2018 Emmy Winners: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel & American Crime Story Conquer Another Boring Awards Show

by | Sep 18, 2018


The 70th annual primetime Emmy Awards were led by Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel which led the evening by scooping up five statues while FX’s The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story landed three wins for second place. Check out the full list of winners and my thoughts below:


Emmy 2018 hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che joked about the low viewership of the broadcast, but sometimes the joke hits closer than you’d think as this years Emmy Awards were the lowest rated in history with 10.172 million viewers. That’s still a lot of viewers, but they moved the Emmys to a Monday to avoid a conflict with Primetime Football and it still didn’t work. The opening song and dance number about this broadcast having the most diverse set of nominees yet — crashed and burned as there were zero non-white winners for what felt like 2 hours and it doesn’t help when Michael Che constantly brings this up. How did the hosts do by the way? Shitty. They looked awkward, the jokes weren’t dangerous enough and hardly any of the presenters wanted to be there – especially Eric Bana who looked like he wanted to die right there on the stage. Will Ferrell tried to joke about how long the walk to the microphone was by taking an absurd amount of tiny steps, which only made me remember Daddy’s Home 2 and how much I might actually hate Ferrell now.


The positives? Darren Criss won for his performance in American Crime Story as an unhinged serial killer and he’s still the best leading male performance of 2018 in my mind – by a mile. Game of Thrones picked up a couple major awards, including best drama series and Peter Dinklage STRIKES AGAIN! Keep winning them Emmys Dinklage – you’re making that Game of Thrones poster you signed for me all those years ago climb in value and I love it. Black Mirror won a writing award because Charlie Brooker is a genius while Rick and Morty actually presented an award as well which was fascinating to see just how major of a pop culture presence that show is (PS – Rick and Morty won an Emmy for Best Animated Series too dammit!). I thought that the dude who won for directing the Oscars broadcast proposing to his girlfriend was adorable too even if it dragged the show out even longer. How can you hate on a live proposal? I’m not Satan.

Check out the full list of winners below:

Best Comedy: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon)

Best Drama: “Game of Thrones” (HBO)

Best Limited Series: “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (FX)

Best Actress, Comedy: Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Best Actor, Comedy: Bill Hader, “Barry”

Best Actress, Drama: Claire Foy, “The Crown”

Best Actor, Drama: Matthew Rhys, “The Americans”

Supporting Actress, Drama: Thandie Newton, “Westworld”

Supporting Actor, Drama: Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”

Supporting Actress, Comedy: Alex Borstein, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Supporting Actor, Comedy: Henry Winkler, “Barry”

Best Actress, Limited Series or TV Movie: Regina King, “Seven Seconds”

Best Actor, Limited Series or TV Movie: Darren Criss, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”

Supporting Actress, Limited Series or a Movie: Merritt Wever, “Godless”

Supporting Actor, Limited Series or Movie: Jeff Daniels, “Godless”

Variety Sketch Series: “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)

Variety Talk Series: “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”(HBO)

Reality Competition Program: “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1)

Writing for a Comedy Series: Amy Sherman-Palladino, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (“Pilot”)

Writing for a Drama Series: Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg, “The Americans” (“Start”)

Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Drama: William Bridges and Charlie Brooker, “Black Mirror: USS Callister”

Directing for a Comedy Series: Amy Sherman-Palladino, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (“Pilot”)

Directing for a Drama Series: Stephen Daldry, “The Crown” (“Paterfamilias”)

Directing for a Limited Series: Ryan Murphy, “The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (“The Man Who Would Be Vogue”)

Writing for a Variety Special: John Mulaney, “John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous At Radio City” (Netflix)

Directing for a Variety Special: Glenn Weiss, “The Oscars” (ABC)

*Television Movie: “Black Mirror: USS Callister” (Netflix)

*Directing for a Variety Series: Don Roy King, “Saturday Night Live” (Host: Donald Glover)

*Reality Host: RuPaul, “RuPaul’s Drag Race”

*Structured Reality Program: “Queer Eye” (Netflix)

*Unstructured Reality Program: “United Shades Of America With W. Kamau Bell” (CNN)

*Guest Actress, Drama: Samira Wiley, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

*Guest Actor, Drama: Ron Cephas Jones, “This Is Us”

*Guest Actress, Comedy: Tiffany Haddish, “Saturday Night Live”

*Guest Actor, Comedy: Katt Williams, “Atlanta”

*Documentary or Nonfiction Series: “Wild Wild Country” (Netflix)

*Animated Program: “Rick And Morty” (Adult Swim)