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Disappointment for Brits at the Emmy Awards

Disappointment for Brits at the Emmy Awards

It was a disappointing night for British TV talent at the Emmy Awards as the likes of successful British TV drama Downton Abbey were left empty-handed. Popular fantasy drama Game of Thrones and political comedy Veep were among the winners on Sunday night, with Game of Thrones receiving the award for best drama series along with best supporting actor for series star Peter Dinklage.

There was also success for actress Viola Davis who became the first black woman to receive a drama led Emmy for her role in How To Get Away With Murder. After missing out on an award on seven occasions, actor John Hamm was finally awarded best actor for his role as Don Draper in Mad Men, saying that "it's incredible and impossible for me personally to be standing here.

Other top prizes were awarded to Julia Louis-Dreyfus as best actress in a comedy series for her role in Veep, and the best supporting actress in a drama series accolade was won by Uzo Aduba for her supporting role in hit prison series Orange is the New Black.

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