70th Primetime Emmy Awards

The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards honored the best in U.S. prime time television programming from June 1, 2017, until May 31, 2018, as chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The ceremony was held live on September 17, 2018, at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, California, and was broadcast in the U.S. by NBC. The ceremony was hosted by Michael Che and Colin Jost.[3][4]

70th Primetime Emmy Awards
Promotional poster
LocationMicrosoft Theater,
Los Angeles, California
Presented byAcademy of Television Arts & Sciences
Hosted byMichael Che
Colin Jost
Most awardsThe Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (5)
Most nominationsThe Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (9)
Outstanding Comedy SeriesThe Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Outstanding Drama SeriesGame of Thrones
Outstanding Limited SeriesThe Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Outstanding Competition ProgramRuPaul's Drag Race
Outstanding Variety Talk SeriesLast Week Tonight with John Oliver
Television/radio coverage
Viewership10.2 million[1][2]
Produced byDone and Dusted
Universal Television
Broadway Video
Directed byHamish Hamilton

The nominations were announced by Ryan Eggold and Samira Wiley on July 12, 2018.[5] The biggest winner of the night was Amazon Prime Video's comedy-drama The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which won five trophies, including the honor for Outstanding Comedy Series, making history by becoming the first streaming television series to claim the prize. Game of Thrones also won its third trophy for Outstanding Drama Series, and Peter Dinklage tied for the most wins for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, with his third victory for Game of Thrones. He would get the sole record by winning for the eighth and final season the very next year.

With a U.S. viewership of 10.2 million that reflects an 11% drop from the previous year, it was the then-least watched show in Emmy history.[1][2]

The three wins of John Legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Tim Rice made them the thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth persons to become an EGOT.

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