We’ve been looking for Margaret Atwood all night, and there she is, at the front of the gaggle of cast and crew who’ve come to the stage to accept for The Handmaid’s Tale.
From a Dick Whitman shoutout to Elisabeth Moss finally winning an Emmy after all of those nominations for Peggy Olson. And she really put the five-second delay to the test.
Pro tip for future award ceremonies: In your final minutes, as everything’s losing energy. Put Sterling K. Brown onstage. Dude is electric at these things—and the room was with him when he refused to get played off.
Another big award for one of the biggest shows of the year.
“If I had written it, it wouldn’t be quite so on the nose,” Charlie Brooker says to the common joke that 2017 has been like being trapped in one long Black Mirror episode.
Hands down, the toughest competition of the night. Big Little Lies didn’t wow me the way it wowed some of my colleagues, but Kidman is phenomenal in it.
If it was anyone other than Riz Ahmed, John Turturro would be thinking “I wrapped my feet in Saran Wrap for this?
“I’m out of a job,” Veep showrunner David Mandel says, alluding to the show’s forthcoming final season (and forthcoming final award for Outstanding Comedy Series, because if it can win for that lackluster sixth season, season seven would really have to screw up to not win).
And then: Emmys gonna Emmy. Julia Louis-Dreyfus is so good at Selina Meyer, but I’m really looking forward to 2019, when the Television Academy allows itself to honor another actress who’s so good as a comedic lead.
Emmy #2 for Donald Glover. The Emmys are kind of getting it right this year?
Oliver motions to Oprah Winfrey in the front row, discovers a seat-filler instead. “I met Oprah once. It was like meeting the Queen, only much, much better.”
The SNL train keeps rolling on, with a weird, hard-to-parse director-to-director joke from King to the Emmy directors.
Not sure about the transition to the musical Audis playing “Love Is All Around,” though.
Black Mirror is a show that’s frequently heralded for its writing, but “San Junipero” pulls off some singular structural loop de loops. A well-deserved win.
For this and many, many, many other images from the Handmaid’s Tale pilot.
It took a while to post this one because we were all busy flipping over tables in protest of The Voice besting RuPaul’s Drag Race.
They’re sharing the award, but Aziz Ansari gives the floor to Lena Waithe, because “Thanksgiving” truly belongs to her.
“I’ve been acting for a long time, so for this to happen now, I don’t have the words.”—Ann Dowd, who accidentally cut in front of me in a bar line last month, and couldn’t have been more apologetic about it. And I was terrified to say anything, because of her portrayal of Aunt Lydia (and also Patti in The Leftovers,…
Here at A.V. Club HQ, we were just pointing out the names of all our old Onion, Inc. co-workers who now work with John Oliver, Stephen Colbert, and Seth Meyers, expecting another SNL win. And then Last Week Tonight won! Who says the Emmys are predictable?