Claire Foy and Tatiana Maslany were coming off their last seasons. The Crown will go on with Foy while Orphan Black has been gone for more than a year. Maslany finished her Orphan Black run with 3 Emmy nominations and a lone Emmy win in 2016.
Sandra Oh had her 6th Emmy nomination, the first for Killing Eve and the previous 5 for Grey's Anatomy. Hopefully, Oh will have more Emmy chances with her show.
When Foy won her Emmy award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series at the 70th Emmy Awards, the cameras showed all the nominees except for Maslany and Elisabeth Moss for the Margaret Atwood adapted The Handmaid's Tale.
Oh brought her parents as her guests for the ceremony. She also got to present for best director for a comedy series.
Lorne Michaels accepted the award for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series for Saturday Night Live.
Samantha Bee presented for supporting actor in a drama series. Full Frontal with Samantha Bee received 2 Emmy nominations for Outstanding Variety Talk Series and best live variety special for its Great American* Puerto Rico episode.
The best directing in a drama series category also had a pair of Canadian nominees: Kari Skogland (The Handmaid's Tale) and Jeremy Podeswa (Games of Thrones). Both lost out to Stephen Daldry (The Crown).
Though Maslany ended up with a single Emmy, her 3 Emmy nominations from a Canadian drama is rather remarkable and something we may never see again. After all, Schitt's Creek would be eligible for an Emmy though the limited scope of Pop TV and not even having a HD feed makes that almost impossible.
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