Likewise, Reed Morano, director of The Handmaid's Tale, was the first woman to win an Emmy for Best Directing in a Drama Series since 1995 when Mimi Leder took home the honor for ER.
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Ahmed is the first male actor of Asian descent to win an Emmy award for acting.
Alec Baldwin was tapped as best supporting actor in a comedy for his Trump impersonation.
("The Handmaid's Tale" author Margaret Atwood even took the stage at the end of the night.) "Big Little Lies" stormed the Outstanding Limited Series categories in which it was nominated - with wins for actors Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern and Alexander Skarsgard - and won a directing award for Jean-Marc Vallée.
The 42-year-old series also won for best variety show.
The two biggest winners of the night were HBO's Big Little Lies and Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale, each of which took home five trophies. So now, more great roles for women, please.
Atwood's 'Handmaid's Tale' and Vallee's 'Big Little Lies' dominate Emmys
The show was also deemed best in the Outstanding Variety Sketch Series and Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series categories. Kate McKinnon bagged the Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her portrayal of Hillary Clinton during the campaign.
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"Big Little Lies" stars Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon, who also served as producers on the HBO series, spoke about the importance of projects starring women and from women. There are still meetings that you walk into and wonder if they say no because it's a show or film led by a woman, so I think there's still a lot of work left to be done.
Waithe thanked her girlfriend and shouted out to her "LGBTQIA family" in her acceptance speech. "I wonder if there's a correlation there".
A number of Emmy wins made history on the night.
Australia already has two Emmys after costume designer Perry Meek collected a Creative Arts Emmy last weekend for his work on RuPaul's Drag Race and advertising executive John McKelvey won for best commercial.
In the supporting actor in a drama series category, John Lithgow won the award for his role in "The Crown".
Sterling K. Brown won his second back-to-back Emmy for his role in the series "This Is Us" and in his speech honored Andre Braugher, who was the last black man to claim top drama performance honors, for "Homicide: Life on the Street" in 1998.
NBC's "The Voice" was named best reality series for the fourth year in a row. The show also won awards for writing, directing and for supporting actress Ann Dowd.
Speaking to reporters backstage after the ceremony, Moss admitted that her cursing hadn't been intentional, adding: "I was just trying to remember everybody and you really do have a weird, out-of-body experience".