"The Handmaid's Tale" and political comedy "Veep" won the top prizes at the Emmy awards on Sunday, but satirical sketch show "Saturday Night Live" won the most Emmys overall on the back of a season of Donald Trump spoofs.
The new U.S. president, who never won an Emmy despite his reality show past, was also the butt of multiple jokes at the ceremony honoring the best of television.
"If he (Trump) had won an Emmy, I bet he wouldn't have run for president," host Stephen Colbert told the A-list audience.
"It's your fault! He never forgave you and he never will. But unlike the presidency, the Emmys go to the winners of the popular vote," Colbert quipped, referring to the 2016 election result.
Alec Baldwin won the comedy supporting actor Emmy for his withering impersonations of Trump for "Saturday Night Live" on the Comcast's NBC. (Disclosure: Comcast is also parent of CNBC.)
After its most-watched season in 23 years, "Saturday Night Live" won nine Emmys, including best variety sketch series, for actress Kate McKinnon and for Melissa McCarthy's turn as former White House press secretary Sean Spicer.
With HBO's medieval series "Game of Thrones" out of the running this year because of a later airdate, there was a slew of new faces among Sunday's winners.
Many of them were for women, who scored with female-centric shows like "Big Little Lies," "A Handmaid's Tale" and "Veep," and rare wins for women directors, writers, and producers.