Emmy Awards 2017: The Handmaid's Tale and Big Little Lies Win Big!!

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In a year when the acting categories were incredibly stiff, especially for the women, there were some surprises and every winner was well deserved.

TV Fanatic favorites Big Little Liars and The Handmaid's Tale walked away with wins, as did Black Mirror, The Crown, Atlanta and Veep. 

Check out the list of shows and performers lauded below.

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OUTSTANDING DRAMA

Better Call Saul

The Crown

The Handmaid’s Tale -- WINNER

House of Cards

Stranger Things

This Is Us

Westworld

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LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA 

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us -- WINNER

Anthony Hopkins, Westworld

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Matthew Rhys, The Americans

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us

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LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA

Viola Davis, HTGAWM

Claire Foy, The Crown

Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale -- WINNER

Keri Russell, The Americans

Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

Robin Wright, House of Cards

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SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA

Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale -- WINNER

Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale

Uzo Aduba, Orange Is The New Black

Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things

Chrissy Metz, This Is Us

Thandie Newton, Westworld

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SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA

Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul

John Lithgow, The Crown -- WINNER

Mandy Patinkin, Homeland

Michael Kelly, House of Cards

David Harbour, Stranger Things

Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us

Jeffrey Wright, Westworld

OUTSTANDING COMEDY

Atlanta

black-ish

Master of None

Modern Family

Silicon Valley

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Veep -- WINNER

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LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

Pamela Adlon, Better Things

Jane Fonda, Grace & Frankie

Allison Janney, Mom

Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Julie Louis-Dreyfus, Veep -- WINNER

Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish

Lily Tomlin, Grace & Frankie

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LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY

Anthony Anderson, black-ish

Aziz Ansari, Master of None

Zach Galifianakis, Baskets

Donald Glover, Atlanta -- WINNER

William H. Macy, Shameless

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

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SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live

Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live -- WINNER

Vanessa Bayer, Saturday Night Live

Kathryn Hahn, Transparent

Judith Light, Transparent

Anna Chlumsky, Veep

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY

Louie Anderson, Baskets

Ty Burrell, Modern Family

Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live -- WINNER

Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Tony Hale, Veep

Matt Walsh, Veep

TV MOVIE

Black Mirror (“San Junipero”) -- WINNER

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

Sherlock: The Lying Detective

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The Wizard of Lies

Three Mothers - Big Little Lies Season 1 Episode 5

LIMITED SERIES

Big Little Lies -- WINNER

Fargo

FEUD

Genius

The Night Of

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LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

Carrie Coon, Fargo

Felicity Huffman, American Crime

Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies -- WINNER

Jessica Lange, FEUD

Susan Sarandon, FEUD

Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies

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LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

Riz Ahmed, The Night Of -- WINNER

Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: The Lying Detective

Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies

Ewan McGregor, Fargo

Geoffrey Rush, Genius

John Turturro, The Night Of

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SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

Regina King, American Crime

Laura Dern, Big Little Lies -- Winner

Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies

Judy Davis, FEUD

Jackie Hoffman, FEUD

Michelle Pfeiffer, The Wizard of Lies

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SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE 

Alexander Skarsgård, Big Little Lies -- WINNER

David Thewlis, Fargo

Alfred Molina, FEUD

Stanley Tucci, FEUD

Bill Camp, The Night Of

Michael Kenneth Williams, The Night Of

REALITY SHOW COMPETITION

American Ninja Warrior

Project Runway

RuPaul’s Drag Race

The Amazing Race

The Voice -- WINNER

Top Chef

VARIETY TALK SERIES

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee

Jimmy Kimmel Live

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver -- WINNER

The Late Late Show With James Corden

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Real Time With Bill Maher

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