Canada well-represented at Emmy Awards

22 September, 2017, 01:01 | Author: Julian Swanson
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"So the fact that the most challenging project for me has also been probably the most prominent and successful, certainly in America, that's satisfying".

Birnbaum said that with such an open field this year nearly no award would surprise her. The show can be watched on Netflix, where it is an original show for the streaming service.

Laura Dern won outstanding supporting actress in a limited series. This year's #Emmy awards acknowledged just how talented #People Of Color are.

Donald Glover won the best comedy actor and also director for his hip-hop themed show Atlanta.

Miller, after accepting the best writing award, commented on the show's relation to today's political climate. Later in the night, he was also awarded a second Emmy for "Best Actor in a Comedy Series", which made him the first minority to win in that category.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus won her sixth consecutive Emmy for playing an egotistical female presidential candidate on HBO's Veep. "Every day put on your imaginary cape and go out there and conquer the world because the world would not be as handsome as it is if we weren't in it", she said. Glover continues to work on the very show that earned him an Emmy as fans eagerly wait for its return.

Actor, Drama Series: Sterling K. Brown, "This is Us".

Keri Russell was nominated for her role as KGB agent Elizabeth Jennings in the FX television series The Americans. The exclusion of the two game-changers left many wondering if they were purposely left out or just simply not thought of. Best Supporting Actor in a Drama went to John Lithgow for The Crown. The three series already have a huge 13 statuettes between them from last weekend's Creative Arts Emmys, which recognise behind-the-scenes talent as well as guest acting appearances.

"His life, even as an old man, reminds us what courage and leadership in government really looks like", he said. The reality that emerged in November cast new light on the project: instead of articulating people's anxieties about what could have been, the show became an exaggerated mirror many viewers' daily reality.

Directing, Limited Movie or Special: Jean-Marc Vallee, "Big Little Lies".

Writing, Comedy: Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe, "Master of None".

Getty ImagesAt Sunday night's Emmys, there were historic winners, and one shocking appearance from a former White House staffer.

Alongside his co-star Kate McKinnon, Alec Baldwin took home the win for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his portrayal of Trump.

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