Game Of Thrones and Fleabag big winners at Emmys
British actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge is the star of the Emmys, taking home three prizes for comedy Fleabag, with Game Of Thrones also a big winner.
Fantasy epic Game Of Thrones, which ended after eight seasons earlier this year, was named outstanding drama series, winning the ceremony’s main prize for the fourth time.
Fleabag was named best comedy, while its star and writer Waller-Bridge also picked up the gongs for lead actress and outstanding writing in the category.
Taking to the stage in Los Angeles, Waller-Bridge thanked her “Fleabag family”, paying tribute to the “incredible cast” who “brought incredible heart to this”.
Waller-Bridge added it was “reassuring” that a “dirty, pervy, messed-up woman can make it to the Emmys”.
Fellow British star Jodie Comer was named best actress in a drama for her role as psychopathic assassin Villanelle in Killing Eve.
Sky original drama Chernobyl, a huge hit earlier this year, was named best limited series at the ceremony, the biggest night in US television.
The Marvelous Mrs Maisel picked up the first prize of the night, with Tony Shalhoub winning outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series.
He won ahead of Barry stars Stephen Root, Henry Winkler and Anthony Carrigan, as well as The Kominsky Method’s Alan Arkin and Veep’s Tony Hale.
It was Shalhoub’s fourth Emmys win, and Maisel soon won again, with Alex Borstein picking up best supporting actress in a comedy series.
She won in a category also containing UK stars of Fleabag Olivia Colman and Sian Clifford.
Game Of Thrones – which had an all-time high 32 nominations – had the chance to break its own record of 12 wins in a single year.
It had already won 10 awards at the Creative Arts Emmys earlier this month, where the technical aspects of TV production are recognised.
The individual categories contained a host of Game Of Thrones stars, including British performers Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Gwendoline Christie, Sophie Turner, Alife Allen and Maisie Williams.
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