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2017 emmys

The Handmaid's Tale, Veep, win big at Emmys

The Handmaid's Tale was the big winner at Sunday night's Emmy awards in Los Angeles, coming in to the night with 13 nominations.

The show won for Outstanding Drama series; Elisabeth Moss won for Outstanding Lead Actress in a drama; Ann Dowd won for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a drama; Alexis Bledel won for Outstanding Guest Actress in a drama; Reed Morano won for directing a drama series; and Bruce Miller won for writing for a drama series.

Other winners include Sterling K. Brown of This Is Us for Best Lead Actor in a drama; Veep's Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Best Lead Actress in a comedy (the show also won for Best Comedy); and Big Little Lies for Best Limited Series. Last Week Tonight won Best Variety Talk Series and Outstanding Writing for a variety series, and Saturday Night Live's Kate McKinnon won for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a comedy. After a politics-fueled season, SNL also won for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series, Alec Baldwin won for Best Supporting Actor in a comedy series for his portrayal on the show of President Trump, and Don Roy King took home the award for directing for a variety series; SNL creator Lorne Michaels is the most Emmy-nominated person ever, with 78 nominations. For a list of all the night's winners, visit Variety.