'Game of Thrones,' 'Fleabag' have big nights at Emmys
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Game of Thrones" has won the best television drama series Emmy Award.
The HBO fantasy epic takes the award for the fourth time in its eighth and final season.
It was the just the second Emmy on what had been a mostly quiet night for "Game of Thrones." Peter Dinklage won best supporting actor in a drama for the show earlier in the evening.
It beat "Better Call Saul," ''Bodyguard," ''Killing Eve," ''Ozark," ''Pose," ''Succession" and "This is Us" for best drama.
"Fleabag" won the Emmy for best comedy series. The win Sunday for the Amazon Prime Video series added on to an already huge night for show creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
Waller-Bridge had already won earlier for her acting and writing on the show. When she took the stage, she said "This is getting ridiculous."
Billy Porter became the first openly gay man to win an Emmy Award for best actor in a drama series for his role in "Pose." Porter won the Emmy on Sunday night as a first-time nominee for playing the character Pray Tell on the FX drama series. The fashionable singer-actor wore a glittered suit and a towering asymmetrical hat on the stage as he accepted the award.
He beat out nominees that included Bob Odenkirk, Jason Bateman and Kit Harington.
Jodie Comer won the Emmy Award for best actress in a drama series for her role in "Killing Eve." Comer took home her first Emmy Award with the win, beating out nominees that included castmate Sandra Oh, who would have become the first woman of Asian descent to take the award. Comer paid tribute to Oh in her speech.
Emilia Clarke, Robin Wright, Laura Linney, Viola Davis and Mandy Moore were also nominated.
The Emmy Award for best actor in a comedy series has gone to Bill Hader of "Barry" for the second straight year. Hader took home the Emmy for the HBO comedy about a hit man-turned-actor at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday night. It's the third Emmy overall for the 41-year-old former "Saturday Night Live" star.
Comedian Thomas Lennon provided voiceovers as winners made their way to the stage during the host-less Emmy Awards. As the show went to commercial, he cheekily alluded to actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, who have been caught up in the college admissions scandal.
"The producers have asked me to give a special shout-out to any of our previous lead actress winners who are watching tonight from prison," Lennon said. "Hopefully those two weeks are going to fly right by. Keep your chin up." Huffman has been sentenced to 14 days in prison, 250 hours of community service and a $30,000 fine. She was accused of paying $15,000 to rig her daughter's SAT score.
On the Fox telecast, there was no orchestra to usher presenters and winners on and off stage. Instead, pop music was used.