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Emmys 2017: Aziz, Nicole, Reese, Riz...

September 18, 2017 16:46 IST

A lot of history was made on Emmys night!

The 69th Emmy Awards saw glamour, pride, honour and, of course, our very own Priyanka Chopra.



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The stunning Nicole Kidman won two Emmys -- for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie and for Outstanding Limited Series for Big Little Lies.

Don't miss Nicole's mismatched heels!

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Three gorgeous ladies show off their trophies.

Ann Dowd won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress, Elisabeth Moss was the Outstanding Lead Actress, Alexis Bledel won the Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress In a Drama, all for The Handmaid's Tale.

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Oprah Winfrey presented the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series.

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Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe won the Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, Master of None.

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Reese Witherspoon, one of the producers of Big Little Lies, shows off the Emmy for Outstanding Limited Series.

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The Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie was won by Riz Ahmed, the star of the haunting The Night Of.

The British actor is the first Muslim actor to win an Emmy.

Riz is the second Asian to receive an Emmy, following The Good Wife star Archie Panjabi, who won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2010.

'I want to say it is always strange reaping the rewards of a story that's based on real world suffering, but if this show has shown a light on some of the prejudice in our societies, Islamophobia, some of the injustice in our justice system, then maybe that is something,' Riz -- who is also a fine singer and elegant writer -- said in his acceptance speech.

'I don't know if any one person's win changes something that is a systemic issue of inclusion. In this industry, that's something that happens slowly over time.'

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Donald Glover won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Atlanta.

Glover is the first black winner in this category.

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Laura Dern and Zoe Kravitz won the Emmy for Outstanding Limited Series for Big Little Lies.

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The Handmaid's Tale won the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series award.

Writer-producer Bruce Miller accepted the Emmy with cast and crew.

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Writer-producer Charlie Brooker won the Emmy for Outstanding Television Movie for Black Mirror.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus kisses her Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Actress for Veep.

This is her sixth consecutive Emmy win.

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Sterling K Brown created history when he won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for This Is Us.

He is the first African American to win the Emmy in 19 years.

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Jessica Biel and Joseph Fiennes presented the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Emmy.

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Don Roy King accepted the Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series for Saturday Night Live.

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Rachel Bloom performs at the event.

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