Others in the best drama race include FX spy thriller "The Americans", HBO's futuristic western "Westworld", Netflix favorites "The Crown" and retro sci-fi mystery "Stranger Things", and NBC family saga "This is Us".
Che said it was great to celebrate with all of Hollywood, or at least, the people "who haven't gotten caught yet", and Jost later said that Netflix's huge number of nominations was the worst thing a network executive could hear, "Except maybe, 'Sir, Ronan Farrow is on Line 1'". She urged the audience to exercise that power by voting.
"I don't even believe in God but I'm going to thank her tonight", Ms. Newton quipped.
Henry Winkler, aka "The Fonz", won a supporting actor award - his first Emmy - for "Barry", four decades after gaining fame for his role in "Happy Days". To his grown children, he said: "You can go to bed now, daddy won!"
"You wonder why I don't want to call you my girlfriend?"
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'I'm very temperamental and I love you very much'.
Major award shows have been losing ground with the public. The tune included a mention of Oh's possible victory: "There were none, now there's one, so we're done", the comedians sang.
The Emmy Awards hit an all-time ratings low during its 70th annual ceremony on Monday night, getting just 10.17 million viewers for its NBC broadcast.
The ceremony clearly bore his stamp, with Michael Che and Colin Jost as hosts and familiar "SNL" faces, including Kate McKinnon and Alec Baldwin, as presenters and nominees. Is this the end of Emmy rubber-stamping?
In a fowl-mouthed interview after the show, Emmy victor John Oliver exclaimed angrily when asked if he thought the president not being mentioned meant that Hollywood was moving on.