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

Brenda Watkins
September 18, 2018

Rachel Brosnahan accepts the Emmy Award for lead actress in a comedy series for her role on Amazon's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Monday.

Amazon's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel", about a 1950s housewife who turns to standup comedy, took home the Emmy for best comedy series.

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

Bill Hader collected the best comedy actor award for "Barry", a dark comedy about a hired killer who stumbles into an acting career.

Darren Criss makes history as the first Filipino-American actor to win an award at the 70th Emmy prime-time Awards on Monday.

Yeardley Smith, an Emmy victor for voicing Lisa on "The Simpsons", said she doesn't object when winners use the spotlight to say more than "thank you".

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President Trump's least favorite TV show, "Saturday Night Live", picked up another Emmy for variety sketch series.

Stay tuned here for all the best red carpet looks of the 2018 Emmy Awards. The long-running NBC sketch show, already the top Emmy victor ever with 71, won again for best variety sketch series.

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The only show that won more was "Game of Thrones", which prevailed nine times including Best Drama Series. ( AP ) Sterling K Brown, from left, Kristen Bell, Tituss Burgess, Kate McKinnon, Kenan Thompson, and John Legend perform on stage.

So it should come as no surprise that the 70th Emmy Awards' rating slumped by 10% in early ratings from a year ago - setting a new all-time low with a 7.4 household rating, The Wrap reported. Peter Dinklage won for Game of Thrones, and Thandie Newton was chosen for her supporting role in sci-fi series Westworld. "Hope you're excited about that - because the one thing Hollywood needs right now is a bunch of people losing their inhibitions at a work function", Jost said, a reference to #MeToo. "Because I want to call you my wife".

"I don't know if you know this". In her acceptance speech Monday, Borstein announced she wasn't wearing a bra under her dress, which once served as her wedding dress, and encouraged women to stop urinating on toilet seats in public bathrooms. Keenan picks up, saying into the receive, "We did not solve it?".

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