Record low viewership for Emmy Awards despite Glenn Weiss’ sweet proposal

Record low viewership for Emmy Awards despite Glenn Weiss’ sweet proposal

Record low viewership for Emmy Awards despite Glenn Weiss’ sweet proposal

Maisel became the first show from a streaming service to win best comedy, while HBO's "Game of Thrones" was the top drama.

That's how you get shows like "Modern Family" and "Mad Men" and actors like Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory") and Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("Veep") that win over and over (and over and over) again. Vulture complained the show was "apolitical" even with the approaching midterms and said Che and Jost's "blasé attitudes were a weird fit for an awards show."The Daily Beast proclaimed the Emmys to be a "tone-deaf embarrassment".

"Maisel", a freshman sitcom about an unhappy 1950s homemaker liberated by stand-up comedy, earned best actress honors for star Rachel Brosnahan.

Thandie Newton won the best supporting actress in a drama statuette for her work on HBO's futuristic western Westworld.

Helping out Netflix's total this year was Claire Foy who won outstanding lead actress in a drama series for her portrayal of a young Queen Elizabeth in "The Crown". Both won 23, including the Creative Arts Emmys.


The Assassination of Gianni Versace took the Emmy for best limited series and brought an acting trophy for Darren Criss, who played the gay serial killer who murdered the Italian designer in Miami in 1997.

HBO dark comedy Barry notched two acting wins - for Mr. Winkler and series star Bill Hader. And we can't forget director Glenn Weiss - who proposed to his girlfriend during his acceptance speech.

The Emmys opened with a daring song-and-dance number poking fun at myriad controversies, including the problem of ensuring diversity in Hollywood productions. So thank you, Erica, for putting up with me. "It's because I want to call you my wife", Weiss said.

The long-running NBC sketch show, already the top Emmy victor ever with 71, won again for best variety sketch series.

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