Emmys 2017: 'Saturday Night Live' and Laura Dern Among Early Winners


Emmys 2017: 'Saturday Night Live' and Laura Dern Among Early Winners


It didn't take long for 'SNL' to snag two awards at the award-giving event as it won Best Variety Sketch Series as well as Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Kate McKinnon.
The 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards is currently underway at the Microsoft Theatre in downtown Los Angeles with Stephen Colbert serving as the host. He opened the award-giving event with an epic monologue in which he slammed President Donald Trump and went as far as brought Sean Spicer along him on stage.

The first winner that night was John Lithgow, who took home the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his epic appearance on "The Crown". Lithgow, who portrayed Winston Churchill on the series, thanked Churchill in his acceptance speech on Sunday, September 17 night.

Kate McKinnon was later announced as Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role on the hit NBC series "Saturday Night Live". "Being part of this season of 'Saturday Night Live' is the most meaningful thing I will ever do. Congratulations to our incredible cast," she said in her acceptance speech. However, when she started to thank Hillary Clinton, the orchestra interrupted.



Laura Dern later took the stage to accept Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie for her role on "Big Little Lies". "I share this with my tribe of four ladies," said Dern, referring to co-stars Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley and Zoe Kravitz. "I feel very proud to be reflecting fierce women and mothers finding their voice. I'm just incredibly blessed and I feel so stoked to be here with you."

This year's Best Director in a Comedy Series was awarded to Donald Glover, thanks to his brilliant work on FX's "Atlanta. During his speech, he thanked fellow "Atlanta" director and producer Hiro Murai. "This really beyonds to Hiro Murai. He taught me everything about directing. He had the eye for this show and he's just amazing. I really want to give this to Hiro and just say 'I love you and thank you for being my best friend,' " he said.

"SNL" snagged its second awards as the show won Best Variety Sketch Series. EP Lorne Michaels recalled the show's first Emmy in 1976 and said, "This is it. This is the high point. There will be no other season as unpredictable ... or as exhilarating. I was wrong."



Host Colbert later got naked in a "Westworld"-inspired segment along with Jeffrey Wright. Wright asked Colbert if he's felt anything weird in his diagnostics. "Every day since November 8," Colbert responded. "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" star Titus Burgess also made an appearance as a robot.


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