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A Major Upset, a Historic Win at This Year's Emmys

Julia Louis-Dreyfus lost out
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 22, 2019 7:24 PM CDT
Updated Sep 23, 2019 6:42 AM CDT
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Jharrel Jerome accepts the award for outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie for "When They See Us" at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)
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(Newser) – The no-host, three-hour 71st annual Emmy Awards kicked off at 8pm ET Sunday, with Ben Stiller handing out the first award for best supporting actor in a comedy series to Tony Shalhoub for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel—after a chat with Bob Newhart. Presenters included Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hugh Laurie, Maya Rudolph, and Jon Hamm. Actor-comedian Thomas Lennon has the off-camera job of regaling viewers with factoids and jokes as winners head to the stage. The other winners:

  • Best supporting actress in a comedy series: Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Writing for a comedy series: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag
  • Director in a comedy series: Harry Bradbeer, Fleabag
  • Lead actor in a comedy series: Bill Hader, Barry
  • Lead actress in a comedy series: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag (denying Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus her seventh Emmy for that show in a major upset)
  • Competition program: RuPaul's Drag Race
  • Supporting actress in limited series: Patricia Arquette, The Act
  • Director in a limited series: Johan Renck, Chernobyl
  • Supporting actor in limited series: Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal
  • Writing in a limited series: Craig Mazin, Chernobyl
  • Best actor in a limited series: Jharrel Jerome, When They See Us
  • Television movie: Black Mirror, Bandersnatch
  • Lead actress in a limited series: Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon
  • Limited series: Chernobyl

  • Best writing in a variety series: The team from Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
  • Best variety sketch series: Saturday Night Live
  • Directing variety series: Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live
  • Best variety talk series: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
  • Best supporting actor in a drama series: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones (the Los Angeles Times reports it's his fourth win in the category, a record)
  • Writing for a drama series: Jesse Armstrong, Succession
  • Best supporting actress in a drama series: Julia Garner, Ozark
  • Best actor in a drama series: Billy Porter, Pose (he's the first openly gay black man to win the award, notes the Los Angeles Times)
  • Directing in a drama series: Jason Bateman, Ozark (his 7th nomination and first win)
  • Best actress in a drama series: Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
  • Best comedy series: Fleabag
  • Best drama series: Game of Thrones
(Read more Emmy Awards stories.)

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