Mrs Maisel, Game of Thrones win top Emmys

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Coming off its 2017 win, the series took home the Emmy for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series during Monday's 70th annual Emmy Awards. Here's where to find out which shows took home the awards for the likes of Best Drama and Best Comedy, to Best Lead Actor in a Drama and many more. The HBO fantasy beat out last year's victor The Handmaid's Tale, as well as The Crown, This Is Us, Stranger Things, Westworld and The Americans to take home the award at the 2018 ceremony.

The Emmys kicked off with a song, "We Solved It", a self-mocking celebration to the diversity of nominees sung by stars including Kate McKinnon and Kenan Thompson. "Mrs. Maisel" also won a total of seven other awards, including best actress for Rachel Brosnahan.

"I think we can keep TV going for another 5-6 years tops", Jost quipped.

In the emerging battle of traditional networks vs new platforms, streaming giant Netflix ended HBO´s 17-year streak of leading the Emmy nominations, with 112 to the premium cable network´s 108.


The titular (and creepy) star of the sixth episode of Atlanta's second season turned up to find out if the show would win any awards in the night's ceremony, after taking two last weekend in cinematography and sound editing at the Creative Arts Emmys. So it was little surprise when she took the stage as victor for her role as an unlikely "50s era comedian in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel".

We expect that "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story" will prevail in four races: Best Limited Series, Best Movie/Mini Actor (Darren Criss), Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actress (Penelope Cruz) and Best Movie/Mini Directing (Ryan Murphy).

Alex Borstein accepts the award for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series for "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel".

He was first nominated in 1976 for playing Arthur "the Fonz" Fonzarelli in Happy Days.


Next year, the epic tale of Westeros (sometimes known as Game of Thrones) will come to an end after eight glorious seasons on HBO.

"I want to say six awards, all white winners, and nobody has thanked Jesus yet", co-host Michael Che said, referring back to his earlier joke that only African-American winners do.

"Jan, you are the sunshine in my life", he said.


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