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‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ top 70th Primetime Emmy Awards

Game of Thrones managed another Drama Series win after losing both writing and directing for a total of 10 wins including its haul from last week’s Creative Arts Emmys.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel made a near sweep of the comedy awards, taking home Lead Actress for Rachel Brosnahan, Supporting Actress for Alex Borstein, writing and directing for show creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and Outstanding Comedy Series. Sherman-Palladino, in her traditional top hat, made her way to the stage for her writing win proclaimed, “Whoever put that carpet down, hates women! Time’s Up!” 

Godless and The Assassination of Gianni Versace found multiple wins, including Outstanding Limited Series for later. Creator Ryan Murphy dedicated the show’s win to the LGBTQ community and used the moment to ask for stricter hate crime laws in the US. 

Peter Dinklage won his third Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Emmy for Game of Thrones and Westworld‘s Thandie Newton earned her first Emmy for Westworld, beating out three actresses from The Handmaid’s Tale in the process. 

Drama’s top acting awards went to performers on their last chances. Matthew Rhys won Lead Actor in a Drama Series for The Americans, which ended its run this spring. Claire Foy won Lead Actress in a Drama Series and exits The Crown as she will be replaced by Olivia Colman, playing an older version of Queen Elizabeth for the next two seasons.

RuPaul’s Drag Race made Emmy history by being the first time the winner of Reality Host and Reality-Competition Program have matched up. RuPaul Charles won his third Emmy last week at the Creative Arts Emmys. 

The show’s highlight though was Glenn Weiss. After winning the Emmy for directing The Oscars (his 14th overall), he told the crowd of its bittersweet nature as his mother had passed away just two weeks prior. Then, in a wild plot twist, he took that moment to propose to his girlfriend Jan Svendsen. “You wonder why I don’t like to call you my girlfriend?” Weiss asked, causing the entire audience to gasp. “Because I want to call you my wife.” Even before he could ask, Svendsen made her way to the stage.

Watch the iconic moment below.

The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards will be held live in Los Angeles at 5pm PT / 8pm ET with hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che of Saturday Night Live.

Stay tuned here and on Twitter for live updates of all of tonight’s winners.

Here are the winners from both nights of the Creative Arts Emmys last weekend and my predictions for tonight’s awards.

Winners will be highlighted in bold as they are announced.

DRAMA SERIES

“The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“Westworld” (HBO)
“The Crown” (Netflix)
“The Americans” (FX)
“Stranger Things” (Netflix)
“This Is Us” (NBC)

COMEDY SERIES

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon) – WINNER
“Atlanta” (FX)
“Barry” (HBO)
“Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO)
“Silicon Valley” (HBO)
“GLOW” (Netflix)
“Black-ish” (ABC)
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)

LIMITED SERIES

“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (FX) – WINNER
“Godless” (Netflix)
“Patrick Melrose” (Showtime)
“Genius: Picasso” (National Geographic)
“The Alienist” (TNT)

REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1) – WINNER
“The Voice” (NBC)
“Top Chef” (Bravo)
“The Amazing Race” (CBS)
“American Ninja Warrior” (NBC)

VARIETY TALK SERIES

“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (HBO) – WINNER
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS)
“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (ABC)
“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” (TBS)
“The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS)
“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” (Comedy Central)

VARIETY SKETCH SERIES

“Saturday Night Live” (NBC) – WINNER
“I Love You America with Sarah Silverman” (Hulu)
“Portlandia” (IFC)
“Tracey Ullman’s Show” (HBO)
“At Home With Amy Sedaris” (truTV)
“Drunk History” (Comedy Central)

LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Sandra Oh, “Killing Eve”
Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Keri Russell, “The Americans”
Claire Foy, “The Crown” – WINNER
Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black”
Evan Rachel Wood, “Westworld”

LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us”
Jeffrey Wright, “Westworld”
Matthew Rhys, “The Americans” – WINNER
Milo Ventimiglia, “This Is Us”
Jason Bateman, “Ozark”
Ed Harris, “Westworld”

LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOVIE

Laura Dern, “The Tale”
Regina King, “Seven Seconds” – WINNER
Michelle Dockery, “Godless”
Jessica Biel, “The Sinner”
Sarah Paulson, “American Horror Story: Cult”
Edie Falco, “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Brothers”

LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOVIE

Darren Criss, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” – WINNER
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Patrick Melrose”
John Legend, “Jesus Christ Superstar: Live in Concert”
Jeff Daniels, “The Looming Tower”
Jesse Plemons, “USS Callister: Black Mirror”
Antonio Banderas, “Genius: Picasso”

LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” – WINNER
Allison Janney, “Mom”
Pamela Adlon, “Better Things”
Tracee Ellis Ross, “Black-ish”
Issa Rae, “Insecure”
Lily Tomlin, “Grace and Frankie”

LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Donald Glover, “Atlanta”
Bill Hader, “Barry” – WINNER
William H. Macy, “Shameless”
Ted Danson, “The Good Place”
Anthony Anderson, “Black-ish”
Larry David, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

David Harbour, “Stranger Things”
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, “Game of Thrones”
Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones” – WINNER
Joseph Fiennes, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Matt Smith, “The Crown”
Mandy Patinkin, “Homeland”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Yvonne Strahovski, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Thandie Newton, “Westworld” – WINNER
Alexis Bledel, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Ann Dowd, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Millie Bobby Brown, “Stranger Things”
Vanessa Kirby, “The Crown”
Lena Headey, “Game of Thrones”

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Tony Shalhoub, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Henry Winkler, “Barry” – WINNER
Alec Baldwin, “Saturday Night Live”
Louie Anderson, “Baskets”
Kenan Thompson, “Saturday Night Live”
Tituss Burgess, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
Brian Tyree Henry, “Atlanta”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Alex Borstein, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” – WINNER
Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live”
Betty Gilpin, “GLOW”
Zazie Beetz, “Atlanta”
Megan Mullally, “Will & Grace”
Laurie Metcalf, “Roseanne”
Leslie Jones, “Saturday Night Live”
Aidy Bryant, “Saturday Night Live”

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

Brandon Victor Dixon, “Jesus Christ Superstar: Live in Concert”
Jeff Daniels, “Godless” – WINNER
John Leguizamo, “Waco”
Edgar Ramírez, “The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
Michael Stuhlbarg, “The Looming Tower”
Ricky Martin, “The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
Finn Wittrock, “The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

Judith Light, “The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
Merritt Wever, “Godless” – WINNER
Letitia Wright, “Black Museum: Black Mirror”
Sara Bareilles, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert”
Adina Porter, “American Horror Story: Cult”
Penélope Cruz, “The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”

DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

Hiro Murai, “Atlanta” (“Teddy Perkins”)
Amy Sherman-Palladino, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (“Pilot”) – WINNER
Donald Glover, “Atlanta” (“FUBU”)
Bill Hader, “Barry” (“Chapter One: Make Your Mark”)
Jesse Peretz, “GLOW” (“Pilot”)
Mike Judge, “Silicon Valley” (“Initial Coin Offering”)
Mark Cendrowski, “The Big Bang Theory” (“The Bow Tie Symmetry”)

DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

Alan Taylor, “Game Of Thrones” (“Beyond The Wall”)
Kari Skogland, “The Handmaid’s Tale” (“After”)
Jeremy Podeswa, “Game Of Thrones” (“The Dragon And The Wolf”)
Jason Bateman, “Ozark” (“The Toll”)
Stephen Daldry, “The Crown” (“Paterfamilias”) – WINNER
Daniel Sackheim, “Ozark” (“Tonight We Improvise”)
The Duffer Brothers, “Stranger Things” (“Chapter Nine: The Gate”)

DIRECTING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, TV MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL

Ryan Murphy, “The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (“The Man Who Would Be Vogue”) – WINNER
David Leveaux (director) and Alex Rudzinski (Live Television Director), “Jesus Christ Superstar: Live In Concert”
Scott Frank, “Godless”
Edward Berger, “Patrick Melrose”
David Lynch, “Twin Peaks”
Craig Zisk, “The Looming Tower” (“9/11”)
Barry Levinson, “Paterno”

DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY SERIES

Saturday Night Live (“Host: Donald Glover”)
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (“Episode 421”)
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (“Episode 2061”)
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (“Episode 438”)
Portlandia (“Riot Spray”)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (“Episode 0416”)

DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL

Steve Martin & Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget For the Rest of Your Life (Netflix)
The Oscars (ABC) – WINNER
Super Bowl LII: Halftime Show Starring Justin Timberlake (NBC)
Jerry Seinfeld: Jerry Before Seinfeld (Netflix)
Dave Chappelle: Equanimity (Netflix)

WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

Amy Sherman-Palladino, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (“Pilot”) – WINNER
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”)

WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

Bruce Miller, “The Handmaid’s Tale” (“June”)
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, “Game of Thrones” (“The Dragon And The Wolf”)
Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg, “The Americans” (“Start”) – WINNER
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, “Killing Eve” (“Nice Face”)
Peter Morgan, “The Crown” (“Mystery Man”)
The Duffer Brothers, “Stranger Things” (“Chapter Nine: The Gate”)

WRITING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, TV MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL

Tom Rob Smith, “The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (“House By The Lake”)
William Bridges and Charlie Brooker, “USS Callister: Black Mirror” – WINNER
Scott Frank, “Godless”
David Nicholls, “Patrick Melrose”
David Lynch and Mark Frost, “Twin Peaks”
Kevin McManus and Matthew McManus, “American Vandal” (“Clean Up”)

WRITING FOR A VARIETY SERIES

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert (CBS)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)
Late Night With Seth Meyers (NBC)

WRITING FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL

Patton Oswalt: Annihilation (Netflix)
Steve Martin & Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget For the Rest of Your Life (Netflix)
Full Frontal with Samanta Bee Presents: The Great American* Puerto Rico (*It’s Complicated) (TBS)
John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City Music Hall (Netflix) – WINNER
Michelle Wolf: Nice Lady (HBO)

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About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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