A Recap of the Emmys

The Emmys are always full of excitement and intrigue.Emotional speeches, historical moments, fashionable appearances, political commentary and bizarre circumstances: the 2017 ceremony had it all. We’re giving you a recap of some of the highlights:

The Handmaid’s Tale cast at Emmys

There were many big winners in 2017, some of which included The Handmaid’s Tale and Big Little Lies.  Big Little Lies was nominated for a whopping 16 Emmys and won eight of them. The Handmaid’s Tale was nominated for 13 awards and also won eight. Check out the complete list of this year’s winners and nominees here.

Donald Glover at the Emmys

The ceremony also had many moments that will go down in Hollywood history. This year, Julia Louis-Dreyfus became the first person to win six Emmy awards for the same role: Selina Meyer on Veep. Lena Waithe became the first black woman to win an Emmy for Outstanding Writing on a Comedy Series as co-writer of “Thanksgiving” on Master of None. Also, Donald Glover became the first black director to win Outstanding Directing for Comedy for Atlanta.

Big Little Lies cast and their award

It wouldn’t be the Emmys without red carpet looks, though. Can we talk about Nicole Kidman, Zoe Kravitz, Shailene Woodley and Donald Glover? How about the cast of Stranger Things? Overall, these Hollywood’s stars shined at the ceremony.

Sean Spicer at the Emmys

In addition to the awards and fashion statements, the 2017 ceremony also unfolded with a lot of political commentary. The host, Stephen Colbert, referenced President Donald Trump in his opening performance and monologue, as did Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Alec Baldwin when giving and receiving their respective awards. Former White House press secretary and communications director, Sean Spicer, even made a cameo appearance.

There was humor, uncomfortable flirting and a bizarre sketch inspired byWestworld featuring a nude Stephen Colbert. All in all, the 69th Emmy Awards were jam packed with action.