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'Game of Thrones,' 'Mrs. Maisel' triumph at Emmys

Peter Dinklage poses backstage with his award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for “Game of Thrones.”  

Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel became the first streaming series to win top Emmy comedy honors and HBO’s Game of Thrones recaptured the best drama series award on Monday at a ceremony that largely slighted its most ethnically diverse field of nominees ever.

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

Claire Foy of The Crown and Matthew Rhys of The Americans won top drama acting Emmys, their first trophies for the roles and last chance to claim them, with Foy’s role as Queen Elizabeth II going to another actress and Rhys’ show wrapped.

The field bested by Foy included last year’s winner Elisabeth Moss for The Handmaid’s Tale and Sandra Oh of Killing Eve, who would have been the first actor of Asian descent to get a top drama award.

“This wasn’t supposed to happen,” said a startled Foy.

Game of Thrones, which sat out last year’s Emmys because of scheduling, won despite competition from defending champ The Handmaid’s Tale.

Here's a partial list of winners:

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES: Game of Thrones

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES: The Marvelous Mrs Maisel

BEST LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA: Matthew Rhys, The Americans

BEST LEAD ACTRESS, DRAMA: Claire Foy, The Crown

BEST LEAD ACTOR, COMEDY: Bill Hader, Barry

BEST LEAD ACTRESS, COMEDY: Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA: Thandie Newton, Westworld

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY: Henry Winkler, Barry

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY: Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel

OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIES: The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

BEST LEAD ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE: Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

BEST LEAD ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE: Regina King, Seven Seconds


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