Rachel Brosnahan encourages people to vote during Emmys speech

Rachel Brosnahan encourages people to vote during Emmys speech

OK, there was a minor onstage tussle with presenter Tiffany Haddish who tried to wrest away Brosnahan's Emmy statuette, but it was clearly all in fun.

It won nine Emmys this year, meaning the blood-spattered tale of the battle for the Iron Throne - which returns in 2019 for an abbreviated eighth and final season - now has 47 awards overall.

The Emmys are back, with Game of Thrones, Westworld and The Handmaid's Tale leading the nominations ahead of the ceremony in Los Angeles today.

Rachel Brosnahan then landed Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, capping a remarkable night for the show.

It's US TV's biggest party of the year, and this one is the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards. It's her third Emmy win in four years.

Those three shows are up for Best Drama Series, while Atlanta, Black-ish and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, among others, will vie for the Best Comedy Series award.


Amazon's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel", about a 1950s housewife who turns to standup comedy, took home the Emmy for best comedy series.

"Most important, vote", she exclaimed.

Behind HBO and Netflix, NBC finished with 16 Emmys for shows including Saturday Night Live and Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert, followed by FX with 12.

After a conventional series of thank you's in her acceptance speech, she noted that she's playing a woman who "finds her voice anew" and urged viewers to use their own voices in the voting booth - and to bring a friend.

"Skip Brittenham said to me a long time ago, 'If you stay at the table long enough, the chips come to you, ' and tonight I got to clear the table". "Because I want to call you my wife", he added to cheers, applause and a few teary-eyed actors in the audience.

Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels accepts the Emmy for Outstanding Variety Sketch series.

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