Emmys 2017

    And the big winner for best drama? The Handmaid's Tale

    The show's writer Bruce Miller accepted the prize but first, the entire crowd gave Margaret Atwood a standing ovation as she made her way to the stage.
    Miller thanked Atwood, who "created this world for all of us."
    "Go home, get to work, we have a lot of things to fight for," said Miller, wrapping the speech.
    She was the star of the evening. So here's Margaret Atwood on the red carpet earlier tonight.
    Mike Blake/Reuters

    Big Little Lies wins outstanding limited series

    Reese Witherspoon is speaking on behalf of the cast and crew. She asks Kidman for help who chimes in: "The power of television, it has astounded us."
    Witherspoon tells the crowd it has been a big year for women in television and Kidman asks for more powerful roles for women, "please."
    Prior to Witherspoon and Kidman taking the stage, Cicely Tyson was up there ... and told the crowd she was nervous for some reason. The 92-year-old slowly worked through her jitters to present them with the award.

    Nicole Kidman: Lead actress, limited series or movie

    Kidman has won for Big Little Lies. "Reese, I share this to you," said Kidman, to Witherspoon, who was also nominated in this category. "Without you, I wouldn't be standing here."
    She went on to thank Jean Marc-Vallee, the French Canadian who directed the series. "This is yours, your vision," she told him.
    CBC News spoke to Kidman about the potential Emmy win last week when she was in Toronto for TIFF. Here's what she had to say about her work:
    "It feels like, are you kidding, this is actually happened this way, because I've done so many films. I've done so many things that you have huge hopes for and they don't work out. Or they don't find their audience, for Big Little Lies to go beyond our wildest dreams and connect in the way that it did, and for television to be so important now, I'm just such an advocate for it. I love that I can do film and television as an act that's just, and I've sought that out, it's not by chance that's going I'm going to go to London. I'm going to do a plan, ask my family to come with me and we are going to do it. To get this thing made, it was like pushing a rock up a mountain, but when we got it we were like we did it. And I said "wouldn't be great if we got to share this?" and we got to share it, and that's fantastic. And our friends ... all our friends were in it, we got to give them these great roles and we got to go "here lets go, lets have some fun."

    Veep wins best comedy series

    Back-to-back wins for Veep. Here's who Atlanta, Black-ish, Master of None, Modern Family, Silicon Valley and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

    Canadian win! Jean Marc-Valle: Directing, limited series/movie

    The French-Canadian has won his first Emmy for directing Big Little Lies.  
    CBC Montreal has more:

    Quebec filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée wins 1st Emmy Award for Big Little Lies

    Jean-Marc Vallée has become a coveted director and producer in Hollywood.

    Alec Baldwin: Supporting actor, comedy series

    Baldwin won for his portrayal of Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live.
    "I suppose I should say, at long lost Mr. President, here is your Emmy."
    As Colbert mentioned up top of the show, Trump was nominated many times, but never won, something he said was rigged.
    But as Baldwin's speech wound down, he got serious. "What we do is important," he said. "Don't stop doing what your doing."

    TV's biggest star of the past year?

    Colbert says it is Donald Trump. He is now going off on Donald Trump. "You can't deny that every show was influenced by Donald Trump," including next year's Latin Grammys, which Colbert jokes will be hosted by Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
    Trump was nominated for several Emmys, but never won, something he griped about in one of the presidential debates.
    "If he had an Emmy, he probably wouldn't have run for president," Colbert told the audience. "He never forgave you and he never will."
    He continued on his rant. "Unlike the presidency, Emmys go to the winner of the popular vote." 
    And then, there was a surprise appearance by Sean Spicer, Trump's former press secretary. "This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys period," Spicer joked from behind a faux podium. "Melissa McCarthy everybody, give it up," Colbert joked as Spicer wrapped. 
    Spicer made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel's show this past week.
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