The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Wins Most Emmys This Year
(Undated) — It was a night full of jokes, nods at diversity in Hollywood, and a marriage proposal at the 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards. Streaming services dominated this year, with Netflix and HBO snagging 23 awards each. More non-white actors and actresses were also nominated than ever before. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel swept the show with five wins, including Best Comedy Series, and Lead Actress and Supporting Actress in a Comedy, Best Comedy and Best Directing for a Comedy. Game of Thrones picked up Best Drama Series, with Peter Dinklage winning Supporting Actor in a Drama. Henry Winkler also scored his first Emmy for his role in the HBO series, Barry. Other winners throughout the night were Thandie Newton, Matthew Rhys, Bill Hader, Jeff Daniels, The Americans, West World and Last Week Tonight With John Oliver.
The show was hosted by comedians Colin Jost and Michael Che from SNL’s Weekend Update. Che starred in a sketch where he handed out “Reparation Emmys” to overlooked black actors, and said that he feels Emmy winners do not thank Jesus enough in their acceptance speeches. Meanwhile, Glenn Weiss asked his girlfriend to marry him on stage while picking up Directing for a Variety Special. Betty White also got a standing ovation when she came out to give a speech about her time in show business and being considered the “first lady of television.”
Here is a full list of 2018 Emmy winners:
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel won Best Comedy Series.
Game of Thrones won Best Drama Series.
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story won Best Limited Series.
Rachel Brosnahan won Lead Actress in a Comedy for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
Bill Hader won Lead Actor in a Comedy for Barry.
Claire Foy won Lead Actress in a Drama for The Crown.
Matthew Rhys won Lead Actor in a Drama for The Americans.
Thandie Newton won Supporting Actress in a Drama for Westworld.
Peter Dinklage won Supporting Actor in a Drama for Game of Thrones.
Alex Borstein won Supporting Actress in a Comedy for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
Henry Winkler won Supporting Actor in a Comedy for Barry.
Regina King won Best Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie for Seven Seconds.
Darren Criss won Best Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie for The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.
Merritt Wever won Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for Godless.
Jeff Daniels won Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for Godless.
Saturday Night Live won Best Variety Sketch Series.
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver won Best Variety Talk Series.
RuPaul’s Drag Race won Best Reality Competition Program.
Amy Sherman-Palladino won Best Writing for a Comedy Series for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg won Best Writing for a Drama Series for The Americans.
William Bridges and Charlie Brooker won Best Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Drama for Black Mirror.
Amy Sherman-Palladino won Best Directing for a Comedy Series for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
Stephen Daldry won Best Directing for a Drama Series for The Crown.
Ryan Murphy won Best Directing for a Limited Series for The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.
John Mulaney won Best Writing for a Variety Special for John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City.
Glenn Weiss won Best Directing for a Variety Special for The Oscars.
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