Next up on the winner’s podium, the Emmys are honoring another group of binge-worthy TV shows.
Tonight, the 71st annual ceremony took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. While we could easily go on and on about Billy Porter’s red, or um, purple, carpet look, we’d like to take a moment to appreciate the cast of Chernobyl, which took home the statuette for Outstanding Limited Series.
That’s right, the Emmy Award was given to the HBO series, which stars Stellan Skarsgård, Jared Harris, Jessie Buckley, Emily Watson, Paul Ritter and Con O’Neill.
The Outstanding Limited Series category represents non-traditional TV shows. In order to qualify, a series must have two or more episodes and have a total running time of at least 150 minutes.
The category originally made its debut in 1973, but it was called Outstanding Drama/Comedy, Limited Episodes. After undergoing a few name changes—like Outstanding Miniseries, Outstanding TV Movie and Outstanding Drama/Comedy Special—the title was officially changed to Outstanding Limited Series in 2015.
Previous winners include The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, Big Little Lies (season one), The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Olive Kitteridge and Fargo (season one).
Talk about a well-deserved honor.