Netflix, HBO tie with 23 wins each at 70th Emmy Awards


The ceremony clearly bore his stamp, with Michael Che and Colin Jost as hosts and familiar "SNL" faces, including Kate McKinnon and Alec Baldwin, as presenters and nominees.

Thompson offered congratulations to Sandra Oh, the first Asian woman to ever be nominated for Lead Actress in a Drama Series: "There were none, now there's one!" he announced.

Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannister in the hit show, picked up the award for most outstanding actor in a supporting role.

The biggest award won by a broadcast network was "Saturday Night Live" for best variety sketch series.

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The early part of the night was dedicated to the comedy programs: sentimental favorite Henry Winkler, the Fonz in 1950s-set ABC sit-com "Happy Days", won his first Emmy for his supporting work on "Barry", a caustic tale of a hitman-turned-actor.

"You wonder why I don't like to call you my girlfriend".

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.

As for the rest of the G.O.T crew: Kit Harrington looked dashing in a classic black suit and tie; the always handsome Nikolaj Coster-Waldau went with a show-stopping golden velvet jacket and black dress trousers; Nathalie Emmanuel showed off her amazingly toned figure in a strapless black gown; and G.O.T author George R.R. Martin looked distinguished in a black pinstripe suit. Congratulations! Watch showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss and executive producer Bernadette Caulfield give their acceptance speech below, flanked by members of the cast and crew, plus George R.R. Martin himself! Coincidence I think not, did he just spoil that Tyrion is a Targaryen. "It's because I want to call you my wife", Weiss said. "Rachel is very like her character, she was able to persevere through it, but they actually said, 'Why don't you take a little time for yourself?'" "She says she doesn't like watching white award shows because you guys don't thank Jesus enough".