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TV show This is Us also pulled out a big win with Gerald McRaney walking away with Award for Outstanding Guest Actor. He took home the same award last year, so maybe we are seeing him become the Julia Louis-Dreyfuss of this category for future years to come. Lee and his team won for Outstanding Production Design for a Variety, Nonfiction, Reality or Reality-Competition Series for the February 11, 2017, episode, hosted by Alec Baldwin.

He needs only to cite HBO's The Wire, a permanent fixture on many best-shows-ever lists that, every one of its five seasons, got the Emmy brush-off (apart from a pair of writing nominations). "SNL's" trophies include guest actor in a comedy series for Dave Chappelle, who hosted the show on November 12 immediately after the presidential election, and guest actress in a comedy series for Melissa McCarthy, who repeatedly portrayed former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.

Tonight's Emmy wins caps off a big year for RuPaul's Drag Race. The same was also true for The Handmaid's Tale as Alexis Bledel won the Award for Outstanding Guest Actress.

Veteran Broadway scenic designer Eugene Lee-the longtime head designer for Saturday Night Live since its 1975 premiere-took home his second Emmy.

DuVernay said making 13th was "a lovely process" and also "an emotional process to steep yourself in". "Unsung heroes of a struggle that has not a lot to do with them, but has a lot to do with how they live each day".

Leah Remini won best informational series or special for Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, dedicating her Emmy to the "brave contributors who, despite ongoing risk and repercussion, spoke out and told their stories".

HBO has led all networks at the Emmy Awards in total wins for 15 straight years, and has the early lead yet again.

HBO's Game of Thrones has been nominated for its entire six-season run, but the latest season didn't air during the 2016-17 qualifying year.

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