Big Little Lies, Handmaid's Tale rule at Emmys

The Handmaid's Tale and political comedy Veep win the top prizes at the Emmy awards.

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - The Handmaid's Tale and political comedy Veep won the top prizes at the Emmy awards on Sunday (Sept 17).

In the first major awards wins for streaming service Hulu, Handmaid's Tale star Elisabeth Moss was also named Best Drama Actress for playing a woman forced into sexual servitude. The show also won for supporting actress Ann Dowd.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus won her sixth consecutive Emmy for playing an egotistical presidential candidate on HBO's Veep.

Sterling K. Brown won Best Dramatic Actor for his role in family drama This Is Us.

Donald Glover won Best Comedy Actor for his hip-hop themed show Atlanta.

HBO's female-driven murder mystery Big Little Lies won for actress Nicole Kidman; while Riz Ahmed won his first Emmy for his role in HBO's crime limited series The Night Of.