Saturday, 20 October, 2018

Emmys 2018: 'Game Of Thrones' storms on-stage winning best drama series

Game of Thrones wins Outstanding Drama Series at the 2018 Emmys! ‘Mrs. Maisel’, ‘Game of Thrones’ win top Emmy honours
Melody Ballard | 19 September, 2018, 04:16

The astounding tie came after Game of Thrones won for best drama series category.

Many were excited at prospect of the potential history to be made at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, with Sandra Oh in the running to become the first Best Drama Actress victor of Asian descent for her work in Killing Eve and Donald Glover seemingly poised to become the second black man to win Best Comedy Actor twice, let alone twice in a row, for his starring role in Atlanta.

Rachel Brosnahan, who plays the show's title character, won for best actress in a comedy, the first new victor in that category in seven years.

"Maisel" won for best comedy series and creator Amy Sherman-Palladino won for writing and directing.

Issa Rae of HBO's "Insecure" or ABC's "black-ish" star Tracee Ellis Ross could become the second African-American to win as best comedy actress, following Isabel Sanford (1981, "The Jeffersons") by 37 years.

The 96-year-old "First Lady of Television" - herself the victor of eight Emmys - was briefly the centre of attention at the ceremony for a career spanning more than seven decades.

The Marvelous Mrs Maisel took home five Emmy Awards from Tuesday's ceremony.

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In the end, none of the winners at the show level were surprises: RuPaul's Drag Race, Last Week Tonight, and Saturday Night Live won in reality and variety categories.

From movie stars like Scarlett Johansson to TV favorites like Mandy Moore and HBO's Issa Rae the 70th annual awards ceremony proved once again to be an A-list affair for one of television's biggest nights. She noted that the Maisel character was inspired by her father, "so I had to turn a 6-foot-two Bronx Jew into Rachel Brosnahan".

This marks the first Emmy win for Brosnahan, who was previously nominated for Guest Actress in a Drama for her role on House of Cards in 2015. "If you stay at the table long enough the chips come to you".

The best drama series prize, to be announced later on Monday, pits medieval fantasy Game of Thrones against Hulu's bleak The Handmaid's Tale, with The Americans seen as the biggest potential spoiler.

"We solved it!" sang a line-up of celebrities, giving themselves a tongue-in-cheek pat on the back for the strides television has made for women, people of color, and gay men and women behind and in front of the camera.

Betty White, 96, thanked the industry for putting up with her.

The Emmys had a real-life dramatic moment when winning director Glenn Weiss, noting his mother had died two weeks ago, proposed to his girlfriend, Jan Svendsen. "Talk to your closest black friend and ask them to explain it to you", he says he told her, according to the Globe.

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