Saturday Night Live wins Outstanding Variety Sketch Series at 2018 Emmys

Saturday Night Live wins Outstanding Variety Sketch Series at 2018 Emmys

Saturday Night Live wins Outstanding Variety Sketch Series at 2018 Emmys

The 49-year old actor took home the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Tyrion Lannister in the HBO hit series Game of Thrones at the 70th annual Emmy's ceremony held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Monday.

The Amazon television show about a 1950s housewife who turns to stand-up comedy won four Emmys in the first hours, including for Rachel Brosnahan's lead role as a 1950s housewife who turns to stand-up after a divorce.

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.

Others in the best drama race include FX spy thriller "The Americans", HBO's futuristic western "Westworld", Netflix favorites "The Crown" and retro sci-fi mystery "Stranger Things", and NBC family saga "This is Us".

Claire Foy beat Moss to win for her quiet but formidable portrayal of Queen Elizabeth in Netflix drama "The Crown".

Game of Thrones returns in 2019. "When we win a Golden Globe, it helps us sell more shoes", Bezos said at an industry conference in 2016.

"Let's get it trending: #EmmysSoWhite", presenter James Corden joked at the midway point, riffing off an earlier tribute to Betty White.

"We solved it!" crooned Saturday Night Live nominees Kate McKinnon and Kenan Thompson, with back-up from pop stars John Legend and Ricky Martin - and even RuPaul.

SNUB: "Versace's" supporting cast - The Ryan Murphy-produced limited series took only some of the awards it was expected to, notably limited series, limited series/TV movie directing (for Murphy himself) and limited series/TV movie lead actor (for Darren Criss). If the showrunners had needed to stretch the story more, either Dany might still be over in Essos or Game of Thrones would be out of Kingdoms by the end!

"And one of the things I love the most about this show ... is that it's about a woman who is finding her voice anew, and it's something that's happening all over the country right now", Brosnahan said. She urged the audience to exercise that power by voting.

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

Which shows and stars made for the biggest snubs and surprises of the night?

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