‘Mrs. Maisel’, ‘Game of Thrones’ win top Emmy honours

‘Mrs. Maisel’, ‘Game of Thrones’ win top Emmy honours

Brosnahan's castmate Alex Borstein earned the supporting actress trophy and the series creator, Amy Sherman-Palladino ("Gilmore Girls"), nabbed writing and directing awards.

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 gala also saw a handful of sentimental favourites take home their first Emmys.

In another win for Barry, Henry Winkler, 72, took hold of his first Emmy, for his role as a well-intentioned but cheesy acting coach. Last year's Emmys had an audience of 11.4 million viewers, almost setting a new low for the award ceremony's ratings (2018 viewer numbers were not yet available at the time of publication).

Co-host Che introduced the "Reparation Emmys" for black actors from past comedy television shows who never received awards recognition.

HBO's Game of Thrones won the best drama series award for a third time. That was George R.R. Martin.

Both "GoT" and "Handmaid" had picked up Emmys hardware before Monday: HBO´s blood-spattered smash hit won seven statuettes in technical categories at the Creative Arts Emmys a week ago, while "Handmaid" scooped up three.

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A suprise marriage proposal ended up stealing the show on Monday night.

The remark came amid a series of jokes from Che about representation on television over the years. Sandra Oh weighed in, "Thank you, but it's an honor just to be Asian". "One of the most important ways that we can find and use our voices is to vote", said Brosnahan, 27. "So if you haven't already registered, do it on your cell phone right now". According to The Hollywood Reporter, Amazon's win is the first by a streaming service in the comedy series category.

As a outcome, the breezy tone and ebullient moments - which began with a promising song-and-dance number about strides in diversity within the TV industry, cheekily titled "We solved it" - gave way to lethargy and clunky ones.

With the exception of "Saturday Night Live", broadcast shows were shut out of the top awards as 21st-century platforms continued to overshadow traditional network fare like "This Is Us".

They then yielded the stage to Jost and Che - who let the zingers fly.

"This year, the audience is allowed to drink in their seats".

The decline to 10.21 million continues a troubling trend for televised awards shows. Director Glenn Weiss proposed to his girlfriend, Jan Svendsen, while accepting his Emmy for directing the Oscars award ceremony.