Bradley Whitford made history at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards by becoming first person to win an Emmy in both the comedy and drama guest categories at the Microsoft Center in Los Angeles Sunday (Sept. 15) night.
The actor previously won for “Transparent” in 2015. He picked up the drama award for his work on “The Handmaid’s Tale” on Sunday.
“Awards show are not arenas of justice. We know that because the ‘hot priest’ [Fleabag’s Andrew Scott] did not get nominated. They are conspiracies of circumstance and my circumstances are so lucky,” Whitford quipped
Whitford went on to praise the show.
“I get to look into Lizzie Moss’ eyes. She’s getting to perform what I think is the voice of a generation. It’s like Sophie’s Choice the series… I want to thank Margaret Atwood with giving us perspective… action is the antidote to despair.”
Rosamund Pike and Chris O’Dowd won for best actress and actress in a short film for Sundance’s “State of the Union.”
Cherry Jones won for outstanding guest actress in “The Handmaid’s Tale” and Luke Kirby won outstanding guest actor for his role in “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”
In the comedy category, Jane Lynch won outstanding actress for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”
HBO dominated the second night of the Creative Arts Emmys, with “Game of Thrones” and “Chernobyl” picking up awards for visual effects, non-prosthetic make-up, main title design and drama series casting among others.
The fantasy series aired its eighth and final season this past year. Although fans were disappointed with the final plot twist, the series was an unqualified hit for HBO.
The cable network also won big limited series “Chernobyl,” which picked up seven awards in total, including cinematography, sound, music and video editing.
‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ also had seven wins in total, including Outstanding Guest Actress and Actor for Jane Lynch and Luke Kirby.
“Queer Eye,” “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown” (Bourdain won posthumously), “Leaving Neverland,” “Our Planet” and “RuPaul” were among other winners.
Oscar winner “Free Solo,” a 2018 documentary directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin that profiles rock climber Alex Honnoldswept won in all seven categories for which it was nominated, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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