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A Recap of Last Night's Best Emmy Wins!

A Recap of Last Night's Best Emmy Wins!

A Recap of Last Night's Best Emmy Wins!

Some of our faves won big at the 70th annual Emmy Awards! 


In case you were too busy (hopefully) catching up on the seriously iconic talent and shows nominated for Emmy Awards this year, we've got you covered with all you need to know!

First off, the queen herself RuPaul Charles, along with show RuPaul’s Drag Race” won big on Monday night. The hit VH1 series sashayed away with a coveted Outstanding Reality-Competition Series win, beating out other shows such as The Voice, Project Runway, Top Chef, American Ninja Warrior, and The Amazing Race.

RuPaul's win was also quite the historic moment for the show, since he become the first person to win Outstanding Reality-Competition SeriesANDOutstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program award in the same year.

We also finally got to see our favorite Warbler/serial killer Darren Criss take home his very first Emmy award, winning Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his unparalleled portrayal of Andrew Cunanan in FX's American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace.

"Oh, my God, you guys are witnessing the most extraordinary moment of my life thus far. I'm very privileged to be in this room among so many people who inspire the crap out of me, and I'm so honored to be nominated," said an empassioned Criss in his acceptance speech. "A lot of you guys, I've been a fan of for such a long time. Actors are really only as good as the moments they are given and the moments they are granted. So I am profoundly indebted to my friend Ryan Murphy for entrusting me with this opportunity of a lifetime and for believing in me."

Thandie Newton, playing our favorite sentient artificial life form Maeve Millay from HBO’s hit show Westworld, broke character, having a very 'human' moment (which was no doubt a breach of Delos programming) during her victorious win in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category.

"I don’t even believe in God, but I will thank her tonight," said Newton. "I am so blessed."

“This wasn’t supposed to happen!" exclaims Claire Foy, our reigning Queen Elizabeth the II from Netflix's The Crown, who just won her first Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

An ecstatic Foy went on to say, "I just felt so proud then of being in the company of so many great women, everyone is talking about women in the industry and if that’s anything to go by—bloody hell. And that’s technically not swearing!”

Foy continued by dedicating her Emmy award to the outstanding cast members of The Crown, and the equally amazing cast members set to replace the primary roles (including Foy's).

What were your fave moments from last night's Emmys? Let us know in the comments and on Twitter!

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Brendan Haley