The Primetime Emmy Awards was just aired on Sept. 17 on NBC. This year, the prestigious awards show was hosted by Colin Jost and Michael Che.
Marvelous Mrs. Maisel by Amazon won five awards, including two for Amy Sherman-Palladino for directing and writing categories. Rachel Brosnahan was recognized as an outstanding lead actress in a comedy series while her co-star, Alex Borstein, also won as an outstanding supporting actress in the same category.
Moreover, the show won as best comedy series as well. Notably, the comedy category was once dominated by Modern Family.
Emmy Awards 2018 Winners
The award for best variety sketch series was awarded to NBC's long-running show, Saturday Night Live. On the other hand, the best variety talk series was claimed by HBO's Last Week for the third year in a row.
Hit show Game of Thrones also brought home two awards from its 22 nominations. Peter Dinklage scored outstanding supporting actor award in a drama series while the show got the best drama series award. This is the third time the series has dominated the best drama category.
Another HBO show, Barry, also did not go home empty-handed. Henry Winkler won as the outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series and Bill Hader was the outstanding lead actor in the same category.
Additionally, FX's The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime story garnered three wins. Darren Criss was recognized as the outstanding lead actor in a limited series. Director Ryan Murphy received the award for outstanding directing in the same category and also bested its competitors.
FX's The Americans also got two awards together with Godless and The Crown by streaming service, Netflix.
Furthermore, Matthew Rhys won the outstanding lead actor award for the period drama, The Americans. Its producers Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields were also recognized for their writing. For western show Godless, Jeff Daniels and Merritt Wever won in best-supporting roles.
HBO, Netflix Get Most Number Of Awards
HBO tied with Netflix with the highest number of Emmy Awards with 23 wins each. HBO had 108 nominations. On the other hand, Netflix had 112. The winning shows embraced racial diversity in the television industry, which highlights the changing landscape of the medium. Its hosts even joked about the industry's problems.
Netflix's wins include Claire Foy for best lead actress in a drama series for her role as Queen Elizabeth in The Crown. Regina King was also recognized for lead actress in a limited series for her show Seven Seconds, which was discontinued after its first season.
For the sci-fi series awards, Willian Bridges and Charlie Booker of Black Mirror won as the best writers. In their speech, they thanked The Twilight Zone and Star Trek for being great influences.