LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Medieval drama “Game of Thrones” and British comedy “Fleabag” took top honors at the Emmy awards on Sunday on a night of upsets that often rewarded newcomers over old favorites.
“Pose” star Billy Porter, who is openly gay, was named best dramatic actor, while British newcomer Jodie Comer took the Emmy for her lead actress role as a psychotic assassin in quirky drama “Killing Eve.”
In an upset, “Fleabag” actress and creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge also took the trophy for best comedy actress, beating frontrunners Julia Louis-Dreyfus for “Veep” and Rachel Brosnahan for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” Waller-Bridge also won the Emmy for comedy writing on the Amazon Studios show.
Bill Hader won his second Emmy for playing a hitman who turns to acting in comedy “Barry,” while Peter Dinklage took home the only acting trophy for “Game of Thrones” for his supporting role as Tyrion Lannister.
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