Emmy full of upsets. Marvelous Mrs Maisel dominates

Deanna Kelley
September 18, 2018

Tonight, the tradition continues, as Dinklage picked up his third Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama.

SURPRISE: Merritt Wever won the supporting actress in a limited series or TV movie category, and although she was a prior victor - in 2013 for "Nurse Jackie" - this one was unexpected for her.

Alex Bornstein, who plays her determined manager, won for her supporting role, and Mrs Maisel also collected trophies for comedy series writing and directing.

She was followed by Darren Criss, who won the lead acting award for the miniseries The Assassination of Gianni Versace and who is of Filipino descent.

Thandie Newton won the best supporting actress in a drama statuette for her work on HBO's futuristic western Westworld. But it proved undeniable with 14 total nominations, the most ever for an Amazon series in a single year and second only to "Atlanta" (16) as the most nominated comedy of the year. "If you stay at the table long enough the chips come to you".

A surprise marriage proposal from Emmy-winning director Glenn Weiss won over the audience - and the internet.

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"You wonder why I don't want to call you my girlfriend?"

And "Saturday Night Live" won the award for best variety sketch series.

"We solved it!" crooned Saturday Night Live nominees Kate McKinnon and Kenan Thompson, with back-up from pop stars John Legend and Ricky Martin - and even RuPaul. The ink appears to be very real and while it's not known when she got the tattoo, this is the first time she's debuted it on a red carpet.

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

The long-running NBC sketch show, already the top Emmy victor ever with 71, won again for best variety sketch series.

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