Winners // 71st EMMY AWARDS

The Emmys say goodbye to Game of Thrones by giving it the night's big win.



It was a night of goodbyes as tributes to HBO titans Game of Thrones and Veep were highlighted next to a montage noting the ends of House of Cards and The Big Bang Theory. In fact, the end of this era of television served as a sort-of proverbial In Memoriam to modern TV.


Like the Oscars earlier this year, the 71st Emmy Awards had no host and instead adopting a format that both allowed for numerous celebrity appearances while rarely dragging (a bit with Ken Jeong served as the most superfluous and unnecessary moment). But, it was not solely sad moments, as first-time recipients stole the show and kept the momentum going.


Fleabag earned early wins for Phoebe Waller-Bridge in both the comedy writing and acting categories. Her acting win kept meant Julia Louis-Dreyfus lost in her last eligible year for Veep. If Louis-Dreyfus had won, she would've set a new record for most-ever acting wins in Emmy history.


The Prime Video series wound up winning the Best Comedy Series award, a category most expected to go to Veep or The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.


The night's largest heap of praise came when Jharrel Jerome earned the prize for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for When They See Us. The Netflix series from Ava DuVernay has been touted as one of the year's best productions. Based on the Central Park Five case, the true-life subjects were in the audience and promptly lept to their feet when Jerome's name was announced.


In her win for Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for Fosse/Verdon, Michelle Williams used her platform to call out the pay disparity for women, especially women of color. "When you put value into a person, it empowers that person...They put it into their work. So, the next time a woman, and especially a woman of color because she stands to make 52 cents an hour on the dollar compared to her white male counterpart, tells you what she needs in order to do her job, listen to her."


And, Billy Porter's win for Pose marked the first time an openly gay black actor has ever won the Lead Actor in a Drama Series award. His acceptance speech was highlighted by a quote from James Baldwin and a call to love.


To see the complete list, including the Creative Arts Emmys, click here.


OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES


GAME OF THRONES

(HBO)

David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Bernadette Caulfield, Frank Doelger, David Nutter, Miguel Sapochnik, executive producers

Vince Gerardis, Guymon Casady, George R. R. Martin, Bryan Cogman, co-executive producers

Chris Newman, Greg Spence, Lisa McAtackney, Duncan Muggoch, producers


OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES


FLEABAG

(Prime Video)

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Harry Bradbeer, Lydia Hampson, Harry Williams, Jack Williams, Joe Lewis, executive producers

Sarah Hammond, producer


OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIES


CHERNOBYL

Craig Mazin, Carolyn Strauss, Jane Featherstone, executive producers

Johan Rench, Chris Fry, co-executive producers

Sanne Wohlenberg, producer


OUTSTANDING TELEVISION MOVIE


BANDERSNATCH (BLACK MIRROR)

Annabel Jones, Charlie Brooker, executive producers

Russell McLean, producer


OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS, DRAMA SERIES


Jodie Comer

KILLING EVE


OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA SERIES


Billy Porter

POSE


OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS, COMEDY SERIES


Phoebe Waller-Bridge

FLEABAG


OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR, COMEDY SERIES


Bill Hader

BARRY


OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE


Michelle Williams

FOSSE/VERDON


OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE


Jharrel Jerome

WHEN THEY SEE US


OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA SERIES


Julia Garner

OZARK


OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA SERIES


Peter Dinklage

GAME OF THRONES


OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY SERIES


Alex Borstein

THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL


OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY SERIES


Tony Shalhoub

THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL


OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE


Patricia Arquette

THE ACT


OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE


Ben Whishaw

A VERY ENGLISH SCANDAL


OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS, DRAMA SERIES


Cherry Jones

THE HANDMAID'S TALE


OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR, DRAMA SERIES


Bradley Whitford

THE HANDMAID'S TALE


OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS, COMEDY SERIES


Jane Lynch

THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL


OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR, COMEDY SERIES


Luke Kirby

THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL


OUTSTANDING DIRECTING, DRAMA SERIES


Jason Bateman

OZARK

"Reparations"


OUTSTANDING DIRECTING, COMEDY SERIES


Harry Bradbeer

FLEABAG

"Episode 1"


OUTSTANDING DIRECTING, LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE, OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL


Johan Rench

CHERNOBYL


OUTSTANDING DIRECTING, VARIETY SERIES


Don Roy King

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE


OUTSTANDING WRITING, DRAMA SERIES


Jesse Armstrong

SUCCESSION

"Nobody Is Ever Missing"


OUTSTANDING WRITING, COMEDY SERIES


Phoebe Waller-Bridge

FLEABAG

"Episode 1"


OUTSTANDING WRITING, LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE, OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL


Craig Mazin

CHERNOBYL


OUTSTANDING WRITING, VARIETY SERIES


LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER

Dan Gurewitch, Jeff Maurer, Jill Twiss, Juli Weiner, senior writers

Tim Carvell, Raquel D'Apice, Josh Gondelman, Daniel O'Brien, John Oliver, Owen Parsons, Charlie Redd, Joanna Rothkopf, Ben Silva, Seena Vali, written by


OUTSTANDING VARIETY TALK SERIES


LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER

John Oliver, host

John Oliver, Tim Carvell, Liz Stanton, executive producers

Jeremy Tchaban, supervising producer


OUTSTANDING VARIETY SKETCH SERIES


SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE

Lorne Michaels, executive producer

Ken Aymong, supervising producer

Lindsay Shookus, Erin Doyle, Tom Broecker, producers

Steve Higgins, Erik Kenward, produced by


OUTSTANDING COMPETITION PROGRAM


RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE

Pamela Post, Tim Palazzola, Randy Barbato, Fenton Bailey, Tom Campbell, RuPaul Charles, Steven Corfe, Mandy Salangsang, executive producers

Bruce McCoy, Michele Mills, Jacqueline Wilson, co-executive producers

Thairin Smothers, senior producer

John Polly, Michelle Visage, Jen Passovoy, producers


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