The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards were dominated by a number of captivating women and one powerful man.

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“The Handmaid’s Tale” on Hulu, about a slave-class enduring a misogynist dystopia
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“Big Little Lies” on HBO, about privileged wives and mothers and their domestic struggles
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were the big winners at television’s top honors. “Veep,” HBO’s acid political satire about a female politico, was named top comedy for the third year in a row. And its star, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, won best actress in a comedy for the sixth consecutive year
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A Night of Firsts Donald Glover and Lena Waithe both made history with their wins; Mr. Glover is the first African-American to win in the best comedy series director category, for “Atlanta” and Ms. Waithe is the first African-American woman to win in the best comedy series writer category. (She shared the award with “Master of None” series star and co-creator Aziz Ansari
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Zoe Kravitz’s Dress played the sprite on the Emmys red carpet. Her slender, varicolored gown, embroidered in tufts of feathers and whipped up expressly for her by Dior haute couture, provided one element of the look. Her close-cropped hair and cat-eye makeup did the rest, bringing to mind a raffishly updated Audrey Hepburn or waiflike Mia Farrow. Strings of Tiffany diamonds were an incongruous match for Ms. Kravitz’s scattered tattoos, her look flirting with the cutting edge. Still, “it was quite magical, Ms. Kravitz said, “and fairylike, I thought.” — Ruth La Ferla
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Makes History To little suspense, Julia Louis-Dreyfus won her sixth consecutive award for best lead actress in a comedy for her role as Selina Meyer in “Veep.”

Ho-hum. We’re used to that. But this time, the win allowed her to set or tie some major records.

She is now the record-holder for most wins by an actor playing one character, passing Candice Bergen for “Murphy Brown” and Don Knotts for “The Andy Griffith Show.” Factoring in earlier wins for “The New Adventures of Old Christine” and “Seinfeld,” she tied Cloris Leachman’s record of eight prime-time acting Emmys.