Emmy Awards 2017: List of Winners in the Main Category

The 69th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards were held on 9 – 10 September, and was broadcast by FXX on September 16.

Anna Chlumsky and Shemar Moore announced the nominated candidates on 13 July, 2017.


Nicole Kidman won an Emmy award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role on “Big Little Lies”

All nominees and winners were chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences as the best in U.S. prime time television programming between 1 June,  2016 to May 31, 2017.

Emmy Awards 2017 was held on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, California, and was broadcast in the U.S. by CBS.

Stephen Colbert of the “Late Show” was a co-host at the event where “Big Little Lies,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Atlanta,” and “Veep” won multiple awards.

The Handmaid’s Tale became the first web television series to win the award for Outstanding Drama Series.

Riz Ahmed became the first South Asian man to win an Emmy acting award.

Here is a list of lucky winners in the main categories.

  • Outstanding drama series: “The Handmaid’s Tale”
  • Outstanding comedy series: “Veep”
  • Outstanding limited series: “Big Little Lies”
  • Outstanding television movie: “Black Mirror: San Junipero”
  • Lead actress in a drama series: Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
  • Lead actor in a drama series: Sterling K. Brown, “This is Us”
  • Lead actor in a comedy series: Donald Glover, “Atlanta”
  • Lead actress in a comedy series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
  • Lead actor in a limited series or movie: Riz Ahmed, “The Night Of”
  • Lead actress in a limited series or movie: Nicole Kidman, “Big Little Lies”
  • Supporting actor in a drama series: John Lithgow, “The Crown”
  • Supporting actress in a drama series: Ann Dowd, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
  • Supporting actress in a comedy series: Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live”
  • Supporting actress in a limited series or movie: Laura Dern, “Big Little Lies”
  • Supporting actor in a limited series: Alexander Skarsgard, “Big Little Lies”
  • Variety sketch series: “Saturday Night Live”
  • Variety talk series: “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”
  • Reality-competition program: “The Voice”
  • Writing for a drama series: Bruce Miller, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
  • Writing in a comedy series: Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe, “Master of None”
  • Writing for a limited series or movie: Charlie Brooker, “Black Mirror”
  • Writing for a variety series: “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”
  • Directing in a drama series: Reed Morano, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
  • Directing for a comedy series: Donald Glover, “Atlanta”
  • Directing for a limited series or movie:  Jean-Marc Vallee, “Big Little Lies”
  • Directing for a variety series: Don Roy King, “Saturday Night Live”