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'Thrones' wins top drama Emmy as 'Fleabag' springs a surprise

'Thrones' wins top drama Emmy as 'Fleabag' springs a surprise

23.9.2019

'Thrones' wins top drama Emmy as 'Fleabag' springs a surprise

LOS ANGELES (AFP): 'Game of Thrones' took the top Emmy for best drama Sunday but dark British comedy 'Fleabag' was the surprise big winner of television's glitziest night, dominating the comedy prizes at a star-studded ceremony in Los Angeles.

LOS ANGELES (AFP):"Game of Thrones" took the top Emmy for best drama Sunday but dark British comedy"Fleabag" was the surprise big winner of television's glitziest night, dominating the comedy prizes at a star-studded ceremony in Los Angeles.

"And it is amazing that all of you are still alive."

The divisive final run of"Thrones" enraged many fans -- more than a million signed a petition for HBO to redo its conclusion.

"Thrones" had already bagged 10 emmys in lesser categories at last weekend's Creative Arts emmys, including for the show's special effects and elaborate costumes.

The BBC show -- which has grown into a phenomenon on both sides of the Atlantic after being acquired by Amazon -- also scooped awards for best comedy writing and directing.

"Fleabag" was totally shunned by Emmy voters last year, failing to bag a single nomination. But the Television Academy's 24,000-plus voters changed their tune for its second season.

Billy Porter made history as the first openly gay black man to win the best drama actor prize for FX show"Pose," which explores New York's underground ballroom culture in the 1980s.

Jason Bateman was the surprise winner for directing Netflix's dark crime thriller"Ozark." Co-star Julia Garner won best supporting actress.

"Chernobyl" -- HBO's drama about the 1986 nuclear catastrophe -- won the Emmy for best limited series.

Bill Hader won for best actor for HBO's hitman comedy"Barry." The network pulled off another victory for"Succession," with Jesse Armstrong a surprise winner for drama writing.

"Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston then appeared on stage to"rescue" the emmys, delivering a tribute to television's so-called golden era.

But Louis-Dreyfus missed out on a ninth acting statuette -- which would have been her seventh, and a clean sweep for every season, as foul-mouthed vice-president-turned-president Selina Meyer in"Veep."

SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA: Peter Dinklage,"Game of Thrones"

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY: Alex Borstein,"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"

LEAD ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE: Jharrel Jerome,"When They See Us"

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE" Patricia Arquette,"The Act"

Julia Garner poses with the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series "Ozark" and Jason Bateman poses with the Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series award for "Ozark". -AFP

Billy Porter poses backstage with his Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for "Pose". -Reuters

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