September 17, 2017
Emmys 2017

'Big Little Lies' and 'The Handmaid's Tale' Win Big at 69th Annual Emmy Awards

So many milestones were made at the 2017 Emmy Awards.

This year's Primetime Emmy Awards has to go down as one of the most exciting, historical, and record-breaking ceremonies in a long time. Director and star of Atlanta Donald Glover won two of the three awards he was nominated for, one of which was Best Director for a Comedy Series making him the first African American to do so. Lena Waithe became the first African American woman to win for Comedy Writing, Julia Louis-Dreyfus became the performer with most wins for a single role, and The Handmaid's Tale director Reed Morano became only the third woman in history to win a Drama Directing Emmy, the first since Mimi Leder won for her work on ER 22 years ago.

But if we're not talking about smashing glass ceilings or historical accomplishments then the big winners of the night were Hulu and HBO. Hulu beat out Netflix to become the first streaming series to win an Emmy in the best drama series category for its critically acclaimed show The Handmaid's Tale, receiving awards for Best Drama Series, Best Director (Reed Morano), Best Lead Actress (Elisabeth Moss), Best Supporting Actress (Ann Doud), and Best Writing for a Drama Series (Bruce Miller), while HBO's miniseries Big Little Lies received awards for Best Limited Series, Best Limited Series Actress (Nicole Kidman), Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series (Alexander Skarsgård), Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series (Laura Dern), and Best Director for a Limited Series (Jean-Marc Vallee).

Here is the full list of winners:

Drama Series

  • “Better Call Saul” (AMC)
  • “The Crown” (Netflix)
  • “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)

  • “House of Cards” (Netflix)
  • “Stranger Things” (Netflix)
  • “This Is Us” (NBC)
  • “Westworld” (HBO)
Elisabeth Moss in 'The Handmaid's Tale'

Comedy Series

  • “Atlanta” (FX)
  • “Black-ish” (ABC)
  • “Master of None” (Netflix)
  • “Modern Family” (ABC)
  • “Silicon Valley” (HBO)
  • “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)
  • “Veep” (HBO)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus in 'Veep'

Drama Actress

  • Viola Davis (“How to Get Away with Murder”)
  • Claire Foy (“The Crown”)
  • Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)

  • Keri Russell (“The Americans”)
  • Evan Rachel Wood (“Westworld”)
  • Robin Wright (“House of Cards”)

Drama Actor

  • Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”)

  • Anthony Hopkins (“Westworld”)
  • Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul”)
  • Matthew Rhys (“The Americans”)
  • Liev Schreiber (“Ray Donovan”)
  • Kevin Spacey (“House of Cards”)
  • Milo Ventimiglia (“This Is Us”)

Comedy Actor

  • Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish”)
  • Aziz Ansari (“Master of None”)
  • Zach Galifianakis (“Baskets”)
  • Donald Glover (“Atlanta”)

  • William H. Macy (“Shameless”)
  • Jeffrey Tambor (“Transparent”)
Donald Glover in 'Atlanta'

Comedy Actress

  • Pamela Adlon (“Better Things”)
  • Tracee Ellis-Ross (“black-ish”)
  • Jane Fonda (“Grace and Frankie”)
  • Lily Tomlin (“Grace and Frankie”)
  • Allison Janney (“Mom”)
  • Ellie Kemper (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”)
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”)

Limited Series

  • “Big Little Lies” (HBO)

  • “Fargo” (FX)
  • “Feud: Bette and Joan” (FX)
  • “The Night Of” (HBO)
  • “Genius” (National Geographic)

Limited Series Actor

  • Riz Ahmed (“The Night Of”)

  • Benedict Cumberbatch (“Sherlock: The Lying Detective”)
  • Robert De Niro (“The Wizard of Lies”)
  • Ewan McGregor (“Fargo”)
  • Geoffrey Rush (“Genius”)
  • John Turturro (“The Night Of”)
Riz Ahmed in 'The Night Of'

Limited Series Actress

  • Carrie Coon (“Fargo”)
  • Felicity Huffman (“American Crime”)
  • Nicole Kidman (“Big Little Lies”)

  • Jessica Lange (“Feud”)
  • Susan Sarandon (“Feud”)
  • Reese Witherspoon (“Big Little Lies”)

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • John Lithgow (“The Crown”)

  • Jonathan Banks (“Better Call Saul”)
  • Mandy Patinkin (“Homeland”)
  • Michael Kelly (“House of Cards”)
  • David Harbour (“Stranger Things”)
  • Ron Cephas Jones (“This Is Us”)
  • Jeffrey Wright (“Westworld”)

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  • Ann Dowd (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)

  • Samira Wiley (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
  • Uzo Aduba (“Orange Is the New Black”)
  • Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”)
  • Chrissy Metz (“This Is Us”)
  • Thandie Newton (“Westworld”)
Ann Dowd in 'The Handmaid's Tale'

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Alec Baldwin (“Saturday Night Live”)

  • Louie Anderson (“Baskets”)
  • Ty Burrell (“Modern Family”)
  • Tituss Burgess (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”)
  • Tony Hale (“Veep”)
  • Matt Walsh (“Veep”)

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Kate McKinnon (“Saturday Night Live”)

  • Vanessa Bayer (“Saturday Night Live”)
  • Leslie Jones (“Saturday Night Live”)
  • Anna Chlumsky (“Veep”)
  • Judith Light (“Transparent”)
  • Kathryn Hahn (“Transparent”)

Variety Talk Series

  • “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” (TBS)
  • “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (ABC)
  • “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” (HBO)

  • “The Late Late Show With James Corden” (CBS)
  • “Real Time With Bill Maher” (HBO)
  • “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS)
'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver'

Reality Competition

  • “The Amazing Race” (CBS)
  • “American Ninja Warrior” (NBC)
  • “Project Runway” (Lifetime)
  • “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (vh1)
  • “Top Chef” (Bravo)
  • “The Voice” (NBC)

Television Movie

  • “Black Mirror: San Junipero” (Netflix)

  • “Dolly Parton’s Christmas Of Many Colors: Circle Of Love” (NBC)
  • “The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks” (HBO)
  • “Sherlock: The Lying Detective (Masterpiece)” (PBS)
  • “The Wizard Of Lies” (HBO)

Variety Sketch Series

  • “Billy On The Street” (truTV)
  • “Documentary Now!” (IFC)
  • “Drunk History” (Comedy Central)
  • “Portlandia” (IFC)
  • “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)

  • “Tracey Ullman’s Show” (HBO)
Alec Baldwin in 'Saturday Night Live'

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

  • Bill Camp (“The Night Of”)
  • Alfred Molina (“Feud: Bette and Joan”)
  • Alexander Skarsgård (“Big Little Lies”)

  • David Thewlis (“Fargo”)
  • Stanley Tucci (“Feud: Bette and Joan”)
  • Michael K. Williams (“The Night Of”)

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

  • Judy Davis (“Feud: Bette and Joan”)
  • Laura Dern (“Big Little Lies”)

  • Jackie Hoffman (“Feud: Bette and Joan”)
  • Regina King (“American Crime”)
  • Michelle Pfeiffer (“The Wizard of Lies”)
  • Shailene Woodley (“Big Little Lies”)
Laura Dern in 'Big Little Lies'

Directing for a Comedy Series

  • Donald Glover (“Atlanta”)

  • Jamie Babbit (“Silicon Valley”)
  • Mike Judge (“Silicon Valley”)
  • Morgan Sackett (“Veep”)
  • David Mandel (“Veep”)
  • Dale Stern (“Veep”)

Directing for a Drama Series

  • Vince Gilligan (“Better Call Saul”)
  • Stephen Daldry (“The Crown”)
  • Reed Morano (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)

  • Kate Dennis (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
  • Lesli Linka Glatter (“Homeland”)
  • The Duffer Brothers (“Stranger Things”)
  • Jonathan Nolan (“Westworld”)
Samira Wiley and Reed Morano in 'The Handmaid's Tale'

Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special

  • Jean-Marc Vallee (“Big Little Lies”)

  • Noah Hawley (“Fargo”)
  • Ryan Murphy (“Feud: Bette & Joan”)
  • Ron Howard (“Genius”)
  • James Marsh (“The Night Of”)
  • Steve Zaillian (“The Night Of”)

Directing for a Variety Series

  • Derek Waters & Jeremy Konner (“Drunk History”)
  • Andy Fisher (Jimmy Kimmel Live”)
  • Paul Pennolino (“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”)
  • Jim Hoskinson (“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”)
  • Don Roy King (“Saturday Night Live”)

Writing for a Comedy Series

  • Donald Glover (“Atlanta”)
  • Stephen Glover (“Atlanta”)
  • Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe (“Master of None”)

  • Alec Berg (“Silicon Valley”)
  • Billy Kimball (“Veep”)
  • David Mandel (“Veep”)
Lena Waithe and Aziz Ansari in 'Master of None'

Writing for a Drama Series

  • Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields (“The Americans”)
  • Gordon Smith (“Better Call Saul”)
  • Peter Morgan (“The Crown”)
  • Bruce Miller (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)

  • The Duffer Brothers (“Stranger Things”)
  • Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan (“Westworld”)

Writing for a Variety Series 

  • Jo Miller, Samantha Bee, Ashley Nicole Black, Pat Cassels, Eric Drysdae, Mathan Erhardt, Travon Free, Joe Grossman, Miles Kahn, Melinda Taub & Jason Reich (“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee”)
  • Kevin Avery, Tim Carvell, Josh Gondelman, Dan Gurewitch, Geoff Haggerty, Jeff Maurer, John Oliver, Scott Sherman, Will Tracy, Jill Twiss & Juli Weiner (“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”)

  • Jermaine Affonso, Alex Baze, Bryan Donaldson, Sal Gentile, Matt Goldich, Dina Gusovky, Jenny Hagel, Allison Hord, Mike Karnell, John Lutz, Seth Meyers, Ian Morgan, Seth Reiss, Amber Ruffin, Mike Scollins, Mike Shoemaker & Ben Warheit (“Late Night with Seth Meyers”)
  • Barry Julien, Jay Katsir, Opus Moreschi, Stephen Colbert, Tom Purcell, Matt Lappin, Michael Brumm, Nate Charny, Aaron Cohen, Cullen Crawford, Paul Dinello, Ariel Dumas, Glenn Eichler, Django Gold, Gabe Gronli, Daniel Kibblesmith, Michael Pielocik, Kate Sidley, Jen Spyra, Brian Stack & John Thibodeaux (“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”)
  • Chris Kelly, Sarah Schneider, Kent Sublette, Bryan Tucker, Pete Schultz, James Anderson, Kristen Bartlett, Jeremy Beiler, Zach Bornstein, Joanna Bradley, Megan Callahan, Michael Che, Anna Drezen, Fran Gillespie, Sudi Green, Steve Higgins, Colin Jost, Erik Kenward, Rob Klein, Nick Kocher, Dave McCary, Brian McElhaney, Dennis McNicholas, Drew Michael, Lorne Michaels, Josh Patten, Katie Rich, Streeter Seidell, Will Stephen & Julio Torres (“Saturday Night Live”)

Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Drama

  • David E. Kelley (“Big Little Lies”)
  • Charlie Brooker (“Black Mirror: San Junipero”)

  • Noah Hawley (“Fargo”)
  • Ryan Murphy (“Feud: Bette and Joan”)
  • Jaffe Cohen, Michael Zam and Ryan Murphy (“Feud: Bette and Joan”)
  • Richard Price and Steven Zaillian (“The Night Of”)

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