"Maisel" also claimed three prizes at the Creative Arts Emmys on September 8: Best Comedy Casting, Best Music Supervision and Best Picture Editing (Single-Camera Comedy) for its pilot episode. Maybe it was the Jon Hamm effect, but Rhys pulled out the win, even against last year's victor in the category, "This Is Us" star Sterling K. Brown.
"This wasn't supposed to happen", said a surprised Foy.
"Let's get it trending: #EmmysSoWhite", presenter James Corden joked at the midway point, riffing off an earlier tribute to Betty White.
"The Assassination of Gianni Versace" took the Emmy for best limited series and brought an acting trophy for Darren Criss, who played the gay serial killer who murdered the Italian designer in Miami in 1997.
Her co-star Alex Borstein, who plays Mrs. Maisel's comedy mentor, set a zany tone by mouthing an obscenity right after she was announced as the supporting actress victor (reacting either to the win or to presenter Tracy Morgan's creative pronunciation of her name) and then showily doffing the top layer of her slinky dress before marching to the stage.
She also used the opportunity to rally people to vote. She urged viewers to exercise that power by voting.
As Bill Hader went up to the stage to receive his Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, he leaned over to give a hug to none other than Perkins.
Rachel Brosnahan poses in the press room with the award for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. "If you've read my novels, you know there was enough material for more seasons". "I don't even believe in God but I'm going to thank her tonight", Newton quipped. To his children, he said: "You can go to bed now, daddy won!"
The biggest award so far won by a broadcast network was "Saturday Night Live" for best variety sketch series. The comedian/actor/rapper broke out the "Teddy Perkins" attire for a moment at the Emmys. "You wonder why I don't like to call you my girlfriend?"