There were more than a few upsets at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards, with somewhat unexpected wins including for Julia Garner, Billy Porter and Jharrel Jerome.
But that’s the beauty of awards shows. They don’t always go to the favourites.
Veep didn’t win any awards, but the cast did get a standing ovation for their final season. Next best thing perhaps?
The Handmaid’s Tale also missed out, including for Aussie director Daina Reid (beaten by Jason Bateman for Ozark), although only a handful of episodes were eligible due to timing.
In their final year of contention, no Game of Thrones actress has ever won an Emmy. Sorry, Emilia Clarke, Maisie Williams, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner and Gwendoline Christie – all were nominated along with Carice van Houten for Guest Actress in a Drama.
Also going home empty handed were Sharp Objects, Schitt’s Creek, This is Us, Better Call Saul, House of Cards, Russian Doll and The Good Place.
Some managed wins at the Creative Arts earlier.