One of the most-watched and highly anticipated award shows of the year (especially for us TV geeks) happened this evening and here is our recap of the highs and lows of this star-studded event!

The opening of the show begins with a musical number from SNL cast members Kenan Thompson, Kate McKinnon, and Andy Samberg. As well as Sterling K. Brown, Kristen Bell, RuPaul, Tituss Burgess, and John Legend.

The event hosted by Colin Jost and Michael Che started right off the bat with some stale jokes that sound as if they had been heavily edited and re-written by the censors. Of course, Roseanne was the butt of many jokes (as she should be) and the hosts shared a bit on an all-white version of Atlanta called “15 miles Outside Of Atlanta” about white women that call the police on Black folks in Atlanta. Okay that was kinda funny.

Speaking of white women, many of them took away awards as well as white men at this year’s event. With so many Black nominees only a couple walked away with a statuette. Another season of #EmmysSoWhite?

The evening got its color back from a sketch led by Michael Che called “The Reparations Emmys”. Giving Emmys to the great Black sitcom stars of the 80s and 90s, including Marla Gibbs, Kadeem Hardison, Tichina Arnold, and John Witherspoon to name a few.

Fred Armisen and Maya Rudolph served as “co-hosts” for the event, and as it turned out their comedic delivery and performance outweighed the main hosts.

The shocking highlight of the night was when director Glenn Weiss — who won for Outstanding Directing In A Variety Series for The Oscars — proposed to his girlfriend on live television! And she said YES!

It was also great that The Emmys took a moment to state a call to action to help the victims of Hurricane Florence that affected the Carolinas and Virginia.

Special congrats to Regina King and Thandie Newton for their Emmy wins tonight!

Here’s a recap of the winners below:

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Henry Winkler for Barry (HBO)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Alex Borstein The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

Amy Sherman-Palladino The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)

BEST DIRECTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES 

Amy Sherman-Palladino The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

Rachel Brosnahan The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY

Bill Hader Barry (HBO)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES/TV MOVIE

Merritt Wever Godless (Netflix)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES/TV MOVIE

Jeff Daniels Godless (Netflix)

 

OUTSTANDING WRITING IN A LIMITED SERIES/TV MOVIE

William Bridges and Charlie Brooker “USS Callister” Black Mirror (Netflix)

BEST ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES/TV MOVIE

Regina King Seven Seconds (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE 

Ryan Murphy Assassination of Gianni Versace (FX)

BEST ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES/TV MOVIE

Darren Criss The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL

John Mulaney Kid Gorgeous (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL

Glenn Weiss The Oscars (ABC)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES 

Peter Dinklage Game Of Thrones (HBO)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES 

Thandie Newton Westworld (HBO)

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg The Americans (FX)

BEST DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

Stephen Daldry “Paterfamilias” The Crown (Netflix)

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA

Matthew Rhys The Americans (FX)

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA:

Claire Foy The Crown (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING REALITY COMPETITION PROGRAM

RuPaul’s Drag Race (Logo)

OUTSTANDING VARIETY SKETCH SERIES

Saturday Night Live (NBC)

 

OUTSTANDING VARIETY TALK SERIES

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIES

The Assassination of Gianni Versace (FX)

BEST COMEDY

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)

BEST DRAMA

Game Of Thrones (HBO)

What did you think of this year’s Emmys?  Yay or nay?