2017 Emmy Awards: See the Complete List of Winners
2017 Emmy Awards: See the Complete List of Winners
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
It's the biggest night of the year for television, the 2017 Emmy Awards. Hosted by Stephen Colbert, the show honors the best in drama, comedy, limited series, TV movies, variety and reality TV.

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There are several big nominees in all of the races. For comedy, defending winner Veep will go against breakout freshman hit Atlanta. There's also Saturday Night Live, which tied for the most nominations of any program.

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On the drama side, new shows are dominating in every category. Netflix's Stranger Things and The Crown, Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale, HBO's Westworld and NBC's This Is Us are all vying for the top prize.

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Other top nominees include limited series like Big Little Lies, The Night Of and Feud: Bette and Joan, plus Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

Here is my live blog of the 2017 Emmy Awards with all of the winners.

Opening Song: Stephen Colbert starts with a song about how the world may be depressing, but things are better on TV.  It includes Veep, This Is Us, The Americans, Stranger Things and ends with a dancing group of ladies dressed like the women from The Handmaid's Tale. There's a brilliant dig at Trump with a quick line about how Hawkeye from MASH could be in the Army, but not Laverne Cox.

Monologue: Colbert tells everyone to thank Game of Thrones for not being eligible this year. He throws in some jokes about Trump watching TV a lot and the dominance of streaming services. He praises the fact that this is the third year in a row that the nominees are the most diverse ever. He talks a lot about Trump, saying that if they had given him an Emmy for The Apprentice, maybe he wouldn't have run for President.

The actual Sean Spicer shows up to brag about this being the biggest audience for an Emmys, period. Wow, that was a random and surreal cameo. The best part are the cutaways to Melissa McCarthy, who doesn't know how to react.

Drama Supporting Actor: John Lithgow, The Crown

 This is his sixth Emmy win. He thanks Winston Churchill, who he plays, for being a model for what leadership really looks like.

Comedy Supporting Actress: Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

Kate wins for the second year in a row. She calls this past year on SNL the most meaningful thing she's ever done. She also thanks Hillary Clinton, who she played.

Limited Series/TV Movie Supporting Actress: Laura Dern, Big Little Lies

This is her first win and she says she's been acting since she was 11 and she's only worked with 12 women, so she's grateful to have been on a show with so many strong female characters.

Comedy Directing: "B.A.N.," Atlanta

The show's star and creator, Donald Glover, wins for directing. He thinks his mentor Hiro Murai, who directed the show's pilot and many other episodes.

Variety Sketch Series: Saturday Night Live

This marks the show's seventh Emmy win this year, including five at last week's Creative Arts ceremony. Lorne Michaels accepts and compares the craziness of this year to that of his very first season.

Stephen in Westworld: Stephen starts glitching, which leads to a segment where he's naked as a Westworld host being diagnosed by Jeffrey Wright's character. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's Tituss Burgess is also there, eager to rope some cowboys.

Drama Writing: "Offred," The Handmaid's Tale

Hulu wins for the pilot of this drama. The writer, Bruce Miller, thanks three women: the director, the original author of the book and star Elisabeth Moss.

Comedy Supporting Actor: Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live

This may be as close as Donald rump ever comes to winning an Emmy. He jokes that the orange wig he wears is great birth control because this is the first time in four years his wife isn't having a baby.

Limited Series/TV Movie Directing: Big Little Lies

The HBO miniseries with Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon is definitely a big winner this year.

Limited Series/TV Movie Supporting Actor: Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies

This show is cleaning up and Eric from True Blood is now an Emmy winner. Like the other winners for this show, he thanks the strong women involved.

Stephen Interviews Emmy: Colbert interviews the statue, as played by RuPaul. RuPaul is fabulous and funny, mocking other awards like the basic People's Choice Award.

Variety Writing: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

After eight years in a row of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report winning, now this HBO talk show has won two in a row. John Oliver is funny and encourages people to tweet #DCPublicSchools just for fun.

Drama Supporting Actress: Ann Dowd, The Handmaid's Tale

Wow, despite being nominated against her co-star, she still won. This could be a big sign that this show has the momentum to win the big award. She's been acting for a long time and is overwhelmed by the award.

Comedy Writing: "Thanksgiving," Master of None

This is Aziz Ansari's second win in a row in this category. Also winning is his co-star and writer Lena Waithe, the first African-American woman to win in this category. She speaks beautifully about representing for the LGBTQ community.

Reality Competition Program: The Voice

This is the category's 15th year. The Amazing Race won 10, Top Chef won once and now The Voice has four wins.

Drama Directing: "Offred" The Handmaid's Tale

The Hulu domination continues with another win for this show's pilot.

Limited Series/TV Movie Writing: "San Junipero," Black Mirror

Wow, after domination by Big Little Lies, this brilliant episode of Black Mirror wins the award. He's just as shocked to win as I am. But it still continues the trend of female-centric shows winning a lot of awards tonight.

Variety Directing: Saturday Night Live

That ends SNL's very impressive year, winning a total of 9 Emmys for this buzzy season. The show's previous record for wins in a single year was 5.

Variety Talk Show: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

This makes 15 wins in a row in this category for The Daily Show, The Colbert Report or Last Week Tonight, and the second in a row for Oliver.

Comedy Lead Actor: Donald Glover, Atlanta

After two years in a row of Jeffrey Tambor winning for Transparent, Glover gets an acting award to go along with his directing win. He's the first black winner in this category since Robert Guillaume for Benson more than 30 years ago.

Comedy Lead Actress: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

That makes six in a row for her, which breaks nearly every record you can imagine. Next year is the final season, so at least the streak will end. She makes a joke about how they were going to do an impeachment storyline, but decided against it because someone else might get to it first in the real world.

Comedy Series: Veep

After 3 wins in a row for 30 Rock and 5 wins in a row for Modern Family, now Veep has 3 in a row. Those are literally the only shows to win this award in the past decade.

Limited Series/TV Movie Lead Actor: Riz Ahmed, The Night Of

HBO continues to dominate, with this show joining Big Little Lies, Veep and Last Week Tonight. He thanks the late James Gandolfini, who was originally a producer and was going to star in it.

Limited Series/TV Movie Lead Actress: Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies

And HBO sweeps the Limited Series acting categories, and this is the third acting win for this show. She thanks her co-star and fellow nominee, Reese Witherspoon. She's proud of shining a light on the problem of domestic abuse.

TV Movie: "San Junipero," Black Mirror

Huzzah, this brilliant episode wins another Emmy. If you haven't seen it, go to Netflix right now and enjoy it. The creator Charlie Brooker says that love will trump hate, and he encourages everyone in the audience to start making love with each other.

Limited Series: Big Little Lies

Clearly Emmy voters loved this program, winning 5 tonight and a total of 8 awards this year. It's also the 10th win tonight for HBO. Resse talks about letting women take center stage and be the heroes of their own stories on TV.

Drama Lead Actor: Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Awesome! He also won an Emmy last year for The People v. O.J. Simpson. And while there are so many repeat winners, this category has had seven different winners in the past seven years. He is very proud to follow in the footsteps of past winners like Andre Braugher. He emotionally honors his cast, calling them the best white family a black man has ever had.

Drama Lead Actress: Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid's Tale

After losing six times for Mad Men, Moss finally wins her first Emmy. Netflix has never won a Lead Acting Emmy, but now Hulu has.
 
Drama Series: The Handmaid's Tale

Well, this show just dominated, winning 5 awards tonight. And it's the first streaming show ever to win a Best Series award. That's gotta hurt for Netflix, which has been doing this for years but gets sniped by Hulu. And despite coming in with a ton of nominations and both winning five Emmys at last week's Creative Arts ceremony, Westworld and Stranger Things won nothing tonight.

TV Shows with the Most 2017 Emmy Wins

(This includes both the Primetime ceremony and the Creative Arts Emmys.)

9: Saturday Night Live
8: Big Little Lies, The Handmaid's Tale
5: Stranger Things, Westworld, Veep, The Night Of


(Image courtesy of CBS)