Winners // 70th PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS

Television's biggest night was overshadowed by an off-the-cuff proposal and major wins for Game of Thrones and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.



Celebrating its 70th year, the Primetime Emmy Awards faced the same fight for relevancy every other awards show is up against in this new era of entertainment. With hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che, the ceremony struggled to find its footing alongside dead-air musical numbers and a head-scratching presentation structure that appeared to be intended to 'change things up' and, instead, allowed for a more lackluster show.


Despite the entertainment level of the show itself, the award recipients were much to be praised. Many of the night's big winners had been earlier predicted, but a handful were delightful surprises. The two to receive the biggest rounds of applause were easily Regina King and Thandie Newton. King picked up Best Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie for Netflix's Seven Seconds. Newton won the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama for Westworld.


The biggest moment of the night, however, belonged to Glenn Weiss, director of the 90th Academy Awards. His acceptance speech for Best Directing for a Variety Special included a surprise proposal to his girlfriend, who was sitting in the crowd. Her guffawed walk to the stage to accept elicited a huge standing ovation.


Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel was the night's biggest winner, picking up honors for Best Comedy Series, Best Actress (Comedy), Best Supporting Actress (Comedy), Best Writing (Comedy), and Best Directing (Comedy).


COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS:


OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES


GAME OF THRONES

(HBO)


OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES


THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL

(Amazon)


OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIES


THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE: AMERICAN CRIME STORY

(FX)


OUTSTANDING ACTRESS, DRAMA SERIES


Claire Foy

THE CROWN


OUTSTANDING ACTOR, DRAMA SERIES


Matthew Rhys

THE AMERICANS


OUTSTANDING ACTRESS, COMEDY SERIES


Rachel Brosnahan

THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL


OUTSTANDING ACTOR, COMEDY SERIES


Bill Hader

BARRY


OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA SERIES


Thandie Newton

WESTWORLD


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


Henry Winkler

BARRY


OUTSTANDING ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES OR TV MOVIE


Regina King

SEVEN SECONDS


OUTSTANDING ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES OR TV MOVIE


Darren Criss

THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE: AMERICAN CRIE STORY


OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES OR TV MOVIE


Merritt Wever

GODLESS


OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES OR TV MOVIE


Jeff Daniels

GODLESS


OUTSTANDING VARIETY SKETCH SERIES


SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE

(NBC)


OUTSTANDING VARIETY TALK SERIES


LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER

(HBO)


OUTSTANDING REALITY COMPETITION PROGRAM


RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE

(VH1)


OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES


THE AMERICANS

Joel Fields, Joe Weisberg

"Start"


OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES


THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL

Amy Sherman-Palladino

"Pilot"


OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A LIMITED SERIES OR TV MOVIE


BLACK MIRROR: USS CALLISTER

William Bridges, Charlie Brooker


OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES


THE CROWN

Stephen Daldry

"Paterfamilias"


OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES


THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL

Amy Sherman-Palladino

"Pilot"


OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A LIMITED SERIES


THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE: AMERICAN CRIME STORY

Ryan Murphy

"The Man Who Would Be Vogue"


OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL


JOHN MULANEY: KID GORGEOUS AT RADIO CITY

John Mulaney


OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL


THE OSCARS

Glenn Weiss


To see the rest of the winners of the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, check out the Night One and Night Two of the Creative Arts Emmys from last weekend.



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