Witness Monday night's Emmys, when co-host Michael Che's "Reparations Emmys" skit included a shout-out to the groundbreaking series. "The affable James Corden almost ruined Betty White's sweet victory lap with an "#EmmysSoWhite" pun.
This year, HBO's fantasy series Game Of Thrones won the best drama prize for a third time and was the most-honoured show with nine awards in total. Our crew, they work so hard and we put them through so much and they still like us. "From Democrats to other Democrats".
Along with Criss' success, The Assassination of Gianni Versace was awarded Outstanding Limited Series, and Murphy himself took home the prize for Outstanding Directing.
Your thoughts on this year's victor for Outstanding Drama Series?
In a landmark win, "RuPaul's Drag Race" took home the award for best reality competition.
Rachel Brosnahan won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy series for 'The Marvelous Mrs Maisel'
Don't look for Russian collusion in this outcome: Matthew Rhys picked up lead actor drama honors as a remorseful spy for the final season of "The Americans". All the nominees who were up for Lead Actress in a Drama Series have done absolutely phenomenal work in the previous year, Foy and Russell included.
Alex Bornstein, who plays her determined manager, won for her supporting role, and Mrs Maisel also collected trophies for comedy series writing and directing.
HBO dark comedy "Barry" notched two acting wins - for Winkler and series star Bill Hader. He showed up with trophies for Jaleel White (yes, Steve Urkel himself), The Jeffersons' Marla Gibbs and Martin's Tichina Arnold, among others. A final big Emmy win would've been the ideal send-off for The Americans, and certainly one that's absolutely merited.
Netflix, however, briefly took the lead on the shoulders of strong showings for the limited series Godless (for which Jeff Daniels and Merritt Wever won as supporting actor and actress) as well as The Crown, Black Mirror, Seven Seconds and John Mulaney's stand-up special, Kid Gorgeous. "You guys have been nothing but supportive from the very beginning. One lady won twice.No one thanked Jesus". "How lucky can I be?" "That's a fact. Let that fire burn in your belly until your cold dead body is in a pine box six feet deep clutching all its Emmys to its chest".
Saturday Night Live comedians Michael Che and Colin Jost sprinkled the evening with satirical skits about increases in diversity on television, sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry, and the dominance of streaming services like Amazon and Netflix over traditional networks. And even if they were, this year's show - its highlights notwithstanding - certainly wouldn't be a candidate to land one.