The drama series Game of Thrones won twelve Emmies at the presentation of the Emmy Awards for the best television productions, including the prize for the best drama series. The series was nominated 32 times in total.
The eighth and final season of the HBO series defeated Killing Eve on Monday morning (Dutch time) in the American city of Los Angeles and became the big winner of the evening.
With the fourth time win in the best drama series category, Game of Thrones now shares the record with The West Wing , LA Law , Mad Men and Hill Street Blues .
The five-part drama series Chernobyl won ten Emmies, including the one for the best limited series.
Fleabag was the big winner in the comedy category: the series won six figurines, including the one for the best comedy series.
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Actors and actresses are among the winners
Although Game of Thrones can be considered the big winner of the Emmy's, the number of prizes for the series on Sunday evening was disappointing: the majority of the statues won were handed out a week earlier during the Creative Emmy's.
It also became clear then that Carice van Houten, who for many years had been seen as Melisandre, grabbed the win for best actress in a guest role. Peter Dinklage, who can be seen as Tyrion Lannister, was able to turn his nomination into a profit and received the statue of best actor in a supporting role. Julie Garner ( Ozark ) won in the same category with the women.
Actress Jodie Comer won, among other things, from her co-star Sandra Oh and was allowed to take the Emmy home for her lead role in the drama series Killing Eve . In the same category, Billy Porter won the best male lead role in Pose .
Phoebe Waller-Brigde, who plays the lead role in the comedy Fleabag , was allowed to take home a prize. Bill Hader won the prize for best male protagonist for his role in the comedy series Barry . The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel won both the prize for best actress in a supporting role (Alex Borstein) and that for best actor (Tony Shalboub).
HBO captured the most Emmies in total. 34 prizes were awarded to the channel, ahead of the streaming service Netflix (27 times profit).
See also: Overview: The Emmy winners of 2019