Darren Criss first Fil-Am to win major Emmy prize

Emmys Opening Number Mockingly Pats Hollywood on the Back for Progress on Diversity: ‘We Solved it!’

Emmys Opening Number Mockingly Pats Hollywood on the Back for Progress on Diversity: ‘We Solved it!’

LOS ANGELES - "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" won the top prizes at the Emmy awards on Monday on a night of upsets for the highest honors in television and a triumph for streaming services.

Many were excited at prospect of the potential history to be made at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, with Sandra Oh in the running to become the first Best Drama Actress victor of Asian descent for her work in Killing Eve and Donald Glover seemingly poised to become the second black man to win Best Comedy Actor twice, let alone twice in a row, for his starring role in Atlanta. And Alex Borstein, who won in the supporting category for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, started by announcing she wasn't wearing a bra and asking other women not to pee on the seats of public toilets.

Amazon won five of those, including best comedy series, the first time any streaming platform has captured that award.

John Oliver, in picking up the trophy for best variety talk show award for "Last Week Tonight", thanked Weiss' girlfriend for giving the right answer or, he joked, the whole ceremony could have gone south.

They then yielded the stage to hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che - also regulars on the veteran NBC comedy sketch show - who let the zingers fly.

"We dedicate this award to them, to awareness, to stricter hate crime laws, and mostly, this is for the memory of Jeff and David and Gianni and for all of those taken too soon".




Claire Foy, who played Queen Elizabeth in The Crown, won for best lead actress in a drama.

But despite one of the most ethnically diverse array of nominees, only Regina King ("Seven Seconds") Thandie Newton ("Westworld") and RuPaul ("RuPaul's Drag Race") made it to the winners podium. Adding up its wins from last week's Creative Arts Emmys, it took home a total of nine statues.

But the coveted drama prize went to "Game of Thrones", which was ineligible for last year's Emmys. Early reaction on Twitter seemed good, with one user saying, "This may be the best open ever" and another posting, "Holy shit they are killing this Emmy's bit".

Criss, whose mother Cerina Criss is from Cebu, became the first Filipino-American to win a lead actor Emmy trophy for his widely acclaimed portrayal of Andrew Cunanan, who killed fashion designer Gianni Versace and four other men in 1997. The long-running NBC sketch show, already the top Emmy victor ever with 71, won again for best variety sketch series.

A suprise marriage proposal ended up stealing the show on Monday night.

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