Canada shone brightly at Sunday night's Emmy Awards as "The Handmaid's Tale", "Big Little Lies" and "Saturday Night Live" were the top award winners. Second, This Is Us star Sterling K. Brown became the first black man to win Lead Actor in a Drama since Andre Braugher won for Homicide: Life on the Street.
Backstage, Kidman reflected to ET on the implications of their Big Little Lieswins: "It shows women that you can actually create opportunities for yourself". The winning drama series and limited series ("The Handmaid's Tale" and "Big Little Lies", respectively) focused on issues of women rather than defaulting to the male point of view as a vivid way to explore the human condition.
And best limited series went to Big Little Lies, a series born out of a desire for better roles for actresses, which takes a confronting look at domestic violence.
Variety Talk Series victor "This Week with John Oliver" is now required viewing like "The Daily Show" once was.
Veep won the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series; the Outstanding Variety Talk Series award went to Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, and The Voice bagged the Outstanding Reality-Competition Programme.
Other new faces included Donald Glover, the best comedy actor and also director for his hip-hop themed show "Atlanta".
Emmys host Stephen Colbert has ruthlessly attacked Trump on his "The Late Show", and numerous winners and presenters made barbed comments about Trump and his policies during Sunday's three-hour ceremony honoring the best of television.
Actress, Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep".
Addressing her mom, who was in the audience, she said: "You are courageous and strong and smart". Good news for her fellow comic actresses: There's just one more season of Veep. She co-wrote the "Thanksgiving" episode of "Master of None" with series co-creator and star, Aziz Ansari.
Previously, she was tied for the record with Candice Bergen and Don Knotts, who won five Emmys for their roles on "Murphy Brown" and "The Andy Griffith Show", respectively. I also don't want to minimize how momentous "12 Years a Slave" and "Moonlight" were at the Oscars.
Elisabeth Moss' Emmy acceptance speech saw her acknowledge friends, directors, and others who have supported her career - but the censors had to cut out the actress' tribute to her mother. "I'm trying to make the best product", he said.
He thanked his cast and said they were "the best white TV family that a brother has ever had, better than the white folks who raised Webster".
Then, another political moment came when Alec Baldwin received an Emmy for best supporting actor in a comedy, for his portrayal of President Donald Trump on SNL. "We are so grateful that you told your friends to watch the show".
Elisabeth Moss accepted the golden statue for lead actress in a drama series and let two F-bombs fly in her acceptance speech. The stars of the 1980 feminist-themed movie 9 to 5 - Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton - reunited to present an award, and Fonda said, "Back in 1980, in that movie, we refused to be controlled by a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot".