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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]

70th Primetime Emmy Awards
The 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Date
LocationMicrosoft Theater,
Los Angeles, California
Presented byAcademy of Television Arts & Sciences
Hosted byMichael Che
Colin Jost
Most awardsComedy: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (5)
Drama: The Americans / The Crown / Game of Thrones (2)
Limited / Movie: The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (3)
Most nominationsComedy: Atlanta (8)
Drama: The Handmaid's Tale (8)
Limited / Movie: The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (9)
Television/radio coverage
NetworkNBC
Viewership10.2 million [1][2]
Produced byLorne Michaels
Ian Stewart
Directed byHamish Hamilton

The nominations were announced by Ryan Eggold and Samira Wiley on July 12, 2018.[5] The biggest winner of the night was 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 web television and streaming service series to claim the prize.[6]

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

Contents

Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold:[7]

 
Bill Hader, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series winner
 
Rachel Brosnahan, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series winner
 
Matthew Rhys, Outstanding Lead Actor in Drama Series winner
 
Claire Foy, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series winner
 
Darren Criss, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie winner
 
Regina King, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie winner
 
Henry Winkler, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series winner
 
Alex Borstein, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series winner
 
Peter Dinklage, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series winner
 
Thandie Newton, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series winner
 
Jeff Daniels, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie winner
 
Merritt Wever, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie winner

ProgramsEdit

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

ActingEdit

Lead performancesEdit

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 performancesEdit

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

DirectingEdit

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

WritingEdit

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 performersEdit

The awards were presented by the following:[8][9]

PresentersEdit

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 Washington Presenter 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

PerformersEdit

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 nominationsEdit

Programs that received multiple major[a] nominations are listed below, by number of nominations per work and per network:[10][11]

Nominations by network
Nominations Network
37 Netflix
29 HBO
25 FX
19 NBC
12 Hulu
8 Showtime
6 Prime Video
ABC
5 CBS
3 BBC America
2 Comedy Central
Nat Geo
TBS

Most major winsEdit

Wins by Network
Wins Network
7 Netflix
6 HBO
5 Amazon
FX

In MemoriamEdit

NotesEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Hibberd, James (September 18, 2018). "Emmy Awards were the least-watched ever". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Battaglio, Stephen (September 18, 2018). "Emmy Awards' TV audience hits new low with 10.2 million viewers". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  3. ^ Holloway, Daniel (April 26, 2018). "Michael Che, Colin Jost to Host 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  4. ^ Lee, Benjamin (September 18, 2018). "The Marvelous Mrs Maisel and Game of Thrones win big at Emmys – as it happened". The Guardian. Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  5. ^ O'Connell, Michael (June 28, 2018). "Emmys: Samira Wiley and Ryan Eggold to Announce Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  6. ^ Greene, Steve (September 17, 2018). "'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Wins Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series, the First for a Streaming Service". IndieWire. Retrieved September 17, 2018.
  7. ^ "Emmy Nominees/Winners". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  8. ^ Birnbaum, Debra (September 6, 2018). "Emmy Awards 2018: Kit Harington, Millie Bobby Brown, Sandra Oh Set as Presenters". Variety. Penske Business Media, LLC. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  9. ^ Evans, Greg (September 12, 2018). "Emmys: Patricia Arquette, Samantha Bee, RuPaul Charles, Issa Rae Among Second Group Of Presenters". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Business Media, LLC. Retrieved September 12, 2018.
  10. ^ Holloway, Daniel (July 12, 2018). "'Game of Thrones,' Netflix Lead Emmy Nominees". Variety. Penske Business Media, LLC. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  11. ^ THR Staff (July 12, 2018). "Emmys: Netflix Beats HBO With Most Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 12, 2018.

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