AceShowbiz - Another win for "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" as Rachel Brosnahan was announced as the winner of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series at the 70th annual Emmy Awards, which was held at the Microsoft Theatre in downtown Los Angeles on Monday, September 17. The Midge depicter on the Amazon series bested out fellow nominees including Pamala Adlon, Allison Janney, Issa Rae, Tracee Ellis Ross and Lily Tomlin.
"One of the things I love most about the show is that it's about a woman who's finding her voice anew," Rachel said in her acceptance speech after receiving the award from Angela Bassett and Tiffany Haddish. "It's something that's happening all over the country ... One of the ways you can do that is to vote ... If you haven't already registered, do it on your cellphone right now."
Later, Michael Douglas took to the stage to present the award for lead in a comedy. Before revealing the winner for the category, he offered some advice for "the losers," saying, "Know that you were cheated. You were robbed. That's a fact. Let that fire burn in your belly until your cold, dead body is in a pine box, six feet deep, clutching all its Emmys to its chest."
Then Bill Hader was named as the winner for his stunning performance on "Barry". That was the second win for the comedy after co-star Henry Winkler took home his first Emmy in the best supporting actor in a comedy series category.
"I took classes at Second City L.A. and I was taught there that you should always make other people look good, so I did that and hired a bunch of actors that make me look really good," Bill said before thanking his co-stars.
Also among the honorees were "Godless" stars Merritt Wever and Jeff Daniels. Merritt snagged the award for best supporting actress in a limited series for her role on the Netflix series. Meanwhile, Jeff received the honor of best lead actor in a limited series thanks to his role as Frank Griffin.
"Black Mirror: USS Callister" scribes William Bridges and Charlie Brooker then took the stage to receive the award for outstanding writing for a limited series, movie or dramatic special.
#BlackMirror’s William Bridges and Charlie Brooker accept the award for outstanding writing for a limited series, movie or dramatic special for “USS Callister” #Emmyshttps://t.co/WHLT5kttrUpic.twitter.com/jLoAcQEsSW— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) September 18, 2018
They thanked Netflix, crews and cast members in their acceptance speech. Brooker also said that he owed thanks to "Star Trek" and "The Twilight Zone" for inspiration for the episode. Aidy Bryant and Bob Odenkirk presented the award.