The Television Academy’s 70th Primetime Emmy Awards were held last night in Hollywood with delightful surprises and touching wins. Here’s a recap of some of the top moments from the telecast:
Long since his days as “The Fonz” on Happy Days, Henry Winkler picked up his first Emmy Award, winning best supporting actor in a comedy series for the HBO dark comedy Barry. See the video below for what he had to say backstage.
The Amazon original series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel scored big, winning outstanding comedy series. Rachel Brosnahan won the outstanding lead actress award for personifying the show’s titular character, while Alex Borstein won the supporting actress award for her portrayal of Susie Myerson, Maisel’s manager. Show creator Amy Sherman-Palladino won both for writing and directing the series.
In one of the most touching moments, American producer and director of the 2018 Oscar telecast Glen Weiss won the award for outstanding directing of a variety special and shocked the audience as he proposed to his girlfriend. Weiss got down on one knee and effectively stole the show, cementing a long lasting memory into Emmy history.
Rounding out the night, Canadian-American television producer, writer, comedian, and actor, Lorne Michaels, best known for creating and producing Saturday Night Live, accepted the award for outstanding sketch comedy series after the show posted yet again a year of exceptional ratings.