Discover the Winners of the Politically Charged 69th Primetime Emmys

Discover the Winners of the Politically Charged 69th Primetime Emmys

September 18, 2017

In a time where tv series are making a splash not only in the industry itself but also politically and sociality speaking, the 69th Primetime Emmys took place yesterday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, celebrating the best achievements in US prime television. The prestigious event was hosted by Stephen Colbert and saw the rise of several newcomers, such as The Handmaid’s Tale, Atlanta, Big Little Lies, The Crown, Stranger Things, This Is Us, and many others. Today, COVETED is about to let you know who were the big winners of this year’s Emmys.

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Outstanding Drama Series: The Handmaid’s Tale

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Created by Bruce Miller and adapted from Margaret Atwood’s novel, the Hulu’s totalitarian drama depicts a dystopian yet extremely realistic portrayal of society in regards to the subjection of women. The series was the big winner of the evening racking up a total of 8 Emmys, including Best Actress (Elisabeth Moss), Supporting Actress (Ann Dowd), as well as outstanding directing and writing for Reed Morano and Bruce Miller, respectively.

Outstanding Comedy Series: Veep

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In the comedy department, the renowned political satire, Veep was for, the third consecutive time, the winner of the award. Lead actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus who portrays Selina Kyle in the show broke the record of the performer with the most consecutive wins for the same role, currently at six.

Outstanding Limited Series: Big Little Lies

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Featuring an award-winning cast, the limited series adapted from Liane Moriarty’s novel was also one of the major champions of the evening, especially having multiple actors win, such as Nicole Kidman for leading, Alexander Skarsgård and Laura Dern for supporting. The Creator of the show, Jean-Marc Vallée was also honoured for outstanding directing.

Outstanding Lead Actress In a Drama Series: Elisabeth Moss for The Handmaid’s Tale

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Elisabeth Moss accepts the award for outstanding lead actress in a drama series for “The Handmaid’s Tale” at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

Outstanding Lead Actor In a Drama Series: Sterling K. Brown for This Is Us

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Outstanding Lead Actress In a Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Veep

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LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 17: Actor Julia Louis-Dreyfus, winner of the award for Outstanding Comedy Actress for ‘Veep,’ poses in the press room during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Outstanding Lead Actor In a Comedy Series: Donald Glover for Atlanta

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Outstanding Lead Actress In a Limited Series: Nicole Kidman for Big Little Lies

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Outstanding Lead Actor In a Limited Series: Riz Ahmed for The Night Of

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Riz Ahmed accepts the award for outstanding lead actor in a limited series or a movie for “The Night Of” at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Other Notorious Wins:

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  • Oustanding Television Movie: Black Mirror
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor In a Drama Series: John Lithgow for The Crown
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Alec Baldwin for Saturday Night Live
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Kate McKinnon for Saturday Night Live
  • Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: Atlanta for the Episode “B.A.N” by Donald Glover
  • Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Master of None
  • Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or a Dramatic Special: Black Mirror for the Episode “San Junipero” by Charlie Brooker

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