'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' finds the Emmy Awards marvelous


There was plenty of talk about diversity in Hollywood on Monday night at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, but the talk did not translate into wins for performers of color.

Claire Foy beat presumed front runner Elisabeth Moss, star of Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale, to win for her quiet but formidable portrayal of Queen Elizabeth in Netflix drama The Crown.

Brosnahan offered the expected kudos to the comedy's writers, creators, cast, crew and Amazon: "I'll be thanking you for the rest of my life for trusting me with your Midge", she said.

"Maisel", a freshman sitcom about an unhappy 1950s homemaker liberated by stand-up comedy, earned best actress honors for star Rachel Brosnahan. Winkler said of his acceptance speech after receiving the award. But one remark from co-host Michael Che left many viewers upset. Still, Peter Dinklage took home a third award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama, and something tells me that the show will be drowning in gold come this time next year.

The musical number continued on adding singers including Andy Samberg, Ricky Martin, and RuPaul, who arrived with a phone call informing Thompson that they hadn't actually solved anything.

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It won nine Emmys this year, meaning the blood-spattered tale of the battle for the Iron Throne - which returns in 2019 for an abbreviated eighth and final season - now has 47 awards overall. So if you haven't already registered, do it on your cell phone right now.

"This year, the audience is allowed to drink in their seats. It's because I want to call you my wife", Weiss said. Presenter Sterling K. Brown stood off to one side of the stage, and his jaw dropped, while nominee Leslie Jones stood up in the audience pointing at Weiss' girlfriend.

Behind HBO and Netflix, NBC finished with 16 Emmys for shows including Saturday Night Live and Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert, followed by FX with 12.

The Assassination of Gianni Versace took the Emmy for best-limited series and brought an acting trophy for Darren Criss, who played the gay serial killer who murdered the Italian designer in Miami in 1997.