Emmys 2019: 'Game of Thrones' wins award for 'Best Drama'
HBO's Game of Thrones, which aired its last season this May, took home the award for 'Best Drama' at the 2019 Emmy Awards. The hit show had received a record 32 nominations this year, 10 of whom had already been won at the previously-held Technical Awards. Separately, Amazon's Fleabag was named the 'Best Comedy Series' and Chernobyl won the award for 'Best Limited Series'.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Billy Porter won big
Billy Porter won the 'Best Actor (Drama)' award for Pose, and Bill Hader was given the 'Best Actor (Comedy)' award for Barry. Jharrel Jerome took the award for 'Best Actor (Limited Series)' for his portrayal of Korey Wise in When They See Us. Jodie Comer was given the 'Best Actress (Drama)' award for Killing Eve and Phoebe Waller-Bridge was named the 'Best Actress (Comedy)' for her role in Fleabag.
Peter Dinklage got lucky, other GoT stars not so much!
Separately, Michelle Williams was given the award for 'Best Actress (Limited Series)' for Fosse/Verdon. The award for best supporting actor went to Peter Dinklage for Game of Thrones in the Drama category and to Tony Shalhoub for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel in the comedy category. Julia Garner was named the best supporting actress for her role in Ozark, defeating all four GoT ladies.
'The Act' got Patricia Arquette an Emmy
Meanwhile, Patricia Arquette won an Emmy for best supporting actress for her role as Dee Dee Blanchard in the Limited Series The Act. Alex Borstein was given the award for best supporting actress in the comedy category for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Last Week Tonight With John Oliver won the award for Best Variety Talk Show and Bandersnatch (Black Mirror) was named 'Best Television Movie'.
Writers of 'Chernobyl', 'Fleabag', and 'Succession' won the prestigious award
Jason Bateman was given the award for 'Best Director (Drama)' for Ozark, Harry Bradbeer won the same in the comedy category for Fleabag, and Johan Renck in the limited series category for Chernobyl. Phoebe Waller-Bridge was named best writer (Comedy) for Fleabag, and Jesse Armstrong's writing in Drama series Succession got him an Emmy. Chernobyl won the award for Best Writing in Limited Series.