‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ sweeps Emmys, winning 8 including Best Comedy Series

Peter Dinklage

Donald Glover may be one of today's most notable stars, but he showed up at the Emmys on Monday night looking nearly unrecognizable. "Mrs. Maisel" also won four other awards, including the best actress for Rachel Brosnahan.

Brosnahan used her acceptance speech to give a shout-out to her comedy's celebration of women power.

At the gala, Peter Dinklage took home the best supporting actor prize for his portrayal of Tyrion Lannister on "GoT", which was ineligible past year. Adding up its wins from last week's Creative Arts Emmys, it took home a total of nine statues. The Handmaid's Tale - last year's best drama and an early favorite for more hardware - went home empty-handed from the event at the Microsoft Theater, having won three minor awards handed out a week ago. Presenter Sterling K. Brown stood off to one side of the stage, and his jaw dropped, while nominee Leslie Jones stood up in the audience pointing at Weiss' girlfriend.

Darren Criss, who is of Filipino descent, won the lead acting award for the miniseries "The Assassination of Gianni Versace", which won best limited series. HBO was still a serious contender with six trophies captured during the telecast, but the cable network and reigning Emmy champion ultimately tied with Netflix when it came down to overall Emmy wins (they each nabbed 23).

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China had in August said it would retaliate with $US60 billion in tariffs on U.S. goods, but has since gone quiet on the threat. Until now the president argued he was using tariffs as a tool to force USA trading partners to the negotiating table.

In another win for Netflix, Regina King received the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie award for Seven Seconds.

Her co-star Alex Borstein, who plays Mrs. Maisel's comedy mentor, set a zany tone by mouthing an obscenity right after she was announced as the supporting actress victor (reacting either to the win or to presenter Tracy Morgan's creative pronunciation of her name) and then showily doffing the top layer of her slinky dress before marching to the stage. She played the young British queen who, as the series continues, will be shown advancing in years.

Thandie Newton won the best supporting actress in a drama statuette for her work on HBO´s futuristic western "Westworld".

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