Amazon won all its prizes for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, a show about a Jewish housewife in 1950s NY who becomes a stand-up comic.
Amazon's sitcom about an unhappy housewife who performs standup comedy, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel", took home both the crown for best comedy series, the best comedy actress for Rachel Brosnahan, as well as best supporting actress in a comedy for Alex Borstein.
Rachel Brosnahan won the comedy actress Emmy at the 70th annual awards on Monday.
The early part of the night was dedicated to the comedy programs: sentimental favorite Henry Winkler, the Fonz in 1950s-set ABC sit-com "Happy Days", won his first Emmy for his supporting work on "Barry", a caustic tale of a hitman-turned-actor.
Show creator Ryan Murphy dedicated the "Versace" limited series trophy to LGBT victims of hate crimes.
In comedies, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel dominated.
Saturday Night Live comedians Michael Che and Colin Jost sprinkled the evening with satirical skits about increases in diversity on television, sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry, and the dominance of streaming services like Amazon and Netflix over traditional networks. The message was hard to miss: we may have gotten far but there have always been clear biases in what the Television Academy nominates and deems worthy of an award.
Claire Foy, who played Queen Elizabeth in The Crown, won for best lead actress in a drama.
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The second season of the FX series received a total of 18 Emmy nominations this year, and walked with seven awards.
Glenn Weiss, victor of the outstanding directing for a variety special award, proposes marriage to Jan Svendsen. Black actress Thandie Newton won best supporting drama actress for "Westworld".
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Last year, Che said Boston was the most racist city he had ever visited.
Other big winners included FX's "The Assassination of Gianni Versace", which won Emmys for best limited series and best lead actor in a limited series for Darren Criss, who took a dark turn as the designer's killer Andrew Cunanan.
One reason why the awards looked as white as they did was that the shows that really cleaned up were. really white shows.
Glenn Weiss won the outstanding directing for a variety special and told the audience the prize was "bittersweet" because his mother had died two weeks previously.