'Mrs. Maisel,' 'Game of Thrones' win top Emmy honors

18 September, 2018, 09:54 | Author: Regina Boyd

The long-running NBC sketch show, already the top Emmy victor ever with 71, won again for best variety sketch series.

LOS ANGELES: The 70th Emmy Awards offered television fans plenty of surprises on Monday, from an on-air proposal to a flurry of edgy political jokes and a clutch of unexpected winners.

In addition to "Atlanta", it defeated a formidable field of six other comedies to win this award: "Barry", "Black-ish", "Curb Your Enthusiasm", "GLOW", "Silicon Valley" and "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt".

Listen, if all the shows that people thought should win awards for being great actually won, we wouldn't even need awards shows, we'd just hand out trophies to everyone. Maybe it was the Jon Hamm effect, but Rhys pulled out the win, even against last year's victor in the category, "This Is Us" star Sterling K. Brown.

"This is nuts!" Rachel Brosnahan said of being on the gold carpet at the 2018 Emmys on Monday night.

The cast of "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story" poses backstage with their Outstanding Limited Series award.

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"This year's Emmy Awards has the most diverse group of nominees in Emmy history", Thompson said. No surprise there, as the veteran actor - best known for playing Fonzie in Happy Days - was a firm favourite.

After winning the Emmy for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Brosnahan used her acceptance speech to ask Hollywood to vote in the upcoming election.

More than 40 years on from his first nomination, this was his first win. Bledel won the guest drama actress award in 2017, while Dowd won supporting then. "If you stay at the table long enough the chips come to you".

SURPRISE: Merritt Wever won the supporting actress in a limited series or TV movie category, and although she was a prior victor - in 2013 for "Nurse Jackie" - this one was unexpected for her.

"I'll be thanking you for the rest of my life for trusting me with your Midge", she said, referencing her character.

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