On Sunday night, Elisabeth Moss won big at the Emmys, taking home an award for outstanding-lead actress in a drama series just moments before she and the rest of the cast took the stage again when The Handmaid's Tale won best-drama series.
After losing to John Oliver, Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel drank their sorrows, and (in good natured late night fashion) took digs at Oliver and his show. It featured some of our favorite TV shows, including "This Is Us", "Veep", "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and "The Handmaid's Tale".
Then there was host Stephen Colbert's string of one-liners about the man he considered the biggest television star of the past year, and former White House press secretary Sean Spicer's jaw-dropping cameo in Colbert's opening monologue. "Saturday Night Live" triumphed for a season of skewering Mr. Trump.
Baldwin regularly portrays President Trump on comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live, which won four awards including best variety sketch series and best supporting actress in a comedy series for Kate McKinnon.
On top of that that Moss, Ann Dowd and Alexis Bledel finally earned long overdue Emmys for their work on The Handmaid's Tale, which marked the first time a streaming network took home Outstanding Drama Series.
"Of course, what really mattered to Donald Trump is ratings", he said. "He had the eye for the show first".
In her acceptance speech, Louis-Dreyfus joked prophetically that "Veep" writers had abandoned a story line about impeachment "because we were anxious that someone else might get to it first".
"The Handmaid's Tale" won the Emmy for best drama.
The comedian quipped that the crowd at the Emmys bore responsibility for Trump as he may not have sought the White House had he won an award. "Margaret's book and Bruce's words help illuminate what that battle and what the struggle is all about", he said.
"I'm glad I was able to make history, but that's not what I was trying to do. They get to have an interrogation". And I remember thinking as I was standing there alone that this was it.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who has French-Jewish heritage, broke the record for most consecutive wins in any Emmy category with her sixth straight best lead actress in a comedy award.
Perhaps in counterpoint to the heightened racial tensions fostered by the Trump administration, this year's nominations were heavy on minority-themed series and/or minority starring vehicles.
Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe won for writing an episode of "Master of None". The episode is about Waithe's character coming out to her mom, played by Angela Basset.
Speaking after her win, she said it was important for stories to be led by and made by women. Hulu has invested significantly to compete with Netflix and its $6 billion content budget, committing $2.5 billion for US based programming this year. "Every day when you walk out the door, put on your imaginary cape and go out there and conquer the world, because the world would not be as handsome as it is if we weren't in it".
He won past year for his portrayal of O.J. Simpson prosecutor Christopher Darden in the FX series "The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story".
"This ... continues to be the role of a lifetime and an adventure of utter joy", Louis-Dreyfus, who's been nominated for 24 Emmys in her career, said when accepting the award.
Actor, Comedy Series: Donald Glover, "Atlanta".
Brooker is said to have knocked Channel 4's collective nose out of joint when he moved the show to Netflix without giving the terrestrial broadcaster first run rights.
Fonda said, "Back in 1980, in that movie we refused to be controlled by a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot".
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