Emmy Awards 2018
Want to understand the state of the TV biz in 2018? Look no further than these awards.
All night long, HBO and Netflix were neck and neck. HBO has been #1 at the Emmys for the past 16 years, winning more awards than any other network, but Netflix has been steadily creeping up on HBO.
And this looked like the year Netflix might actually pull ahead. Instead: A TIE! Both HBO and Netflix picked up 23 Emmys this year.
HBO’s “Game of Thrones” won the final award of the evening, for outstanding drama.
The cliche, in this case, is true: Viewers are the ultimate beneficiaries while the two networks compete.
"Game Of Thrones" just took home the award for outstanding drama series.
D.B. Weiss accepted the award, and during his speech thanked the creator of the series: George R.R. Martin, who stood just next to him.
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” takes home yet another Emmy. This time it's for "Outstanding comedy series."
Here's what the show's producer, Daniel Palladino, said this when he accepted the award:
Comedian John Oliver's "Last Week Tonight" took home the award for Outstanding Variety Talk Series for its third consecutive year.
After thanking his staff, Oliver jokingly referenced the proposal from earlier in the night -- thanking Glenn Weiss' fiance for saying yes to the marriage proposal.
"This could have been a very different evening. You really came through," Oliver said.
Oliver also thanked his family, and noted that his 2 1/2-year-old son "hates" his show.
"If our show is anything, it's the precise opposite of "Paw patrol," Oliver said.
Hurricane Florence barreled down on south eastern parts of the United States over the weekend, and the recovery is just beginning, host Colin Jost somberly noted.
The host took a moment before commercial break to acknowledge the people in the Carolinas and Virginia "who are just beginning now to recover from Hurricane Florence."
Jost went on to encourage viewers to donate to groups like the American Red Cross during the commercial break, adding that the charities also helped the the devastation in Houston and Puerto Rico.
Here are some other ways you can help those impacted by Hurricane Florence.
Claire Foy just won the Emmy for "Outstanding lead actress in a drama series" for her role in "The Crown." Here's what she said when she took the mic:
Some were looking at Sandra Oh to win for her performance in "Killing Eve." She would have been the first woman of Asian descent to win a lead-actress Emmy.