Emmy Awards: Game of Thrones, Peter Dinklage Top Winners as Thandie Newton Finds God

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock (9883802am) Peter Dinklage - Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - 'Game of Thrones' 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, Press Room, Los Angeles, USA - 17 Sep 2018

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.

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.

“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.”

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