And the Emmys Go to...

'Veep,' 'Big Little Lies,' 'The Handmaid's Tale' win biggest awards
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 17, 2017 7:25 PM CDT
Updated Sep 18, 2017 12:33 AM CDT
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Stephen Colbert, from left, Glenn Weiss, Ricky Kirshner, Jack Sussman and Hayma Washington attend the 2017 Primetime Emmy Red Carpet Rollout at the Microsoft Theater on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

After a song, a bunch of jokes about President Trump, and even a surprise appearance by Sean Spicer during host Stephen Colbert's opening monologue, the Emmy Awards were off and running Sunday night. The first award, for best supporting actor in a drama, went to John Lithgow for The Crown. Next up:

  • Supporting actress, comedy series: Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
  • Supporting actress, limited series or movie: Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
  • Director, comedy series: Donald Glover, Atlanta
  • Outstanding variety sketch series: Saturday Night Live
  • Writer, drama series: Bruce Miller, The Handmaid's Tale
  • Supporting actor, comedy series: Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live (He won for his impersonation of Trump, and joked, "I suppose I should say, at long last, 'Mr. President, here is your Emmy.'")
  • Director, limited series or movie: Jean-Marc Vallee, Big Little Lies
  • Supporting actor, limited series or movie: Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies
  • Writing, variety series: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

  • Supporting actress, drama series: Ann Dowd, The Handmaid's Tale
  • Writing, comedy series: Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe, Master of None
  • Outstanding reality competition program: The Voice
  • Director, drama series: Reed Morano, The Handmaid's Tale
  • Writing, limited series or movie: Charlie Brooker, Black Mirror
  • Director, variety series: Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live
  • Outstanding variety/talk series: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
  • Lead actor, comedy series: Donald Glover, Atlanta
  • Lead actress, comedy series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
  • Outstanding comedy series: Veep
  • Lead actor, limited series or movie: Riz Ahmed, The Night Of
  • Lead actress, limited series or movie: Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
  • Outstanding television movie: Black Mirror
  • Outstanding limited series: Big Little Lies
  • Outstanding lead actor, drama series: Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
  • Outstanding lead actress, drama series: Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid's Tale
  • Outstanding drama series: The Handmaid's Tale
Newser's best attempt at a running count of Trump references and jokes? At least 17, including these. (More Emmy Awards stories.)

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