20 Best, Worst and WTF Things We Saw at Emmys 2017

From Stephen Colbert getting political to Sean Spicer getting a podium – the highlights, low points and headscratchers from last night's Emmys

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Best: The Diversity of the Winners and Nominees
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Best: The Diversity of the Winners and Nominees

Colbert pointed out in his opening monologue that this year featured the most diverse nominee pool in the history of the ceremony, and that's not just lip service. TV has become more inclusive both in front of the camera and behind the scenes, and the Emmys have rightfully followed suit. Reed Morano (The Handmaid's Tale) became the first woman to win Drama Directing in 22 years, while Lena Waithe (Master of None) was the first black woman ever to win for Comedy Writing. Add to that Donald Glover's multiple history-making statuettes for Atlanta, plus acting wins for Riz Ahmed (The Night Of) and Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us), and this isn't merely the Emmys ticking off diversity boxes. It's a glut of talented performers, writers and directors who have finally found a platform getting the recognition they deserve. JS

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