Matthew Rhys took his first best drama actor Emmy for playing a conflicted Russian spy in the final season of the FX (FOXA.O) Cold War series "The Americans".
Claire Foy beat presumed front runner Elisabeth Moss, star of The Handmaid's Tale, to win for her quiet but formidable portrayal of Queen Elizabeth in Netflix drama The Crown.
To this day, Peter Dinklage is the only actor on Game of Thrones to win an Emmy Award for his work on the show. "You go away for as long as you need, ' and we've all been just trying to be a bench stop for her". The show was first nominated in 1976, the same year that it took home its first award in the category.
Then Regina King broke the string, with a best actress trophy in a limited series or movie for Seven Seconds, which tracks the fallout from a white police officer's traffic accident involving a black teenager.
HBO's (T.N) "Game of Thrones" was named best drama series, beating last year's champion "The Handmaid's Tale". "Writing for these actors behind us is the honor of a lifetime", said series co-creator David Benioff.
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If China doesn't make concessions, the new tariffs will then jump to 25 percent, a senior administration official said. China had issued a list of another $60 billion of US goods for retaliation if the USA proceeds with more tariffs.
The Emmys had a real-life dramatic moment when winning director Glenn Weiss, noting his mother had died two weeks ago, proposed to his girlfriend, Jan Svendsen.
"I don't even believe in God but I'm going to thank her tonight", Newton quipped.
"This year, the audience is allowed to drink in their seats. Because I want to call you my wife".
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.
The ceremony clearly bore his stamp, with Che and Jost as hosts and familiar SNL faces, including Kate McKinnon and Alec Baldwin, as presenters and nominees.