Emmy Awards 2017: Priyanka Chopra owns red carpet, ‘little Indian boy’ Aziz Ansari wins for Master of None

The 69th prime-time Emmy Awards concluded at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles with Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale winning the ceremony’s big award – Best Drama Series. Other major winners include NBC’s This is Us, Netflix’s breakout hit, The Crown and HBO’s The Night Of and Big Little Lies. Science fiction western drama Westworld and NBC sketch comedy Saturday Night Live led the pack with 22 nominations apiece.
On the comedy side, Donald Glover’s Atlanta and the second season of Aziz Ansari’s Master of None were winners in major categories – Glover picked up Best Actor in a Comedy Series, and Ansari and Lena Waithe made history with a win for Best Writing in a Comedy Series.
A number of records were broken at the ceremony. Reed Morano became the first woman in 22 years to win for directing a drama series. Lena Waithe became the first black woman to win for writing, and Donald Glover became the first black man to win for directing a comedy series.
US President Donald Trump was top of mind all night long. In his opening monologue, the host Stephen Colbert declared Trump the biggest story of the year in television and Sean Spicer, the former White House press secretary, made a surprise appearance during the show.
Priyanka Chopra, one of the presenters at the Emmys, unwittingly made news when her name was announced as ‘Priyanka Choppa’, and her fans on Twitter calling the Emmy organizers out on it.
HBO led the race with 46 nominations in different categories while FX and Netflix have 27 nominations each. NBC and ABC follow them with 17 and 11 nominations respectively.

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