‘Mrs. Maisel’, ‘Game of Thrones’ win top Emmy honours

‘Mrs. Maisel’, ‘Game of Thrones’ win top Emmy honours

‘Mrs. Maisel’, ‘Game of Thrones’ win top Emmy honours

Game of Thrones has more Emmy nominations than any scripted series ever (129), and it also has more wins (38).

Sherman-Palladino was nominated and ultimately won for the pilot episode of "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel", her Amazon period comedy about a New York City housewife-turned-stand-up-comedienne.

Rachel Brosnahan then landed Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, capping a remarkable night for the show.

Claire Foy beat presumed front runner Elisabeth Moss, star of The Handmaid's Tale, to win for her quiet but formidable portrayal of Queen Elizabeth in Netflix drama The Crown.

"This wasn't supposed to happen", said a startled Foy.

After last week´s Creative Arts Emmys, HBO has won 17 statuettes to Netflix´s 16.

Dinklage also gave a nod to Game of Thrones co-creators Dave Benioff and Dan Weiss. "They said, 'No, no, we'll shoot around you".

"Let's get it trending: #EmmysSoWhite", presenter James Corden joked at the midway point, riffing off an earlier tribute to Betty White.

"I don´t even believe in god but I´m going to thank her tonight", Newton quipped.

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.

As expected, Darren Criss won the star-studded race for best actor in a limited series or movie for his searing work on FX´s "The Assassination of Gianni Versace" as the designer´s killer Andrew Cunanan.

"Most important, vote", she exclaimed. "One of the things I love the most about this show, while I have you captive for another two seconds - it's about a woman who is finding her voice anew", Brosnahan said. She urged the audience to exercise that power by voting. "If you stay at the table long enough the chips come to you".

The results at the TV industry's biggest awards show reflect the heightened competition between the traditional TV companies, represented by HBO and FX, and the streaming services.

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