'Game of Thrones' takes top prize at surprising Emmys

Both shows have already picked up some Emmys hardware

Both shows have already picked up some Emmys hardware

With major wins including The Crown and Game of Thrones, Netflix and HBO tied with 23 wins each at this year's Emmy awards, keeping broadcast network television at bay as streaming and on-demand consumption continues to change viewership.

Matthew Rhys won for best drama actor for spy thriller The Americans, Claire Foy was named best drama actress for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown and Henry Winkler triumphed for supporting comedy acting on Barry. "It's because I want to call you my 'wife.'" She - thankfully - said yes!

It wasn't the only award for the HBO show either, it also won the coveted best drama award.

Yet the warmest applause came when Glenn Weiss used his acceptance speech for directing the televised 2018 Academy Awards show to propose to his girlfriend in the audience, Jan Svendsen.

Saturday Night Live "Weekend Update" hosts Michael Che and Colin Jost took their hosting chops to the Emmys, with an opening monologue that referenced #MeToo, racism, and the current political climate.

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This year, HBO's fantasy series "Game of Thrones" won the best drama honor for a third time and was the most-honored show with nine awards in total. It did not. Atlanta ended up with three awards overall.

The three-hour TV awards ceremony, held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, had a few truly genuinely happy moments (yay for Barry's Henry Winkler, a supporting actor victor 43 years after his last nomination).

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. Her performance had already earned her a Golden Globe for Best Actress - Television Series Musical or Comedy for her role as Miriam "Midge" Maisel.

Other big winners included "The Assassination of Gianni Versace", for best limited series and actor Darren Criss, who played the gay serial killer who murdered the Italian designer in Miami in 1997.

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