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 (AMZN.O) "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel", about a 1950s housewife who turns to standup comedy, took home the Emmy for best comedy series.
Prior to the reveal of this year's victor, many critics put their (proverbial) money on Maisel; the quirky comedy from Gilmore Girls creator Sherman-Palladino won big at this year's Golden Globes and Critics' Choice Awards, with both the show and star Brosnahan taking home top honors. "It was definitely hard to say goodbye to because it wasn't just saying goodbye to the show, I was saying goodbye to a life over there". Earlier this year, the series won two Golden Globes.
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series goes to Henry Winkler, for his role in Barry. "If you stay at the table long enough the chips come to you".
The glittering gala in downtown Los Angeles will see "The Handmaid's Tale" face off with record-breaking HBO fantasy epic "Game of Thrones" for top honors - especially the coveted best drama prize.
In another win for Netflix, Regina King received the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie award for Seven Seconds.
PSG unbothered by Mbappe, Neymar absences in Saint-Etienne drubbing
Earlier on Friday, Nice shook off the absence of Mario Balotelli as they came from behind to beat Rennes 2-1 on the Cote d'Azur. Without Kylian Mbappe and Neymar , PSG were still too hard to restrain for Saint-Etienne.
"You wonder why I don't like to call you my girlfriend?"
"I don't even believe in God but I'm going to thank her tonight", Newton quipped. The Saint Ignatius College Prep grad noted that his wife refused to join him at the Emmys because she didn't want to watch him lose.
Emmy awards sit before being presented to recipients.
More than 40 years on from his first nomination, this was his first win.
The 70th Emmy Awards will be telecast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Monday, September 17 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC. And the victor, presented by former SNL-er Will Ferrell, was...