Emmys 2017: HBO Tops Big Night for Streaming, Cable Services

HBO generated the most hardware during Sunday’s 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, but it was Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale that made the most noise during the live ceremony.

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The Handmaid’s Tale won five awards during the CBS telecast – tying HBO’s limited series Big Little Lies for the most primetime Emmy wins -- including best drama series honors and a best drama actress statuette for series star Elisabeth Moss. The Handmaid's Tale became the first series from a streaming service to win an Emmy for Best Drama Series.

Overall, HBO won 10 awards to lead all networks – including a historic win for Julie Louis-Dreyfus, who earned a record sixth straight Emmy statuette in the best actress in a comedy series category for her role as Selina Meyer in the network’s series Veep. The series also won its third consecutive Emmy in the best comedy series category.

NBC won six Primetime Emmy Awards – paced by four wins for Saturday Night Live -- followed by Hulu (five awards), Netflix (four awards) and FX Networks (two awards).

Shows winning two primetime Emmy Awards include FX’s Atlanta, which won two awards for series star Donald Glover (Outstanding Actor in A Comedy Series, Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series). HBO’s Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, which was a repeat winner in the Variety Talk Series category; and Netflix’s Black Mirror: San Junipero, which won for Outstanding Television Movie.

Three of the top five Emmy-nominated series – HBO’s Westworld, Fx’s FEUD: Bette And Joan, and Netflix’s Stranger Things – failed to win Primetime Emmy Awards.

List Of Primetime Emmy Awards Winners

Best Comedy:Veep (HBO)

Best Actor, Comedy: Donald Glover, Atlanta (FX)

Best Actress, Comedy: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep(HBO)

Supporting Actor, Comedy: Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Supporting Actress, Comedy: Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Directing for a Comedy Series: Donald Glover, Atlanta (“B.A.N.”) (FX)

Writing for a Comedy Series:Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe, Master of None (“Thanksgiving”) (Netflix) 

Best Drama:The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

Best Actress, Drama: Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

Best Actor, Drama: Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us (NBC)

Supporting Actor, Drama: John Lithgow, The Crown (Netflix) 

Supporting Actress, Drama: Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

Writing for a Drama Series: Bruce Miller, The Handmaid’s Tale (“Offred (Pilot)”) (Hulu)

Directing for a Drama Series: Reed Morano, The Handmaid’s Tale (“Offred (Pilot)”) (Hulu)

Best Limited Series: Big Little Lies (HBO)

Best Actress, Limited Series or TV Movie: Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies (HBO)

Best Actor, Limited Series or TV Movie: Riz Ahmed, The Night Of (HBO)

Supporting Actor, Limited Series or Movie: Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies (HBO)

Supporting Actress, Limited Series or a Movie: Laura Dern, Big Little Lies (HBO)

Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Drama: Charlie Brooker, Black Mirror: San Junipero (Netflix)

Directing For a Limited Series: Jean-Marc Vallée, Big Little Lies (HBO)

Reality Competition Program: The Voice (NBC)

Television Movie: Black Mirror: San Junipero (Netflix)

Variety Talk Series: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO) 

Variety Sketch Series: Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Directing for a Variety Series: Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live (“Host: Jimmy Fallon”) 

Writing for a Variety Series: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)

 Source: New York Times

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