The 69th Prime Time Emmy Awards

Last weekend the Television Academy presented the annual Creative Arts Awards for the 2017 Prime Time Emmy Awards honouring excellence in television . On September 17 the Academy presents the remainder of the awards in a live television event from Los Angeles. Late night talk show host Stephen Colbert is this year’s host.

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Colbert opened the night of awards with a song and dance number that featured a number of cameo appearances from prime time television programs.

And of of course, there were the usual political digs; including saying that Donald Trump did not win an Emmy because the winner is chosen by the popular vote. And Sean Spicer aka Melissa McCarthy stopped by talk about the size of the crowd.

Amid all the humour Colbert thanked all the first responders and everyone who has helped in the recent hurricanes in Texas and Florida.

Colbert announced that for the third year in a row, the awards were the most diverse in history.

The first award of the night was for Outstanding Suppoorting Actor in a Drama Series and the award went to John Lithgow for his role in “The Crown”.

The award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series went to Kate Mkinnon for her role on “Saturday Night Live”.

The award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie went to Laura Dern for her role in “Big Little Lies”.

The award for Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series went to Donald Glover for “Atlanta – B.A.N.”.

The award for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series went to “Saturday Night Live”.

The award for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series went to Bruce Miller for the pilot episode of “The Handmaid’s Tale”.

James Cordon and Seth Meyers presented the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series to Alec Baldwin for his role in “Saturday Night Live”.

After another song and dance number, the award for Outstanding Direction for a Limited Series or Movie went to Jean-Marc Vallee for “Big Little Lies”.

“9 to 5” stars Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, and Jane Fonda reunite to present the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie to Alexander Skarsgard for his role in “Big Little Lies”.

RuPaul played the role of “Miss Emmy” in an “interview” with Stephen Colbert.

The award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series went to the writing team for “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”.

The award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series went to Ann Dowd for her role in “The Handmaid’s Tale”.

The two Sheldons presented the award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series to Aziz Ansari and the first woman of colour to win the writing award for a comedy series Lena Waithe for “Master of None – Thanksgiving”.

The award for Outstanding Reality Competition Program went to “The Voice”.

The award for Outstanding Direction in a Drama Series went to Reed Morano for the pilot episode of “The Handmaid’s Tale”.

The award for Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series or Movie went to Charlie Brooker for “Black Mirror: San Junipero”.

Emmy, Oscar, and Tony Award winning actress Viola Davis presented the In Memoriam segment. Christopher Jackson gave a performance to accompany the slide presentation of those who have passed on over the previous year.

The award for Outstanding Direction in a Variety Series went to Don Roy King for “Saturday Night Live” with Jimmy Fallon as host.

The award for Outstanding Variety Talk Series went to “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”.

The award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series went to Donald Glover for his role in “Atlanta”.

The award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series went to Julia Louis-Dreyfus for her role in “Veep”.

Carol Burnett and Norman Lear presented the award for Outstanding Comedy Series went to “Veep”.

The award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie went to Riz Ahmed for his role in “The Night Of”.

The award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie went to Nicole Kidman for her role in “Big Little Lies”.

The award for Outstanding Television Movie went to “Black Mirror: San Junipero”.

The award for Outstanding Limited Series went to “”Big Little Lies”.

The award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series went to Sterling K Brown for his role in This is Us”.

The award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series went to Elisabeth Moss for her role in “The Handmaid’s Tail”.

Oprah Winfrey presented the award for Outstanding Drama Series to “The Handmaid’s Tale”.

For a complete list of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards go to: http://thedailyvoicenews.com/2017/09/12/2017-creative-arts-emmy-award-winners/


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