‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Fleabag’ take top Emmy honors

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Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Killing Eve star Jodie Comer were among the big British winners at this year’s Emmy Awards.

The ceremony, which recognises excellence in television, took place in Los Angeles on Sunday.

Comer won best leading drama actress for playing Villanelle in Killing Eve.

Fleabag star and writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge took home the prize for best leading comedy actress, best comedy series and best comedy writing.

Game of Thrones won the night’s most prestigious prize – best drama – despite the eighth and final series receiving a mixed response from fans and critics.

One of the HBO fantasy’s stars, Peter Dinklage, also took home the prize for best supporting drama actor.

Waller-Bridge’s win for leading comedy actress was a particular surprise, given that she was nominated against Emmy favourite Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

The US actress has previously won in this category six times for her role in Veep, and was widely expected to win again for the show’s seventh and final series.