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Here are the winners of the 69th Emmy Awards

(Photo: Getty Images/AFP, Angela Weiss)
(Photo: Getty Images/AFP, Angela Weiss)

Last year’s Emmy Awards got political, with Jill Soloway exhorting the audience to “topple the patriarchy” and some people who aren’t white men actually winning awards. And that was before Donald Trump won the election and made everything political. This year, Stephen Colbert set an odd, Jimmy-Fallon-rumpling-Trump’s-hair sort of tone by having Sean Spicer come out during the opening monologue when Melissa McCarthy was right there in the audience, a move that stood out in a show otherwise steadfast in its dedication to dunking on Trump.

The expected slew of awards for Saturday Night Live and Veep aside, the ceremony contained a few surprises—like Riz Ahmed’s win against Robert DeNiro in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie category—and a few historic milestones. Lena Waithe became the first black woman to win an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Writing, and Donald Glover the first black person to win an Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series. Other big winners tonight include The Handmaid’s Tale, Big Little Lies, Black Mirror: “San Junipero”, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, Sterling K. Brown’s funny, heartfelt (and sadly cut short) acceptance speech, Oprah’s unparalleled announcing skills, no one clapping at Roger Ailes in the In Memoriam segment, and Ann fucking Dowd.

A full list of winners from tonight’s telecast is below, and you can catch up with The A.V. Club’s Emmys liveblog here. Winners are listed in bold.


Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul

David Harbour, Stranger Things

Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us

Michael Kelly, House Of Cards

John Lithgow, The Crown

Mandy Patinkin, Homeland

Jeffrey Wright, Westworld

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

Vanessa Bayer, Saturday Night Live

Anna Chlumsky, Veep

Kathryn Hahn, Transparent

Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live

Judith Light, Transparent

Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie

Judy Davis, FEUD: Bette And Joan

Laura Dern, Big Little Lies

Jackie Hoffman, FEUD: Bette And Joan

Regina King, American Crime

Michelle Pfeiffer, The Wizard Of Lies

Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies

Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series

Donald Glover, Atlanta, “B.A.N.”

Jamie Babbit, Silicon Valley, “Intellectual Property”

Mike Judge, Silicon Valley, “Server-Error”

Morgan Sackett, Veep, “Blurb”

David Mandel, Veep, “Groundbreaking”

Dale Stern, Veep, “Justice”

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

Billy On The Street

Documentary Now!

Drunk History


Saturday Night Live

Tracey Ullman’s Shows

Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series

The Americans, “The Soviet Division,” written by Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg

Better Call Saul, “Chicanery,” written by Gordon Smith

The Crown, “Assassins,” written by Peter Morgan

The Handmaid’s Tale, “Offred (Pilot ),” teleplay by Bruce Miller

Stranger Things, “Chapter One: The Vanishing Of Will Byers,” written by The Duffer Brothers

Westworld, “The Bicameral Mind,” written by Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

Louie Anderson, Baskets

Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live

Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Ty Burrell, Modern Family

Tony Hale, Veep

Matt Walsh, Veep

Outstanding Directing for A Limited Series Or Movie

Jean-Marc Vallee, Big Little Lies

Noah Hawley, Fargo

Ryan Murphy, Feud: Bette And Joan

Ron Howard, Genius

James Marsh, The Night Of

Steve Zaillian, The Night Of

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie

Bill Camp, The Night Of

Alfred Molina, FEUD: Bette And Joan

Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies

David Thewlis, Fargo

Stanley Tucci, FEUD: Bette And Joan

Michael Kenneth Williams, The Night Of

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series

Jo Miller, Samantha Bee, Ashley Nicole Black, Pat Cassels, Eric Drysdae, Mathan Erhardt, Travon Free, Joe Grossman, Miles Kahn, Melinda Taub, and Jason Reich, Full Frontal With Samantha Bee


Kevin Avery, Tim Carvell, Josh Gondelman, Dan Gurewitch, Geoff Haggerty, Jeff Maurer, John Oliver, Scott Sherman, Will Tracy, Jill Twiss & Juli Weiner, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

Jermaine Affonso, Alex Baze, Bryan Donaldson, Sal Gentile, Matt Goldich, Dina Gusovky, Jenny Hagel, Allison Hord, Mike Karnell, John Lutz, Seth Meyers, Ian Morgan, Seth Reiss, Amber Ruffin, Mike Scollins, Mike Shoemaker, and Ben Warheit, Late Night With Seth Meyers


Barry Julien, Jay Katsir, Opus Moreschi, Stephen Colbert, Tom Purcell, Matt Lappin, Michael Brumm, Nate Charny, Aaron Cohen, Cullen Crawford, Paul Dinello, Ariel Dumas, Glenn Eichler, Django Gold, Gabe Gronli, Daniel Kibblesmith, Michael Pielocik, Kate Sidley, Jen Spyra, Brian Stack, and John Thibodeaux, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Chris Kelly, Sarah Schneider, Kent Sublette, Bryan Tucker, Pete Schultz, James Anderson, Kristen Bartlett, Jeremy Beiler, Zach Bornstein, Joanna Bradley, Megan Callahan, Michael Che, Anna Drezen, Fran Gillespie, Sudi Green, Steve Higgins, Colin Jost, Erik Kenward, Rob Klein, Nick Kocher, Dave McCary, Brian McElhaney, Dennis McNicholas, Drew Michael, Lorne Michaels, Josh Patten, Katie Rich, Streeter Seidell, Will Stephen, and Julio Torres, Saturday Night Live


Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

Uzo Aduba, Orange Is The New Black

Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things

Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale

Chrissy Metz, This Is Us

Thandie Newton, Westworld

Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale

Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series

Atlanta, “B.A.N.,” written by Donald Glover

Atlanta, “Streets On Lock,” written by Stephen Glover

Master Of None, “Thanksgiving,” written by Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe

Silicon Valley, “Success Failure,” written by Alec Berg

Veep, “Georgia,” written by Billy Kimball

Veep, “Groundbreaking,” written by David Mandel

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

The Amazing Race

American Ninja Warrior

Project Runway

RuPaul’s Drag Race

Top Chef

The Voice

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series

Vince Gilligan, Better Call Saul

Stephen Daldry, The Crown

Reed Morano, The Handmaid’s Tale

Kate Dennis, The Handmaid’s Tale

Lesli Linka Glatter, Homeland

The Duffer Brothers, Stranger Things

Jonathan Nolan, Westworld

Outstanding Writing For A Limited Series, Movie, Or Dramatic Special

Big Little Lies, written for television by David E. Kelley

Black Mirror: San Junipero, written by Charlie Brooker

Fargo, “The Law Of Vacant Places,” written by Noah Hawley

FEUD: Bette And Joan, “And The Winner Is… (The Oscars Of 1963),” written by Ryan Murphy


FEUD: Bette And Joan, “Pilot,” written by Jaffe Cohen, Michael Zam, and Ryan Murphy

The Night Of, “The Call Of The Wild,” written by Richard Price and Steven Zaillian


Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series

Derek Waters & Jeremy Konner, Drunk History

Andy Fisher, Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Paul Pennolino, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

Jim Hoskinson, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

The Late Late Show With James Corden

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Real Time With Bill Maher

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

Aziz Ansari, Master Of None

Zach Galifianakis, Baskets

Donald Glover, Atlanta

William H. Macy, Shameless

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Pamela Adlon, Better Things

Jane Fonda, Grace And Frankie

Allison Janney, Mom

Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish

Lily Tomlin, Grace And Frankie

Outstanding Comedy Series



Master Of None

Modern Family

Silicon Valley

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Riz Ahmed, The Night Of

Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock

Robert De Niro, Wizard Of Lies

Ewan McGregor, Fargo

Geoffrey Rush, Genius

John Turturro, The Night Of

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Carrie Coon, Fargo

Felicity Huffman, American Crime

Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies

Jessica Lange, FEUD: Bette And Joan

Susan Sarandon, FEUD: Bette And Joan

Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies

Outstanding TV Movie

Black Mirror: San Junipero

Dolly Parton’s Christmas Of Many Colors: Circle Of Love

The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks

Sherlock: The Lying Detective (Masterpiece)

The Wizard Of Lies

Outstanding Limited Series

Big Little Lies




The Night Of

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Sterling K Brown, This Is Us

Anthony Hopkins, Westworld

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Matthew Rhys, The Americans

Kevin Spacey, House Of Cards

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Viola Davis, How To Get Away With Murder

Claire Foy, The Crown

Keri Russell, The Americans

Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

Robin Wright, House Of Cards

Outstanding Drama Series

Better Call Saul

The Crown

The Handmaid’s Tale

House Of Cards

Stranger Things

This Is Us



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