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The Crown's John Lithgow wins first Emmy Award of the night

The Crown's John Lithgow wins first Emmy Award of the night

The 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Stephen Colbert, were handed out Sunday night in a live program from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, and Parade.com has a look at the best and the brightest fashions from the red carpet. In particular, she thanked Reed Morano, who just won an Emmy for directing The Handmaid's Tale, saying, "Thank you Reed especially, for teaching me what it means to be balls to the wall".

Elisabeth Moss has taken the outstanding lead actress in a drama series Emmy for The Handmaid's Tale.

Additional context applied to the strong showings by "Big Little Lies", which dealt with domestic abuse; and "The Handmaid's Tale", an adaptation of Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel that many saw as a perfectly timed drama when women's issues and abortion rights remain heated topics.

"Big Little Lies" won the limited series award, with Kidman taking the lead actress award and supporting honors going to her castmates Alexander Skarsgard and Laura Dern.

Veep, which was created by Armando Iannucci, also won one of the night's top prizes for best comedy series.

Actor Alec Baldwin, who won a comedy supporting actor award for his memorable impersonations of Trump on "Saturday Night Live", couldn't resist picking up that baton when he grasped his trophy.

The audience lost it when former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer appeared.

Britain's Riz Ahmed beat presumed front-runner Robert De Niro to take his first Emmy for his role as a man who falls foul of the USA judicial system in HBO's crime limited series "The Night Of". It is her sixth Best Actress award for the same role, a record.

Louis-Dreyfus has won nine Emmys in her career - seven as a performer and two as a producer of "Veep".

Iraqi supreme court blocks Kurd independence vote
Massoud Barzani, president of the KRG, said a "yes" result would instead kick-start "serious discussions" with Baghdad. Iraq's Kurds have defied the Baghdad government by independently selling oil from disputed Kirkuk Province via Turkey.

Actor, Drama Series: Sterling K. Brown, "This is Us". In addition to her five performance wins for "Veep", she won an Emmy as lead actress on "The New Adventures of Old Christine" and as supporting actress on "Seinfeld".

Directing, Comedy: Donald Glover, "Atlanta".

But this being a Hollywood awards show, it wasn't all new.

Variety, Writing Series: "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver".

"Well, I think this is a dream", said Dowd, fighting back tears.

The outstanding variety sketch series Emmy Award also went to "Saturday Night Live".

Lithgow praised his "wonderful" British co-star Claire Foy, who plays Queen Elizabeth II in the Netflix series, which has 13 nominations.

Lithgow thanked Churchill in his acceptance speech Sunday night.


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