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‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Wins Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series, the First for a Streaming Service

It's the fifth award for the Amazon show tonight and the eighth overall.

Alex Borstein, Amy Sherman-Palladino. Alex Borstein, winner of the awards for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series for "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" and outstanding character voice-over performance for "Family Guy", left, and Amy Sherman-Palladino, winner of the awards for outstanding writing for a comedy series for "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" and outstanding directing for a comedy series for "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel", at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles70th Primetime Emmy Awards - Entry Lounge and Winners Walk, Los Angeles, USA - 17 Sep 2018

Alex Borstein, Amy Sherman-Palladino, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

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The Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series is heading from D.C. to Greenwich Village.

The Amazon show “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” is the new prizewinner in the category that “Veep” had held for the past three years.

After that HBO show’s dominance, Amazon now has the first streaming series to win the Outstanding Comedy Series category. The show also won the Golden Globe for the same category back in January. Rachel Brosnahan (Outstanding Lead Actress), Alex Borstein (Outstanding Supporting Actress), and Amy Sherman-Palladino (both Writing and Directing) all won awards earlier in the night. “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” also won a trio of Creative Arts Emmys last weekend, including awards for Casting, Editing, and Music Supervision.

On stage at the Microsoft Theater, series executive producer Daniel Palladino accepted the award on behalf of the cast and crew. “We just wrapped a day and a half ago [on] Season 2 and we already miss working with you guys. We’re already looking forward to Season 3,” Palladino said. 

The show’s biggest competitors in the category were Donald Glover’s FX series “Atlanta” (surprisingly shut out at the evening’s ceremony) and Bill Hader’s HBO hitman-turned-community-theater-actor series “Barry.” The rest of this year’s nominees included category mainstays “black-ish,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Silicon Valley,” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” along with strong newcomer “GLOW.”

It’s the final comedy award of the evening, a night that also included wins for “Barry” for Hader (Outstanding Lead Actor) and Henry Winkler (Outstanding Supporting Actor).

For all of the 2018 Emmy winners, see the full list here.

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