'Mrs. Maisel' takes home seven Emmy awards

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19 September, 2018

Highlights include "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel's" win in the best comedy category, "Game of Thrones" reclaiming the best drama award and director Glenn Weiss' on-stage marriage proposal while accepting the Emmy for his work at the Oscars.

The actress kept the hot streak alive for "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel", which also won supporting actress in a comedy series for Alex Borstein, and writing and directing in a comedy for Amy Sherman-Palladino. 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 show did provide some winning moments of nostalgia and sweetness, with one of the best on both scores kicking off the festivities: Henry Winkler winning his first Emmy - after six nominations dating back more than 40 years - for the HBO comedy "Barry".

Show creator Ryan Murphy dedicated the "Versace" limited series trophy to LGBT victims of hate crimes.

"Maisel" edged out "Atlanta" in the nail-biter Emmy battle for Best Comedy Series, which was a neck-and-neck two-way race according to the thousands of users who made their forecasts at Gold Derby.

The night was hosted by Michael Che and Colin Jost who have regular roles on Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update and they immediately won the audience over with their quick wit.

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Behind HBO and Netflix, NBC finished with 16 Emmys for shows including Saturday Night Live and Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert, followed by FX with 12. Our crew, they work so hard and we put them through so much and they still like us.

Netflix's trophies on Monday included five for The Crown, including best drama actress triumph for Claire Foy; four for Black Mirror; and three for Godless.

Regina King was an unexpected limited series victor for playing the mother of a black teen killed by a white police officer in Seven Seconds.

Darren Criss, who is of Filipino descent, won the lead acting award for the miniseries "The Assassination of Gianni Versace", which won best limited series. Scarlett Johansson walked alongside him as they made their Emmys debut on the gold carpet for Monday's show.

It won nine Emmys this year, meaning the blood-spattered tale of the battle for the Iron Throne - which returns in 2019 for an abbreviated eighth and final season - now has 47 awards overall.

To start off was Thandie Newton who looked glamorous in a one-shoulder pink gown as she graciously accepted her award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.


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