EMMYS 2019: FROM GAME OF THRONES TO FLEABAG, THE FULL LIST OF WINNERS

HBO's 'Game of Thrones' takes the top drama honor while Amazon's 'Fleabag' nabs four wins, including best comedy series.

Game of Thrones, Killing Eve, Bodyguard and more vied for the best drama gong. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

EMMYS: THE COMPLETE WINNERS LIST
HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ takes the top drama honor while Amazon’s ‘Fleabag’ nabs four wins, including best comedy series.

HBO took the top drama honor for Game of Thrones, while Amazon’s Fleabag triumphed in the best comedy category at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night.

HBO collected nine awards in the televised ceremony, including for Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage in the supporting actor in a drama category and Barry’s Bill Hader in the lead comedy actor category. Chernobyl nabbed three wins for writing, directing and limited series, and Last Week Tonight won for variety talk show and writing for a variety series.

Amazon’s Fleabag scored four wins: for best comedy series, Phoebe Waller-Bridge for lead actress in a comedy series and writing in a comedy series, and Harry Bradbeer for directing in a comedy series. READ MORE


EMMYS 2019: FROM GAME OF THRONES TO FLEABAG, THE FULL LIST OF WINNERS
Bill Hader and Phoebe Waller-Bridge won big, while Emilia Clarke and Amy Adams lost out.

Welcome to the 71st Primetime Emmys! Television’s biggest awards night kicked off Sunday at 5 p.m. PT in LA. The biggest win of the night went to, yes, Game of Thrones. The show took home outstanding drama series, plus Peter Dinklage won best supporting actor in a drama. A fitting farewell to the hugely influential HBO series (let’s ignore that it had a record number of nominations and won just two).

In what was the first real upset of the night, all the Game of Thrones nominees in the supporting actress for a drama category, including the favorite Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, Masie Williams and Gwendoline Christie, lost out to a shocked Julia Garner from Ozark.

A stunning Jodie Comer brought the next minor upset, taking best lead actress in a drama over Killing Eve co-star Sandra Oh, who was tipped to be the first woman of Asian descent to win the category. Barry’s Bill Hader and Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge took out the big comedy acting awards, and the excellent Fleabag ended up with four in total. Meanwhile Chernobyl scored three gongs and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel two. READ MORE


ALEX BORSTEIN SET THE EMMYS BAR HIGH WITH HER ‘STEP OUT OF LINE’ SPEECH
The Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy winner called upon the experience of her grandmother in her powerful remarks.

While an Emmys speech can very quickly careen into list-your-colleagues-territory, comedian Alex Borstein took her short amount of time on stage and made it count. The award-winning actress turned her moment in the spotlight into an opportunity to tell a poignant story.

Winning for playing comedy manager Susie Myerson on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Borstein’s speech called on her grandmother’s experience during the Holocaust, an especially powerful message considering her show features so many powerful Jewish women characters. Her incredible anecdote of resilience and strength was among the night’s most incredible moments. As Bornstein said on stage:

My grandmother turned toward a guard—she was in line to be shot into a pit—and said, “What happens if I step out of line?” and he said, “I don’t have the heart to shoot you, but somebody will. And she stepped out of line. And for that, I am here. And for that, my children are here. So step out of line, ladies. Step out of line.

Borstein’s words immediately captured both the in-person and at-home audience, with “Step out of line” flooding social media feeds. This speech is going to be a hard one to follow—while the category of Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy was a stacked one, it’s hard to imagine anyone having a story and joke combination so incredibly poignant and bawdy at the same time. READ MORE


MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL’S ALEX BORSTEIN DEDICATES HER EMMY TO HER GRANDMOTHER, A HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR
The actress took home the award for supporting actress in a comedy series for the second year in a row

Alex Borstein moved the audience to laughter and tears with her poignant acceptance speech at the 2019 Emmy Awards on Sunday.

For the second year in a row, Borstein won the award for best supporting actress in a comedy series for her role as brash comedy manager Susie Myerson in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. She was up against her Maisel costar Marin Hinkle, Sarah Goldberg for Barry, Sian Clifford for Fleabag, Olivia Colman for Fleabag, Betty Gilpin for GLOW, Kate McKinnon for Saturday Night Live and Anna Chlumsky for Veep.

After chugging from a miniature bottle of Fireball with her seat neighbor Seth MacFarlane, the actress, 48, took the stage to deliver her speech. READ MORE


EMMY AWARDS: SURPRISES, UPSETS AND MEMORABLE MOMENTS
Billy Porter wins Emmy for best lead actor in a drama series, Fleabag takes several trophies

A new queen of comedy, surprising upsets, a history-making award and the inevitable win for Game of Thrones: the 2019 Emmy Awards offered night of wins as fractured as the current TV landscape.

The hostless, three-hour show was both funny and head-scratching, depending on what point you tuned in.

Producers won some solid laughs by putting reliable performers such as Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Maya Rudolph and late-night hosts Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel onstage, but the decision to dispense with traditional voiceover narration and orchestra playing people onstage (in favour of comedian Thomas Lennon’s commentary and contemporary tracks) made for some awkward moments. READ MORE

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