things)
Jonathan Nolan (Westworld)

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 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 Writing for a Drama Series
Bruce Miller (The Handmaid’s Tale) – WINNER
Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields (The Americans)
Gordon Smith (Better Call Saul)
Peter Morgan (The Crown)
The Duffer Brothers (Stranger Things)
Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan (Westworld)

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe (Master of None) – WINNER
Donald Glover (Atlanta)
Stephen Glover (Atlanta)
Alec Berg (Silicon Valley)
Billy Kimball (Veep)
David Mandel (Veep)

Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special
Charlie Brooker (Black Mirror: San Junipero) – WINNER
David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies)
Noah Hawley (Fargo)
Ryan Murphy (Feud: Bette and Joan)
Jaffe Cohen, Michael Zam and Ryan Murphy (Feud: Bette and Joan)
Richard Price and Steven Zaillian (The Night Of)

TV SHOW WITH MOST WINS – Big Little Lies / The Handmaid's Tale (5 awards each)

TV NETWORK WITH MOST WINS – HBO (10 awards in total)

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