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In the emerging battle of traditional networks vs new platforms, streaming giant Netflix ended HBO´s 17-year streak of leading the Emmy nominations, with 112 to the premium cable network´s 108.

Alex Bornstein, who plays her determined manager, won for her supporting role, and Mrs Maisel also collected trophies for comedy series writing and directing.

It's time to celebrate the best in (American) television. "If you've read my novels, you know there was enough material for more seasons".

They noted that NBC has most nominations for broadcast outlet. On the comedy side, the front-runners are FX's "Atlanta" and Amazon Prime Video's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel", with ABC's "black-ish" the only network show in contention. Likewise, some shows and actors we didn't think had a chance to win actually pulled it off, making their victories pleasant surprises!

But despite one of the most ethnically diverse array of nominees, only Regina King ("Seven Seconds") Thandie Newton ("Westworld") and RuPaul ("RuPaul's Drag Race") made it to the winners podium.

The veteran actor, 72, scooped the outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series gong for his role as acting coach Gene Cousineau in HBO's Barry.

Brosnahan used her acceptance speech to urge people to vote.

How do you feel about this year's Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series victor?

Aside from the big winners of the night - including Game of Thrones and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - here are a few of the biggest highlights from the show. To his children, he said: "You can go to bed now, daddy won!"

But one of the biggest moments of the night was more about a ring than a statue. "Because I want to call you my wife", he declared to his bewildered and ecstatic partner Jan Svendsen. She said yes, he put his mother's ring on her finger and the crowd whooped and cheered. And "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" will repeat as Best Variety Talk Series.

The Emmys kicked off with a song, "We Solved It", a self-mocking celebration to the diversity of nominees sung by stars including Kate McKinnon and Kenan Thompson. Sandra Oh weighed in, "Thank you, but it's an honor just to be Asian".

Hosts for the evening Michael Che and Colin Jost opened the ceremony with jokes about alleged sexual abuse in Hollywood, following allegations against high-profile figures such as Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey. Expect that to be a big Emmy victor, too.


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