The 2017 Emmys, as Told in GIFs

Lawrence Kim
September 19, 2017

REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson69th Primetime Emmy Awards - Photo Room - Los Angeles, California, U.S., 17/09/2017 - Elisabeth Moss poses with her Emmys for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series and Outstanding Drama Series for The Handmaid's Tale.

Nicole Kidman accepts the award for outstanding lead actress in a limited series or a movie for "Big Little Lies".

Frank Rich and cast accept the award for outstanding comedy series for "Veep".

McKinnon bested two of her SNL co-stars, Leslie Jones and Vanessa Bayer, while Melissa McCarthy won for her guest work.

This year's biggest Emmy winners were "Saturday Night Live" (NBC), "The Handmaid's Tale" (Hulu) and "Big Little Lies" (HBO).

Director Jean-Marc Vallee also won, as did Alexander Skarsgard, who took a best supporting actor, miniseries or movie Emmy.

Dystopian TV series The Handmaid's Tale has scooped the top drama honours at this year's Emmy Awards.

It's no surprise that President Donald Trump has been a hot topic the previous year during some of the biggest award shows. "We have a lot of things to fight for".

Aziz Ansari's "Master of None" won outstanding writing for a comedy series for Netflix, and John Lithgow took home the award for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series for Netflix's "The Crown". In an emotional acceptance speech that referenced "Breaking Bad", "Mad Men", "Webster", "Martin", and "Homicide: Life on the Street", for which Andre Braugher won an Emmy 19 years ago, Brown paid tribute to his fellow actor.

"There were so many times I presented something or pitched something", Miller told reporters backstage, "and I was sure they were going to say there was no way you can do that on television".

Donald Glover, who won as both an actor and director for "Atlanta", thanked Trump for "putting black people No. 1 on the most depressed list".

Variety Sketch Series: "Saturday Night Live". "I've been acting for a long time and that this should happen now, I don't have the words, so I thank you". "He's probably the reason I'm up here".

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, in one of the least surprising announcements of the night, won her sixth consecutive Emmy for playing hapless ex-president Selena Meyer in HBO's "Veep", which also won best comedy series. Even so, it's an important place to make a fashion statement as designers (and stylists) vie to outfit the nominees and presenters.

Jaws also dropped when Mr Trump's former press secretary Sean Spicer came on stage to joke that the ceremony would attract "the largest audience to witness an Emmys" - a reference to disputed claims he made over numbers attending the president's inauguration in January.

The late night host then reminded us that Trump has never gotten over not winning an Emmy for "The Apprentice".

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