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Claire Foy beat presumed front runner Elisabeth Moss, star of The Handmaid's Tale, to win for her quiet but formidable portrayal of Queen Elizabeth in Netflix drama The Crown. The other big story of the gala, television's answer to the Oscars, was the huge success of eight Emmys overall for Best Comedy Series The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, Amazon's story of a 1950s housewife-turned-stand-up comic.

The cast poses backstage with their Outstanding Comedy Series award for "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel". Earlier this year, the series won two Golden Globes. "If you stay at the table long enough the chips come to you".

HBO's "Game of Thrones" was named best drama series, beating last year's champion "The Handmaid's Tale".

In another win for Netflix, Regina King received the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie award for Seven Seconds. "Writing for these actors behind us is the honor of a lifetime", said series co-creator David Benioff.

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"I'll be thanking you for the rest of my life for trusting me with your Midge", she said, referencing her character.

The two kicked off the 2018 Emmy Awards with a dance-and-song number in which they congratulated the industry for all its progress: "We solved it!" they proclaimed alongside famous faces included Kristen Bell, Titus Burgess, RuPaul. "It's because I want to call you my wife", Weiss said.

John Oliver, in picking up the trophy for best variety talk show award for Last Week Tonight, thanked Weiss' girlfriend for giving the right answer or, he joked, the whole ceremony could have gone south. This was the first time Brosnahan was nominated in the category, although she was previously up for guest actress in a drama in 2015. And the victor, presented by former SNL-er Will Ferrell, was...

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