Emmys 2017: Big Little Lies, The Handmaid's Tale win big

Published By Marriska Fernandes on Sep 18, 2017

Big Little LiesThe 69th Primetime Emmy Awards took place on Sunday night, handing out awards to the best in television. The Handmaid's Tale took home the big awards of the night, including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, which went to Elisabeth Moss.

HBO's Big Little Lies also swept up several of the awards. Canadian director Jean-Marc Vallée won Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, while Nicole Kidman won her first Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series. Laura Dern took home the trophy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series while Alexander Skarsgård picked up the Supporting Actor award. The show, which was filmed in Monterey, California, also won Outstanding Limited Series.

When accepting her Emmy, Nicole shed light on domestic abuse, which was a significant aspect of her story on the series, saying: "It is a complicated, insidious disease. It exists far more than we allow ourselves to know. It is filled with shame and secrecy. And by you acknowledging me with this award it shines a light on it even more."

Host Stephen Colbert's opening monologue was targeted at President Trump, who once complained he never won an Emmy, and the evening followed with several political digs. When Alec Baldwin won for his appearance on Saturday Night Live, he said: "I suppose I should say, At long last, Mr. President, here is your Emmy."

Here's the complete list of the Emmy 2017 winners.

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

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

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

Outstanding Television Movie
Black Mirror: San Junipero
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

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us)

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 Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale)

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 Actor in a Comedy Series
Donald Glover (Atlanta)
Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)
Aziz Ansari (Master of None)
Zach Galifianakis (Baskets)
William H. Macy (Shameless)
Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)

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 in a Limited Series
Riz Ahmed (The Night Of)

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 Lead Actress in a Limited Series
Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies)

Carrie Coon (Fargo)
Felicity Huffman (American Crime)
Jessica Lange (Feud: Bette and Joan)
Susan Sarandon (Feud: Bette and Joan)
Reese Witherspoon (Big Little Lies)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama
John Lithgow (The Crown)
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)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama
Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale)

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 in a Comedy
Alec Baldwin (Saturday Night Live)

Louie Anderson (Baskets)
Ty Burrell (Modern Family)
Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
Tony Hale (Veep)
Matt Walsh (Veep)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live)

Vanessa Beyer (Saturday Night Live)
Leslie Jones (Saturday Night Live)
Anna Chlumsky (Veep)
Judith Light (Transparent)
Katheryn Hahn (Transparent)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Alexander Skårsgard (Big Little Lies)

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)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Laura Dern (Big Little Lies)

Regina King (American Crime)
Shailene Woodley (Big Little Lies)
Judy Davis (Feud: Bette and Joan)
Jackie Hoffman (Feud: Bette and Joan)
Michelle Pfeiffer (The Wizard of Lies)

Outstanding Variety Talk Series
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Late Late Show With James Corden
Real Time With Bill Maher

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
Saturday Night Live

Tracey Ullman's Show
Documentary Now
Billy on the Street
Drunk History
Portlandia

Outstanding Reality Competition
The Voice
American Ninja Warrior
Project Runway
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Top Chef
The Amazing Race

Outstanding Directing in a Drama
The Handmaid's Tale

Stranger Things
Homeland
Better Call Saul
Westworld
The Crown

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy
Atlanta

Silicon Valley
Veep

Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series or Movie
Big Little Lies

Fargo
The Night Of
Feud: Bette and Joan
Genius

Outstanding Directing for a Variety or Sketch Series
Saturday Night Live

Drunk History
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
The Handmaid's Tale

The Americans
Better Call Saul
The Crown
Stranger Things
Westworld

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Master of None

Atlanta
Veep
Silicon Valley

Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series or Movie
Black Mirror

Feud: Bette and Joan
The Night Of
Big Little Lies
Fargo

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
Saturday Night Live
Late Night With Seth Meyers

Comments & Discussion

  1. patricia bellefleur • 9/19/2017 3:14:41 PM

    WELL ROUNDED EMMYS WITH SOME FAVES LIKE JULIA LOUIS DREYFUS TAKING YET ANOTHER AWARD FOR VEEP ATLANTA AWESOME SHOW AND SO GLAD THEY GOT NODS. BIG LITTLE LIES WAS RIVETTING AND WELL DESERVED HONORS. ALEC BALDWIN AND KATE MCKINNON VERY WELL DESERVED. I THOUGHT STEPHEN COLBERT WAS AS ALWAYS, SMART, SLY AND VERY FUNNY AND COMMENTARY WAS ON POINT!! REALLY ENJOYED BOTH PACE AND CONTENT OF SHOW!! DIVERSITY HAS ARRIVED!!

  2. Lee Mac • 9/19/2017 3:37:55 PM

    Angry Alec Baldwin wins an Emmy for attempting to demean people on a satire show ? whats next... Caitlin Jenner wins an Emmy because she can pee like a guy ? Feed them All to the Dogs !

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