It's the final award of the night and I'm so glad because my hands literally hurt from the feverish typing I've been doing for the last three hours! Oprah Winfrey handed out the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series to The Handmaid's Tale, which was incredible. Author Margaret Atwood took the stage and was given a standing ovation for creating the world behind the Hulu show.
And the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series goes to... Elizabeth Moss. First win and ninth nomination for Moss. She was very moved and finally put the guy working the five second delay button to work!
And the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series goes to... Sterling K. Brown for This Is Us, beating out his cast mate Milo Ventimiglia.
Anika Noni Rose standing by legend Cicely Tyson and telling her "You got this" as Tyson's nerves were getting the best of her was beautiful. They presented the Emmy for Outstanding Limited Series to HBO's Big Little Lies. Reese Witherspoon's joke about mic height was hilarious as Nicole Kidman towered next to her.
And the Emmy for Outstanding Television Movie goes to... Black Mirror: San Junipero. Black Mirror went 2 for 2 tonight!
And the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie goes to... Nicole Kidman for her incredible work in HBO's Big Little Lies. So deserved!
And the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie goes to... Riz Ahmed for The Night Of.
Comedy icons Norman Lear and Carol Burnett handed out the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series to Veep! To be honest, considering what an incredible night Donald Glover has had with his show, Atlanta, I expected him to return the stage for a third time tonight.
And the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series goes to... Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Veep! SHE DID IT! SIX IN A ROW! AMAZING!
And the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series goes to... Donald Glover for his FX hit, Atlanta. This is another surprise win for Glover tonight! Jeffrey Tambor was considered the front runner in this category tonight. Glover thanked President Trump for making his award possible.
John Oliver attempted to thank Oprah for the second time tonight but ended up thanking her seat filler! That was spectacular. People are having all kinds of fun with that! This was my favorite reaction, though!
And the Emmy for Outstanding Variety Talk Series goes to... Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. The award was handed out by Anthony Anderson and Priyanka Chopra, whom many on Twitter have been calling the best dressed of the night.
And the Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series goes to... Don Roy King for Saturday Night Live - another big win for the SNL crew.
Viola Davis gave a beautiful intro to the In Memoriam section, which was beautifully accompanied by Hamilton's Christopher Jackson singing the Stevie Wonder classic, "As." Mary Tyler Moore turning off the newsroom lights at the end of that film really got me.
The Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series or Movie goes to... Charlie Brooker for Black Mirror: San Junipero.
The Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series goes to Reed Morano for the pilot episode of The Handmaid's Tale.
ALSO, THANK YOU LENA WAITHE FOR "RECLAIMING YOUR TIME!" I love Maxine Waters and that reference was the shit.
And the Emmy for Outstanding Reality-Competition goes to multiple winner, The Voice. I love The Voice but I was hoping for a win for RuPaul's Drag Race. RuPaul Charles DID win a second Emmy this year for Outstanding Reality Show Host, though!
Big Sheldon Cooper and Young Sheldon Cooper presented the Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series to Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe for their episode of Master of None. Lena Waithe just became the first African-American woman to win an Emmy for writing in a comedy series!
The Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series goes to... ANN DOWD for THE HANDMAID'S TALE!! That is a surprise to say the least... and no one was more surprised than the incredibly gifted actress herself! You'll get them next year Millie Bobby!!
The Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series goes to the writing team from Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.
I'm completely dead over RuPaul as Emmy! That was everything.
By the way, Alexander Skarsgård kissed Nicole Kidman on the damn lips right in front of Keith Urban, her husband! Scandalous!
Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton and Jane Fonda - reunited! Instant standing ovation! They presented the Emmy for Outstanding Actor in a Limited Series or Movie to Alexander Skarsgård, the incredibly handsome, mustached Alexander Skarsgård. Swoon.
Outstanding Guest Actors Alexis Bledel and Gerald McRaney presented the Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series or Movie to Jean-Marc Vallée for Big Little Lies. So well deserved!
And the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series goes to... Alec Baldwin for Saturday Night Live. SNL killing it tonight! "At long last, Mr. President, here is your Emmy." AMAZING!!
And the Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series goes to... Bruce Miller for The Handmaid's Tale pilot episode.
We still have a bunch of awards til we get there but the Best Drama Series cateorgy is full of hits, seven shows that have captivated audiences and have loyal followings. What's your choice?
The Emmy for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series goes to... Saturday Night Live! No surprise there! SNL becomes the most nominated show in history this year - amazing!
The Emmy for Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series - presented by the hilarious Dave Chappelle & Melissa McCarthy - goes to Donald Glover for Atlanta!
JERMAINE FOWLER DOING THE VO FOR TONIGHT'S EMMY AWARDS IS GENIUS. I loved how he completely lost his shit while introducing presenter and star of Insecure, Issa Rae!
And the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie goes to... Laura Dern for Big Little Lies! Wow, she was INCREDIBLE in that series.
And the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series goes to... Kate McKinnon for Saturday Night Live!
Everyone seems to be looooooving Colbert as host so far... I know I certainly am.
First award of the evening, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series goes to: John Lithgow for The Crown!
The look on Melissa McCarthy's face when Sean Spicer took the stage! OMG!
Colbert is really letting Trump have it right now... and is really delighted in letting us all know the President has never won an Emmy... even though he has been nominated several times. And, that Emmys go to the winner of the popular vote.
Millie Bobby Brown - who in the world doesn't love that amazing little actress?! I'm hoping she takes home an Emmy tonight!
"Tonight we binge ourselves."
Haaaa! I love that some of those handmaids are handsome handmen! That was awesome! "clap, clap, clap, clap!"
OMG. "Jon Snow's butt." How much do I love Alison Janney?! Amazing.
Do you think comedy queen Julia Louis-Dreyfus can snag her SIXTH IN A ROW tonight? I do. I really, really do.
Yeah, Doug Stamper! Michael Kelly is absolutely one of the best actors working today... and an Emmy nominee tonight!
The show starts in just a few minutes... but let's talk about the fabric Debra Messing's dress is made of.
Stephen Colbert is hosting the 69th Annual Emmy Awards tonight and, since Game of Thrones wasn't eligible this year, it's going to be all about "The Handmaid's Tale," "Westworld" and "This is Us," if you ask me. Saturday Night Live ties "Westworld" for a total of 22 nominations this year, so expect one of the funny ladies from SNL to walk away with some hardware tonight... but will it be Vanessa Bayer, the ever present Leslie Jones or superstar Kate McKinnon? Or will they split the votes and open it up for Veep's Anna Chlumsky?
Here's some looks from the pre-show red carpet:
I love Stanley Tucci... always have, always will.