“‘Game of Thrones’ resurrected the Iron Throne at Sunday’s Emmy ceremony, ruling as top drama on a night of surprises in which ‘Pose’ star Billy Porter made history and the comedy series ‘Fleabag’ led a British invasion that overturned expectations,” writes Lynn Elber for the Associated Press.
To see the TV Academy’s press release with the full list of Sunday’s Emmy winners, please click here.
The AP story says that “Porter, who stars in the FX drama ‘Pose,’ set in the LGBTQ ball scene of the late 20th century, became the first openly gay man to win a best drama series acting Emmy.
Elber adds, “Amazon’s ‘Fleabag,’ a dark comedy about a dysfunctional woman, was honored as best comedy and earned writing and top acting honors for its British creator and star, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, as well as a best director trophy.”
The story also says “HBO retained its durable front-runner status with the help of ‘Game of Thrones’ record-tying 12 wins. The channel had a total of 34 awards from Sunday and last weekend’s creative arts ceremony.
“But streaming hit new Emmy heights, powered by Amazon Prime winners “Fleabag,” ″The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “A Very English Scandal,” and Netflix’s “Bandersnatch (Black Mirror),” honored as best movie. Netflix collected 27 awards and Amazon nabbed 15.”
For a full list of Sunday’s Emmy winners in the form of the TV Academy’s press release, please click here.