Top comedy Emmys go to Donald Glover, plus 'Veep' and its star

Posted September 19, 2017

Sterling K. Brown made history on Sunday night after becoming the first black actor in 19 years to win the Emmy for outstanding lead actor in a drama series, and he wasn't going to let anyone get in the way of his time in the spotlight. She also broke the record for wins for by a performer for the same role, winning a sixth consecutive Emmy for playing Selina Meyer on HBO's Veep.

Accepting the coveted trophy, Julia said: "This is and continues to be the role of a lifetime and an adventure of utter utter joy", before praising her fellow nominees, Pamela Adlon, Jane Fonda, Allison Janney, Ellie Kemper, Tracee Ellis Ross and Lily Tomlin.

Baldwin started out his acceptance speech night by ribbing Donald Trump, saying the president finally has his Emmy. She also spoke of the comedy's upcoming final season, in which they chose to drop an impeachment storyline because they were "worried that someone else might get to it first".

"Veep" did not win for Outstanding Directing or Writing at Sunday's 69th Primetime Emmy Awards.

Donald Glover's FX show is beloved by critics, and it won awards last night for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series.

Waithe became the first Black woman to ever win the Emmy for that category. The former White House press secretary made a surprise Emmys appearance, wheeling in his own podium.

When she got up onstage, the actress dropped the f-bomb as she took the Emmy in her hands and once again when she thanked her mother, who was in the audience, for all of the love and support through the years.

John Lithgow, 71, took home the prize for best supporting actor in a drama series for his role as Winston Churchill in Netflix's "The Crown". He won twice for lead actor in a comedy for his work in "30 Rock".

Veep also won the award for Outstanding Comedy Series during the show! "You are courageous and strong and smart", she said. Dern won for her role in the HBO series "Big Little Lies".

"The Voice" won the reality competition category.

Colbert thanked the president for tuning in Sunday, joking that Trump is the only one who has enough time to keep current on all that's going on in television nowadays.