‘SNL,’ ‘Atlanta,’ ‘Veep,’ and More Win 2017 Emmy Awards

colbert-emmysThe 2017 Emmys were handed out last night, and in case you missed it, comedy made history in two categories. Lena Waithe became the first black woman to win the Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series award for her work on Aziz Ansari’s Master of None (watch her fantastic acceptance speech here), while Donald Glover became the first black person to win Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series for his FX series Atlanta. Elsewhere, Veep won Outstanding Comedy Series, Last Week Tonight took home the Outstanding Variety Talk Series, and Saturday Night Live’s election year shows won for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series just as Billy Eichner reluctantly predicted last month.

If you missed Stephen Colbert’s opening monologue from the ceremony (including that ill-advised cameo from Sean Spicer, who helped create Jimmy Fallon Trump Hair-Tousle 2.0 with James Corden), you can watch the full performance below:

Here’s a list of this year’s comedy-related winners, including Creative Arts Emmy winners for Animated Program (Bob’s Burgers) as well as guest Actor/Actress in a Comedy Series, which went to SNL hosts Dave Chappelle and Melissa McCarthy:

Outstanding Comedy Series
Atlanta
Black-ish
Master of None
Modern Family
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Veep

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 Variety Sketch Series
Billy on the Street
Documentary Now!
Drunk History
Portlandia
Saturday Night Live
Tracey Ullman’s Show

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 Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Louie Anderson, Baskets
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Tony Hale, Veep
Matt Walsh, Veep

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Vanessa Bayer, Saturday Night Live
Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Kathryn Hahn, Transparent
Judith Light, Transparent
Anna Chlumsky, Veep

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Riz Ahmed, Girls
Matthew Rhys, Girls
Dave Chappelle, Saturday Night Live
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Saturday Night Live
Tom Hanks, Saturday Night Live
Hugh Laurie, Veep

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Wanda Sykes, Black-ish
Carrie Fisher, Catastrophe
Becky Ann Baker, Girls
Angela Bassett, Master of None
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live
Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Jamie Babbitt, Silicon Valley
Mike Judge, Silicon Valley
Morgan Sackett, Veep
David Mandell, Veep
Dale Stern, Veep

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Stephen Glover, Atlanta
Lena Waithe, Master of None
Alec Berg, Silicon Valley
Billy Kimball, Veep
David Mandell, Veep

Outstanding Animated Program
Archer
Bob’s Burgers
Elena and the Secret of Avalor
The Simpsons
South Park

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Late Night with Seth Meyers
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee Presents Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner
Louis C.K. 2017
Sarah Silverman: A Speak of Dust
Stephen Colbert’s Live Election Night Democracy’s Series Finale: Who’s Going to Clean Up This Sh*t?
70th Annual Tony Awards

 

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