"The Handmaid's Tale" won the Emmy for best drama.
Lithgow beat actors like Mandy Patinkin (Homeland), and This is Us' Ron Cephas Jones.
"Saturday Night Live" won four trophies, including best supporting actress and best supporting actor in a comedy series on the strength of performances by Kate McKinnon and Alec Baldwin, who lampooned the U.S. presidential campaign with their portrayals of Hillary Clinton and President Donald Trump.
Feminist dystopian drama The Handmaid's Tale, which features several lesbian characters, was the big victor of the evening, taking home awards for Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actress for Elizabeth Moss, and Outstanding Directing for Reed Morano.
In the end, "The Handmaid's Tale" took home eight awards, including lead actress in a drama series and outstanding directing for a drama series.
Jokes aside, there were some historical moments, too, such as Donald Glover becoming the first black person to win Outstanding Directing in a comedy series.
Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Kate McKinnon, "Saturday Night Live". She now has the most Emmy wins for playing a single role in the same series.
Spicer battled with reporters back in January as he defended the size of the crowd that showed up to watch Trump's inauguration. I can understand why you would want one of these guys around.
Stephen Colbert is known for his incisive political commentary, and recent events being what they are, he found himself with more than enough material to choose from on Sunday night as he hosted the Emmy Awards. In an emotional acceptance speech that referenced "Breaking Bad", "Mad Men", "Webster", "Martin", and "Homicide: Life on the Street", for which Andre Braugher won an Emmy 19 years ago, Brown paid tribute to his fellow actor. "I mean, is there anyone who could say how big the audience is?"
Also, Netflix anthology series Black Mirror won Outstanding Television Movie for the episode "San Junipero", which features Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Mackenzie Davis as women who make a strong connection within a virtual-reality simulator.
Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer had a cameo on Sunday's Emmy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.
Donald Glover won best comedy actor for his hip-hop themed show "Atlanta". Because he was nominated multiple times for "Celebrity Apprentice" but he never won. I remember thinking... this was the high point and there would never be another season as insane, as unpredictable, as frightening, as exhausting or as exhilarating.