AceShowbiz - Nicole Kidman just won one of the most competitive categories at the 2017 Primetime Emmy Award. The Aussie star took home Outstanding Lead Actress in Limited Series for her stunning performance in "Big Little Lies".
Adding some trophies for the HBO series were Alexander Skarsgard and director Jean-Marc Vallee. Skarsgard was honored as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series for his role as Perry Wright on the HBO series. Meanwhile, Vallee took home Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series award.
After winning Outstanding Variety Sketch Series and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Kate McKinnon, "Saturday Night Live" nabbed its third award when Alec Baldwin was named as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series at the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards. "I suppose I should say, 'At long last, Mr. President, here is your Emmy,' " "The Boss Baby" star said.
"The Voice" was named as Outstanding Reality-Competition. The show bested out fellow NBC series "American Ninja Warrior", Lifetime's "Project Runway", VH1's "RuPaul's Drag Race", CBS' "The Amazing Race" and Bravo's "Top Chef". The winning came ahead of "The Voice" season 13 premiere on September 25.
Bruce Miller won Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for the pilot of "The Handmaid's Tale". "I think it all comes from the book, which had the same following," he said of Margaret Atwood's 1985 novel. "The same fascination holds. The story has been magnetic. Nowadays, people worry they are living in a society where big things are happening and you look at a character like Offred [played by Elisabeth Moss] living under such horrible oppression who still finds ways to rebel, and to live."
"Last Week Tonight With John Oliver" nabbed the award of Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series. In his acceptance speech, John Oliver called for non-sensical thanks to D.C. Public Schools. "Like Dave Chappelle, I would like to unexpectedly thank D.C. public schools, because I think it would be great if it started trending on Twitter for no reason tonight whatsoever," he said, making the crowd laugh.
Lena Waithe marked the first African-American woman to win Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series, sharing the award with Aziz Ansari for their work on "Master of None". As they won the award for an episode about a lesbian coming out to her friends and family, Waithe thanked LGBTQ community in her speech. "I see each and every one of you. The things that make us different, that's what gives us our superpowers," she said.
"The Handmaid's Tale" star Ann Dowd was shocked when her name was announced as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. "I think this is a dream, you know?" she said in disbelief. "I've been acting for a long time and for this to happen now, I don't have the words." Reed Morano added a trophy for the series as she won Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series.
"Black Mirror" creator Charlie Broker nabbed the trophy for Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series. Meanwhile, Don Roy King of "SNL" won Outstanding Directing in a Variety Series after beating out Derek Waters & Jeremy Konner of "Drunk History", Andy Fisher of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!", Paul Pennolino of "Last Week with John Oliver" and Jim Honskinson of "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert".