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 Handmaid's Tale' Gets the Gold
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Best: 'The Handmaid's Tale' Gets the Gold

Bruce Miller's adaptation Margaret Atwood's 1985 dystopian novel turned out to be the most upsettingly relevant show of 2017 – so it's no surprise that The Handmaid's Tale was a big drama winner tonight, nabbing eight statuettes including Outstanding Lead Actress (Elisabeth Moss), Writing (Miller), Supporting Actress (Ann Dowd) and Directing (Reed Morano. In addition to being a timely meditation on the way society polices women and their bodies, it's also a vividly realized piece of television – from Moss's haunted and haunting central performance to the show's visceral cinematography and pointed writing. And it was particularly lovely to see veteran actor Dowd nab a much-deserved win (for her turn as the fearsome Aunt Lydia) after decades of memorable but often unrecognized work on TV, film and stage. JS

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