Fleabag among surprise British winners at the Emmys

British stars and shows have upset the odds, taking many of the top honours at America’s most prestigious TV awards ceremony, the Emmys.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, at the heart of the multi-Emmy Award winning Fleabag

One of the big surprises was the BBC production Fleabag, which took home six awards – including the technical awards previously announced – among them, Outstanding Comedy Series and the best Leading Actress in a Comedy Series, for the show’s creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Fleabag – the first British-made show to win the best comedy series Emmy –  beat off competition from shows including Schitt’s Creek, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel and Veep, in its final series.

There was also British success for Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer, who beat her co-star Sandra Oh to the best Leading Actress in a Drama Series prize.

Ben Whishaw was named the best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie, for A Very English Scandal, in which he played Norman Scott, who accused the Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe of trying to have him killed.

There was also success for Charlie Brooker, whose interactive drama Bandersnatch, in which users could determine the plot, was named the best TV movie.

Jesse Armstrong, the British writer behind shows including Peep Show and The Thick of It, won the Emmy for the best writing in a drama series for the HBO show Succession.

The biggest winner was Game of Thrones, with 12 trophies – including the technical awards – despite its eighth and final series receiving a mixed response from both fans and critics.

The winners are chosen by more than 25,000 members of the Television Academy and here is a list of their favourites in the main categories:

Outstanding comedy series

  • Barry
  • WINNER: Fleabag
  • The Good Place
  • The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
  • Russian Doll
  • Schitt’s Creek
  • Veep

Outstanding drama series

  • Better Call Saul
  • Bodyguard
  • WINNER: Game of Thrones
  • Killing Eve
  • Ozark
  • Pose
  • Succession
  • This Is Us

Outstanding limited series

  • WINNER: Chernobyl
  • Escape at Dannemora
  • Fosse/Verdon
  • Sharp Objects
  • When They See Us

Lead actor in a comedy series

  • Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
  • Don Cheadle, Black Monday
  • Ted Danson, The Good Place
  • Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
  • WINNER: Bill Hader, Barry
  • Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek

Lead actress in a comedy series

  • Christina Applegate, Dead To Me
  • Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
  • Natasha Lyonne, Russian Doll
  • Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek
  • WINNER: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag

Supporting actor in a comedy series

  • Stephen Root, Barry
  • Henry Winkler, Barry
  • Anthony Carrigan, Barry
  • Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method
  • WINNER: Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
  • Tony Hale, Veep

Supporting actress in a comedy series

  • Sarah Goldberg, Barry
  • Sian Clifford, Fleabag
  • Olivia Colman, Fleabag
  • Betty Gilpin, GLOW
  • Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
  • WINNER: Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
  • Marin Hinkle, The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel
  • Anna Chlumsky, Veep

Lead actor in a drama series

  • Jason Bateman, Ozark
  • Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
  • Kit Harington, Game of Thrones
  • Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
  • WINNER: Billy Porter, Pose
  • Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us

Lead actress in a drama series

  • Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones
  • WINNER: Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
  • Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder
  • Laura Linney, Ozark
  • Mandy Moore, This Is Us
  • Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
  • Robin Wright, House of Cards

Supporting actor in a drama series

  • Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul
  • Giancarlo Esposito, Better Call Saul
  • Alfie Allen, Game of Thrones
  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones
  • WINNER: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
  • Michael Kelly, House of Cards
  • Chris Sullivan, This Is Us

Supporting actress in a drama series

  • Gwendoline Christie, Game of Thrones
  • Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
  • Sophie Turner, Game of Thrones
  • Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones
  • Fiona Shaw, Killing Eve
  • WINNER: Julia Garner, Ozark

Lead actor in a limited series or movie

  • Mahershala Ali, True Detective
  • Benicio Del Toro, Escape at Dannemora
  • Hugh Grant, A Very English Scandal
  • Jared Harris, Chernobyl
  • WINNER: Jharrel Jerome, When They See Us
  • Sam Rockwell, Fosse/Verdon

Lead actress in a limited series or movie

  • Amy Adams, Sharp Objects
  • Patricia Arquette, Escape at Dannemora
  • Aunjanue Ellis, When They See us
  • Joey King, The Act
  • Niecy Nash, When They See Us
  • WINNER: Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon

Supporting actor in a limited series or movie

  • WINNER: Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal
  • Stellan Skarsgard, Chernobyl
  • Paul Dano, Escape at Dannemora
  • John Leguizamo, When They See Us
  • Michael K. Williams, When They See Us
  • Asante Blackk, When They See Us

Supporting actress in a limited series or movie

  • Emily Watson, Chernobyl
  • Margaret Qualley, Fosse/Verdon
  • Patricia Clarkson, Sharp Objects
  • WINNER: Patricia Arquette, The Act
  • Marsha Stephanie Blake, When They See Us
  • Vera Farmiga, When They See Us

Outstanding reality competition series

  • Amazing Race
  • American Ninja Warrior
  • Nailed It
  • WINNER: RuPaul’s Drag Race
  • Top Chef
  • The Voice

Outstanding variety talk series

  • The Daily Show
  • Full Frontal
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live!
  • WINNER: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
  • The Late Late Show With James Corden
  • The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Outstanding variety sketch series

  • At Home With Amy Sedaris
  • Documentary Now!
  • Drunk History
  • I Love You, America With Sarah Silverman
  • WINNER: Saturday Night Live
  • Who Is America?

Outstanding television movie

  • WINNER: Bandersnatch
  • Brexit
  • Deadwood
  • King Lear
  • My Dinner with Hervé

Writing for a comedy series

  • Alec Berg and Bill Hader, Barry
  • WINNER: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag
  • Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle and Stacy Osei-Kuffour, Pen15
  • Leslye Headland, Natasha Lyonne and Amy Poehler, Russian Doll (Nothing in This World Is Easy)
  • David Mandel, Veep
  • Josh Siegal and Dylan Morgan, The Good Place
  • Allison Silverman, Russian Doll (A Warm Body)

Writing for a drama series

  • WINNER: Jesse Armstrong, Succession
  • David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, Game of Thrones
  • Emerald Fennell, Killing Eve
  • Peter Gould and Thomas Schnauz, Better Call Saul
  • Jed Mercurio, Bodyguard
  • Bruce Miller and Kira Snyder, The Handmaid’s Tale

Writing for a limited series, movie or drama

  • Russell T Davies, A Very English Scandal
  • Ava DuVernay and Michael Starrbury, When They See Us
  • Brett Johnson and Michael Tolkin, Escape at Dannemora (Episode 7)
  • Brett Johnson, Michael Tolkin and Jerry Stahl, Escape at Dannemora (Episode 6)
  • Steven Levenson and Joel Fields, Fosse/Verdon
  • WINNER: Craig Mazin, Chernobyl

Director for a comedy series

  • Alec Berg – Barry (The Audition”)
  • WINNER: Harry Bradbeer – Fleabag
  • Mark Cendrowski, The Big Bang Theory
  • Bill Hader, Barry (ronny/lily)
  • Daniel Palladino, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel (We’re Going to the Catskills!)
  • Amy Sherman-Palladino, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel (All Alone)

Directing for a drama series

  • WINNER: Jason Bateman, Ozark
  • Lisa Brühlmann, Killing Eve
  • David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, Game of Thrones (The Iron Throne)
  • Adam McKay, Succession
  • David Nutter, Game of Thrones (The Last of the Starks)
  • Daina Reid, The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Miguel Sapochnik, “Game of Thrones (The Long Night)

Directing for a limited series

  • Ava DuVernay, When They See Us
  • Thomas Kail, Fosse/Verdon (Who’s Got the Pain)
  • Stephen Frears, A Very English Scandal
  • WINNER: Johan Renck, Chernobyl
  • Ben Stiller, Escape at Dannemora
  • Jessica Yu, Fosse/Verdon (Glory)