Stream On – It was ladies night at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards

Women ruled the Emmy Awards with Hulu pulling the big upset with The Handmaid’s Tale

It was a big night for HBO, Hulu, and NBC as they came away with the most golden statues at 69th Primetime Emmy Awards last night in Los Angeles.

There were some old favorites taking home the prizes like Julia Louis-Dreyfus winning again for the best actress in a comedy for HBO’s Veep, but there some big time wins and most were upsets.

It was a big night for women as female-fronted dramas, HBO’s star studded, Big Little Lies and Hulu’s, The Handmaid’s Tale that this was the year of the woman on the small screen. There were a number of records achieved too, including Lena Waithe as the first black woman to ever win an Emmy for comedy writing for the Netflix program Master of none.

The Handmaid’s Tale the drama produced by the streaming service Hulu was a stand out winner at last night’s Emmy Awards. It was a big night for Hulu’s controversial drama series as it took home five golden statues.

Wins for best drama, best lead actress, best supporting actress and best writing for a drama series. Hulu, pulled off the upset by besting their two biggest streaming competitors in Netflix and Amazon, to become the first streamer to win an Emmy for drama series.

“Go home, get to work, we have a lot of things to fight for,” said showrunner Bruce Miller while accepting the best drama win which beat out contenders including Better Call Saul, House of Cards, Stranger Things, Westworld, The Crown and This is Us.

It should not have come as surprise as the talented Elisabeth Moss accepted the Emmy for lead actress in a drama series and Ann Dowd thanked Hulu for allowing her to be part of the adaptation Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel.

It wasn’t a bad night for Netflix as their top drama, “The Crown” brought home an impressive win in the best supporting actor for a drama series category. The Emmy went to versatile actor John Lithgow, for his portrayal of Winston Churchill,

Netflix also grabbed an Emmy’s for “Black Mirror: San Junipero.” The film took home outstanding TV movie and outstanding writing for a limited series, movie, or dramatic special honors.

LIST OF WINNERS PROVIDED BY NATAS

 

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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Jim Williams is the Washington Bureau Chief, Digital Director as well as the Director of Special Projects for Genesis Communications. He is starting his third year as part of the team. This is Williams 40th year in the media business, and in that time he has served in a number of capacities. He is a seven time Emmy Award winning television producer, director, writer and executive. He has developed four regional sports networks, directed over 2,000 live sporting events including basketball, football, baseball hockey, soccer and even polo to name a few sports. Major events include three Olympic Games, two World Cups, two World Series, six NBA Playoffs, four Stanley Cup Playoffs, four NCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship Tournaments (March Madness), two Super Bowl and over a dozen college bowl games. On the entertainment side Williams was involved s and directed over 500 concerts for Showtime, Pay Per View and MTV Networks.