70th Primetime Emmy Awards

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70th Primetime Emmy Awards
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Promotional poster
Date
Location Microsoft Theater,
Los Angeles, California
Presented by Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Hosted by Michael Che
Colin Jost
Highlights
Most awards The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (5)
Most nominations The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (9)
Outstanding Comedy Series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Outstanding Drama Series Game of Thrones
Outstanding Limited Series The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Outstanding Competition Program RuPaul's Drag Race
Outstanding Variety Talk Series Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Television/radio coverage
Network NBC
Viewership10.2 million [1] [2]
Produced by Lorne Michaels
Done and Dusted
Directed by Hamish Hamilton

The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards honored the best in U.S. prime time television programming from June 1, 2017, until May 31, 2018, as chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The ceremony was held live on September 17, 2018, at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, California, and was broadcast in the U.S. by NBC. The ceremony was hosted by Michael Che and Colin Jost. [3] [4]

Contents

The nominations were announced by Ryan Eggold and Samira Wiley on July 12, 2018. [5] The biggest winner of the night was Amazon Prime Video's comedy-drama The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel , which won five trophies, including the honor for Outstanding Comedy Series, making history by becoming the first streaming television series to claim the prize. Game of Thrones also won its third trophy for Outstanding Drama Series, and Peter Dinklage tied for the most wins for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, with his third victory for Game of Thrones . He would get the sole record by winning for the eighth and final season the very next year.

With a U.S. viewership of 10.2 million that reflects an 11% drop from the previous year, it was the then-least watched show in Emmy history. [1] [2]

Winners and nominees

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold: [6]

Bill Hader, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series winner Bill Hader, 2013 San Diego Comic Con-cropped-2.jpg
Bill Hader, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series winner
Rachel Brosnahan, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series winner Rachel Brosnahan July 9, 2014 (cropped).jpg
Rachel Brosnahan, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series winner
Matthew Rhys, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series winner Matthew Rhys.jpg
Matthew Rhys, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series winner
Claire Foy, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series winner Claire Foy in 2018.jpg
Claire Foy, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series winner
Darren Criss, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie winner Darren Criss 2011 Shankbone.JPG
Darren Criss, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie winner
Regina King, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie winner Regina King 2010.jpg
Regina King, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie winner
Henry Winkler, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series winner Henry Winkler (8530353007) (cropped).jpg
Henry Winkler, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series winner
Alex Borstein, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series winner Alex Borstein by Gage Skidmore 4 (retouched).jpg
Alex Borstein, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series winner
Peter Dinklage, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series winner Peter Dinklage by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Peter Dinklage, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series winner
Thandie Newton, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series winner Thandie Newton by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Thandie Newton, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series winner
Jeff Daniels, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie winner Jeff Daniels at PaleyFest 2013.jpg
Jeff Daniels, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie winner
Merritt Wever, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie winner Merritt Wever 2010 cropped.jpg
Merritt Wever, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie winner

Programs

Outstanding Comedy Series Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Variety Talk Series Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
Outstanding Limited Series Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

Acting

Lead performances

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Supporting performances

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Directing

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special

Writing

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special
  • John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City , Written by John Mulaney (Netflix)
    • Full Frontal with Samantha Bee Presents: The Great American* Puerto Rico (*it's complicated), Written by Samantha Bee, Pat Cassels, Mike Drucker, Eric Drysdale, Mathan Erhardt, Miles Kahn and Nicole Silverberg (TBS)
    • Michelle Wolf: Nice Lady, Written by Michelle Wolf (HBO)
    • Patton Oswalt: Annihilation, Written by Patton Oswalt (Netflix)
    • Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life, Written by Steve Martin and Martin Short (Netflix)

Presenters and performers

The awards were presented by the following: [7] [8]

Presenters

Name(s)Role
Claire Foy
Matt Smith
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Jimmy Kimmel
Tracy Morgan
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Millie Bobby Brown
Emilia Clarke
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Sandra Oh
Andy Samberg
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
Angela Bassett
Tiffany Haddish
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Michael Douglas Presenter of the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
John Legend
Chrissy Teigen
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Kit Harington
Constance Wu
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Aidy Bryant
Bob Odenkirk
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special
Alec Baldwin
Kate McKinnon
Introducers of a special statement from Betty White
James Corden Presenter of the award for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special
Leslie Jones
RuPaul
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Rachel Brosnahan
Larry David
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Ilana Glazer
Abbi Jacobson
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special
Sterling K. Brown
Ron Cephas Jones
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special
Tina Fey Presenter of the In Memoriam tribute
Samantha Bee
Taraji P. Henson
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Elisabeth Moss
Samira Wiley
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Lil Rel Howery
Gina Rodriguez
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Hannah Gadsby Presenter of the award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Bobby Berk
Karamo Brown
Tan France
Antoni Porowski
Jonathan Van Ness
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Sarah Paulson Presenter of the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Hayma WashingtonPresenter of a special presentation highlighting Emmy history
Rick and Morty Presenters of the award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
Neal Brennan
Dave Chappelle
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
Eric Bana
Connie Britton
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Variety Talk Series
Patricia Arquette
Benicio del Toro
Ben Stiller
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Limited Series
Will Ferrell Presenter of the award for Outstanding Comedy Series
Kenan Thompson Presenter of the award for Outstanding Drama Series

Performers

Name(s)Performed
Kate McKinnon
Kenan Thompson
Tituss Burgess
Kristen Bell
Sterling K. Brown
Ricky Martin
Andy Samberg
RuPaul
John Legend
"We Solved It!"
Aretha Franklin "Amazing Grace"

Most major nominations

Programs that received multiple major [lower-alpha 1] nominations are listed below, by number of nominations per work and per network: [9] [10]

Shows that received multiple nominations
NominationsShowNetwork
9 The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story FX
8 Atlanta
The Handmaid's Tale Hulu
7 Game of Thrones HBO
6 Barry
The Crown Netflix
Godless
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Amazon Prime Video
Saturday Night Live NBC
5 Stranger Things Netflix
Westworld HBO
4 The Americans FX
Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert NBC
Patrick Melrose Showtime
3 Black Mirror Netflix
Black-ish ABC
GLOW Netflix
The Looming Tower Hulu
Ozark Netflix
Silicon Valley HBO
This Is Us NBC
2 American Horror Story: Cult FX
Curb Your Enthusiasm HBO
Genius: Picasso Nat Geo
Killing Eve BBC America
Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your LifeNetflix
Twin Peaks Showtime
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Netflix
Nominations by network
NominationsNetwork
37 Netflix
29 HBO
25 FX
19 NBC
12 Hulu
8 Showtime
6 ABC
Amazon Prime Video
5 CBS
3 BBC America
2 Comedy Central
Nat Geo
TBS

Most major wins

Shows that received multiple awards
WinsShowNetwork
5 The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Amazon Prime Video
3 The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story FX
2 The Americans
Barry HBO
The Crown Netflix
Game of Thrones HBO
Godless Netflix
Wins by network
WinsNetwork
7 Netflix
6 HBO
5 FX
Amazon Prime Video

In Memoriam

Notes

  1. "Major" constitutes the categories listed above: Program, Acting, Directing, and Writing. This grouping does not include the technical categories.

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