Game of Thrones wins Outstanding Drama Series at the 2018 Emmys!

Tanya Cunningham
September 18, 2018

Rachel Brosnahan won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy series for "The Marvelous Mrs Maisel".

OK, there was a minor onstage tussle with presenter Tiffany Haddish who tried to wrest away Brosnahan's Emmy statuette, but it was clearly all in fun. But if George R.R. Martin had his way, Thrones would stick around for much longer, and not just because he wants to collect awards the way Jaqen H'ghar does faces.

The glittering gala in downtown Los Angeles will see "The Handmaid's Tale" face off with record-breaking HBO fantasy epic "Game of Thrones" for top honors - especially the coveted best drama prize.

SURPRISE: Alex Borstein won supporting comedy actress for her work on "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" this year, topping an incredibly competitive category of eight nominees total, including last year's victor Kate McKinnon, who was predicted to win again.

Darren Criss also won for The Assassination of Gianni Versace as he collected the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie.

Even with HBO political comedy juggernaut "Veep" sitting out this year's race, the FX auteur series from Donald Glover could not push through to take the comedy series category (Amazon's freshman "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" won instead).

In addition to "Atlanta", it defeated a formidable field of six other comedies to win this award: "Barry", "Black-ish", "Curb Your Enthusiasm", "GLOW", "Silicon Valley" and "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt".

It was Foy's final chance to win an Emmy for her role as the Queen before she hands over to Olivia Colman for season three and she appeared visibly emotional on stage.

Brosnahan used her acceptance speech to give a shout-out to her comedy's celebration of women power.

The ceremony clearly bore his stamp, with Che and Jost as hosts and familiar SNL faces, including Kate McKinnon and Alec Baldwin, as presenters and nominees.

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