LOS ANGELES - "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" won the top prizes at the Emmy awards on Monday on a night of upsets for the highest honors in television and a triumph for streaming services. Last year's Emmys had an audience of 11.4 million viewers, almost setting a new low for the award ceremony's ratings (2018 viewer numbers were not yet available at the time of publication).
At the most prestigious awards show in USA television, Welsh star Matthew Rhys won the lead actor in a drama series prize for his role in FX's The Americans, while English actress Claire Foy scooped the equivalent award in the female category for her portrayal of the Queen in Netflix's The Crown. First off, creator Amy Sherman-Palladino has made Emmy history, collecting awards for Outstanding Directing and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series.
Darren Criss won an outstanding lead actor award and Ricky Martin missed out on his first Emmy as The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story picked up three honours at the ceremony last night (September 17).
The cast of "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story" poses backstage with their Outstanding Limited Series award.
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The veteran has also bagged 62 goals for his country. "I probably have more goals than the guys on the field have games together". Despite reaching the milestone, this proved to be a disappointing night for the former Swedish worldwide and his teammates.
HBO has dominated primetime TV for the past 16 years, and Monday night the two ended up tied for total wins with 23 each (with creative awards factored in). Thandie Newton's excellent turn in Westworld is finally celebrated with the Outstanding Supporting Actress trophy.
Che responded, saying, "She's had a rough year".
Netflix this year notched a leading 112 Emmy nominations, ahead of HBO and NBC.
During their opening co-hosts Michael Che and Colin Joust got in some jabs as well, with Che joking that his mother didn't watch the Emmys because it was mostly white people and they "don't thank Jesus". All the nominees who were up for Lead Actress in a Drama Series have done absolutely phenomenal work in the a year ago, Foy and Russell included.
HBO dark comedy "Barry" notched two acting wins - for Winkler and series star Bill Hader.