Biggest Surprises and Snubs From the 2018 Emmys

19 September, 2018, 22:10 | Author: Norman Carr
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Netflix and HBO tied for the most number of awards, at 23 each.

Television's biggest night could end up with its smallest audience ever.

The glittering gala in downtown Los Angeles will see "The Handmaid's Tale" face off with record-breaking HBO fantasy epic "Game of Thrones" for top honors - especially the coveted best drama prize.

One of the biggest shocks of the night came when presumed front runner Donald Glover, the star and creator of the surreal hip-hop-inspired FX show Atlanta, lost out in the comedy acting category to Bill Hader's hitman-turned-struggling actor in HBO's showbusiness satire Barry.

GoT won nine Emmys this year, meaning the blood-spattered cinematic tale of noble families vying for the Iron Throne - which returns in 2019 for an abbreviated eighth and final season - now has 47 awards overall.

As streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime increasingly make off with the lion's share of the Emmy Awards accolades, the TV industry's annual celebration of itself continues to shed viewers. Luckily, she said yes.


Amazon's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel", about a 1950s housewife who turns to standup comedy, took home the Emmy for best comedy series.

Darren Criss, who is of Filipino descent, won the lead acting award for the miniseries "The Assassination of Gianni Versace", which won best limited series.

In a big upset, Bill Hader ("Barry") defeated 2017 victor Donald Glover ("Atlanta") for Best Comedy Actor.

As Mr. Weiss accepted his award for directing the Oscars, he asked Jan Svendsen, who was sitting in the audience, to marry him. Though I guess you could call that rubber-stamping too since it was King's third win in four years - without a doubt this new voting system has been especially kind to the veteran actress.

All told, ad-free platforms accounted for 18 of the night's 26 Emmy wins.

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