70th Primetime Emmy Awards
|70th Primetime Emmy Awards|
|Location||Microsoft Theater, |
Los Angeles, California
|Presented by||Academy of Television Arts & Sciences|
|Hosted by||Michael Che |
|Most awards||Comedy: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (5) |
Drama: The Americans / The Crown / Game of Thrones (2)
Limited / Movie: The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (3)
|Most nominations||Comedy: Atlanta (8) |
Drama: The Handmaid's Tale (8)
Limited / Movie: The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (9)
|Viewership||10.2 million |
|Produced by||Lorne Michaels |
|Directed by||Hamish Hamilton|
The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards honored the best in U.S. 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.
The nominations were announced by Ryan Eggold and Samira Wiley on July 12, 2018. The biggest winner of the night was Amazon's comedy-drama The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which won five trophies including the honor for Outstanding Comedy Series, making history by becoming the first web television and streaming service series to claim the prize.
With a U.S. viewership of 10.2 million that reflects an 11% drop from the previous year, it was the least watched show in Emmy history. The other major televised awards in 2018 saw a larger decline in viewers, since most viewers prefer to watch clips rather than a three-hour telecast with commercials.
Winners and nominees
Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold:
|Outstanding Comedy Series||Outstanding Drama Series|
|Outstanding Variety Talk Series||Outstanding Variety Sketch Series|
|Outstanding Limited Series||Outstanding Reality-Competition Program|
|Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series|
|Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series|
|Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie|
|Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series|
|Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series|
|Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie|
|Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series||Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series|
|Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special||Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special|
|Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series||Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series|
|Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special||Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special|
Presenters and performers
Sterling K. Brown
|"We Solved It!"|
Most major nominations
|9||The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story||FX|
|The Handmaid's Tale||Hulu|
|7||Game of Thrones||HBO|
|The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel||Amazon|
|Saturday Night Live||NBC|
|Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert||NBC|
|The Looming Tower||Hulu|
|This Is Us||NBC|
|2||American Horror Story: Cult||FX|
|Curb Your Enthusiasm||HBO|
|Genius: Picasso||Nat Geo|
|Killing Eve||BBC America|
|Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life||Netflix|
|Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt||Netflix|
Most major wins
|5||The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel||Amazon|
|3||The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story||FX|
|Game of Thrones||HBO|
- Anthony Bourdain
- Harry Anderson
- Bernie Casey
- Della Reese
- Jerry Van Dyke
- Craig Zadan
- Reg E. Cathey
- Steven Bochco
- Dick Enberg
- Lee Miller
- Suzanne Patmore Gibbs
- Bruce Margolis
- Jim Nabors
- Bill Daily
- Bob Schiller
- Paul Junger Witt
- David Ogden Stiers
- John Mahoney
- Thad Mumford
- Hugh Wilson
- Charlotte Rae
- Henri Bollinger
- David Cassidy
- Robert Guillaume
- Hugh Hefner
- Marian Rees
- Jimmy Nickerson
- Mitzi Shore
- Neil Simon
- Monty Hall
- Burt Reynolds
- Rose Marie
- John McCain
- Aretha Franklin
- "Major" constitutes the categories listed above: Program, Acting, Directing, and Writing. This grouping does not include the technical categories.
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