‘Game of Thrones’ takes best drama, while ‘Fleabag’ wins the night for comedy at 2019 Emmys


-The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards
aired on Fox and delivered a night
of records and firsts. -Here’s a look
at the night’s winners. -And the Emmy goes to. -“Fleabag.” -“Fleabag” won Outstanding
Comedy Series. And the show’s star,
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, won for Lead Actress, beating out Julia Louis-Dreyfus
in her final bow from “Veep.” A win for Louis-Dreyfus
would have been her ninth and a record
by an individual performer. Waller-Bridge also took home
the award for Best Writing for a Comedy Series. -I find writing really, really
hard and really painful and. But I’d like to say, just,
honestly, from the bottom of my heart that the reason
that I do it is this. -While “Fleabag’s”
Harry Bradbeer won for Best Directing
in a Comedy Series. Waller-Bridge is the second
person in Emmys history to win Lead Actress and Writing for a Comedy Series
in the same year. The first was Tina Fey
for “30 Rock” in 2008. -Alex Borstein. -Meanwhile, for the second year
in a row, Alex Borstein took home the award
for Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role
in “The Marvelous Mrs Maisel.” Her costar Tony Shalhoub
also took home the award for Best Supporting Actor
in a Comedy Series. -The Grammy for Leif Garrett
in a cowboy suit goes to. -Bill Hader, “Barry.” -Bill Hader won Best Lead Actor
in a Comedy Series for “Barry,” his second Emmy
in a row for that role. -And the Emmy goes to.
“Game of Thrones.” -In the drama category,
HBO’s “Game of Thrones” won Outstanding Series after leading the night
with 32 Emmy nominations, a record for a show
in a single season. -I count myself so fortunate
to be a member of a community that is nothing but all
about tolerance and diversity. -Peter Dinklage won
his fourth Emmy for playing Tyrion Lannister
in “Game of Thrones,” setting the record for wins for Best Supporting Actor
in a Drama Series. -And once again,
we witness history unfold. The Emmy goes to Billy Porter. -Breakout star Billy Porter
made history with his win for Lead Actor for “Pose.” It was Porter’s first Emmy win
and nomination. Porter became the first openly
gay man to win an Emmy for Best Actor
in a Drama Series. -The category
is love, y’all, love! -The Emmy for Lead Actress
in a Drama goes to. Jodie Comer. -Jodie Comer won Lead Actress
in a Drama Series for “Killing Eve.” This was also
her first nomination. -My mum and dad, who are in
Liverpool, who I didn’t invite because I didn’t think
this was gonna be my time. -I wish that this was a,
this looks kind of like a piece of,
like, chocolate. -Julia Garner won Best
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role
as Ruth in “Ozark.” It was Garner’s first Emmy
nomination and win. And Jason Bateman
won Best Directing for a Drama Series for “Ozark.” It was Bateman’s first Emmy win. -And the Emmy goes to.
Jharrel Jerome. -One of the emotional moments
of the night came when Jharrel Jerome
received an extended standing ovation for his win
in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series
or Movie category for Ava DuVernay’s Netflix
series “When They See Us.” The series tells the story
of the Central Park Five, five men of color
who were wrongfully prosecuted for rape and assault. Their convictions
were later vacated. -This is for the men that
we know as the Exonerated Five. -Jerome addressed the men
the series was about. -This is for Raymond, Yusef, Antron, Kevin,
and King Korey Wise! -All of whom were in
the audience as guests of DuVernay. -Michelle Williams,
“Fosse/Verdon.” -Michelle Williams won
Lead Actress in a Limited Series
or Movie for “Fosse/Verdon.” Williams
gave a passionate speech about pay equality
after her win. -Thank you so much to FX
and to Fox 21 Studios for supporting me completely
and for paying me equally. And so the next time a woman,
and especially a woman of color, because she stands to make
52 cents on the dollar compared to her
white male counterpart, tells you what she needs
in order to do her job, listen to her. -And finally, this year’s Emmys
did not have a host. Instead, Homer Simpson and
actors Anthony Anderson and Bryan Cranston
opened with a sketch. And Thomas Lennon provided
voiceovers between awards, doing much of the work
that a traditional host does, including taking digs. -The producers have asked me
to give a special shout-out to any of our previous
Lead Actress winners who are watching tonight
from prison. Hopefully those two weeks
are gonna fly right by. Keep your chin up.

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