• HBO’s Game of Thrones and Amazon’s Fleabag celebrated with top Awards
  • HBO and Netflix received a record 137 and 117 nominations respectively
  • Celebrities use the ceremony for calls to action on gender and pay gap issues

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge: Mastermind behind Fleabag which triumphed at the 71st Emmy Awards

The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards last night celebrated excellence in programming and individual achievements for the 2018 to 2019 television season. 

Game of Thrones picked up the most Emmy Awards this year with 12 wins after 32 nominations – the most for any single season of television ever.

The series had previously won 10 Creative Arts Emmys last week and last night won the Outstanding Drama Series, while Peter Dinklage was awarded the Best Supporting Actor.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag was the surprise big winner of the evening taking home the awards for Outstanding Writing, Best Comedy Series while her hit Fleabag won for Best Directing.

Waller-Bridge was also celebrated with the Awards for Lead Actress in a comedy series, which was a surprise win over Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who would have become the most decorated Emmys performer of all time had she won a ninth award for her role as Selina Meyer in Veep in its final season.

Ben Whishaw from A Very English Scandal won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a limited series, while Jodie Comer from Killing Eve won Lead Actress in a drama series.

HBO and Sky Television’s Chernobyl won for Best Outstanding Writing, Best Directing and Limited Series. John Oliver won his fourth consecutive Emmy for Best Variety Series for Last Week Tonight, and Jesse Armstrong took home Best Drama Writing for HBO’s upstart Succession.

Black Mirror’s choose-your-own-adventure flick Bandersnatch also won for Best Television Movie.

Call to action

During Actor Patricia Arquette’s acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actress in a limited series or TV movie, she spoke about the death of her sister Alexis and about rights for transgender people.

Prior to the broadcast, actor Laverne Cox, who is transgender, used her time on the Emmys red carpet to discuss an upcoming US Supreme Court case that will decide whether federal employment law, which bans discrimination based on sex, also bans discrimination based on transgender status.

Joining them was actor Michelle Williams who won the award for Lead Actress in a limited series or TV movie, using her acceptance speech to discuss the gender pay gap in Hollywood.

The full list of winners:

Here are the winners of the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards:

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series:

Tony Shalhoub — The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon) WINNER
Alan Arkin — The Kominsky Method (Netflix)
Anthony Carrigan — Barry (HBO)
Henry Winkler — Barry (HBO)
Stephen Root — Barry (HBO)
Tony Hale — Veep (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:

Alex Borstein — The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Amazon WINNER
Anna Chlumsky — Veep (HBO)
Betty Gilpin — GLOW (Netflix)
Kate McKinnon — Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Marin Hinkle— The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Olivia Coleman — Fleabag (Amazon)
Sarah Goldberg — Barry (HBO)
Sian Clifford — Fleabag (Amazon)

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series:

Phoebe Waller-Bridge — Fleabag (Amazon) WINNER
Alec Berg and Bill Hader — Barry (HBO)
Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle — PEN15 (Hulu)
Leslye Headland, Natasha Lyonne and Amy Poehler — Russian Doll (Netflix)
Allison Silverman — Russian Doll (Netflix)
Josh Siegal and Dylan Morgan — The Good Place (NBC)
David Mandel — Veep (HBO)

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series:

Harry Bradbeer — Fleabag (Amazon) WINNER
Alec Berg — Barry (HBO)
Amy Sherman-Palladino — The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Bill Hader — Barry (HBO)
Daniel Palladino — The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Mark Cendrowski — The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:

Bill Hader — Barry (HBO) WINNER
Anthony Anderson — Black-ish (ABC)
Don Cheadle — Black Monday (Showtime)
Ted Danson — The Good Place (NBC)
Michael Douglas — “The Kominsky Method” (Netflix)
Eugene Levy — “Schitt’s Creek” (CBC Television)

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:

Phoebe Waller-Bridge — Fleabag (Amazon) WINNER
Christina Applegate — Dead to Me (Netflix)
Rachel Brosnahan — The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus — Veep (HBO)
Natasha Lyonne — Russian Doll (Netflix)
Catherine O’Hara — Schitt’s Creek (CBC Television)

Outstanding Competition Program:

RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1) WINNER
The Amazing Race (CBS)
American Ninja Warrior (NBC)
Nailed It (Netflix)
Top Chef (Bravo)
The Voice (NBC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie:

Patricia Arquette — The Act (Hulu) WINNER
Marsha Stephanie Blake — When They See Us (Netflix)
Patricia Clarkson — Sharp Objects (HBO)
Vera Farmiga — When They See Us (Netflix)
Margaret Qualley — Fosse/Verdon (FX)
Emily Watson — Chernobyl (HBO)

Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series or Movie

Johan Renck — Chernobyl (HBO) WINNER
Stephen Frears — A Very English Scandal (BBC)
Ben Stiller — Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)
Thomas Kail — Fosse/Verdon (FX)
Jessica Yu — Fosse/Verdon (FX)
Ava DuVernay — When They See Us (Netflix)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie:

Ben Whishaw — A Very English Scandal (Amazon) WINNER
Asante Blackk — When They See Us (Netflix)
Paul Dano — Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)
John Leguizamo — When They See Us (Netflix)
Stellan Skarsgard — Chernobyl (HBO)
Michael K. Williams — When They See Us (Netflix)

Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series or Movie:

Craig Mazin — Chernobyl (HBO) WINNER
Russell T. Davies — A Very English Scandal (BBC)
Brett Johnson and Michael Tolkin — Escape At Dannemora (Showtime)
Brett Johnson, Michael Tolkin and Jerry Stahl — Escape At Dannemora (Showtime)
Steven Levenson and Joel Fields — Fosse/Verdon (FX)
Ava DuVernay and Michael Starrbury — When They See Us (Netflix)

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie:

Jharrel Jerome — When They See Us (Netflix) WINNER
Mahershala Ali — True Detective (HBO)
Benicio Del Toro — Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)
Hugh Grant — A Very English Scandal (BBC)
Jared Harris — Chernobyl (HBO)
Sam Rockwell — Fosse/Verdon (FX)

Outstanding Television Movie:

Bandersnatch: Black Mirror (Netflix) WINNER
Brexit (Amazon)
Deadwood: The Movie (HBO)
King Lear (BBC)
My Dinner with Herve (HBO)

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie:

Michelle Williams — Fosse/Verdon (FX) WINNER
Amy Adams — Sharp Objects (HBO)
Patricia Arquette — Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)
Aunjanue Ellis — When They See Us (Netflix)
Joey King — The Act (Hulu)
Niecy Nash — When They See Us (Netflix)

Outstanding Limited Series:

Chernobyl (HBO) WINNER
Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)
Fosse/Verdon (FX)
Sharp Objects (HBO)
When They See Us (Netflix)

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series:

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) WINNER
Documentary Now! (IFC)
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert (CBS)

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series:

“Saturday Night Live” (NBC) (WINNER)
At Home with Amy Sedaris (truTV)
Documentary Now! (IFC)
Drunk History (Comedy Central)
I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman (Hulu)
Who Is America? (Showtime)

Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series:

Don Roy King — Saturday Night Live (NBC) WINNER
Alex Buono and Rhys Thomas — Documentary Now! (IFC)
Derek Waters — Drunk History (Comedy Central)
Paul Pennolino — Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Jim Hoskinson — The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)
Sacha Baron Cohen, Nathan Fielder, Daniel Gray Longino and Dan Mazer — Who Is America? (Showtime)

Outstanding Variety Talk Series:

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) WINNER
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS)
Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:

Peter Dinklage — Game of Thrones (HBO) WINNER
Alfie Allen — Game of Thrones (HBO)
Chris Sullivan — This is Us (NBC)
Giancarlo Esposito — Better Call Saul (AMC)
Jonathan Banks — Better Call Saul (AMC)
Michael Kelly — House of Cards (Netflix)
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau — Game of Thrones (HBO)

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series:

Jesse Armstrong — Succession (HBO) WINNER
Peter Gould and Thomas Schnauz — Better Call Saul (AMC)
Jed Mercurio — Bodyguard (Netflix)
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss — Game of Thrones (HBO)
Emerald Fennell — Killing Eve (BBC)
Bruce Miller and Kira Snyder — The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:

Julia Garner — Ozark (Netflix) WINNER
Fiona Shaw — Killing Eve (BBC)
Gwendoline Christie — Game of Thrones (HBO)
Lena Headey — Game of Thrones (HBO)
Maisie Williams — Game of Thrones (HBO)
Sophie Turner — Game of Thrones (HBO)

Lead Actor in a Drama Series:

Billy Porter — Pose (FX) WINNER
Jason Bateman — Ozark (Netflix)
Sterling K. Brown — This is Us (NBC)
Kit Harington — Game of Thrones (HBO)
Bob Odenkirk — Better Call Saul (AMC)
Milo Ventimiglia — This is Us (NBC)

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series:

Jason Bateman — Ozark (Netflix) WINNER
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss — Game of Thrones (HBO)
David Nutter — Game of Thrones (HBO)
Miguel Sapochnik — Game of Thrones (HBO)
Lisa Bruhlmann — Killing Eve (BBC)
Adam McKay — Succession (HBO)
Daina Reid — The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

Lead Actress in a Drama Series:

Jodie Comer — Killing Eve (BBC/AMC) (WINNER)
Emilia Clarke — Game of Thrones (HBO)
Viola Davis — How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)
Laura Linney — Ozark (Netflix)
Mandy Moore — This is Us (NBC)
Sandra Oh — Killing Eve (BBC/AMC)
Robin Wright — House of Cards (Netflix)

Outstanding Comedy Series:

Fleabag (Amazon) (WINNER)
Barry (HBO)
The Good Place (NBC)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Russian Doll (Netflix)
Schitt’s Creek (CBC Television)
Veep (HBO)

Outstanding Drama Series:

Game of Thrones (HBO) (WINNER)
Better Call Saul (AMC)
Bodyguard (Netflix)
Killing Eve (BBC/AMC)
Ozark (Netflix)
Pose (FX)
Succession (HBO)
This is Us (NBC)