'Game of Thrones' takes top prize at surprising Emmys

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Alex Borstein captured the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, which also won in the Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series category, with Amy Sherman-Palladino picking up the award, and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series.

"While there were a few barbs (inevitably) at the Trump administration's expense, much of the politically tinged humor dealt with race, from Che's "Reparations Emmys" segment - giving awards to African-American actors from old TV shows - to his wry aside that "The Handmaid's Tale" was really "'Roots' for white women".

"Maisel", a freshman sitcom about an unhappy 1950s Jewish homemaker liberated by stand-up comedy, earned best actress honors for star Rachel Brosnahan.

Claire Foy beat Moss to win for her quiet but formidable portrayal of Queen Elizabeth in Netflix drama "The Crown".

In another win for Barry, Henry Winkler, 72, took hold of his first Emmy, for his role as a well-intentioned but cheesy acting coach.

Maisel star picked up the gong for Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, and looked stunning for the occasion in a plunging silver gown with flared sleeves.

Peter Dinklage accepting the outstanding supporting actor in a drama series award for  Game of Thrones
Peter Dinklage accepting the outstanding supporting actor in a drama series award for Game of Thrones

Saturday Night Live won, as expected, for variety sketch series, taking its lifetime Emmy total to a record-setting 72 wins.

The 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards nabbed a 7.4 overnight rating for NBC.

Faith was even further made fun of when actress Thandie Newton, after she won an award, took to the stage and said, "I don't even believe in God but I'm going to thank her tonight".

Missed Out Game Of Thrones' Big Win At Emmy Awards? After paying tribute to his mother, who died two weeks earlier, Glenn Weiss called out to his girlfriend, Jan, "I want to call you my wife", and he presented her the ring his dad gave his mom 67 years ago.

Hosts for the evening Michael Che and Colin Jost opened the ceremony with jokes about alleged sexual abuse in Hollywood, following allegations against high-profile figures such as Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey. All the nominees who were up for Lead Actress in a Drama Series have done absolutely phenomenal work in the past year, Foy and Russell included.

The gala, television´s version of the Oscars, was expected to be a showdown between record-breaking fantasy epic "Game of Thrones" and last year´s best drama victor "The Handmaid´s Tale". "I don't think you realize how many young brothas you inspired to go to college", Che said, before awkwardly side-stepping the fact that he isn't one of those people who went to college.

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