This is Rachel Brosnahan’s first win and first nomination. Her show is about a 1950s housewife who becomes a stand-up comic.
“This is a story about a bold and brilliant and complicated woman and I’m endlessly proud to be a part of it, and there are so many women’s stories that deserve and need to be heard,” she said in her acceptance speech. “Let’s continue to hold ourselves accountable and invest in and champion these stories.”
(“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” is distributed on Amazon, whose chief executive, Jeffrey P. Bezos, owns The Washington Post.)