Game of Thrones wins best drama series at 2018 Emmy Awards

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In 2016, Fil-Am Lou Diamond Phillips was nominated for best actor in a short form comedy or drama.

Nevertheless, Russell's loss honestly stings even more in the wake of The Americans losing to Game of Thrones in the Outstanding Drama Series category.

The 2018 Emmy Awards, the highest honours in television, were handed out at a ceremony in Los Angeles. This year's Oscars telecast was down 24% in the key demo and 19% in total viewers compared to last year, while the Grammy Awards were down 23% in total the demo and 24% in total viewers.

Brosnahan is the first new victor in the category since 2012 when Julia Louis-Dreyfus began her streak for "Veep".

Matthew Rhys took his first best drama actor Emmy for playing a conflicted Russian spy in the final season of the FX Cold War series 'The Americans'.

Amazon's Marvelous Mrs. Maisel claimed five awards this year.

It's time to celebrate the best in (American) television.

Web TV services have upended Hollywood over the past few years by spending billions of dollars on programming and pilfering numerous most talented writers and producers from other studios.

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Netflix also made a bit of history.

The moment was not lost on John Mulaney, who won a prize for his comedy special. "This was from 20 years ago".

Mulaney, a beloved writer and stand-up comedian, struggled to succeed on broadcast TV but found a home at Netflix.

The Emmy battle between HBO and Netflix has raged since 2013 when Netflix launched House Of Cards, a political thriller that established it as a home for top-quality TV programming. Since then, dozens of writers, producers and filmmakers have followed.

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. The long-running NBC sketch show, already the top Emmy victor ever with 71, won again for best variety sketch series.

The Nielsen company says that's down from the virtually identical audiences of 11.4 million from the past two years. But Amazon also made its presence felt by almost sweeping the comedy balloting for "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel", leaving Hulu - thanks to "Thrones" regaining its throne - as the odd streamer out. This period lasts anywhere between seven to nine months (or longer).

Peter Dinklage added a third acting trophy to his collection for "Game of Thrones".

Pop culture junkie. Dolly Parton once ruffled my hair and said I was "just the cutest thing ever".

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