The Winners of the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards


The 2017 Primetime Emmys have just concluded this evening, and surprisingly, when all was said and done, the big winner of the night turned out to be "Saturday Night Live" with a whopping nine wins (including its wins from the Creative Arts Emmys), including Outstanding Variety Sketch Series, Directing, and Supporting Actor and Actress in a Comedy Series. Not far behind were "Big Little Lies" and "The Handmaid's Tale" with eight wins apiece.

For the most part, it was a rather disappointing evening in the Drama categories, having to watch great shows like "The Crown" (which took one major award) and "Stranger Things" (which took no major awards) get ignored again and again in favor of inferior work, but that's just the way these things go sometimes.

On the other hand, the Limited Series categories went really well, with the excellent "Big Little Lies" taking Outstanding Limited Series, Writing, and Lead Actress, Supporting Actor, and Supporting Actress. It was rather odd to see that the one major award it was denied happened to be Writing, which is a major part of the foundation of the show that made it so great, so as to how it didn't take it in its sweep is a mystery.

Other than that, it was a rather forgettable evening with several repeat winners from last year, but in all honesty, without "Game of Thrones" in the mix, there just wasn't as much excitement to be had, only made worse by the fact that all of the great shows in the Outstanding Drama Series category were ignored for the big prize. In other words, it basically felt like the Emmys were on hiatus this year, but at the very least, a few good things happened, and Stephen Colbert was a great host. Now we just have to wait until next year when things will surely be more compelling.

Until then, see below for a complete list of this evening's winners:

Outstanding Drama Series: The Handmaid's Tale Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series: Reed Morano, "Offred," The Handmaid's Tale Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Bruce Miller, "Offred," The Handmaid's Tale Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Elizabeth Moss, The Handmaid's Tale Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: John Lithgow, The Crown Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Ann Dowd, The Handmaid's Tale

Outstanding Comedy Series: Veep Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: Donald Glover, "B.A.N.," Atlanta Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe, "Thanksgiving," Master of None Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Donald Glover, Atlanta Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Limited Series: Big Little Lies Outstanding Television Movie: Black Mirror: San Junipero Outstanding Direction for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special: Jean-Marc Vallée, Big Little Lies Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special: Charlie Brooker, Black Mirror: San Junipero Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: Riz Ahmed, The Night of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie: Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie: Laura Dern, Big Little Lies

Outstanding Variety Talk Series: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Outstanding Variety Sketch Series: Saturday Night Live Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special: Don Roy King, "Host: Jimmy Fallon," Saturday Night Live Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Outstanding Reality Competition Program: The Voice

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