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.
See, CBS, who airs the Emmys, and Hulu have a deal that was announced in early 2017 to bring all live CBS shows to Hulu's new streaming TV service, so those who cut the cord could still watch their favorite CBS shows.
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.
Broncos rookie Garett Bolles has bone bruise in left leg
The Broncos play in Buffalo on Sunday and face the Oakland Raiders in Denver on October 1, with the team's bye on October 8. With Bolles injured, Donald Stephenson and Allen Barbre are the most likely replacements on the roster.
More sanctions will accelerate nuclear programme - North Korean leader
On September 11, the UN Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2375. North Korea fired its latest missile over Japan on Friday.
This time hurricane will not spare Puerto Rico
The storm will affect parts of the Leeward Islands and the British and US Virgin Islands for next couple of days, the center said. Jose was centered about 235 miles (380 kilometers) east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and was moving north at 8 mph (13 kph).
"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".