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The best drama series prize, to be announced later on Monday, pits medieval fantasy Game of Thrones against Hulu's bleak The Handmaid's Tale, with The Americans seen as the biggest potential spoiler.

Join us as we follow the action. Jill Soloway was the most recent woman to win the comedy directing Emmy (for "Transparent") in 2016.

Do you agree with this year's victor for Outstanding Comedy Series? "Writing for these actors behind us is the honor of a lifetime", said series co-creator David Benioff.

Sherman-Palladino was nominated and ultimately won for the pilot episode of "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel", her Amazon period comedy about a New York City housewife-turned-stand-up-comedienne. "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".


He said his mother had "loved" his partner, Jan Svendsen, adding: "You wonder why I don't like to call you my girlfriend?"

"The Assassination of Gianni Versace" took the Emmy for best limited series and brought an acting trophy for Darren Criss, who played the gay serial killer who murdered the Italian designer in Miami in 1997.

"This year, the audience is allowed to drink in their seats. Tonight, I got to clear the table", an ebullient Winkler said, with an equally delighted auditorium audience rising to give him a standing ovation.

Eight tonally diverse comedies - from Netflix's relentlessly sunny Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt to HBO's pitch-dark Barry - faced off at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, and it was no laughing matter. The long-running NBC sketch show, already the top Emmy victor ever with 71, won again for best variety sketch series.


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