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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ cleans up at the Emmys 2017

The winners and losers at the 2017 Emmys: Hulu’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ scoops up top drama award and Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’ fails to meet expectations.

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ cleans up at the Emmys 2017

The Emmys have once again come and gone. But this year’s event wasn’t without its fair share of surprises – and even a few record-setters.

The Handmaid’s Tale scooped up the top drama award, beating out the likes of HBO’s Westworld, AMC’s Better Call Saul, and Netflix’s House of Cards to claim the highly coveted prize.

The win could be seen as a shift in the tides for the awards show, with the adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel establishing Hulu as the first streaming platform to take home the Emmy award for best drama.

The Crown and This Is Us both failed to meet expectations on the night, each winning a single award. But it was an even worse night for Stranger Things, which left empty-handed with 18 nominations in total.

HBO’s Westworld, seen as a potential favorite to scoop at least a few statuettes, had an equally bad night: the show began the evening with 22 nominations but also failed to take home a single award. The result is especially surprising considering the network’s biggest hitter, Game of Thrones, didn’t make the ceremony – the show has dominated the Emmys in recent years, but failed to meet requirements for entry this year as it didn’t air in time to meet the eligibility window.

The evening wasn’t a complete disaster for HBO, though: Big Little Lies snagged three awards. Other successes included Saturday Night Live with two trophies, and FX’s Atlanta led to Donald Glover winning awards for both acting and directing.

Full list of winners at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards

Outstanding drama series

Better Call Saul
The Crown
The Handmaid’s Tale – *WINNER
House of Cards
Stranger Things
This Is Us
Westworld

Outstanding comedy series

Atlanta
Black-ish
Master of None
Modern Family
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Veep – *WINNER

Outstanding lead actor in a drama series

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us – *WINNER
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

Outstanding lead actress in a drama series

Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
Claire Foy, The Crown
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale – *WINNER
Keri Russell, The Americans
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Outstanding supporting actor in a drama series

Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul
Ron Cephas Jonas, This Is Us
David Harbour, Stranger Things
Michael Kelly, House of Cards
John Lithgow, The Crown – Winner
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
Jeffrey Wright, Westworld

Outstanding supporting actress in a drama series

Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale – *WINNER
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

Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Zach Galifianakis, Baskets
Donald Glover, Atlanta – *WINNER
William H. Macy, Shameless
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Outstanding lead actress in a comedy series

Pamela Adlon, Better Things
Jane Fonda, Grace and Frankie
Allison Janney, Mom
Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep – *WINNER
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series

Louie Anderson, Baskets
Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live – *WINNER
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Tony Hale, Veep
Matt Walsh, Veep

Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series

Vanessa Bayer, Saturday Night Live
Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live – *WINNER
Kathryn Hahn, Transparent
Judith Light, Transparent
Anna Chlumsky, Veep

Outstanding limited series

Big Little Lies – *WINNER
Fargo
Feud: Bette and Joan
The Night Of
Genius

Outstanding lead actor in a limited series

Riz Ahmed, The Night Of – *WINNER
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: The Lying Detective
Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies
Ewan McGregor, Fargo
Geoffrey Rush, Genius
John Turturro, The Night Of

Outstanding lead actress in a limited series

Carrie Coon, Fargo
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies – *WINNER
Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan
Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette and Joan
Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies

Outstanding supporting actress in a limited series or movie

Judy Davis, Feud: Bette and Joan
Laura Dern, Big Little Lies – *WINNER
Jackie Hoffman, Feud: Bette and Joan
Michelle Pfeiffer, The Wizard of Lies
Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies

Outstanding supporting actor in a limited series or movie

Bill Camp, The Night Of
Alfred Molina, Feud: Bette and Joan
Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies – *WINNER
David Thewlis, Fargo
Stanley Tucci, Feud: Bette and Joan
Michael Kenneth Williams, The Night Of

Outstanding variety talk series

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver – *WINNER
The Late Late Show With James Corden
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
Real Time With Bill Maher

Outstanding reality-competition program

The Amazing Race
American Ninja Warrior
Project Runway
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Top Chef
The Voice – *WINNER

Outstanding directing for a comedy series

Jamie Babbit, Silicon Valley
Donald Glover, Atlanta – *WINNER
Mike Judge, Silicon Valley
David Mandel, Veep
Morgan Sackett, Veep
Dale Stern, Veep

Outstanding writing for a drama series

The Duffer Brothers, Stranger Things
Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan, Westworld
Peter Morgan, The Crown
Bruce Miller, The Handmaid’s Tale – *WINNER
Gordon Smith, Better Call Saul
Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields, The Americans

Outstanding writing for a comedy series

Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe, Master of None – *WINNER
Alec Berg, Silicon Valley
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Stephen Glover, Atlanta
Billy Kimball, Veep
David Mandel, Veep

Outstanding directing for a drama series

Stephen Daldry, The Crown
Kate Dennis, The Handmaid’s Tale
The Duffer Brothers, Stranger Things
Vince Gilligan, Better Call Saul
Lesli Linka Glatter, Homeland
Reed Morano, The Handmaid’s Tale – *WINNER
Jonathan Nolan, Westworld

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