All the historic wins at the 69th annual Emmy awards

Nick Sanchez
September 19, 2017

Sterling K. Brown made history on Sunday night after becoming the first black actor in 19 years to win the Emmy for outstanding lead actor in a drama series, and he wasn't going to let anyone get in the way of his time in the spotlight.

While she made history at the 69th Emmy Awards on Sunday, Julia Louis-Dreyfus managed to throw several jabs at President Donald Trump. The victory set a new record for the TV vet as she passed Candice Bergen and Don Knotts to score the most wins by a performer for the same role in the same show. Of the nine Emmy wins, six went to women, with Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More) shared by Julie Berghoff and Sophie Neudorfer. It was her 10th Emmy win overall, including producing credits on "Seinfeld", "Old Christine" and "Veep".

"We have a great final season that we are about to start filming with a lot of surprises", she added, revealing that they had a "whole storyline about an impeachment" which they they abandoned because they were "worried that someone else might get to it first".

Baldwin won the comedy supporting actor Emmy for his withering impersonations of Trump on Comcast Corp's NBC's satirical series "Saturday Night Live". Out of breath, she also took a moment to thank the author who wrote the book and gave shout-outs to Hulu and MGM.

"I remember the first time we won this award", creator Lorne Michaels said in accepting the show's trophy for best variety sketch series.

Donald Glover also won two Emmys: for best comedy actor and for best directing in a comedy series for Atlanta.

The win for McKinnon was her second in a row.

This is the sixth consecutive year Louis-Dreyfus has won the award for "Veep".

"It is filled with shame and secrecy, and by you acknowledging me with this award, it shines a light on it even more", she said.

Louis-Dreyfus also wasn't afraid to get political at the show, nodding to the eerie way Veep has collided with real-world politics.

Colbert promised the ceremony honoring the best actors and shows on television would be political in the days before Sunday's ceremony broadcasting live from the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

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