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Political Moments At The Emmys 2017

19 September 2017

The former White House press secretary Sean Spicer made an appearance at last night's Emmy Awards.

"Saturday Night Live" also had a big night with wins for Best Variety Sketch Series, Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump, Kate McKinnon as Hillary Clinton and Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer, who made a surprise appearance on stage to joke about the crowd size.

Many of them were for women, who scored with female-centric shows like "Big Little Lies", "A Handmaid's Tale" and "Veep", and rare wins for women directors, writers and producers.

Spicer's cameo Sunday night poked fun at his debut as White House press secretary, when he insisted that the crowd at President Donald Trump's inauguration was record-breaking.

"He was nominated multiple times for Celebrity Apprentice but he never won", he said.

Show host Colbert, known for his left-leaning comedy, kept his wit on Trump during his monologue.

The Los Angeles ceremony on Sunday night saw victories for political satire Veep and Saturday Night Live (SNL) which has enjoyed a resurgence with its attacks on Mr Trump.

"If he had won an Emmy, I bet he wouldn't have run for president", Colbert told the A-list audience. Best supporting actress Ann Dowd gave a moving acceptance speech along with other stars such like Nicole Kidman and Elizabeth Moss.

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"We did have a whole storyline about an impeachment, but we abandoned it because we were anxious that someone else might get to it first", she said. Donald Glover became the first African-American to win for comedy series directing.

Drama Series: "The Handmaid's Tale".

British talent was in the spotlight too, with The Night Of star Riz Ahmed claiming the award for best lead actor in a limited series.

In the competition, several high-profile series failed to live up to expectations, including Westworld and Stranger Things, which both went home empty-handed.

He rolled out onto the stage on an electric version of the White House lectern, from where he used to take questions from members of the media.

"If I do get an Emmy tonight it should be for the most incomplete performance by an actor in a supporting role", Baldwin joked.

Supporting Actor, Limited Series or Movie: Alexander Skarsgard, "Big Little Lies".

Political Moments At The Emmys 2017