“Fleabag” “Chernobyl” and “Game of Thrones” Take Top Honors at the 71st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards


What an evening at the Emmys!

Amazon took a very quick lead this evening winning five awards right off the bat. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel took a quick lead in the Outstanding Actor and Actress categories, Tony Shalhoub and Alex Borstein, respectively – winning eight this year. Fleabag was a huge shocker winning not only Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series and Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series, but a well deserved and unexpected win for Phoebe Waller-Bridge in Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, beating The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star Rachel Brosnahan and Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus – ending her six-time winning streak, with final season of Veep went 0-9 this year at the Emmys. Bill Hader repeated his win as Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series for HBO’s Barry.

Chernobyl continued its winning streak from the the Creative Arts Emmys, winning several awards including Outstanding Writing in a Limited Series, Outstanding Directing in a Limited Series, and Outstanding Limited Series, beating When They See Us – costing Netflix another series win as When They See Us was their best chance at winning their first series Emmy Award. All wasn’t lost for When They See Us, Jharrel Jerome got a standing ovation when he accepted his Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie.

Peter Dinklage won his fourth Emmy tonight for Game of Thrones, making him the most winningest person in ever in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. The Game of Thrones actresses, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams and Gwendoline Christie, failed to secure a win in this category for their final season in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. That Emmy went to first-time nominee Julia Garner for her role on Ozark. 

Billy Porter made history being the first gay African-American man to win Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for FX’s Pose. In one of the biggest shocks of the evening, Jodie Comer beats her Killing Eve co-star Sandra Oh for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

The two biggest awards of the evening, Outstanding Drama series and Outstanding Comedy Series proved to be both a shock and status quo. As expected, Game of Thrones prevailed as Outstanding Drama Series. Capping off an amazing night for Amazon Prime Video, giving streamer its second Outstanding Comedy series win in two years. Fleabag pulled off an amazing sweep tonight, winning four out of five categories this evening, for a total of six wins out of eleven nominations – an impressive haul for its first time being nominated.

Here’s a complete list of winners from the 71st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

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