'Mrs. Maisel' off to marvelous start at Emmy Awards

"Maisel" dominated the early awards at the Emmys on Monday, picking up four trophies for the Amazon (AMZN.O) television show about a 1950s housewife who turns to stand-up comedy. Jill Soloway was the most recent woman to win the comedy directing Emmy (for "Transparent") in 2016.

"Mrs. Maisel" also won the Emmys for comedy series writing and directing, positioning the exuberant show, which is also a front runner for best comedy series, for a triumphant night. Netflix won 16, and NBC took 15.

Saturday Night Live stars Colin Jost and Michael Che opened the 70th Emmy Awards with a series of rapid-fire, Weekend Update-style jokes that garnered laughs - as well as some remarkable reaction shots, thanks to Chrissy Teigen and Atlanta's Brian Tyree Henry. Other directing nominees she beat included "Atlanta's" Hiro Murai, "Barry's" Bill Hader, "The Big Bang Theory's" Mark Cendrowski, "GLOW's" Jesse Peretz and "Silicon Valley's" Mike Judge.

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Sherman-Palladino was up against stiff competition in both categories, including last year's victor in the directing category, "Atlanta's" Donald Glover. "If you stay at the table long enough the chips come to you".

We think that the battle for Best Drama Series is between reigning champ "The Handmaid's Tale" and returning two-time victor "Game of Thrones".

ET also spoke to Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake, who were celebrating Biel's first Emmy nomination, for outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie for her role on The Sinner.

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