2018 Emmy Awards: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Barry, The Americans & More Winners!!

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The 70th Annual Emmy Awards began in terrible fashion with a less-than-stellar opening number and the realization hosts and Saturday Night Live news anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che would be best behind the scenes of a production of this magnitude.

The biggest surprise of the production came when the Emmy Award for Directing of a Variety Special was announced with Glenn Weiss as the winner for his work on The Oscars.

Weiss took his time to prove he knows drama when he upstaged all those before him giving the Emmys and NBC a much-needed boost when he made a poignant marriage proposal to his girlfriend in front of the world. Well done, Glenn, and congratulations!

Glenn Weiss

There were other exciting and even historic moments during the show.

Amy Sherman-Palladino won two awards, one for Comedy Writing and the other for Comedy Directing, both for the Pilot episode of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which was a first for a pilot, and she was the first woman to win both in the 70-year history of the awards. 

Amy Sherman-Palladino Emmy

She was dressed as adorably as her quirky writing has always implied, and she gave a shout-out to her late father who inspired Maisel.

It took The Americans writers and EPs Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg all six seasons to get recognized by the Academy for their writing on show, but they finally got it for The Americans Season 6 Episode 10, the finale of the terrific FX series.

Related: The Americans Series Finale Review - Start

Joe and Joel Emmy

OUTSTANDING DRAMA 

The Americans

The Crown

Game of Thrones - WINNER

The Handmaid’s Tale

Stranger Things

This Is Us

Westworld

Cersei Lannister, Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 3

LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA 

Jason Bateman, Ozark

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Ed Harris, Westworld

Matthew Rhys, The Americans - WINNER

Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us

Jeffrey Wright, Westworld

Matthew Rhys Emmy

LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA 

Claire Foy, The Crown - WINNER

Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black

Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

Sandra Oh, Killing Eve

Keri Russell, The Americans

Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

Claire Foy Emmy

Related: The Crown Season 2 Review: A Fine Sendoff to The Early Years

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA 

Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale

Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things

Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale

Lena Heady, Game of Thrones

Vanessa Kirby, The Crown

Thandie Newton, Westworld - WINNER

Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale

Thandie Newton Emmy

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones - WINNER

Joseph Fiennes, The Handmaid’s Tale

Mandy Patinkin, Homeland

David Harbour, Stranger Things

Matt Smith, The Crown

Peter Dinklage Emmy

Related: Game of Thrones Season 8 - First Look!

OUTSTANDING COMEDY

Atlanta

Barry

black-ish

Curb Your Enthusiasm

GLOW

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - WINNER

Silicon Valley

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

MAISEL Emmy

LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY 

Pamela Adlon, Better Things

Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - WINNER

Allison Janney, Mom

Issa Rae, Insecure

Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish

Lily Tomlin, Grace & Frankie

Rachel Brosnahan Emmy

LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY 

Anthony Anderson, black-ish

Ted Danson, The Good Place

Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm

Donald Glover, Atlanta

Bill Hader, Barry - Winner

William H. Macy, Shameless

Bill Hader Emmy

Related: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 2 - First Look!!

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

Zazie Beetz, Atlanta

Aidy Bryant, Saturday Night Live

Alex Borestein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - WINNER

Betty Gilpin, GLOW

Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live

Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

Laurie Metcalf, Roseanne

Megan Mullally, Will & Grace

Alex Borstein Emmy

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY 

Louie Anderson, Baskets

Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live

Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Brian Tyree Henry, Atlanta

Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live

Henry Winkler, Barry - WINNER

Henry Winkler Emmy

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LIMITED SERIES 

The Alienist

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story - WINNER

Genius: Picasso

Godless

Patrick Melrose

Versace Emmy

LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE 

Jessica Biel, The Sinner

Laura Dern, The Tale

Michelle Dockery, Godless

Edie Falco, Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders

Regina King, Seven Seconds - WINNER

Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Cult

Regina King Emmy

LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

Antonio Banderas, Genius: Picasso

Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story - WINNER

Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose

Jeff Daniels, The Looming Tower

John Legend, Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesse Plemons, Black Mirror, “USS Callister”

Darren Criss Emmy

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE 

Adina Porter, American Horror Story: Cult

Letitia Wright, Black Mirror, “Black Museum”

Merrit Wever, Godless - WINNER

Sara Bareilles, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert

Penelope Cruz, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Judith Light, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Merritt Wever Emmy

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SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE 

Jeff Daniels, Godless - WINNER

Brandon Victor Dixon, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert

Ricky Martin, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Edgar Ramirez, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Finn Wittrock, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Michael Stuhlbag, The Looming Tower

John Leguizamo, Waco

Jeff Daniels Emmy

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