The Marvelous Mrs Maisel leads Emmy wins

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Rachel Brosnahan, won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series with 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' at the Emmy Awards

'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' was the big winner at this year's Primetime Emmy Awards, taking home five prizes.

The Amazon show scooped the prestigious Outstanding Comedy Series - beating the likes of 'Atlanta', 'Barry', 'Black-ish', 'Curb Your Enthusiasm', 'GLOW', 'Silicon Valley' and 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' - at the Emmy Awards hosted  at Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater on Monday (17.09.18), while there were also wins for stars Rachel Brosnahan and Alex Borstein in the Leading and Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series categories.

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'Veep's hiatus meant Julia Louis-Dreyfus' six-year winning streak came to an end when Rachel took the Leading Actress honour at the Emmy Awards, and the 27-year-old star paid tribute to creators Dan Palladino and Amy Sherman-Palladino as she picked up her prize.

She said: ''I'll be thanking you for the rest of my life for trusting me with your Midge.''

And creator Amy made history as the first woman to win the prizes for Writing and Directing a comedy series.

As she picked up the writing honour, she quipped: ''Whoever put that carpet down hates women. I just want to say Time's Up!

''My father inspired this, really, so I had to turn a six-foot-two Bronx Jew into Rachel Brosnahan. That's Hollywood!''

And taking her second prize, she joked: ''My panic room's gonna be so pretty!''

She then added: ''It takes a giant village full of union crew members to make sure that Maisel goes out on the streets of New York and takes your parking spaces away from you.

''So to my crew, my crew, my crew, you are my everything. I worship you.''

Elsewhere at the ceremony, the coveted Outstanding Drama Series prize went to 'Game of Thrones', while its star Peter Dinklage won the Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

'The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story' was named Outstanding Limited Series, and there were also wins for its director Ryan Murphy and actor Darren Criss.

The final season of 'The Americans' saw Matthew Rhys win Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for the first time, and it was also honoured with a writing prize, while another star departing their role, 'The Crown's Claire Foy took Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

'Barry' cast members Bill Hader and Henry Winkler took home Lead and Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series awards respectively.

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series went to Thandie Newton for 'Westworld' while 'RuPaul's Drag Race' was named Outstanding Reality/Competition Series.

This year, the annual Emmy Awards was hosted by Michael Che and Colin Jost.

70th Primetime Emmy Awards 2018 list of winners:

Outstanding Comedy Series: 

'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'

Outstanding Drama Series: 

'Game of Thrones'

Outstanding Limited Series: 

'The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story'

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: 

Henry Winkler, 'Barry'

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: 

Alex Borstein, 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie: 

Darren Criss, 'The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story'

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie: 

Regina King, 'Seven Seconds'

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: 

Bill Hader, 'Barry'

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: 

Rachel Brosnahan, 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie:

Merritt Wever, 'Godless'

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie:

Jeff Daniels, 'Godless'

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series:

Matthew Rhys, 'The Americans'

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series:

Claire Foy, 'The Crown'

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:

Peter Dinklage, 'Game of Thrones'

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:

Thandie Newton, 'Westworld'

Outstanding Reality/Competition Series:

'RuPaul's Drag Race'

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series:

'Saturday Night Live'

Outstanding Variety Talk Series:

'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver'

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series:

Amy Sherman-Palladino, 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'

Writing for a Drama Series:

Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields, 'The Americans'

Directing for a Comedy Series:

Amy Sherman-Palladino, 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'

Directing for a Drama Series:

Stephen Daldry, 'The Crown'

Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Drama:

William Bridges, Charlie Brooker, 'USS Callister (Black Mirror)'

Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special:

Ryan Murphy, 'The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story'

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special:

John Mulaney: 'Kid Gorgeous At Radio City'

Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series:

Glenn Weiss, 'The Oscars'