George R.R. Martin Wanted Game Of Thrones To Last Way Longer

Ruben Ruiz
September 18, 2018

"And we're done!" Or as Oh herself put it in the bit, "It's a pleasure just to be Asian!" Peter Dinklage took home the best supporting actor prize for his portrayal of Tyrion Lannister. If the showrunners had needed to stretch the story more, either Dany might still be over in Essos or Game of Thrones would be out of Kingdoms by the end!

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.

Actress Q'orianka Kilcher of The Alienist accessorised her red dress with a pin that reads "I am a voter".

This year, HBO's fantasy series "Game of Thrones" won the best drama honor for a third time and was the most-honored show with nine awards in total. HBO was still a serious contender with six trophies captured during the telecast, but the cable network and reigning Emmy champion ultimately tied with Netflix when it came down to overall Emmy wins (they each nabbed 23). But I don't think there's any danger of that. "Because I want to call you my wife", he added to cheers, applause and a few teary-eyed actors in the audience.

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.

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Jost and Che were preceded - and upstaged - by SNL co-stars Kate McKinnon and Kenan Thompson singing "We Solved It", a song about how the Emmys solved Hollywood's representation problem.

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

"This year, the audience is allowed to drink in their seats".

The pressure was on Michaels because NBC and other broadcasters are increasingly reliant on awards and other live events to draw viewers distracted by online options.

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