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Game of Thrones, Claire Foy and Thandie Newton scoop Emmys

By David Mercer, news reporter
Claire Foy and Thandie Newton were among the winners at the 2018 Emmys on a night of British success at television's biggest awards show.
Game of Thrones saw off heavyweight competition to win the prize for outstanding drama series, beating the likes of The Crown, Stranger Things, The Handmaid's Tale and Westworld.Peter Dinklage, one of the stars of the fantasy drama, was also named best supporting actor in a drama series for his role as Tyrion Lannister.
Game of Thrones, Claire Foy and Thandie Newton scoop Emmys

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Peter Dinklage won for his portrayal of Tyrion Lannister
Foy scooped the award for best lead actress in a drama series for her portrayal of the Queen on Netflix show The Crown.She dedicated the prize to her co-star Matt Smith and the drama's new cast, including Olivia Colman who replaces her in the forthcoming third series.
Game of Thrones, Claire Foy and Thandie Newton scoop Emmys

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Claire Foy won best actress in a drama series
"I had the most extraordinary two and a half years of my life," Foy said on stage.Newton won the Emmy for best supporting actress in a drama series for her role on Sky Atlantic's sci-fi western Westworld.Collecting her prize, Newton said: "I don't even believe in God but I'm going to thank her tonight."
Game of Thrones, Claire Foy and Thandie Newton scoop Emmys

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Thandie Newton won her role on Westworld
Other British winners included comedian John Oliver, whose show Last Week Tonight won the prize for outstanding variety talk series.Reading-born Charlie Brooker took home the Emmy for best writing for a limited series, movie or dramatic special for his work on Black Mirror with co-writer William Bridges.
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