"Veep" Again Wins Emmy For Outstanding Comedy Series

The political comedy is going for its third straight win in the Outstanding Comedy Series, but there are a few up-and-comers who might unseat the show. The show won six awards in all.

Reed Morano was named best director for her work on the show, also her first, while series creator Bruce Miller won the Emmy for drama series writing.

5 Emmys® for "The Night Of", including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie (Riz Ahmed), Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or Movie, Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Limited Series or Movie, Outstanding Sound Editing for a Limited Series, Movie or Special and Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited Series or Movie.

The series is based on Margaret Atwood's 1985 novel, and the celebrated Canadian author received a standing ovation when she joined the cast and producers onstage as they accepted the Emmy.

HBO also had great success at the 69th Emmy Awards on Sunday night thanks to "Big Little Lies", which took home five prizes, including outstanding limited series, while NBC's "Saturday Night Live" - rejuvenated thanks to its lampooning of President Donald Trump - collected four Emmys. "I don't know what to say about it other than I'm numb", she said.

Alec Baldwin is the victor of the Emmy Award for comedy supporting actor for his role on "Saturday Night Live". Perhaps that will triply open up the comedy categories to one of the other long-sidelined series in the mix: HBO's other great hope, Silicon Valley, ABC's Black-ish, or Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, delivers flawless jokes at a back-breaking pace.

Variety Sketch Series: "Saturday Night Live". "You are fearless and strong and smart", she said. As I reported earlier tonight, Lena Waithe became the first black woman to win an Emmy for comedy writing for the Master of None episode "Thanksgiving."

With her victory tonight, Louis-Dreyfus pulls ahead of her category rival Allison Janney, who entering tonight's ceremony also boasted seven career acting trophies and hoped to win for her performance on "Mom".

Backstage, Kidman reflected to ET on the implications of their Big Little Lieswins: "It shows women that you can actually create opportunities for yourself".

  • Kyle Peterson