On Sept. 17, the 2018 Emmys premiered on NBC, showcasing and recognizing many talented actors for their hard work on the big screen. There were several highlights of the night, including when Game of Thrones won Outstanding Drama series after being ineligible for the 2017 Emmys. The show won a total of nine awards, which included seven trophies from the Creative Arts Emmys. Peter Dinklage was recognized as Best Supporting Actor in a Drama series for his performance in Game of Thrones as well.
Thandie Newton took home Best Supporting Actress in a Drama for Westworld, while Claire Foy won Lead Actress in a Drama for her performance in The Crown, and Matthew Rhys was awarded Lead Actor in a Drama series for The Americans. Guest Actress in a Drama series for the Handmaid’s Tale went to Samir’s Wiley, and Lead Actress for a Comedy was awarded to Rachel Brosnahan. Her outstanding work in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel also broke a record this year, winning the most Emmys ever won by a comedy after receiving fourteen nominations. Regina King went home with Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role in Netflix’s Seven Seconds, much to her own and the audiences surprise. The presenters of the awards, Leslie Jones and Rupaul, were also very surprised and overjoyed for King, while their fellow nominee Sarah Paulson gave her a standing ovation. “Wow, I didn’t have anything to say because I wasn’t really expecting this, but I am so grateful Television Academy. Y’all are my friends, my peers. Thank you, thank you, thank you,” King had said during her acceptance speech.
The 2018 Emmys proved to be quite a success, and a wonderful night for many of the actors. We can only hope that the 2019 Emmys will be just as great.
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