Emmy Awards 2018: ‘Game of Thrones’ wins best drama series

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The gala, television´s version of the Oscars, was expected to be a showdown between record-breaking fantasy epic "Game of Thrones" and last year´s best drama victor "The Handmaid´s Tale".

"Saturday Night Live" won, as expected, for variety sketch series, taking its lifetime Emmy total to a record-setting 72 wins.

Foy's co-star, Matt Smith, missed out on a supporting actor prize while Benedict Cumberbatch lost out to Rhys for lead actor.

Rachel Brosnahan from Highland Park and Alex Borstein from Deerfield were honored for the acclaimed Amazon series, which also won the prize for best comedy series.

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The gala also saw a handful of sentimental favorites take home their first Emmys.

Game of Thrones, which sat out last year's Emmys because of scheduling, won despite competition from defending champ The Handmaid's Tale.

"The Assassination of Gianni Versace" took the Emmy for best limited series and brought an acting trophy for Darren Criss, who played the gay serial killer who murdered the Italian designer in Miami in 1997.

For best drama, the nominees are "GoT", "The Handmaid´s Tale", "The Americans", "Westworld", "The Crown", Netflix retro sci-fi mystery "Stranger Things", and NBC family saga "This is Us".

Did you enjoy the 2018 Emmy Awards as a whole? When the 33-year-old actor turned around, she revealed a new back tattoo which features a design of large roses and an animal, which appears to be a lamb.

Behind HBO and Netflix, NBC finished with 16 Emmys for shows including Saturday Night Live and Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert, followed by FX with 12.