The show and its leading lady, Julia Louis-Dreyfus (who will probably walk away with her sixth Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy award on Sunday) are darlings of the Television Academy, and political humor is more necessary and appreciated than ever in the tumultuous year that is 2017. Louis-Dreyfus won once more for her razor-sharp portrayal of political viper Selina Meyer on HBO's caustic comedy Veep.
"This is, and continues to be, the role of a lifetime, and an adventure of utter, utter joy", she said during her acceptance speech. Prior to that win, the actress had maintained a three-way tie with Candice Bergen and Mary Tyler Moore for most lead actress wins.
Not only did Louis-Dreyfus beat out "Mom" actress Allison Janney, who has two lead actress Emmys of her own, but she also edged out "Black-ish" actress Tracee Ellis Ross and Jane Fonda (Netflix's "Grace and Frankie").
Louis-Dreyfus joked that they had planned a storyline about an impeachment "but we abandoned that because we were anxious someone else might get to it first".
Hosted by Stephen Colbert, the Emmys telecast surprised many in the crowd with a cameo appearance by former White House press secretary Sean Spicer.
The win for McKinnon was her second in a row. Waithe, who previously credited the "black girl magic" onset, took home the writing trophy for her superb episode ("Thanksgiving") of Master of None, marking the first time a black woman won Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series.
Another big victor: "Big Little Lies", which won Best Limited Series, Best Actress (Nicole Kidman), Best Supporting Actor (Alexander Skarsgard), Best Supporting Actress (Laura Dern) and Best Director.
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The HBO series is celebrating a third consecutive victory in the category.
Kidman said the production highlighted the "complicated, insidious disease" of domestic abuse. "You are fearless and strong and smart", she said.
"This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period, in person and around the world", Spicer said.
"The Voice" won the reality competition category.
Writing, Limited Series, Movie or Special: Charlie Brooker, "Black Mirror: San Junipero".
Trump loomed over the ceremony as the target of multiple jokes.