The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences on Sunday celebrated the 71st Emmy Awards which held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
In a press release on Emmy website, the Awards which recognizes excellence in primetime programming and individual achievement for the 2018-2019 television season, additionally awarded in 97 other categories at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on September 14 and September 15.
“Game of Thrones” made television history winning for best drama series and tying the record for the most wins in that prestigious category with series like “The West Wing,” “L.A. Law,” “Mad Men” and “Hill Street Blues.” The sprawling fantasy series, which had its finale in May after eight seasons of blood and intrigue, won 12 Emmys, adding to its record total for the most wins of any television drama ever.
Amazon also made a remarkable win grabbing the best comedy award, with “Fleabag,” a series that grew out of a 2014 one-woman show by Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
Waller-Bridge also won three Emmys including best actress in a comedy and in the category of best writing for a comedy series.
Last year’s winner for best comedy was also an Amazon show, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” a show that won two awards on Sunday, with Alex Borstein winning for best supporting actress and Tony Shalhoub taking the prize for best supporting actor.
HBO had another strong night overall, taking three of the top series awards, including a victory for a frequent Emmy winner, “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver,” as the year’s best talk show. The network also won in the category of best limited series for “Chernobyl,” which won 10 awards altogether.
Peter Dinklage won the award for best supporting actor in a drama for the fourth time for his work on “Game of Thrones,”
In his acceptance speech, he paid tribute to the show’s top producers, David Benioff and Dan Weiss.
“Dave and Dan, we literally walked through fire and ice for you,” Dinklage said. “And I would do it again in a heartbeat.”
Amazon has now won twice in best comedy, for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” last year and for “Fleabag” on Sunday. Another streaming platform, Hulu, won for best drama in 2017 for “The Handmaid’s Tale.”
Billy Porter won best lead actor in a drama for his role in “Pose.” “Chernobyl” took home three awards.
Source: New York Times