The Big Winners of the Emmy Awards 2017
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Awards season has kicked off once again, with the biggest names in the television industry gathering at The 69th Emmy Awards to celebrate the shows we have been binging and obsessing over for the past year. With Game of Thrones out of the running for the first time in its history, the contest was a little wider this year, allowing other top-rated drama series to fight it out for the prize. Here's a rundown of all the big winners of the night and the shows that most impressed the voters. The Handmaid's Tale The biggest winner of the night, Bruce Miller's adaptation of The Handmaid's Tale won the accolades for Best Drama, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Drama Directing respectively. Based on Margaret Atwood's 1985 dystopian novel, the ten part series enraptured the world with it's bleak and startlingly relevant vision of the future. As well as winning the big prize for drama series, Elisabeth Moss was also recognised for her performance as Offred - the handmaid who narrates the horrors within the Republic of Gilead. Ann Dowd, who played the repugnant Aunt Lydia, also received plaudits for her role. Big Little Lies HBO's miniseries, Big Little Lies, also received a lot of attention at this year's Emmys, winning the gongs for Best Limited Series, Best Lead Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress and Directing in a Limited Series. Based on the novel by Liane Moriarty, the series follows the apparently perfect lives of three mothers, who soon find themselves embroiled in murder. Nicole Kidman received her first ever Emmy for her portrayal of Celeste Wright, while Alexander Skarsgard and Laura Dern also received credit for their supporting roles. Veep Game of Thrones might have been out for the count, but the dominating champion of the comedy category, Veep, continued its winning streak. The series, created by the same minds behind The Thick Of It, offers a satirical spin on US politics.
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