Amazon, Netflix, and HBO won the most Emmys: Chart

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And yes, "Game of Thrones" did win Best Drama Series for the third time this year, but voters could have easily stuck with "The Handmaid's Tale" after its victory in 2017.

The 70th Emmy Awards, television's equivalent of the Oscars, opened Monday with an edgy flurry of jokes about diversity in Hollywood, Donald Trump, race and the pervasive issue of sexual harassment in the entertainment industry.

But Amazon was not the streaming platform with the most wins this year - that honor goes to Netflix.

Saturday Night Live won, as expected, for variety sketch series, taking its lifetime Emmy total to a record-setting 72 wins.

The gala also saw several sentimental favourites take home their first Emmys.


Claire Foy of "The Crown" and Matthew Rhys of "The Americans" won top drama acting Emmys, their first trophies for the roles and last chance to claim them, with Foy's role as Queen Elizabeth II going to another actress and Rhys' show wrapped.

'Thank you, Dave [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss] for changing my life. "I can not walk down the street anymore".

The field bested by Foy included last year's victor Elisabeth Moss for "The Handmaid's Tale" and Sandra Oh of "Killing Eve", who would have been the first actor of Asian descent to get a top drama award. That was George R.R. Martin. Vulture complained the show was "apolitical" even with the approaching midterms and said Che and Jost's "blasé attitudes were a weird fit for an awards show."The Daily Beast proclaimed the Emmys to be a "tone-deaf embarrassment".

"Maisel" led the pack this year on the comedy side of things, winning eight of the 14 categories it was nominated in - including outstanding writing and direction for a comedy series and a lead actress win for star Rachel Brosnahan.

Earlier this year, Mrs Maisel won two Golden Globes.


"It's about a woman who's finding her voice anew, and it's one of the things that's happening all over the country now", she said.

"It's something that's happening all over the country right now".

HBO dark comedy Barry notched two acting wins - for Mr. Winkler and series star Bill Hader.

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