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Even with HBO political comedy juggernaut "Veep" sitting out this year's race, the FX auteur series from Donald Glover could not push through to take the comedy series category (Amazon's freshman "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" won instead).
Issa Rae of HBO's "Insecure" or ABC's "black-ish" star Tracee Ellis Ross could become the second African-American to win as best comedy actress, following Isabel Sanford (1981, "The Jeffersons") by 37 years.
Musical openers are a mainstay of award shows, so of course the Emmys had one, kicking off with two of Saturday Night Live's strongest recent players - Kate McKinnon and Kenan Thompson - singing a tune called We Solved It and poking fun at Hollywood's smug self-satisfaction over inclusion efforts and attempts to oust controversial figures.
Claire Foy beat presumed front runner Elisabeth Moss, star of Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale, to win for her quiet but formidable portrayal of Queen Elizabeth in Netflix drama The Crown.
During Monday night's Emmy Awards, Bill Hader won the award for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and hugged a unusual man sitting in front of him. "She says she doesn't like watching white award shows because you guys don't thank Jesus enough".
Darren Criss also won for The Assassination of Gianni Versace as he collected the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie. Creator Ryan Murphy dedicated the Emmy to the LGBT community.
HBO dark comedy Barry notched two acting wins - for Winkler and series star Bill Hader.