FOXTEL GETS THE SWEEP OF AWARDS AT EMMY AWARDS

Foxtel’s hit programs sweep the pool at
today’s 69th Primetime Emmy Awards

Encore screening of the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards
at 8:30pm AEST tonight only on FOX8

HBO’s smash hit series Big Little Lies, exclusive to Foxtel, was the big winner at today’s 69th
Primetime Emmy Awards, dominating its acting categories and securing a total of five awards
including Outstanding Limited Series.
This year’s Awards ceremony, hosted by Stephen Colbert and broadcast live on FOX8 from the
Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, saw Nicole Kidman take home her very first Emmy Award,
winning Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her extraordinary performance
as an abused mother in Big Little Lies.
Kidman was joined by her Big Little Lies co-stars Alexander Skarsgard who won Outstanding
Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie, and Laura Dern for Outstanding Supporting
Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.
Big Little Lies’ premiere on Foxtel’s showcase channel in February was the largest HBO series
launch in subscription television history, with the first episode’s cumulative audience attracting
420,000 viewers across its multiple viewings and recordings for its first week on Foxtel. The
entire 7-part series is now available to watch from Foxtel’s on demand library, or streamed on
demand on Foxtel Now.

In a further win for HBO, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, star of the hit comedy series Veep exclusive to
Foxtel’s showcase channel, now holds the record (alongside acting legend Cloris Leachman), for
the most Emmys ever won by an actor. Louis-Dreyfus won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy
Series for the sixth year in a row for her role in Veep, bringing her tally to eight Emmys. Veep also
won Outstanding Comedy Series for the third consecutive year.
HBO’s Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, exclusive to Foxtel’s The Comedy Channel, won
Outstanding Variety Talk Series for the second year in a row, as well as Outstanding Writing for a
Variety Series, while Riz Ahmed from HBO’s critically-acclaimed drama series The Night Of,
exclusive to Foxtel’s showcase channel, took home Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or
Movie.

Foxtel is Australia’s undisputed “Home of HBO” – and HBO again took home the most awards at
today’s Emmys, for the 16th year running. Winning a total of 29 Emmys, these Awards are a
testament to HBO’s high-quality productions and immense popularity with television viewers.
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The Comedy Channel’s Saturday Night Live was also a big winner at this year’s ceremony, taking
home a massive nine awards – more than any other show – including Outstanding Variety Sketch
Series, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Kate McKinnon), Outstanding
Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Alex Baldwin) and Outstanding Directing in a Comedy
Series.

The Primetime Emmy Awards celebrate excellence in television programming. Following Foxtel’s
exclusive live coverage of the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards today at 9am, there will be an encore
broadcast from 8:30pm AEDT tonight, Monday September 18, only on FOX8.

2017 Primetime Emmy Award Winners include:
Outstanding Limited Series: Big Little Lies, showcase
Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Special: Jean-Marc Vallee for Big Little Lies, showcase
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie: Nicole Kidman in Big Little Lies, showcase
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie: Laura Dern in Big Little Lies, showcase
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: Alexander Skarsgard in Big Little Lies, showcase
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: Riz Ahmed in The Night Of, showcase
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Dave Chappelle in Saturday Night Live, the Comedy Channel
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Melissa McCarthy in Saturday Night Live, The Comedy Channel
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Kate McKinnon in Saturday Night Live, The Comedy Channel
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Alec Baldwin in Saturday Night Live, The Comedy Channel
Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series: Don Roy King for Saturday Night Live, The Comedy Channel
Outstanding Variety Sketch Series: Saturday Night Live, The Comedy Channel
Outstanding Comedy Series: Veep, showcase
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Veep, showcase
Outstanding Variety Talk Series: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, The Comedy Channel
Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, The Comedy Channel






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