George RR Martin Wants 'Game Of Thrones' To Last More Seasons

18 September, 2018, 10:36 | Author: Donna Miller
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Thandie Newton won outstanding supporting actress in a drama series for Westworld.

OK, there was a minor onstage tussle with presenter Tiffany Haddish who tried to wrest away Brosnahan's Emmy statuette, but it was clearly all in fun.

Next year, the epic tale of Westeros (sometimes known as Game of Thrones) will come to an end after eight glorious seasons on HBO.

HBO's medieval fantasy "Game of Thrones" won a total of nine Emmys, including technical awards for special effects and stunts, and was named best drama series for a third time, beating last year's champion "The Handmaid's Tale".

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Those three shows are up for Best Drama Series, while Atlanta, Black-ish and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, among others, will vie for the Best Comedy Series award.

The Amazon television show about a 1950s housewife who turns to stand-up comedy won four Emmys in the first hours, including for Rachel Brosnahan's lead role as a 1950s housewife who turns to stand-up after a divorce.

"And one of the things I love the most about this show while I have you captive for another two seconds, it's about a woman who is finding her voice anew", she said.

The ceremony hosted by Saturday Night Live regulars Colin Jost and Michael Che took on a decidedly political hue, with a barrage of edgy jokes on hot-button issues such as diversity in Hollywood, #MeToo and President Donald Trump.

TV's big night is back once again. 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.

His hitman-turned-wannabe-actor titular role on HBO's "Barry" won over Academy voters - enough so that he beat last year's victor "Atlanta's" Donald Glover, as well as Emmy darling Ted Danson, who was nominated in the category for the first time since his run on "Cheers".

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