71st Emmy Awards Winners: Live Updates

71st Emmy Awards

The 71st Emmy Awards–honoring the best television in comedy, drama, variety, and movies–are taking place tonight on FOX, airing live 8-11 PM ET/5-8 PM PT.

The Emmy’s are following in Oscar’s footsteps this year by going without a host.  I’m hope this doesn’t become the future as it will put many comedians out of a job.

There’s a shocker right out of the gate!  An animated Homer Simpson is hosting the show…or so we thought.  Anthony Anderson steps into the rescue.  Of course, we aren’t without a Game of Thrones‘ Starbucks joke.  Whoa! It’s Bryan Cranston talking about the power of television and Neil Armstrong’s walk on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission.  Cue the Breaking Bad reference.

I love the comedy wax museum bit with Ben Stiller, George Burns, Lucille Ball, and Bob Newhart.

There’s a Disney+ commercial. I don’t know about you but I already have chills.

Alex Borstein isn’t afraid to get political in her Emmy speech.

The Guest Actors and Actress Awards were honored during the Creative Emmy Awards.  Luke Kirby and Jane Lynch both won for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime Video).  The duo presented Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series.

Maya Rudolph and Ike Barinholtz are hysterical together.  Please give these two a sitcom series!

Both Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel come out to lament the lack of a host. There’s truth in comedy and they are hitting it on the money!  Alexa presents the nominees for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series!

Seth Meyers pays tribute to Game of Thrones and following the clip, the cast comes out to applause.

Thank you to Patricia Arquette for speaking out in favor of the transgender community.

Bill Hader offers the definition of a limited series: “A television series that was canceled.”

Hugh Laurie introduces the cast of HBO’s Veep.  Julia Louis-Dreyfus is a national treasure.  Her performance as Selina Meyer will certainly be missed.

I love that Jon Hamm is showing off his comic timing. Despite his long run on Mad Men, this guy has a comedic side that ought to be shown more.

Adam Devine and Samantha Bee are a part of a bit that introduces the variety category.

Lorne Michaels announced that SNL submitted the episode hosted by Adam Sandler. The Chris Farley tribute broke everyone who watched that night.

We’re currently just over 2 hours into the 71st Emmy Awards.  At this point, we pay tribute to those series that bid us farewell.

Bradley Whitford took home Guest Actor in a Drama Series while Cherry Jones took home Guest Actress in a Drama Series.  Both wins were for The Handmaid’s Tale.

That El Camino trailer!  Who’s ready?!?

The winners:


  • Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime Video)
  • Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime Video)
  • Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, “Episode 1,” Fleabag (Amazon Prime Video)
  • Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: Harry Bradbeer, “Episode 1,” Fleabag (Amazon Prime Video)
  • Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Bill Hader, Barry (HBO)
  • Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag (Amazon Prime Video)
  • Outstanding Comedy Series: Fleabag (Amazon Prime Video)


  • Outstanding Competition Program: RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)

Limited Series or Movie

  • Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie: Patricia Arquette, The Act (Hulu)
  • Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series or Movie: Johan Renck, Chernobyl (HBO)
  • Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal (Amazon Prime Video)
  • Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series or Movie: Craig Mazin, Chernobyl (HBO)
  • Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: Jharrel Jerome, When They See Us (Netflix)
  • Outstanding Television Movie: Bandersnatch (Black Mirror) (Netflix)
  • Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie: Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon (FX Networks)
  • Outstanding Limited Series: Chernobyl (HBO)


  • Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)
    • Dan Gurewitch, Senior Writer
    • Jeff Maurer, Senior Writer
    • Jill Twiss, Senior Writer
    • Juli Weiner, Senior Writer
    • Tim Carvell, Written by
    • Raquel D’Apice, Written by
    • Josh Gondelman, Written by
    • Daniel O’Brien, Written by
    • John Oliver, Written by
    • Owen Parsons, Written by
    • Charlie Redd, Written by
    • Joanna Rothkopf, Written by
    • Ben Silva, Written by
    • Seena Vali, Written by
  • Outstanding Variety Sketch Series: Saturday Night Live (NBC)
  • Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series: Don Roy King, Host: Adam Sandler, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
  • Outstanding Variety Talk Series: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)


  • Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Peter Dinklage, Game Of Thrones (HBO)
  • Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Jesse Armstrong, Succession, “Nobody Is Ever Missing” (HBO)
  • Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Julia Garner, Ozark (Netflix)
  • Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Billy Porter, Pose (FX Networks)
  • Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series: Jason Bateman, Ozark, “Reparations” (Netflix)
  • Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Jodie Comer, Killing Eve (BBC America)
  • Outstanding Drama Series: Game Of Thrones (HBO)

The 71st Emmy Awards are airing 8-11 PM ET/5-8 PM PT live on FOX.

Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.