The Television Academy announced the 69th Annual Emmy Awards winners at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Sunday, September 17 on CBS. Stephen Colbert served as host.
The big winners of the evening were Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which took home the award for outstanding drama series, and eventually eight total Emmy awards. “Big Little Lies,” the HBO series that earned 16 nods, tied the series with another eight total wins. Donald Glover became the first black director to win the award for outstanding directing for a comedy series for his FX show, “Atlanta.” Sterling K. Brown made history Sunday night, becoming the first black actor to win the outstanding lead actor in a drama series (“This Is Us” ) category in two decades. Julia Louis-Dreyfus made history, becoming the first performer to win six Emmy Awards for the same role. In Louis-Dreyfus’ case, it was her role as Selina Meyer in the HBO series “Veep” that allowed her to break the record.
The winners can be viewed HERE.