Emmys 2017: Star Wars actors win big but Westworld and Stranger Things come up empty

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The Emmys 2017 is the place to be to celebrate all things TV and this year’s award ceremony didn’t disappoint. A whole host of debut winners, record-breakers and, yes, Star Wars actors took to the stage to collect their well-deserved gongs.

Game of Thrones season 7’s late debut spared the majority of awards from coming Westeros’ way – look out Emmys 2018 – so it was left to Westworld and Stranger Things to take the attention of pop-culture fans everywhere. Unfortunately Hosts and Demogorgons aren’t enough to grab you an award these days, with The Handmaid’s Tale and This Is Us coming up trumps in most of the major categories.

There was success, though, for the Han Solo movie’s Donald Glover, Star Wars: Rogue One’s Riz Ahmed and Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s Laura Dern. Star Wars’ present and future is certainly looking golden. 

Elsewhere, Julia Louis-Dreyfus made Emmys history by picking up a sixth consecutive Emmy for her role in Veep. That win also takes her to eight Emmys overall, a joint record.

Below is the full main list of winners:

Outstanding Drama Series: The Handmaid’s Tale

Outstanding Comedy Series: Veep

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Elizabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: John Lithgow (The Crown)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Donald Glover (Atlanta)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Alec Baldwin (Saturday Night Live)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live)

Outstanding Limited Series: Big Little Lies

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series: Riz Ahmed (The Night Of)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series: Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie: Laura Dern (Big Little Lies)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: Alexander Skarsgard (Big Little Lies)

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series: Reed Morano (The Handmaid’s Tale)

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: Donald Glover (Atlanta)

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Bruce Miller (The Handmaid’s Tale)

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe (Master of None)

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