Saturday Night Live wins Outstanding Variety Sketch Series at 2018 Emmys

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The 70th Emmy Awards will be telecast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Monday, September 17 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC.

Game of Thrones has more Emmy nominations than any scripted series ever (129), and it also has more wins (38).

Amazon's "The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, ' about a 1950s housewife who turns to standup comedy, took home the Emmy for best comedy series".

Alex Bornstein, who plays her determined manager, won for her supporting role, and Mrs Maisel also collected trophies for comedy series writing and directing.


Thandie Newton won outstanding supporting actress in a drama series for Westworld.

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.' "This wasn't supposed to happen", said a surprised Foy. I'm very temperamental and I love you very much, ' he said, after noting that he forgot to thank her when he won the Emmy for the same category in 2015.

Below are the winners from the night, so check and see if your favorite show won an Emmy!

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.


The ceremony hosted by Saturday Night Live regulars Colin Jost and Michael Che took on a decidedly political hue, with a barrage of edgy jokes on hot-button issues such as diversity in Hollywood, #MeToo and President Donald Trump.

Next year, the epic tale of Westeros (sometimes known as Game of Thrones) will come to an end after eight glorious seasons on HBO. The show was first nominated in 1976, the same year that it took home its first award 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.


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