The Winners of the 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards


The 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards have just wrapped up with an incredible finish. For a while there, it seemed as though Outstanding Drama Series was up in the air, but in the end, it was "Game of Thrones" that was victorious. The show finished with nine wins (including its Creative Arts wins last weekend) that also included a surprise win for Peter Dinklage in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category.

Over in Comedy, there were very few surprises to be found as "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" swept through most of the major categories for a total of eight wins that included Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress, Outstanding Supporting Actress, Outstanding Directing, and Outstanding Writing.

The biggest disappointments of the evening came in the Limited Series categories, where not only did we have to watch as "Twin Peaks" walked away with nothing, but we also had to witness one of the weakest shows of last year win Outstanding Limited Series (which "Twin Peaks" somehow wasn't even nominated for). However, this section did have some positives, as "Black Mirror" won Outstanding Limited Series Writing, while Jeff Daniels won Outstanding Supporting Actor for "Godless."

Overall, it was a thrilling evening that had a few interesting surprises ("The Americans" unexpectedly won Drama Writing and Lead Drama Actor, while "The Crown" won Drama Director) and a lot of great winners. One thing's for sure, it was sure an improvement over last year's trainwreck (Ironically, "The Handmaid's Tale" walked away with no major awards this year.) With "Game of Thrones" going into its final season next year, the next Emmys should be quite the showdown.

In the meantime, please see below for a complete list of tonight's winners:

Outstanding Drama Series: Game of Thrones Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series: Stephen Daldry, "Paterfamilias," The Crown Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Joel Fields and Joe Wiesberg, "Start," The Americans Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Matthew Rhys, The Americans Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Claire Foy, The Crown Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Thandie Newton, Westworld

Outstanding Comedy Series: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: Amy Sherman-Palladino, "Pilot," The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Amy Sherman-Palladino, "Pilot," The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Bill Hader, Barry Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Henry Winkler, Barry Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Outstanding Limited Series: American Crime Story Outstanding Direction for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special: Ryan Murphy, American Crime Story Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special: William Bridge and Charlie Brooker, Black Mirror: U.S.S. Callister Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: Darren Criss, American Crime Story Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie: Regina King, Seven Seconds Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: Jeff Daniels, Godless Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie: Merritt Wever, Godless

Outstanding Variety Talk Series: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Outstanding Variety Sketch Series: Saturday Night Live Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special: Glenn Weiss, The Oscars Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special: John Mulaney, John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous At Radio City

Outstanding Reality Competition Program: RuPaul's Drag Race

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