The Biggest Snubs and Surprises of the 2018 Emmys


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In another win for streaming services, Prime Video's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel nabbed the 2018 Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series.

In the comedy categories, "Mrs Maisel" bested all comers in its first year of eligibility, sweeping the female acting prizes (star Rachel Brosnahan and co-star Alex Borstein) and best series honors.

The biggest night in television came and went, and boy, were we in for a slew of surprises!

Throughout the Emmy's 70-year history, plenty of talented black actors and actresses have been passed over for their white peers and Emmys co-host Michael Che made a decision to right some of those wrongs.

Netflix, which for the first time surpassed HBO in total nominations, left its mark on the ceremony, winning seven awards Monday (and tying HBO overall, with 23 each for all the award ceremonies).

Glover was also nominated for outstanding lead actor in a comedy, along with Anthony Anderson for "Black-ish", Ted Danson for "The Good Place", Larry David for "Curb Your Enthusiasm", Bill Hader for "Barry" and William H. Macy for "Shameless".

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And "Saturday Night Live" won the award for best variety sketch series.

Michael Che and Colin Jost of "Saturday Night Live" hosted the awards show on NBC.

"We solved it!" sang a line-up of celebrities, giving themselves a tongue-in-cheek pat on the back for the strides television has made for women, people of color, and gay men and women compared to the movie industry.

Had either Issa Rae or Tracee Ellis Ross won for outstanding lead actress in a comedy, it would have been only the second time an African American woman won the category since Isabel Sanford for "The Jeffersons" in 1981.

"I'll be thanking you for the rest of my life for trusting me with your Midge", she said, referencing her character.

Other big winners included "The Assassination of Gianni Versace", for best limited series and actor Darren Criss, who played the gay serial killer who murdered the Italian designer in Miami in 1997. Over the past couple of years, top TV creators Ryan Murphy, Jenji Kohan and Shonda Rhimes have committed to making shows only for Netflix.

The veteran actor, 72, scooped the outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series gong for his role as acting coach Gene Cousineau in HBO's Barry.

Jokes about everything from Ronan Farrow to the Roseanne to white people failing to thank Jesus in their acceptance speeches followed.

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