Netflix ties longtime Emmy darling HBO in total wins

Netflix ties longtime Emmy darling HBO in total wins

Netflix ties longtime Emmy darling HBO in total wins

Thandie Newton referenced Che's joke when she accepted the award for best-supporting actress in a drama series for her work on Westworld. And in her absence from the competition, the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards saw Rachel Brosnahan take home the Emmy for her performance as Miriam "Midge" Maisel in Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

Emmy-winning actress Alex Borstein said "I do" to wearing her old, silver wedding gown to the awards ceremony on Monday ― and she had a brilliant reason.

Streaming service Netflix and premium cable channel HBO battled to a tie at the Emmy awards on Monday (Sept 17), with each taking home 23 of the television industry's top honours.

Other big winners included FX's "The Assassination of Gianni Versace", which won Emmys for best limited series and best lead actor in a limited series for Darren Criss, who took a dark turn as the designer's killer Andrew Cunanan.

With the exception of "Saturday Night Live", broadcast shows were shut out of the top awards as 21st-century platforms continued to overshadow traditional network fare like "This Is Us". And it won a lot of awards, tying with Mrs. Maisel for eight.

This marks the first Emmy win for Brosnahan, who was previously nominated for Guest Actress in a Drama for her role on House of Cards in 2015. 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".

As a effect, the breezy tone and ebullient moments - which began with a promising song-and-dance number about strides in diversity within the TV industry, cheekily titled "We solved it" - gave way to lethargy and clunky ones.

John Oliver, victor of best variety talk series for his weekly HBO show "Last Week Tonight", applauded the network for its backing.

"We solved it!" sang a line-up of celebrities, giving themselves a tongue-in-cheek pat on the back for the strides television has made for women, people of color, and gay men and women behind and in front of the camera. He later followed up with a post on Instagram: "Listen Boston, my grandma is racist too, but I still love her. & I still love you", he wrote. After paying tribute to his mother, who died two weeks earlier, Glenn Weiss called out to his girlfriend, Jan, "I want to call you my wife", and he presented her the ring his dad gave his mom 67 years ago.

"I want to thank my wife, who is in NY tonight".

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