Game of Thrones, Mrs. Maisel triumph at Emmys

Sheila Mcguire
September 18, 2018

The best drama series prize, to be announced later on Monday, pits medieval fantasy Game of Thrones against Hulu's bleak The Handmaid's Tale, with The Americans seen as the biggest potential spoiler. The show's final six episodes are set to air at some point in 2019.

At the most prestigious awards show in U.S. television, Welsh star Matthew Rhys won the lead actor in a drama series prize for his role in FX's The Americans, while English actress Claire Foy scooped the equivalent award in the female category for her portrayal of the Queen in Netflix's The Crown.

And of course, Turner was was thrilled about the family news. But it proved undeniable with 14 total nominations, the most ever for an Amazon series in a single year and second only to "Atlanta" (16) as the most nominated comedy of the year.

The stars of British royal series The Crown and Cold War spy show The Americans won Emmys on Monday on a night of upsets for the highest honors in television.

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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.

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Bill Hader won the lead comedy actor trophy in his first time nominated in the category.

Referencing the earlier on-stage proposal during his acceptance speech, Rhys said his girlfriend Keri Lynn Russell told him, "I will punch you clean in the mouth" if he followed suit.

His hitman-turned-wannabe-actor titular role on HBO's "Barry" won over Academy voters - enough so that he beat last year's victor "Atlanta's" Donald Glover, as well as Emmy darling Ted Danson, who was nominated in the category for the first time since his run on "Cheers".

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