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AFP  AFPA look at this year’s Emmy nominees

"Saturday Night Live" won, as expected, for variety sketch series, taking its lifetime Emmy total to a record-setting 72 wins since 1975.

The three-hour TV awards ceremony, held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, had a few truly genuinely happy moments (yay for Barry's Henry Winkler, a supporting actor victor 43 years after his last nomination).

"Rachel Brosnahan topped many handicappers" lists as the probable victor in the comedy lead actress category. These snubbed shows may have been ripped off by the Emmys, but they won't go unnoticed by us.

"So, thank you, Erica, for putting up with me". Here's where to find out which shows took home the awards for the likes of Best Drama and Best Comedy, to Best Lead Actor in a Drama and many more.

Netflix led this year's Emmys with 112 nominations (including Stranger Things, GLOW and The Crown), outpacing premium cable network HBO's 108 nods.

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At the most prestigious awards show in U.S. television, Welsh star Matthew Rhys won the lead actor in a drama series prize for his role in FX's The Americans, while English actress Claire Foy scooped the equivalent award in the female category for her portrayal of the Queen in Netflix's The Crown.

Johansson arrived to the red carpet with her SNL star boyfriend Colin Jost, who would later be co-hosting the Emmys with his Weekend Update co-anchor Michael Che.

"I want to speak to the millennials today to let them know they are not alone when they speak out", said the 61-year-old Lewis.

"Saturday Night Live" cast members Kate McKinnon and Kenan Thompson did a jokey song and dance number titled "We Solved It". The long-running NBC sketch show, already the top Emmy victor ever with 71, won again for best variety sketch series. The networks, which air the Emmy telecast on a rotating basis, are so eager for the ad dollars it generates and its promotional value for fall shows that they endure online competitors sharing the stage.

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