HBO, Amazon Prime Rule Primetime Emmy Awards

‘Game Of Thrones’ takes best drama series crown; ‘Fleabag’ surprises with best comedy series nod
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HBO outlasted Amazon Prime Video and Netflix as the three services dominated 71st annual Primetime Emmy Awards during a live ceremony that featured several surprises among the night’s winners.

HBO garnered nine Emmy wins during the live telecast to top all services, according to the TV Academy. Amazon Prime Video finished second, drawing seven awards and topping Netflix’s four wins during Fox’s live telecast. 

Game Of Thrones 

Game Of Thrones 

Prime Video comedy Fleabag won six of the streaming service’s seven awards, including a surprise win in the best comedy series category. The sophomore series topped category favorites The Marvelous Mrs. Masiel, which won last year, and HBO’s Veep, which had won the previous three years.

Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge also won the Emmy for best actress in a comedy, ending Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ record six consecutive wins in years in which she was nominated for the award. Dreyfus was not eligible to win the award last year, which was won by Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.)

NBC and FX were the only other networks with multiple wins with two each.

Overall including Creative Arts Emmys, HBO tallied 34 Emmy wins, with Netflix finishing second with 27 and Amazon Prime Video finishing third with 15. National Geographic was fourth with eight wins, with NBC rounding out the top five with seven statuettes.

HBO Game Of Thrones made one last Emmy splash, winning a total of 12 Emmys -- including a second straight Emmy for best drama series -- to top all shows. The network’s limited series Chernobyl finished second with 10 Emmy wins, including Outstanding Limited Series. Amazon Prime’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel finished third with eight Emmy wins.

Below is a partial list of 71st annual Emmy Award winners:

Best Comedy Series 

Fleabag (Amazon)

Best Actress, Comedy Series

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag (Amazon Prime Video)

Best Actor, Comedy Series

Bill Hader, Barry (HBO)

Best Supporting Actress, Comedy Series 

Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime Video)

Best Supporting Actor, Comedy Series 

Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime Video)

Best Drama Series

Game Of Thrones (HBO)

Best Actress, Drama Series 

Jodie Comer, Killing Eve (BBC America)

Best Actor, Drama Series 

Billy Porter, Pose (FX)

Best Supporting Actress, Drama Series 

Julia Garner, Ozark (Netflix)

Best Supporting Actor, Drama Series 

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones (HBO)

Best Limited Series

Chernobyl (HBO)

Best Television Movie

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (Netflix)

Best Actress, Limited Series or TV Movie

Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon (FX)

Best Actor, Limited Series or TV Movie

Jharrel Jerome, When They See Us (Netflix)

Best Supporting Actress, Limited Series or Movie

Patricia Arquette, The Act (Hulu)

Best Supporting Actor, Limited Series or Movie

Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal (Amazon Prime Video)

Best Variety Sketch Series

Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Best Variety Talk Series

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)

Best Reality Competition Program

RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)

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