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‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Win Big at the 2018 Emmys

Steve Porter / September 18, 2018

The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards are over, and the big winners were Game of Thrones and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

Game of Thrones’ latest accolade came as no surprise to viewers or critics—the show has a dragon’s hoard of 47 Primetime Emmys. HBO’s bloodsoaked epic fantasy series conquered the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series for the show’s penultimate seventh season, while Peter Dinklage also nabbed Best Supporting Actor. We can’t believe that the show is almost over—and fully expect the series’ eighth season to feature even more dragons, zombies, and awards.

The other big winner of the night was The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, a freshman comedy series from Amazon Prime. Rachel Brosnahan took home the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series while the show secured the additional trophies for Outstanding Comedy Series, Directing, and Writing.

While less monumental in scope and popularity than Game of Thrones, Mrs. Maisel’s first season is a critical darling. The series follows Miriam “Midge” Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan), a Jewish housewife living in New York City in 1958, who discovers a new talent for standup comedy. It’s sharp, witty, and poignant—the only downside is that it’s only available on Amazon Prime.

Of course, there were a few more awards to sprinkle on the star-studded crowd. Matthew Rhys won Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for The Americans (FX), Bill Hader won Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Barry (HBO), Claire Foy took home the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her triumphal performance as Queen Elizabeth on The Crown (Netflix).

You can check out the complete roster on IMDB.