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Game of Thrones Leads the Night at 71st Emmy Awards

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At last night’s 71st Emmy Awards, the Television Academy honored Game of Thrones in its final season, scoring a total of 12 wins, the most of any show.

Chernobyl notched up 10 wins, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel scored 8, Free Solo had 7 and Fleabag landed 6.

By network, HBO had a total of 34 Emmys, besting Netflix, which had 27, and Amazon, which had 15.

Game of Thrones and HBO nabbed the big win of the evening for outstanding drama series. Killing Eve‘s Jodie Comer won for lead actress in a drama series and Pose star Billy Porter won for lead actor in a drama series. Supporting nods went to Ozark‘s Julia Garner and Game of Thrones‘ Peter Dinklage.

Fleabag won for outstanding comedy series, with Phoebe Waller-Bridge winning for outstanding lead actress in a comedy and for her writing on the show. Bill Hader won for lead actor in a comedy for Barry. Supporting wins in the comedy category went to The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel stars Tony Shalhoub and Alex Borstein.

For limited series or movie, Jharrel Jerome won for lead actor for When They See Us and Michelle Williams took the lead actress win for Fosse/Verdon. Patricia Arquette won for her supporting work in The Act as did Ben Whishaw for A Very English Scandal. Chernobyl received the Emmy for outstanding limited series, while Bandersnatch (Black Mirror) won for TV movie.

RuPaul’s Drag Race scored the win for outstanding competition program. Saturday Night Live took the win for variety sketch series. The award for variety talk series went to Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.











About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at [email protected]

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