To the victors go the statues: 2017 Emmys recap

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To the victors go the statues: 2017 Emmys recap

Amanda Ebner

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The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards were hosted on Sept. 17 by Stephen Colbert. In between jokes about politics and the entertainment industry, 27 awards were given out for acting, directing, writing or overall best show in each genre. The winners are listed below in their order of announcement.

  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: John Lithgow as Winston Churchill, “The Crown”
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live”
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series: Laura Dern as Renata Klein, “Big Little Lies”
  • Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series: Donald Glover, “Atlanta:” “B.A.N.”
  • Outstanding Variety Sketch Series: “Saturday Night Live”
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Alec Baldwin
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie: Alexander Skarsgård as Perry Wright, “Big Little Lies”
  • Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, Or Dramatic Special: Jean-Marc Vallée, “Big Little Lies”
  • Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Bruce Miller, “The Handmaid’s Tale:” “Offred”
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Ann Dowd as Aunt Lydia, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
  • Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe, “Master of None:” “Thanksgiving”
  • Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”
  • Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series: Reed Morano, “The Handmaid’s Tale:” “Offred”
  • Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special: Charlie Brooker, “Black Mirror: San Junipero”
  • Outstanding Reality Competition Series: “The Voice”
  • Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series: Don Roy King, “Saturday Night Live”
  • Outstanding Variety Talk Series: “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”
  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Donald Glover as Earnest Marks, “Atlanta”
  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfuss as Selina Meyer, “Veep”
  • Outstanding Comedy Series: “Veep”
  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: Riz Ahmed as Nasir “Naz” Khan, “The Night Of”
  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie: Nicole Kidman as Celeste Wright, “Big Little Lies”
  • Outstanding Television Movie: “Black Mirror: San Junipero”
  • Outstanding Limited Series: “Big Little Lies”
  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Sterling K. Brown as Randall Pearson, “This is Us”
  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Elisabeth Moss as Offred, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
  • Outstanding Drama Series: “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Overall, this year’s Emmys saw a struggle between Netflix and Hulu, both leading streaming services. For the first time, Hulu pulled out ahead, with its unstoppable series “The Handmaid’s Tale” single-handedly earning five wins to beat out Netflix’s three. HBO beat them both out with ten, despite having lost its main award-stealer “Game of Thrones.” However, Hulu’s slim victory over Netflix can be a sign that Hulu may now be able to truly challenge Netflix for the title of best streaming service.

Watch out, Netflix. If the Emmys are anything to go by, next year everyone might be opting for Hulu and chill.

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