"The show could not be without the mad genius of George".
Saturday Night Live won the award for best variety sketch series.
After a conventional series of thank you's in her acceptance speech, she noted that she's playing a woman who "finds her voice anew" and urged viewers to use their own voices in the voting booth - and to bring a friend. Last year's drama series victor racked up a number of acting trophies, too, but this year it lost the major categories - from drama series on down through the lead and supporting acting categories.
After the stars strutted up the red carpet, the show opened with a daring song-and-dance number poking fun at an array of hot-button issues in America. It's her third Emmy win in four years.
They were joined by Ricky Martin, RuPaul, Kristen Bell, Tituss Burgess, Sterling K. Brown and Andy Samberg to point out all the ways Hollywood had overcome a lack of inclusion - and yet not.More news: NOAA: Sub-Tropical Storm Joyce Projected Path, Spaghetti Models
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"This year, the audience is allowed to drink in their seats".
Looking to boost audience ratings, organizers said they were hoping to shake up the format - and indeed they did, intentionally and unintentionally.
He said his mother had "loved" his partner, Jan Svendsen, adding: "You wonder why I don't like to call you my girlfriend?" Bledel won the guest drama actress award in 2017, while Dowd won supporting then. "You go away for as long as you need, ' and we've all been just trying to be a bench stop for her".
This capped off a pretty epic night for the Amazon comedy, which already saw several wins: Rachel Brosnahan and Alex Borstein took home Outstanding Lead and Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, respectively, while creator Amy Sherman-Palladino nabbed two Emmys for writing and directing.
Behind HBO and Netflix, NBC finished with 16 Emmys for shows including Saturday Night Live and Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert, followed by FX with 12.