Shows That Should Win Emmys, According to Critics

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The show has received 18 Emmy nominations overall.

Celebrated SA-born comedian and and talk show host Trevor Noah has added another feather to his cap by bagging his first Emmy award over the weekend. Among the winners, Netflix's "Stranger Things", HBO's "Westworld" and "Big Little Lies" led the way as the shows nabbed multiple awards at the second part of the award-giving event held on Sunday night, September 10 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Other winners included Ava DuVernay's documentary 13th, about racial inequality in the USA, which won the outstanding documentary/non-fiction special prize. Veteran arranger-conductor Rickey Minor won his first Emmy (on his sixth nomination) for Music Direction for the ABC special Taking the Stage: African-American Music and Stories That Changed America.

Ahead of the 69th Primetime Emmys ceremony on Monday, the awards saw Westworld pick up five trophies including for visual effects, interactive programming and hairstyling, while The Crown was awarded best production design and costumes. Hulu also won two awards for The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years.

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Other nominees in the category for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics included shows such as Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Jimmy Kimmel Live, A Mickey Mouse Christmas Special, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Saturday Night Live for Chance the Rapper's "Last Christmas". The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards air September 17 at 5 p.m.

Saturday Night Live received five awards, with one of them going to Melissa McCarthy for her guest appearances as former White House press secretary Sean Spicer.

"The radical infusion of new blood in the Emmy race is largely due to the huge impact that streaming services are having on TV", O'Neil notes.

The prime-time awards Sunday will affect the network totals, but for now, HBO has won the most Emmys so far this year: 19.

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