70th Primetime Emmy Awards

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70th Primetime Emmy Awards
Promotional poster
Date
LocationMicrosoft Theater,
Los Angeles, California
Presented byAcademy of Television Arts & Sciences
Hosted byMichael Che
Colin Jost
Highlights
Most awardsThe Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (5)
Most nominationsThe Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (9)
Outstanding Comedy SeriesThe Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Outstanding Drama SeriesGame of Thrones
Outstanding Limited SeriesThe Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Websitehttp://www.emmys.com/ Edit this on Wikidata
Television/radio coverage
NetworkNBC
Viewership10.2 million[1][2]
Produced byDone and Dusted
Universal Television
Broadway Video
Directed byHamish Hamilton
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The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards honored the best in US 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]

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] It was also the first time in the show's history that Modern Family was not nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series after eight successive nominations and a record five wins from 2010 to 2014.

The three wins of John Legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Tim Rice made them the thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth persons to become an EGOT (at the creative arts ceremony).

Winners and nominees

Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface, and indicated with a double dagger (‡).[6][a] For simplicity, producers who received nominations for program awards have been omitted.

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 a 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

Programs

Programs

Acting

Lead performances

Lead performances

Supporting performances

Supporting performances

Directing

Directing

Writing

Writing
  • John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio CityJohn Mulaney (Netflix)
    • Full Frontal with Samantha Bee Presents: The Great American* Puerto Rico (*it's complicated) – Samantha Bee, Pat Cassels, Mike Drucker, Eric Drysdale, Mathan Erhardt, Miles Kahn and Nicole Silverberg (TBS)
    • Michelle Wolf: Nice LadyMichelle Wolf (HBO)
    • Patton Oswalt: AnnihilationPatton Oswalt (Netflix)
    • Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your LifeSteve 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 Washington Presenter of a special presentation highlighting Emmy history
Rick and Morty (Voiced by Justin Roiland) 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[b] nominations are listed below, by number of nominations per work and per network:[9][10]

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

In Memoriam

Notes

  1. ^ The outlets listed for each program are the U.S. broadcasters or streaming services identified in the nominations, which for some international productions are different from the broadcaster(s) that originally commissioned the program.
  2. ^ "Major" constitutes the categories listed above: Program, Acting, Directing, and Writing. This grouping does not include the technical categories.

References

  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. ^ "Emmy Nominees/Winners". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ Holloway, Daniel (July 12, 2018). "'Game of Thrones,' Netflix Lead Emmy Nominees". Variety. Penske Business Media, LLC. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  10. ^ THR Staff (July 12, 2018). "Emmys: Netflix Beats HBO With Most Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 12, 2018.