Published: Wed, September 19, 2018
Entertaiment | By Simon Arnold

‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ sweeps Emmys, winning 8 including Best Comedy Series

‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ sweeps Emmys, winning 8 including Best Comedy Series

It was another big night for streaming television at the Emmy Awards, and Amazon cemented its place in the mix with a leading five awards for its comedy series "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" on Monday in Los Angeles.

"Maisel" also won four other awards during the Emmys telecast on September 17: Best Comedy Actress (Rachel Brosnahan), Best Comedy Supporting Actress (Alex Borstein), and Best Comedy Writing and Best Comedy Directing (Amy Sherman-Palladino for the pilot).

Mrs Maisel is also a front-runner for best comedy series, which will be presented at the end of the three-hour awards show.

Henry Winkler, honored for his supporting work in Barry and receiving the first Primetime Emmy Award of his long career, was just as charming as you'd hope, and just as excited, saying he only had 37 seconds for a speech he'd been holding for 43 years.

President Trump's least favorite TV show, "Saturday Night Live", picked up another Emmy for variety sketch series.

Show creator Ryan Murphy dedicated the "Versace" limited series trophy to LGBT victims of hate crimes.

A week before and a smaller ceremony, Katt Williams did win an Emmy for Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Uncle Willie in Atlanta.

It was the first time an online streaming service won the top award in the comedy category, with the show winning a total of eight awards throughout the night.

"We solved it", they sang. All the nominees who were up for Lead Actress in a Drama Series have done absolutely phenomenal work in the past year, Foy and Russell included.

To start off was Thandie Newton who looked glamorous in a one-shoulder pink gown as she graciously accepted her award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

Then Regina King broke the string, with a best actress win in a limited series or movie for "Seven Seconds", which tracks the fallout from a white police officer's traffic accident involving a black teenager. That number is down 10% from a year ago, which ended up tying for the lowest viewership in Emmy history.

In a taped segment midway through the broadcast, the show returned to diversity as a theme, with Che handing out "reparations Emmys" to black actors from past shows, including Jimmie Walker and John Witherspoon.

But the coveted drama prize went to "Game of Thrones", which was ineligible for last year's Emmys. One of the most important ways that we can find and use our voices is to vote.

Criss won Lead Actor in a Limited Series for his portrayal of Andrew Cunanan in The Assassination of Gianni Versace, and he said that accepting the award was the "most extraordinary moment of my life thus far".

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