The annual Primetime Emmy Awards are done and dusted for another year, with Veep and The Handmaid’s Tale picking up the top awards for best comedy and drama respectively.
There were some huge moments for the LGBTI community, including for Lena Waithe who became the first black woman to win for comedy writing for her work on Master of None.
We’ve put together the top rainbow moments of the 2017 Emmys just for you:
San Junipero wins big
— gabe bergado (@gabebergado) September 18, 2017
The critically acclaimed episode of the Netflix anthology drama Black Mirror stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Mackenzie Davis. It won for best television movie and outstanding writing for a limited series, movie, or a dramatic special.
It tells the love story of two women Kelly and Yorkie (Mbatha and Davis), whose realities are not quite what they seem, but whose love is very real.
In his acceptance speech writer Charlie Booker said 2017 felt like being trapped in an episode of Black Mirror.
‘I have heard 2017 described as being trapped, like being trapped in one long unending ‘Black Mirror’ episode,’ he said.
‘But I like to think if I had written it, it wouldn’t be quite so on the nose with all this sort of Nazis and hate.’
Lena Whaithe makes history
— Josh Sánchez (@jnsanchez) September 18, 2017
The writer became the first black woman to win an Emmy for comedy writing alongside Aziz Ansari for their ‘Thanksgiving’ episode of Master of None. Thanksgiving follows Ansari and Waithe’s characters over decades as she comes out to her family and they gradually accept her.
Waithe also managed to make a heartfelt speech dedicated to the LGBTI community.
‘My LGBTQIA family, I see each and every one of you. The things that make us different — those are our superpowers,’ she said.
‘Every day when you walk out the door throw on your imaginary cape and go out there and conquer the world, because the world would not be as beautiful as it is if we weren’t in it.
‘And for everybody out there that showed us so much love for this episode, thank you for embracing a little Indian boy from South Carolina and a queer black girl from the heart of Chicago. We appreciate it more than you could ever know.’
Kate McKinnon continues to dominate
— Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl) September 18, 2017
For her outstanding work on Saturday Night Live playing Hilary Clinton during an election year, Kate McKinnon was recognized with her second Emmy for best supporting actress in a comedy series.
She thanked Hilary Clinton in her speech: ‘On a very personal note I want to thank Hilary Clinton for her grace’.
‘Gender traitor’ Alexis Bledel is recognized
— Television Academy (@TelevisionAcad) September 11, 2017
Picking up her award at last week’s pre-show Emmy’s, Alexis Bledel won the outstanding guest actress in a drama series for her haunting performance as ‘gender traitor’ (lesbian), Ofglen, in the dystopian The Handmaid’s Tale. It was her first Emmy win.
OITNB’s Samira Wiley looking cute with her wife
this audience shot of samira wiley and lauren morelli at the emmys is all I’ve ever wanted in my whole life pic.twitter.com/Ju3f33Rosx
— Veronica Heney (@veronicaheney) September 18, 2017
Wiley and her wife, Orange is the New Black writer, Lauren Morelli stole everyone’s hearts with how cute they were on the red carpet and during the ceremony.
Wiley was nominated for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series for her work on The Handmaid’s Tale. But she was pipped at the post by her costar, Ann Dowd.
Michelle Visage SLAYED
RuPaul’s Drag Race may not have picked up any awards tonight – RuPaul won his second Emmy for outstanding host of a variety, nonfiction or reality program last week – but Drag Race judge, Visage completely killed it with her look.
On Instagram, Visage wrote that her look was inspire by silver screen actress Jane Russell. She walked the red carpet with RuPaul and her fellow judges Carson Kressley and Ross Matthews.
RuPaul’s Drag Race was nominated outstanding reality competition program.
The cast of 9 to 5 reunited
Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton and Jane Fonda speak onstage during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards pic.twitter.com/nGjR8x0AQE
— Jane Fonda ✊️ (@FondaFans) September 18, 2017
Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton and Jane Fonda – were all nominees – presented an award at tonight’s ceremony.
They used the opportunity to tear down Donald Trump, much like they did in their film almost 40 years ago.
‘Back in 1980, in that movie, we refused to be controlled by a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot,’ Fonda said on stage Sunday night.
‘In 2017, we still refuse to be controlled by a sexist, hypocritical, lying, egotistical bigot,’ said Tomlin.
Needless to say the crowd went wild.