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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Barry the big comedy winners at 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards

The best comedy on TV in 2018 centers on a female stand-up comedian in the late 1950s.

If only reality could imitate art now.

But for tonight, congrats to Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which took home five Primetime Emmy Awards — including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress (Rachel Brosnahan), Outstanding Supporting Actress (Alex Borstein), Outstanding Directing and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Amy Sherman-Palladino).

The other big comedy winner at the 2018 Emmys was HBO’s Barry, with wins for Outstanding Lead Actor Bill Hader and Outstanding Supporting Actor Henry Winkler. Can you believe this is Winkler’s first Emmy win?! He was nominated 42 years ago for an Emmy for playing The Fonz in the 1950s, but tonight was finally his night.

Congrats, too, to John Mulaney, winning the outstanding writing of a variety special for his Netflix stand-up special, Kid Gorgeous at Radio City; to Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, winning for best variety talk series; and SNL in an uneven year still prevailed as best variety sketch series.

Colin Jost and Michael Che, Saturday Night Live‘s head writers, co-hosted this year for NBC’s telecast, and well, here was their monologue.

But Betty White showed up to provide some much-needed laughs!

In other videos from the Emmys…

Alex Borstein’s acceptance

Henry Winkler on the Thank You Cam:

Bill Hader’s acceptance

Rachel Brosnahan’s acceptance

John Mulaney’s acceptance

And here’s Hannah Gadsby presenting, just to get the last laugh!

Sean L. McCarthy

Editor and publisher since 2007, when he was named New York's Funniest Reporter. Former newspaper reporter at the New York Daily News, Boston Herald and smaller dailies and community papers across America. Loves comedy so much he founded this site.

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