Hosts Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh did an incredible job reminding us of 2018's biggest trends and gossip points, offering a fun perspective on a show that was vastly in need of an update. When she mentioned 2015's Aloha, in which Emma Stone played a Chinese character, Stone yelled from the crowd; "I'm sorry!".
The emotion of the moment was not lost on Oh.
There's also the numerous allegations of sexual abuse and misconduct levied at him that have been quieted for many years until the #MeToo movement really came into effect in Hollywood.
"Oh my God, I am beyond moved", Malek said on stage while receiving the award. Because I see you ... all these faces of change. "And now, so will everyone else".
Best Comedy Series went to The Kominsky Method, a sedate option when you consider that Barry, The Good Place, Kidding and The Marvelous Mrs Maisel were on the shortlist.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse won one of the first awards of the night for Best Animated Feature Film.
Meanwhile, Mahershala Ali won best actor in a supporting role for playing Black pianist Dr. Don Shirley in Green Book.
The show provided lots of laughs too, as when Christian Bale, who played former Vice President Dick Cheney in Vice, accepted the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy.
But Rhys lost the award for best actor in a TV drama to Richard Madden, who won for his role as a British security officer in the BBC/Netflix political thriller "Bodyguard". She's never won an Oscar.
The night's best drama picture victor, "Bohemian Rhapsody", has made $743.1 million worldwide.
The star broke down in tears when she was announced as a victor and used her acceptance speech to reflect on inclusion in the industry.
Killing Eve first premiered back in April, and immediately resonated with both critics and audiences, and now sports a 97% on Rotten Tomatoes. Oh's win makes her the first Asian performer ever to win multiple Globes.
Her critically-acclaimed role in "A Star Is Born" earned her a nomination for best performance by an actress in a movie drama, pitting her against Nicole Kidman, Melissa McCarthy, Glenn Close and Rosamund Pike.
Best Television Series, Drama - The Americans.
While Adams was snubbed for Sharp Objects, Patricia Clarkson won best supporting actress for the mini-series.