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In pictures: 'Game of Thrones' takes top prize at surprising Emmys

  • 18 Sep 2018

The 2018 Emmy Awards, the highest honours in television, were handed out at a ceremony in Los Angeles. Following are a few key moments from the 70th awards.

Emmy awards sit on a table before being presented to recipients at the 70th Primetime Emmy Award, in Los Angeles, California. ( Reuters )

HBO's record-breaking fantasy epic "Game of Thrones" stormed back onto the Emmys stage on Monday, winning the coveted best drama series prize on a night full of surprises, including an on-air marriage proposal that stunned the audience.

The other big story of the Hollywood gala, television's answer to the Oscars, was the huge success of "The Marvelous Mrs Maisel," Amazon's story of a 1950s housewife-turned-stand up comic, which took home eight Emmys overall, including the best comedy award.

TRT World's Natasha Hussain reports.

The ceremony hosted by "Saturday Night Live" regulars Colin Jost and Michael Che took on a decidedly political hue at the start, with a barrage of edgy jokes on hot-button issues from diversity in Hollywood to #MeToo and Donald Trump.

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

The cast of Game of Thrones pose with the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series during the 70th Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California on September 17, 2018.(AFP)
Matthew Rhys accepts the award for outstanding lead actor in a drama series for "The Americans" at the Emmy Awards.(AP)
Sterling K Brown, from left, Kristen Bell, Tituss Burgess, Kate McKinnon, Kenan Thompson, and John Legend perform on stage.(AP)
If that was a feel-good moment, what do you call the sublime appearance of 96-year-old White, honoured for 80 years in television? The star of "Golden Girls" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" got such a huge ovation from the crowd that she quipped: "I'm just gonna quit while I'm ahead."(AP)
Glenn Weiss knows how to spice up an awards show. In fact, that's why he won an Emmy Monday — for directing the Oscars. But he took his talent to new heights, using his acceptance speech to pop the question to girlfriend Jan Svendsen. Glenn Weiss , left, proposes to Jan Svendsen at the Emmy Awards.(AP)

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