Rachel Brosnahan Went From Snowboard Instructor to Emmy Nominee

Lawrence Kim
September 18, 2018

Rachel Brosnahan poses in the press room with the award for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

SURPRISE: Alex Borstein won supporting comedy actress for her work on "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" this year, topping an incredibly competitive category of eight nominees total, including last year's victor Kate McKinnon, who was predicted to win again.

"Thank you to Netflix for your support of artists", Jeff Daniels, a supporting actor victor for "Godless", said as he accepted his award. She also used the stage to encourage women to sit while they pee, to avoid splashing.

"One of the things I love the most about this show, while I have you captive for another two seconds - it's about a woman who is finding her voice anew", Brosnahan said. She urged viewers to exercise that power by voting.

HBO dark comedy Barry notched two acting wins - for Winkler and series star Bill Hader.

"If you stay at the table long enough, the chips come to you".

"I went without the bra!" she declared. To his grown children, he said: "You can go to bed now, daddy won!" Others who Ricky Martin, Andy Samberg, RuPaul and John Legend.

Emmy hosts Michael Che and Colin Jost from "Saturday Night Live" sprinkled the evening with skits and jokes about diversity on television, sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry, and the power of streaming services like Amazon and Netflix.

While Emmy nominees nervously wait to hear their name called, or not, there's more on the line at the ceremony on NBC than personal glory.

Saturday Night Live won, as expected, for variety sketch series, taking its lifetime Emmy total to a record-setting 72 wins. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall.

HBO's "Game of Thrones" was named best drama series, beating last year's champion "The Handmaid's Tale".

Netflix's trophies on Monday included five for historical drama "The Crown", including best drama actress Claire Foy, four for "Black Mirror", and three for limited series "Godless".

Matthew Rhys took the best drama actor statuette for playing a conflicted Russian spy in the final season of the FX's Cold War series The Americans.

Rachel Brosnahan from Highland Park and Alex Borstein from Deerfield were honored for the acclaimed Amazon series, which also won the prize for best comedy series. It's a trend embraced by Hollywood, at least publicly.

"I don't know who it was, but I know it was that guy from Atlanta", Hader said backstage. "Thank you so much".

"I don't think it's inappropriate", Smith said.

'I love you and I share this with you because you're an fantastic handsome brother. "I think if you're truly passionate about something, anything, that if you have a platform, you nearly have a moral obligation to speak up".

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