"Game of Thrones" and "Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" win big at 70th Primetime Emmy Awards

Source: Xinhua| 2018-09-18 13:36:43|Editor: ZD
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LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- "Game of Thrones" and "Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" won top awards Monday evening at 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, picking up outstanding drama series and outstanding comedy series, respectively.

HBO's "Game of Thrones" returned to the Emmys after a year off and led the nominations with 22 nods. The fantasy drama television series is an adaptation of George R. R. Martin's series of fantasy novels. It's the third Emmy wins of "Game of Thrones" for best drama series following two wins in a row in 2015 and 2016.

Peter Dinklage also won his third Emmy for most outstanding supporting actor in a drama series for "Game of Thrones." Dinklage has been nominated in the category seven times and won the award in 2011 and 2015.

Amazon's "Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" dominated the comedy categories with five honors including awards for best comedy and lead actress. The series follows a housewife in 1958 New York City who discovers she has a knack for stand-up comedy. Rachel Bronsnahan got the last laugh when she snagged the Best Actress in the field for "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel."

The 70th annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony was held at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles and airing on NBC. It's an American award bestowed by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS) in recognition of excellence in American primetime television programming.