The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel sails on a more grounded sense of historicism, but it doesn't lose Sherman-Palladino's signature acuity. "And one of the most important ways we can use our voice is to vote", Brosnahan said during her speech. She urged viewers to exercise that power by voting.
In the comedy categories, two shows dominated the competition at the Microsoft Theater: HBO dark comedy "Barry" and Amazon´s "The Marvelous Mrs Maisel", with each taking home two acting prizes. "Daddy won", he laughed.
Liberal culture sites panned Che and Jost's more laid-back style of hosting, as well as the show's continued winking and self-congratulatory references to having a diverse group of nominees, while giving awards to mainly white entertainers.
"This wasn't supposed to happen", said a startled Foy. Her ineligibility this year opened up the race and raised the stakes.
The dystopian sci-fi series drew 20 bids, including one for last year's best actress victor, Elisabeth Moss, and supporting bids for Alexis Bledel, Ann Dowd, Yvonne Strahovski and Joseph Fiennes.
HBO, now part of AT&T Inc., won the outstanding drama award for "Game of Thrones, " a fantasy epic set in the land of Westeros. "You guys have been nothing but supportive from the very beginning".
In a ceremony that started out congratulating TV academy voters for the most historically diverse field of nominees yet, the early awards all went exclusively to whites. The drama grabbed three prizes this year, all handed out earlier this month at the Creative Arts awards.
Although the comedy category has never been stronger, featuring the likes of Atlanta, Black-ish, and GLOW (and thankfully missing The Big Bang Theory), The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel emerged as top dog of the Emmys this year, sweeping five of its six nominations. "The affable James Corden almost ruined Betty White's sweet victory lap with an "#EmmysSoWhite" pun.
Then Regina King broke the string, with a best actress win in a limited series or movie for "Seven Seconds", which tracks the fallout from a white police officer's traffic accident involving a black teenager. I'm guilty of that a lot of times. "I mean, damn, how messed up is your life when you have to go to the Middle East just to get peace of mind?" he also said. Thandie Newton's excellent turn in Westworld is finally celebrated with the Outstanding Supporting Actress trophy.
Meanwhile, John Mulaney won the variety special writing award Monday for Netflix's "John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City", which touched on his Chicago childhood.
"I want to speak to the millennials today to let them know they are not alone when they speak out", said the 61-year-old Lewis.