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'Handmaid's Tale', 'Veep' top winners at Emmys

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Emmy awards | List of winners Actor Elisabeth Moss (R) accepts outstanding Drama Series for 'The Handmaid's Tale' from Oprah Winfrey onstage during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Getty Images

Los Angeles: 'The Handmaid's Tale' and political comedy 'Veep' won the top prizes at the Emmy awards on Sunday, where 'Saturday Night Live' was also a big winner on a night dominated by jokes about US president Donald Trump. Here are the highlights:

Here's the big award of the night- 'The Handmaid’s Tale' wins best drama series. Hulu is the first streaming site to win the Emmy for drama series, beating Netflix and Amazon.

Elisabeth Moss wins best lead actress in a drama series for 'The Handmaid’s Tale'. Finally, she wins Emmy after nine nominations. Congrats Moss!

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    Actor Elisabeth Moss (R) accepts Outstanding Drama Series for 'The Handmaid's Tale' from Oprah Winfrey onstage during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater, California. Getty Images

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    Reed Morano accepts the award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for 'The Handmaid's Tale' onstage during the 69th Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theatre, California. Getty Images

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    Writer/producer Charlie Brooker (L) with cast and crew accept Outstanding Television Movie for 'Black Mirror' (episode 'San Junipero') onstage during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater, California. Getty Images

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    Director Don Roy King, winner of the award for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series for 'Saturday Night Live,' poses in the press room during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater, California. Getty Images

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    Actors Jeffrey Nordling, Alexander Skarsgard, Nicole Kidman , Reese Witherspoon, Zoe Kravitz and Laura Dern, winners of Outstanding Limited Series for 'Big Little Lies', pose in the press room during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater, California. Getty Images

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    Actor Riz Ahmed accepts the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie award for 'The Night Of' onstage during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Getty Images

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    Actor Sterling K. Brown accepts the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series award for 'This Is Us' onstage during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater. Getty Images

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    The cast and crew of 'Veep' accept the award for Outstanding Comedy Series onstage during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater. Getty Images

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    Actor Julia Louis-Dreyfus accepts Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for 'Veep' onstage during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater, California. Getty Images

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    Producer Audrey Morrissey (C) and crew accept the Outstanding Reality-Competition Program award for 'The Voice' onstage during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater, California. Getty Images

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    TV personality John Oliver accepts Outstanding Variety Talk Series for 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver' from actor Priyanka Chopra onstage during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Getty Images

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    Actors Priyanka Chopra (L) and Anthony Anderson walk onstage during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Getty Images

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    Actor/writers Aziz Ansari (L) and Lena Waithe accept Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for 'Master of None' (episode 'Thanksgiving') onstage during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater, California. Getty Images

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    Director Jean-Marc Vallée accepts the Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special award for 'Big Little Lies' onstage during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater, California. Getty Images

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    Actor/director Donald Glover accepts Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series for 'Atlanta' (episode 'B.A.N.') onstage during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater. Getty Images

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    Actor Kate McKinnon accepts the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series award for 'Saturday Night Live' onstage during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Getty Images

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    Actor John Lithgow accepts the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series award for 'The Crown' onstage during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Getty Images

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    Actor Laura Dern (R) accepts Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for 'Big Little Lies' from actor Issa Rae onstage during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Getty Images

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    Host Stephen Colbert speaks onstage during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Getty Images

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    Actor Alexander Skarsgard (C) accepts Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for 'Big Little Lies' with actors Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin onstage during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Getty Images

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    Members of 'The Voice' accept the Outstanding Reality-Competition Program award onstage during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Getty Images

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    Actor Ann Dowd accepts Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for 'The Handmaid's Tale' onstage during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Getty Images

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    Host Stephen Colbert speaks onstage during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Getty Images

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Sterling K. Brown wins best lead actor in a drama series for 'This Is Us'

• The best limited series is 'Big Little Lies'

Black Mirror: San Junipero wins best television movie

• And the best lead actress in a limited series or a movie is... Nicole Kidman for 'Big Little Lies'. It's the first Emmy for the Oscar-winner.

Riz Ahmed wins best lead actor in a limited series or a movie for 'The Night Of'. Guess what... he beat Robert De Niro and Ewan McGregor for the award. He is the first actor of Asian descent to win an Emmy for acting. Good job Ahmed!

• HBO's 'Veep' wins best comedy series

Julia Louis-Dreyfus wins best actress in a comedy for 'Veep'

Donald Glover wins best actor in a comedy for 'Atlanta'. Glover has already won tonight for directing. He is the first African-American man to win an Emmy for comedy directing.Big win!

• 'Last Week Tonight With John Oliver' wins best variety talk series. It’s the second award of the night for Oliver and it’s another one for HBO. Congrats!

John Oliver Writer/TV personality John Oliver (C) and crew accept the outstanding writing for a variety series award for 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver' onstage during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Getty Images

• Actors Priyanka Chopra and Anthony Anderson onstage to announce the award for best variety talk series

Emmy Awards 2017 Actors Priyanka Chopra and Anthony Anderson speak onstage during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Getty Images

Don Roy King wins best directing for a variety series, again for 'Saturday Night Live'

Charlie Brooker wins best writer for a limited series or movie Black Mirror

• And the best director for a drama series goes to...Reed Morano for 'The Handmaid’s Tale'. Another well-deserved award.

'The Voice' wins best reality competition program

Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe win Emmy for best writing for a comedy series for 'Master of None'. Waithe receives a standing ovation as she becomes the first African-American to ever win in this category. Indeed a proud moment.

Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe Actor/writers Aziz Ansari (L) and Lena Waithe accept outstanding writing for a comedy series for 'Master of None' (episode 'Thanksgiving') onstage during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Getty Images

• Another win for 'The Handmaid’s Tale'. Congrats Ann Dowd for best supporting actress in a drama series. She goes emotional. It's after seven nominations that she is winning an award.

'Last Week Tonight With John Oliver' wins best writing for a variety series. A much-deserved award. Congrats Oliver!

Alexander Skarsgard wins best supporting actor in a limited series or movie for 'Big Little Lies'

Jean-Marc Valle wins best directing of a limited series or movie for 'Big Little Lies'

Alec Baldwin wins best supporting actor in a comedy series for 'Saturday Night Live'. He won the award for his portrayal of Donald Trump. Another win for the series! He says "at long last, Mr. President, here is your Emmy." It's the third Emmy for Baldwin.

Alec Baldwin Actor Alec Baldwin accepts Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for 'Saturday Night Live' onstage during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Photo: Getty Images

Bruce Miller wins best writer for a drama series for 'The Handmaid’s Tale'  

• And the much awaited award for best variety sketch series goes to 'Saturday Night Live'

Donald Glover wins best directing of a comedy series for 'Atlanta'. Congrats Donald!

Laura Dern wins best supporting actress in a limited series or a movie for 'Big Little Lies'

Kate McKinnon wins best supporting actress in a comedy series for 'Saturday Night Live'

• The first award goes to John Lithgow for best supporting actor in a drama series for 'The Crown'

John Lithgow Actor John Lithgow accepts the outstanding supporting actor in a drama series award for 'The Crown' during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Getty Images

• Here comes Stephen Colbert to kick off the 2017 Emmy Awards with a musical number and a plethora of jokes.

Stephen Colbert Host Stephen Colbert performs during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California. Getty Images

Politics promise to run through Sunday's ceremony in Los Angeles, starting with host Stephen Colbert, whose relentless attacks on Trump have brought a surge of viewers to "The Late Show."

Emmy Awards 2017 Actor Priyanka Chopra attends the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. Getty Images

"The biggest TV star of this year is undoubtedly Donald Trump. No one's close," quipped Colbert ahead of the ceremony.

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