‘Game of Thrones’ reclaims best drama & ‘Mrs. Maisel’ takes best comedy at Emmy Awards

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On Monday, the 70th annual Primetime Emmy Awards honored the past year’s greatest achievements in television. The night crowned a new comedy queen and reminded us that the show with the dragons is still pretty good.

Headed into the ceremony, one big question was which show would replace Veep as the winner of the Outstanding Comedy Series trophy. Veep, which has won the award since 2015, was not eligible this year as its production was delayed while star Julia Louis-Dreyfus underwent treatment for breast cancer.

Mrs. Maisel began the night with Alex Bornstein’s win in the Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series category, then saw Amy Sherman-Palladino win for both writing and directing, and closed out the evening with Rachel Brosnahan winning Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and the show winning Outstanding Comedy Series. Mrs. Maisel’s triumph made history for Amazon, which celebrated its first series Emmy win. The series took home five Emmys on Monday for a total of seven overall, as it was recognized for casting and single-camera editing at the previously awarded Creative Arts Emmys.

Elsewhere in the comedy field Henry Winkler and Bill Hader took home the Supporting Actor in a Comedy and Lead Actor in a Comedy Emmys, respectively, for their performances on HBO’s dark comedy Barry. Winkler’s win was especially notable because it was his first, and it came 42 years after his very first Emmy nomination, which he received in 1976 for playing Fonzie on Happy Days.

In the drama categories, there was a comeback story of sorts. Game of Thrones, which went into the night as the most-nominated drama with 22 nods, won Outstanding Drama Series after sitting out 2017 for eligibility reasons. Peter Dinklage was also recognized for the show, winning Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. Game of Thrones won nine awards in total, including seven trophies from the previously awarded Creative Arts Emmys.

The other drama winners were more spread out, with Matthew Rhys winning Lead Actor in a Drama for The Americans, Thandie Newton taking home Supporting Actress in a Drama for Westworld, and Claire Foy winning Lead Actress in a Drama for The Crown. Additionally, The Crown’s Stephen Daldry won for directing, and The Americans’ Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg won for writing.

Here’s the full list of the night’s televised winners:

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Brian Tyree Henry, Atlanta

WINNER: Henry Winkler, Barry

Louie Anderson, Baskets

Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live

Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live

Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Zazie Beetz, Atlanta

Laurie Metcalf, Roseanne

Betty Gilpin, GLOW

Aidy Bryant, Saturday Night Live

Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live

Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

WINNER: Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Megan Mullally, Will & Grace

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

WINNER: Amy Sherman-Palladino, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “Pilot”

Donald Glover, Atlanta, “Alligator Man”

Stefani Robinson, Atlanta, “Barbershop”

Alec Berg and Bill Hader, Barry, “Chapter One: Make Your Mark”

Liz Sarnoff, Barry, “Chapter Seven: Loud, Fast, and Keep Going”

Alec Berg, Silicon Valley, “Fifty One Percent”

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

WINNER: Amy Sherman-Palladino, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “Pilot”

Donald Glover, Atlanta, “Fubu”

Mark Cendrowski, The Big Bang Theory, “The Bow Tie Asymmetry”

Jesse Peretz, GLOW, “Pilot”

Hiro Murai, Atlanta, “Teddy Perkins”

Mike Judge, Silicon Valley, “Initial Coin Offering”

Bill Hader, Barry, “Chapter One: Make Your Mark”

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Pamala Adlon, Better Things

WINNER: Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Ms, Maisel

Allison Janney, Mom

Issa Rae, Insecure

Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish

Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

Ted Danson, The Good Place

Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm

Donald Glover, Atlanta

WINNER: Bill Hader, Barry

William H. Macy, Shameless

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series

Adina Porter, American Horror Story: Cult

Letitia Wright, Black Museum: Black Mirror

WINNER: Merritt Wever, Godless

Sara Bareilles, Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert

Penélope Cruz, The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Judith Light, The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

WINNER: Jeff Daniels, Godless

Brandon Victor Dixon, Jesus Christ Superstar: Live in Concert

Ricky Martin, The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Edgar Ramírez, The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Finn Wittrock, The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Michael Stuhlbarg, The Looming Tower

John Leguizamo, Waco

Writing for a Limited Series, TV Movie, or Special

Kevin McManus and Matthew McManus, American Vandal (“Clean Up”)

Scott Frank, Godless

David Nicholls, Patrick Melrose

Tom Rob Smith, The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (“House By The Lake”)

David Lynch and Mark Frost, Twin Peaks

WINNER: William Bridges and Charlie Brooker, “USS Callister: Black Mirror”

Directing for a Limited Series

Scott Frank, Godless

David Leveaux (director) and Alex Rudzinski (Live Television Director), Jesus Christ Superstar: Live In Concert

Barry Levinson, Paterno

Edward Berger, Patrick Melrose

WINNER: Ryan Murphy, The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story(“The Man Who Would Be Vogue”)

Craig Zisk, The Looming Tower (“9/11”)

David Lynch, Twin Peaks

Lead Actress in a Limited Series

Jessica Biel, The Sinner

Laura Dern, The Tale

Michele Dockery, Godless

Edie Falco, Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Brothers

WINNER: Regina King, Seven Seconds

Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Cult

 

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Antonio Banderas, Genius: Picasso

WINNER: Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose

Jeff Daniels, The Looming Tower

John Legend, Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesse Plemons, Black Mirror: USS Callister

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special

WINNER: John Mulaney, Kid Gorgeous

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee Presents: The Great American* Puerto Rico (*It’s Complicated)

Michelle Wolf: Nice Lady

Patton Oswalt: Annihilation

Steve Martin & Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life

Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special

Dave Chappelle: Equanimity

Jerry Seinfeld: Jerry Before Seinfeld

Steve Martin & Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life

Super Bowl LII Halftime Show Starring Justin Timberlake

WINNER: Glenn Weiss, The Oscars

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones

WINNER: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Mandy Patinkin, Homeland

David Harbour, Stranger Things

Matt Smith, The Crown

Joseph Fiennes, The Handmaid’s Tale

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Lena Headey, Game of Thrones

Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things

Vanessa Kirby, The Crown

Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale

Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale

Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale

WINNER: Thandie Newton, Westworld

Writing for a Drama Series

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, Game of Thrones (“The Dragon and the Wolf”)

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Killing Eve (“Nice Face”)

The Duffer Brothers, Stranger Things (“Chapter Nine: The Gate”)

WINNER: Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg, The Americans (“Start”)

Peter Morgan, The Crown (“Mystery Man”)

Bruce Miller, The Handmaid’s Tale (“June”)

Directing for a Drama Series

Alan Taylor, Game Of Thrones (“Beyond The Wall”)

Jeremy Podeswa, Game Of Thrones (“The Dragon And The Wolf”)

Jason Bateman, Ozark (“The Toll”)

Daniel Sackheim, Ozark (“Tonight We Improvise”)

The Duffer brothers, Stranger Things (“Chapter Nine: The Gate”)

WINNER: Stephen Daldry, The Crown (“Paterfamilias”)

Kari Skogland, The Handmaid’s Tale (“After”)

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Jason Bateman, Ozark

WINNER: Matthew Rhys, The Americans

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us

Ed Harris, Westworld

Jeffrey Wright, Westworld

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Sandra Oh, Killing Eve

Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black

Keri Russell, The Americans

WINNER: Claire Foy, The Crown

Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

Outstanding Reality Competition Series

The Amazing Race

American Ninja Warrior

Project Runway

WINNER: RuPaul’s Drag Race

Top Chef

The Voice

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

At Home With Amy Sedaris

Drunk History

I Love You America with Sarah Silverman

Portlandia

WINNER: Saturday Night Live

Tracey Ullman’s Show

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

Jimmy Kimmel Live

WINNER: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

The Late Late Show with James Corden

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Outstanding Limited Series

The Alienist

WINNER: The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Genius: Picasso

Godless

Patrick Melrose

Outstanding Comedy Series

Atlanta

Barry

Black-ish

Curb Your Enthusiasm

GLOW

WINNER: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Silicon Valley

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Outstanding Drama Series

The Americans

The Crown

WINNER: Game of Thrones

The Handmaid’s Tale

Stranger Things

This Is Us

Westworld

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