Women Win and Takeover the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards
It’s awards season and on the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards which honors the best U.S. primetime television programming as chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, deserving women came through and snagged their well-deserved nominations and wins.
Much loved television show host, actor, and writer Stephen Colbert hosted tonight’s festivities and we garnered down the awardees of the women’s categories as well as those that are won by woman-centric shows.
This year's Emmy has been very political and outspoken on several issues each show and category stood for - a glamorous event that moved perspectives and changed history.
Outstanding Drama Series - The Handmaid’s Tale
The Handmaid's Tale is a HULU original series based on the best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood. It tells of a story of a women forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship set in a dystopian future (IMDB).
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Veep
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer in Veep, Breitbart
Julia graced the red carpet in a gorgeous strapless Carolina Herrera dress, Ferragamo shoes, and James Robinson jewelry.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus raises her Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, ABC News
Outstanding Comedy Series - Veep
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Elisabeth Moss as Offred in A Handmaid's Tale, The Playlist
Elisabeth wore a custom Prabal Gurung pink gown which perfectly embodies her feminine looks.
Elisabeth Moss receives her Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Ann Dowd as Aunt Lydia in The Handmaid's Tale, AZ Central
Ann wore a beautiful, classic pleated black dress and donned a blue ACLU ribbon.
A shocked and overwhelmed Ann Dowd receives her Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series teary-eyed, Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Kate McKinnon (SNL)
Kate McKinnon as Hillary Clinton on SNL, US Weekly
Kate is gorgeous in her black-beaded bodice and white skirt Narciso Rodriguez dress plus a glittering bracelet and earrings.
Kate McKinnon receives her well-deserved Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, ABC News
Outstanding Limited Series - Big Little Lies
Big Little Lies, Nicole Kidman Official
A scandalous American dark comedy-drama HBO miniseries based on the novel by Liane Moriarty. It is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive (IMDB).
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series - Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies)
Nicole Kidman as Celeste Wright in Big Little Lies, Huffington Post
Nicole was beautifully clothed in a crimson, jewel-haltered Calvin Klein by Appointment dress and mismatched orchid-colored shoes and jewelery by Harry Winston.
Nicole Kidman wins the most competitive Emmy category - Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series, ABC
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Alexis Bledel (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Alexis Bledel as Ofglen in The Handmaid's Tale, Hulu
Alexis graced the stage in a black Armani Privé gown with a velvet bustier and multicolor silk bow.
Alexis Bledel attends the 2017 Emmy Awards after guest actress win, People
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Melissa McCarthy (SNL)
Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer in SNL, Splitsider
Melissa donned a beautiful black + metallic combo maxi dress on the red carpet.
Best Guest Actress on a Comedy Series Melissa McCarthy on the red carpet, Hollywood Life
Outstanding TV Movie - Black Mirror: San Junipero
Black Mirror's San Junipero, Nerdist
The fourth episode of the third series of Black Mirror tells a story of Yorkie and Kelly visiting San Junipero, a fun-loving beach town that changed their life.
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie - Laura Dern (Big Little Lies)
Laura Dern as Renata Klein in Big Little Lies, Screener
Laura received her Emmy in a black-and-silver floral embroidered dress with cutours by Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler.
Laura Dern gives her speech for her Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Emmy, Business Insider
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series - Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe (Master of None)
Lena and Aziz on Master of None, Mashable
Lena wore a gorgeous gold-embellished suit as a nod to the LGBTQ community.
Emmy winners Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe receiving their award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, E! Online
Congratulations to all winners!
*Post photo from The Sydney Morning Herald.