'Game of Thrones,' 'Mrs. Maisel' win top Emmy honors

Both shows have already picked up some Emmys hardware

Both shows have already picked up some Emmys hardware

Monday night was the 70th Emmy Awards!

Listen, if all the shows that people thought should win awards for being great actually won, we wouldn't even need awards shows, we'd just hand out trophies to everyone.

"This is nuts!" Rachel Brosnahan said of being on the gold carpet at the 2018 Emmys on Monday night.

Elisabeth Moss was nominated for lead actress in a drama for her work in "The Handmaid's Tale", as were "The Crown's" Claire Foy, Keri Russell in "The Americans", Sandra Oh in "Killing Eve", "Westworld's" Evan Rachel Wood and "Orphan Black's" Tatiana Maslany.

This is all to say that there were definitely some snubs and surprises at this year's Emmys, so let's talk about them.

It's time to celebrate the best in (American) television.

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"Most important, vote", she exclaimed.

Of course, Brosnahan is talking about The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, her hit Amazon Prime comedy that is up for 14 awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. This year the HBO political series sat out the race, which guaranteed a new comedy queen would be crowned. Hosted by Colin Jost and Michael Che, the telecast aired live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 8:00 PM ET on NBC.

Netflix had 112 nominations to HBO's 108.

One of the biggest shocks of the night came when presumed front-runner Donald Glover, the star and creator of the surreal hip-hop-inspired FX show Atlanta, lost out in the comedy acting category to Bill Hader's hitman-turned-struggling actor in HBO's showbusiness satire Barry.

Barry also brought honors for veteran Henry Winkler, winning a standing ovation and his first-ever Emmy for his supporting role as a self-important acting teacher.

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

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