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Emmys 2018 catch up: Claire Foy, Thandie Newton and John Oliver among British winners

'Game of Thrones' won the biggest award but the night belonged to 'The Marvelous Mrs Maisel'

Christopher Hooton
Tuesday 18 September 2018 10:35
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First nominations for Emmy Awards revealed

Game of Thrones wrestled back control of the Emmys in Los Angeles on Monday night, winning the ceremony’s biggest award, Outstanding Drama Series.

The HBO fantasy, based on the novels of George RR Martin, picked up the prize in 2015 and 2016, but was absent from proceedings last year when its broadcast date failed to meet eligibility criteria. This fallow year allowed The Handmaid’s Tale to shine, but the dystopian Hulu drama couldn’t hold onto its crown in 2018.

Game of Thrones failed to dominate in other categories, however, its only other award on the night being a Supporting Actor honour for Peter Dinklage – his third Emmy win for the show.

The drama and limited series categories were split at an unpredictable ceremony, but Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs Maisel trounced its comedy rivals. The dramedy, about a 1950s housewife who discovers she has a talent for stand-up, consistently beat its hotly tipped rival, FX’s Atlanta, scooping five awards.

Other winners at the Microsoft Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles included British actors Claire Foy (for The Crown) and Matthew Rhys "for The Americans). The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story was declared Outstanding Limited Series, while newcomer Barry, about a hitman who years to be an actor, picked up surprise acting awards for Bill Hader and Henry Winkler.

Awards aside, the main talking points at the 70th Primetime Emmys included Glenn Weiss – who won an Emmy for his work directing last year's Oscars ceremony and – proposing to his partner on stage, Betty White’s razor-sharp life achievement acceptance speech, delivered at the age of 96, which received a standing ovation, and Donald Glover attending the ceremony in the guise of his Atlanta character Teddy Perkins.

Comedians Colin Jost and Michael Che hosted the ceremony – aided by several members of the Saturday Night Live cast – but almost entirely steered clear of the usual topic of discussion at these events, Donald Trump. Instead, their monologues, skits and jokes centred on diversity, the #MeToo movement and declining viewing figures for the Emmys.

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Hello and welcome to our Emmy Awards 2018 liveblog! Follow along with all the latest news and drama from the highly anticipated TV awards.

Lucy Anna Gray17 September 2018 19:16
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For anyone not in the US, the biggest question you'll probably have is 'how can I watch it?'

Head to the article below to find out everything you need to know about watching tonight's ceremony...

Lucy Anna Gray17 September 2018 19:33
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Here are the nominees for what most consider the biggest award of the night, Outstanding Drama Series:

The Americans (FX)

The Crown (Netflix)

Game of Thrones (HBO)

The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)

Stranger Things (Netflix)

This Is Us (NBC)

Westworld (HBO)

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Next up we have Outstanding Limited Series:

The Alienist (TNT)

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)

Genius: Picasso (National Geographic)

Godless (Netflix)

Patrick Melrose (Showtime/Sky)

Lucy Anna Gray17 September 2018 20:12
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Here's a short video on how the Emmy voting process actually works...

Lucy Anna Gray17 September 2018 20:28
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Here are the nominees for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series:

Keri Russell (The Americans)

Claire Foy (The Crown)

Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid's Tale)

Sandra Oh (Killing Eve)

Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black)

Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld)

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And for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series:

Matthew Rhys (The Americans)

Jason Bateman (Ozark)

Sterling K Brown (This Is Us)

Milo Ventimiglia (This Is Us)

Ed Harris (Westworld

Jeffrey Wright (Westworld

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And for Outstanding Comedy Series:

Atlanta (FX)

Barry (HBO)

black-ish (ABC)

Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)

GLOW (Netflix)

The Marvelous Mrs Maisel (Amazon Prime)

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The nominees for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series are:

Pamela Adlon (Better Things)

Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish)

Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie)

Issa Rae (Insecure)

Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs Maisel)

Allison Janney (Mom)

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And finally for our nominations round-up, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:

Donald Glover (Atlanta)

Bill Hader (Barry)

Anthony Anderson (black-ish)

Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm)

Ted Danson (The Good Place)

William H Macy (Shameless)

Lucy Anna Gray17 September 2018 21:42

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