The 70th Annual Emmy Awards broadcasted live on NBC this past Monday, Sept. 17. They were hosted by American Comedians Colin Jost and Michael Che who are regularly featured on NBC’s flagship sketch show, “Saturday Night Live.”
This year’s Emmys were dominated by the major perennial television producers, HBO and Netflix. Netflix went into the night with 112 nominations, and HBO went in with 108 nominations.
“Game of Thrones” won the big prize of the night for Outstanding Drama Series. This award was not a surprise as “Game of Thrones” has been nominated for Outstanding Drama Series for every single televised season of the show’s successful run. This is the third time the show has won the award.
For Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, “Games of Thrones” actor Peter Dinklage walked away with the win. Dinklage has also been nominated for this same award in every single season of “Game of Thrones.” This marks the third time Dinklage has won the award.
On a more comedic note, the award for Outstanding Comedy Series went to Amazon’s newest show, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” This show collected seven Emmys as a whole, including Rachel Brosnahan for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Alex Borstein for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series.
“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” took home Outstanding Limited Series in addition to six other Emmy awards.
“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” won both Outstanding Variety Talk Series and Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series for the third straight year in a row. These wins brought HBO’s total awards to 23 for the night.
“Saturday Night Live” won the prize for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series for the second year in a row. The show also won four other awards. One of them being Tiffany Haddish winning Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for when she hosted an episode in late November.
Perhaps, the biggest story of the night would have to be Glenn Weiss winning twice in one night. His first win was for Best Directing for a Variety Special for his work on the Oscars. However, his second win was much more impactful as it came from his speech.
Weiss took the stage and spoke about his recently deceased mother in a very heartwarming and touching way. Then, Weiss turned the attention towards his girlfriend, speaking on how much she means to him right before he proposed to her on live television. To which, she came on stage with him and agreed to marry him.
For a look at the rest of the nominees and winners from television’s biggest night, go onto www.emmys.com/awards/nominees-winners.