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Ansari had won the award a year ago, too, but this was Waithe's first win, which also made her the first black woman to ever win for writing for a comedy series.

NARAL also took great pride in the number of protests "The Handmaid's Tale" inspired against Congress' health care bill. Hollywood loves self-congratulations, and just because a project wins awards doesn't mean it's going to appeal to audiences. "They were thanking her from the stage and I was thinking, 'Oh, she's got to be in the audience, ' and it was very nice to see her get up on the stage with them".

GREENE: OK. Eric. And before I let you go - Stephen Colbert as host.

"Saturday Night Live" emerged victoriously in the variety sketch series category.

Alec Baldwin won the comedy supporting actor Emmy for his withering impersonations of Trump for "Saturday Night Live". Earlier this week, Alexis Bledel won for outstanding guest actress in a drama series, for her role as Ofglen.

"This. continues to be the role of a lifetime and an adventure of utter joy", the actress, who's been nominated for 24 Emmys in her career, said when accepting the award. After posing for photos on the red carpet and hitting the dance floor to Nelly's "Hot in Herre" with her TV husband O-T Fagbenle, the actress had a warm meet up with former Mad Men co-star Jon Hamm.

Once more, with so much feeling.

Rising-star director Reed Morano, who helmed the first three episodes of the show, became the first woman to win the Emmy for drama series directing in 22 years.

TELEVISION'S biggest stars walk the red carpet at the 69th Emmy Awards in Los Angeles today - and we'll bring you all the best (and worst) looks as they emerge.

Granted, it's not unusual for the creator to be the one to speak when a television show wins in a series category. During his speech, which was cut short, Brown gave a nod to Andre Braugher, the last black actor to win the award in 1988 for his work on "Homicide: Life on the Street". Netflix first made history when House of Cards was first nominated in 2013, but the show never clinched the award. (CNN is a unit of Time Warner.) It still carries shows from other networks, but it is prioritizing its original shows, like "The Handmaid's Tale", "Casual", and "Difficult People". Nevertheless, I'm glad that she finally earned an Emmy for her iconic performance as Aunt Lydia. "Without you, I would not be standing up here". "Thank you for embracing a little Indian boy from SC and a little queer Black girl from the south side of Chicago", she said, basking in a standing ovation from the theater audience. "When I watched it for the first time I was actually taken aback at how dark it was", Kiri told Us. The show also won for variety-talk series - in a field of nominees dominated by late-night hosts such as Colbert, Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel, and Samantha Bee, who have excelled at tweaking Trump - just one week after HBO renewed the series through 2020.

With the Emmy-winning drama series set to compete for the first time at the upcoming Golden Globes and SAG Awards, how will Moss fare? The good news for rest of actresses of comedy is that seventh season of series will be last, so that reign of Louis-Dreyfus can only extend one more year. for moment.

The television prize comes days after HBO said that Veep would end next year.

The ABC's "Veep", a hilarious and insightful satire on American politics starring Julia Louis-Dreyus, beat out "Master of None", "Atlanta", "Silicon Valley", and "Black-ish" amongst others to win Outstanding Comedy Series, its sixth nomination and third straight win.

- Trump jokes were expected; Colbert delivered. The show likely got more viewers following the finale via DVR and, ironically, Hulu.

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