AceShowbiz - The 70th annual Emmy Awards ceremony is currently taking place at the Microsoft Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. With Colin Jost and Michael Che hosting the big night. More winners have been announced.
Following a touching tribute to Aretha Franklin, Samantha Bee and Taraji P. Henson took the stage to present the award of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. The award went to Peter Dinklage for his amazing portrayal of Tyrion Lannister on hit HBO series "Game of Thrones".
Ryan Murphy was announced as the winner for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special for his work on FX's "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story".
In a speech full of thanks, @MrRPMurphy gave a very special shout out: “Most of all I want to thank all the women in my life, who have supported me from day one” #Emmyshttps://t.co/WHLT5kttrUpic.twitter.com/2XaRaNq1KI— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) September 18, 2018
Later, Regina King was honored with the award for best lead actress in a limited series or movie category for her role on "Seven Seconds". RuPaul and Leslie Jones presented the award. "I wasn't really expecting this, but I am so grateful," the actress said, before thanking her cast mates and crew.
As for the best lead actor in a limited series or movie category, the award went to "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story" actor Darren Criss, marking the second win for the anthology series. After receiving the award from Larry David and fellow winner Rachel Brosnahan, Darren, who played Gianni Versace's killer Andrew Cunanan, said in his speech, "You are witnessing the most extraordinary moment in my life thus far." The actor also thanked his family for raising him with so much love.
Following Darren, John Mulaney won the award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special category for his work on "Kid Gorgeous at Radio City". Prior to that, host Michael handed out "The Reparations Emmys" to black actors including Marla Gibbs, Kadeem Hardison and John Witherspoon.
The award of Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special went to director Glenn Weiss for "The Oscars" with Ron Cephas Jones and Sterling K. Brown presenting.
Glenn turned his acceptance speech to a public proposal as he presented his girlfriend with his mother's ring, promised from his father decades ago.