Big moments from the Emmys

Stars flock to Emmys for television's big night

In 2016, Hulu celebrated its first two Emmy wins, both in crafts categories.

This was a HBO vs Netflix battle as well; for television geeks like us, this is such a great time to be around! Fold in its wins at the smaller, more craft-focused Creative Arts Emmys last weekend, and that brings Netflix's 2017 total to 20 wins - second only to HBO, which scored 29.

With two previous wins (for "The New Adventures of Old Christine" and "Seinfeld") also to her name, a win this year would put the actress in a tie with Cloris Leechman for most Primetime Emmys won a performer (8).

Netflix's dark Washington drama "House of Cards" and its stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright are competing in a drama series category that includes fan favorite "Stranger Things", dystopian series "The Handmaid's Tale", lawyer show "Better Call Saul", sci-fi drama "Westworld", British royal series "The Crown" and front-runner family show "This Is Us". "The last season was so fun to shoot and now that we all know each other a little bit more, it's even more exciting!"

REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson69th Primetime Emmy Awards - Photo Room - Los Angeles, California, U.S., 17/09/2017 - Elisabeth Moss poses with her Emmys for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series and Outstanding Drama Series for The Handmaid's Tale.

John Lithgow won the first award of the night, Outstanding Supporting Actor for playing Winston Churchill on The Crown. Politics and socio-cultural relevance won big-time!

Third, Donald Glover became the first African-American to win for directing a comedy series, for his show Atlanta. #BlackMirror's GLAAD-approved San Junipero also took home the trophy for Outstanding Television Movie. From Lena Waithe's win for an episode about a black woman coming out, to Donald Glover's multiple wins for "Atlanta", a show that represents life in black community, to "Big Little Lies" and "The Handmaid's Tale", which prove that women, no matter their age, have interesting, thoughtful stories to tell that mean something to everyone. Miller, who earlier in the night won the award for writing in a limited series, closed out the show by imploring everyone in the audience, "Go home, get to work".

Though RuPaul himself won the reality competition host award, and the show took costumes, too, the overall series statue when to the NBC singing competition show. "I gotta get my wife and kid back", he tells Us. "He's the reason I'm probably up here". "I don't think you can help but have it affect you".

Nina Kiri, who plays Alma, shares her costar's sentiments, explaining how much fun the cast has while filming. They ditched it because they thought someone else might beat them to it. Hulu was founded ten years ago as a cross-network catch up TV service but has grown to become one of the streaming giants to rival Netflix.

Her 1985 novel, "The Handmaid's Tale" was the origin of the big victor at last night's televised gala. "They get to have an interrogation".

Nicole Kidman thanked the voters for acknowledging domestic abuse.

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Arguably no year in recent history has been more important than this one for those in late night TV, and the choice must have been a hard one for voters.

The glitzy ceremony in downtown Los Angeles - the first under the administration of President Donald Trump - was widely expected to have a strongly political flavor, and host Stephen Colbert set the tone in his opening monologue.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus won best actress in a comedy series for Veep for the sixth year in a row - breaking the record for the most Emmys won by a lead actor for the same role.

Jaws also dropped when Mr Trump's former press secretary Sean Spicer came on stage to joke that the ceremony would attract "the largest audience to witness an Emmys" - a reference to disputed claims he made over numbers attending the president's inauguration in January.

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