The Latest: ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ wins best comedy Emmy

By The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 70th prime-time Emmy Awards being presented Monday at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles (all times local):

7:50 p.m.

"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" is the winner of the best comedy series Emmy Award.

The Amazon series stars newcomer Rachel Brosnahan as a 1950s mother and housewife who pursues a career in stand-up comedy and finds success by mocking her estranged husband.

The show had a massive night, winning four other Emmy Awards, including best comedy actress for Brosnahan, and best supporting actress for Alex Borstein. Writer-director Amy Sherman-Palladino also won two Emmys on Monday night.


7:40 p.m.

The winner of Emmy Award for best limited series is "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story."

The FX series from producer Ryan Murphy focused on the murder of the Italian designer by spree killer Andrew Cunanan. Darren Criss played Cunanan in the series, which is a follow-up to Murphy's fictionalized retelling of O.J. Simpson's murder trial.

Murphy won an Emmy Award earlier in the evening for directing the series, and Criss won for best actor in a limited series.


7:30 p.m.

"RuPaul's Drag Race" is the winner of the best reality competition Emmy Award, a landmark win for a show that spotlights LGBTQ culture.

The VH1 series has won widespread praise and a devoted for highlighting LGBT stories and drag culture.

Since its creation in 2003, the category has been dominated by two shows, "Amazing Race" and "The Voice," with "Top Chef winning the category in 2010.


7:15 p.m.