NEWS: Game of Thrones and The Marvelous Mrs Maisel are the big winners at this year’s Emmy Awards

by | Sep 18, 2018 | All, TV News





Last night the 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were handed out and it was a great year for British talent. Matthew Rhys scooped the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama award for his role in The Americans whilst Claire Foy scooped the title Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama for her final series of The Crown. Other Brits who scored big were Thandie Newton who was honoured for her role in Westworld, Charlie Brooker who won an award for his writing on the latest series of Black Mirror, Stephen Daldry for directing The Crown and John Oliver for hosting Last Week Tonight. 






The big winner of the night was The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel which took the title of Outstanding comedy show whilst actresses Rachel Brosnahan and Alex Borstein were recognised for their performanes on the show. Meanwhile, creator Amy Sherman-Palladino won two awards for both writing and directing the series. The other big winner in the comedy category was Barry with stars Bill Hader and Henry Winkler taking home awards for their performances.

Game of Thrones won the Outstanding Drama Series award, after not being nominated last year due to where the cut-off for awards consideration fell. Peter Dinklage also won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a drama award for his role in the fantasy drama. The Assassination of Gianni Versace was the big winner in the Miniseries category with star Daren Criss winning an award for his performance as Andrew Cunanan whilst Ryan Murphy was also rewarded for his direction. Regina King won Outstanding Actress in a Miniseries for her role in Netflix’s Seven Seconds whilst Merrit Wever and Jeff Daniels scooped supporting gongs for their performances in another Netflix drama; Godless. 




Arguably the most memorable moment of the awards show came when producer and director Glenn Weiss; who won an award for his direction of this year’s Oscar ceremony, used his speech to propose to his girlfriend.

Winners and Nominees in Full: 

Outstanding Drama Series

The Americans

The Crown

Game of Thrones – WINNER 

The Handmaids Tale

Stranger Things

This is Us

Westworld

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama 

Jason Bateman (Ozark)

Sterling K Brown (This is Us)

Ed Harris (Westworld)

Matthew Rhys (The Americans) – Winner 

Milo Ventimiglia (This is Us)

Jeffrey Wright (Westworld)

Outstanding Lead Actress in A Drama 

Claire Foy (The Crown) – Winner

Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black)

Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale)

Sandra Oh (Killing Eve)

Keri Russell (The Americans)

Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld)


Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama 

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones)

Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) – Winner 

Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale)

David Harbour (Stranger Things)

Mandy Patnkin (Homeland)

Matt Smith (The Crown)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama 

Alexis Bledel (The Handmaid’s Tale)

Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things)

Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale)

Lena Headey (Game of Thrones)

Vanessa Kirby (The Crown)

Thandie Newton (Westworld) – Winner 

Yvonne Strahovski (The Handmaid’s Tale)

Outstanding Comedy Series

Atlanta

Barry

Black-ish

Curb Your Enthusiasm

GLOW

The Marvellous Mrs Maisel – Winner 

Silicon Valley

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy 

Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)

Ted Danson (The Good Place)

Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm)

Bill Hader (Barry) – Winner 

Donald Glover (Atlanta)

William H Macy (Shameless)


Outstanding Actress in a Comedy 

Pamela Adlon (Better Things)

Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) – Winner 

Allison Janney (Mom)

Issa Rae (Insecure)

Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish)

Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie)


Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy

Louis Anderson (Baskets)

Alec Baldwin (Saturday Night Live)

Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)

Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta)

Tony Shalhoub (The Marvelous Mrs Maisel)

Kenan Thompson (Saturday Night Live)

Henry Winkler (Barry) – Winner

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy 

Zazie Beetz (Atlanta)

Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs Maisel) – Winner 

Aidy Bryant (Saturday Night Live)

Betty Gilpin (GLOW)

Leslie Jones (Saturday Night Live)

Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Lie)

Laurie Metcalf (Roseanne)

Megan Mullally (Will and Grace)

Outstanding Limited Series 

The Alienist

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story – Winner 

Genius: Picasso

Godless

Patrick Melrose

Outstanding Television Movie 

Fahrenheit 451

Flint

Paterno

The Tale

USS Callister (Black Mirror) – Winner 

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Antonio Banderas (Genius: Picasso)

Darren Criss (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story) – Winner 

Benedict Cumberbatch (Patrick Melrose)

Jeff Daniels (The Looming Tower)

John Legend (Jesus Chris Superstar: Live in Concert)

Jesse Plemons (USS Callister: Black Mirror)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie 

Jessica Biel (The Sinner)

Laura Dern (The Tale)

Michelle Dockery (Godless)

Edie Falco (Law And Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders)

Regina King (Seven Seconds) – Winner 

Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story: Cult)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie 

Jeff Daniels (Godless) – Winner 

Brandon Victor Dixon (Jesus Christ Superstar: Live in Concert)

John Leguizamo (Waco)

Ricky Martin (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)

Edgar Ramirez (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)

Michael Stuhlbarg (The Looming Tower)

Finn Wittrock (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie 

Sara Bareilles (Jesus Christ Superstar: Live in Concert)

Penelope Cruz (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)

Judith Light (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)

Adina Porter (American Horror Story: Cult)

Merritt Wever (Godless) – Winner 

Letitia Wright (Black Museum – Black Mirror)

Outstanding Reality Competition Programme

The Amazing Race

American Ninja Warrior

Project Runway

RuPaul’s Drag Race – Winner 

Top Chef

The Voice

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality Competition Programme

W. Kamau Bell (United Shades of America Wit W. Kamau Bell)

Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen’s Game of Games)

RuPaul (RuPaul’s Drag Race) – Winner 

Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn (Project Runway)

Jane Lynch (Hollywood Game Night)

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver – Winner 

The Late Late Show with James Corden

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series 

At Home with Amy Sedaris

Drunk History

I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman

Portlandia

Saturday Night Live – Winner 

Tracey Ullman’s Show

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