Elisabeth Moss, John Lithgow, and More Theatre Actors Who Won Big at the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards

Film & TV News   Elisabeth Moss, John Lithgow, and More Theatre Actors Who Won Big at the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards
 
Check out the full list of winners at the 69th Annual Emmy Awards.
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Hollywood gathered to celebrate the best in television at the 2017 Emmy Awards September 17, and that included numerous names from the theatre. Stephen Colbert hosted the 69th annual ceremony on CBS.

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John Lithgow
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After a musical opening starring Colbet, two-time Tony winner John Lithgow (The Changing Room, Sweet Smell of Success) took home the first award of the night. He won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in Netflix’s original series The Crown.

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Alec Baldwin won for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on Saturday Night Live. Baldwin spent the season impersonating Donald Trump and upon taking the stage, said, “I suppose I should say, 'At long last, Mr. President, here is your Emmy.'” He then reminded his fellow artists: “What we do is important; don’t stop doing what you’re doing.” Baldwin has five Broadway credits, having made his debut in Loot in 1966 and most recently starring in Orphans in 2013. He earned a Tony nomination for his turn as Stanley Kowalski in the 1992 revival of A Streetcar Named Desire.

2017 Emmy nominees and 9 to 5 stars Lily Tomlin (also a Tony winner), Jane Fonda, and Dolly Parton reunited to present the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie to Big Little Lies' Alexander Skarsgård.

Veteran actor Ann Dowd won for her work in the new Hulu series The Handmaid’s Tale. This was her first Emmy win. She made her Broadway debut in Candida in 1993 and last appeared on Broadway in 2003.

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Later in the evening, Tony nominee and Hamilton original cast member Christopher Jackson performed Stevie Wonder's “As” for the In Memoriam presentation.

Tony nominee Elisabeth Moss won her first Emmy for The Handmaid’s Tale. Though she made her Broadway debut in Speed-the-Plow, her Tony nomination came for her work as Heidi Holland in the 2015 revival of Wendy Wasserstein’s The Heidi Chronicles. The series won the final award of the night for Outstanding Drama Series.

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Last weekend, the Creative Arts Emmy Awards recognized theatre talent, as well. The 2016 Tony Awards won for Outstanding Special Class Program. NBC’s Hairspray Live! earned three Emmys, as well.

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A full list of winners from the September 17 ceremony follows.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – John Lithgow, The Crown
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie – Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series – Donald Glover, Atlanta
Outstanding Variety Sketch Series – Saturday Night Live
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series – Bruce Miller, The Handmaid’s Tale
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live
Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series or Movie – Jean-Marc Vallée, Big Little Lies
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie – Alexander Skarsgård, Big Little Lies
Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series – Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series – Aziz Ansari & Lena Waithe, Master of None
Outstanding Reality Competition Program – The Voice
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series – Reed Morano, The Handmaid’s Tale
Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series or Movie – Charlie Brooker, Black Mirror
Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series – Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live
Outstanding Variety Talk Series – Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series – Donald Glover, Atlanta
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series – Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Outstanding Comedy Series – Veep
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie – Riz Ahmed, The Night Of
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie – Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Outstanding TV Movie – "San Junipero," Black Mirror
Outstanding Limited Series – Big Little Lies
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series – Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series – Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Outstanding Drama Series - The Handmaid’s Tale

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