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Your 2018 Emmy Awards Cheat Sheet

The annual television awards show aired last night, honoring the small screen's best.
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ICYMI: The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards was last night, hosted by a duo of SNL alumni, Michael Che and Colin Jost. 2018 marked a year of incredible television, from dramas like Game of Thrones and American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace to comedies like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Barry—this past year has seen a growing number of underrated stars shining in the spotlight. If you missed the awards, check out our recap of major moments, all the tea, and of course, the big winners.

Cohosts Colin Jost and Michael Che.

List of Winners: 

1. Outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series: 

Henry Winkler, Barry

2. Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series: 

Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

3. Outstanding lead actor in a limited series or TV movie: 

Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

4. Outstanding lead actress in a limited series or TV movie: 

Regina King, Seven Seconds

5. Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series: 

Bill Hader, Barry 

6. Outstanding lead actress in a comedy series: 

Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

7. Outstanding supporting actress in a limited series: 

Merritt Wever, Godless 

8. Outstanding supporting actor in a limited series or movie: 

Jeff Daniels, Godless

9. Outstanding lead actor in a drama series: 

Matthew Rhys, The Americans

10. Outstanding lead actress in a drama series: 

Claire Foy, The Crown

11. Outstanding supporting actor in a drama series: 

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

12. Outstanding supporting actress in a drama series: 

Thandie Newton, Westworld

13. Outstanding reality/competition series: 

RuPaul’s Drag Race

14. Outstanding variety sketch series: 

Saturday Night Live

15. Outstanding variety talk series: 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

16. Outstanding Limited Series: 

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

17. Outstanding comedy series: 

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

18. Outstanding drama series: 

Game of Thrones

Peter Dinklage after accepting award.

Along with the crowd's excitement for actors who nabbed the big awards at the ceremony, director Glenn Weiss kicked it up a notch by proposing, live, to his girlfriend Jan Svendsen. 

Presenting her with his mother’s ring, a stunned and surprised Svendsen accepted the proposal to the cheers of the audience. 

"You can’t come in and plan this. It became [a] thought, and the thought picked up steam,” Weiss explained. “That’s how we got here. The timing just lined up very nicely, and it was a really magical moment.”

Additionally, actress Betty White took the stage after being honored for her more than 80 years in show business, several decades of which have been in television. 

 

 

With her signature sense of humor, "Little did I dream then, that I would be here and it's incredible that I'm still in this business and that you are still putting up with me," White said. "I am thanking you. It's incredible that you can stay in a career this long and still have people put up with you. I wish they did that at home."

Notably, this year’s group of award nominees included a large number of non-white actors. Sandra Oh made history as the first woman of Asian descent to be nominated for lead actress in a drama series, along with actors Thandie Newton and Darren Criss being among the actors of color to win an award.

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