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Here's what you missed at last night's Emmys

Here's what you missed at last night's Emmys

Movies & TV

Here's what you missed at last night's Emmys

The Emmys are that awards show that always feels like a surprise, mostly because it's in September. So if you forgot they were happening—and if so, shame on you, in this most golden of ages for television—here are the talking points:

1. The Handmaid's Tale cleaned up!

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The show that everyone has been talked about (and which was filmed in and around Toronto, fun fact) took home 5 awards, including Elisabeth Moss' first best actress award. The show's win for best drama series also marks another milestone: Hulu just became the first streaming service to take that gong, beating out their major competitors Amazon and Netflix.

2. Big Little Lies also cleaned up!

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That other show that everyone was talking about also took home 5 awards, dominating the "limited series" category, which confusingly is different than the drama category The Handmaid's Tale dominated. Nicole Kidman and Alexander Skarsgard (and his new moustache; unsure about it) both got best actor trophies, and Laura Dern won in the supporting category.

3. Julia Louis Dreyfus won AGAIN.

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SIX YEARS. That's the Veep star's winning streak in the "best actress in a comedy series" category.

4. Lena Waithe made history, as did Donald Glover

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Waithe, who works on Aziz Ansari's Master of None, became the first African American woman to win the Emmy for "best writing on a comedy" on the same night that Donald Glover, the genius behind Atlanta, became the first African American period to win a directing award in the show's comedy category.

5. Sean Spicer was there

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