Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” scored four early Emmys Monday evening, winning a best actress in a comedy series prize for Rachel Brosnahan and supporting actress for Alex Borstein, while creator Amy Sherman-Palladino won for both writing and directing on the show.
“I’ll be thanking you for the rest of my life for trusting me with your Midge,” Brosnahan said at the Microsoft Theater ceremony of Sherman-Palladino and her husband, Dan Palladino, a producer on the show.
She also made the first political statement at the 70th Primetime Emmys, saying “Maisel” is “about a woman who’s finding her voice anew, and it’s something that’s happening all over the country right now. One of the most important ways we can find and use our voices is to vote. So if you haven’t already registered, do it on your cell phone right now. Vote, show up and bring a friend to the polls.”
For Borstein, the win was her second of Emmy season. She won during the Creative Arts Emmy ceremony for her voiceover work as Lois Griffin on the Fox animated comedy “Family Guy.”
The HBO comedy “Barry,” about a hitman who tries to leave his violent life behind him and pursue an acting career, took home two early awards — lead actor for Bill Hader and supporting actor for Henry Winkler.
“I was taught that you should always make the other people look good, and so what I did was I hired a bunch of really great actors that made me look really good,” said Hader, who created the show. “So I share this with the cast … all of you, thank you so so much .”
Winkler, who rose to fame as The Fonz on the 1970s hit sitcom “Happy Days,” won his first career Emmy, taking home the prize for supporting actor in a comedy series for his role as acting teacher on “Barry.”
“If you get a chance to work with Bill Hader or Alec Berg, run don’t walk,” Winkler said. “Thank you for producing us, for creating us for directing us and, Bill, for acting with us.”
He thanked his wife, Stacey, the show’s cast and crew “and the kids, kids — Jed, Zoe and Max — you can go to bed now. Daddy won!”
Jeff Daniels and Merritt Wever won for their supporting roles in a limited series or TV movie for the Netflix western “Godless.”
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