#Emmy2017: John Lithgow, Laura Dern take home trophies in Supporting categories

ANI | Updated: Sep 18, 2017 06:48 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept. 18 (ANI): The 2017 Emmy Awards have begun and the first set of awards have been announced.

And the winners are...

Veteran actor John Lithgow has won the 2017 Emmy for Supporting Actor in a Drama for 'The Crown', while Laura Dern has won the trophy Supporting Actress in a Drama for her show 'Big Little Lies'.

Lithgow beat 'Better Call Saul's Jonathan Banks, 'Homeland's Mandy Patinkin, 'House of Cards' Michael Kelly, 'This Is Us' Ron Cephas Jones, 'Westworld's Jeffrey Wright and Stranger Things's David Harbour.

In his acceptance speech, Lithgow said, "Well this is fantastic. I feel so lucky to have won this in the company of my fellow nominees. You guys so many of you are my friends and former cast mates. I wish all of you congratulations. you deserve this."

Adding, "In these crazy times, in his life even as an old man reminds us what courage and leadership in government really looks like. I thank Winston Churchill, I thank the Academy and I thank all of you. This is simply wonderful."

Meanwhile, Laura Dern beat out Judy Davis from 'Feud', Jackie Hoffman from 'Feud', Regina King from 'American Crime', Michelle Pfeiffer from 'The Wizard of Lies' and co-star Shailene Woodley from 'Big Little Lies'.

While accepting the honour, she said, "I've been acting since I was 11 years old and I think I've worked with maybe 12 women. So thank you to the Academy for honoring our show. I share this with my tribe of four ladies. I feel very proud to be a part of reflecting fierce women and mothers."

In Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, Kate McKinnon took home the trophy, marking her second Emmy win for the second year in a year.

McKinnon was praised particularly for her impression of Hillary Clinton.

In her acceptance speech she thanked Hillary Clinton, by saying, "Thank you to Hillary Clinton for your grace and grit."

Last year, she won the same Emmy and also thanked Clinton in her acceptance speech.

The Primetime Emmy Awards are being handed out at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Stephen Colbert is hosting the ceremony. (ANI)