HBO's fantasy epic came out on top from a category including The Crown, Stranger Things, The Americans, This Is Us, Westworld and last year's victor, The Handmaid's Tale. Adding up its wins from last week's Creative Arts Emmys, it took home a total of nine statues. The Handmaid's Tale - last year's Best Drama and an early favorite for more hardware - went home empty-handed from the event at the Microsoft Theater, having won three minor awards handed out a week ago.
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It's time to celebrate the best in (American) television. While the FX drama was critically beloved, it hadn't picked up as much traction with the Academy voters through the years.
Svendsen then joined Weiss on stage as the director got on one knee and formally proposed. It was clearly planned on Weiss' part, but it threw everyone else, including his new fiancee, for a loop.
She was followed by Darren Criss, who won the lead acting award for the miniseries The Assassination of Gianni Versace and who is of Filipino descent. But despite having five more actors nominated across the supporting categories (Edgar Ramirez, Ricky Martin and Finn Wittrock for the men; Judith Light and Penelope Cruz for the women), it did not take either of those categories. Including Dinklage's win and the show's third win for Best Drama Series, it has now earned a record 41. "'Mrs Maisel" also won four other awards, including a best actress for Rachel Brosnahan.
More than 40 years on from his first nomination, this was his first win.
Brosnahan is the first new victor in the category since 2012 when Julia Louis-Dreyfus began her streak for "Veep".
Merritt Wever won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for Netflix series Godless, while her co-star Jeff Daniels picked up the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie.