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Game of Thrones, Chernobyl and Chris O'Dowd win at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards

Telegraph Reporters
Chris O'Dowd wins for State of the Union - WireImage

This weekend in Los Angeles saw the 71st Emmy Awards begin with the Creative Arts Emmys awarded in the technical and acting categories – the Primetime Emmys will then take place on Monday 23 September.

The biggest winners of the night was HBO's Game of Thrones, which won 10 Emmys on Sunday, bringing its total to a record breaking 32 Emmys for the final season. Five of those Emmys were for The Long Night, which was criticised by fans at the time for being so dark you could barely see any of the action. 

The National Geographic's Oscar Documentary Feature winner Free Solo, about rock climber Alex Honnold, picked up seven awards, as did HBO's Chernobyl, which puts the streaming giant on 25 total Emmys from the weekend: a good few of points ahead of its rival Netflix, which stalled at 17. Notably, Netflix won three Emmys for Natasha Lyonne's comedy drama Russian Doll and one for When They See Us, about the Central Park Five

Chris O'Dowd and Rosamund Pike each won an Emmy for British comedy series State of the Union, in which they star as a couple meeting at a pub before marriage counselling throughout 10, 10-minute episodes. The coup was all the sweeter for the pair, since the show did not originally make it into the nominations list in July, until the "mini-sodes" series Better Call Saul Employee Training: Madrigal Electromotive Security was disqualified for being too short for the category at under two minutes.

Here are some of the main winners across Saturday and Sunday night:

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series
The Handmaid’s Tale, Cherry Jones as Holly

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Luke Kirby as Lenny Bruce

Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour)
Game Of Thrones, The Long Night

Outstanding Special Visual Effects
Game Of Thrones, The Bells

Outstanding Period Costumes
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, We’re Going To The Catskills!

 Michele Clapton, Emma O'Louglin and Kate O'Farrell picked up Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes Award for Game of Thrones Credit: REX

Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes
Game Of Thrones, The Bells

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series
The Handmaid’s Tale, Postpartum, Bradley Whitford as Commander Joseph Lawrence

Outstanding Actor In A Short Form Comedy or Drama Series
State Of The Union, Dolphins, SundanceTV, See-Saw Films, Chris O’Dowd as Tom

Outstanding Actress In A Short Form Comedy or Drama Series
State Of The Union, Dolphins, SundanceTV, See-Saw Films, Rosamund Pike as Louise

Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music 
Succession, by Nicholas Britell

Outstanding Structured Reality Program
Queer Eye

Outstanding Short Form Variety Series
Carpool Karaoke: The Series

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special
Hannah Gadsby: Nanette

Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special
Leaving Neverland, produced by Dan Reed

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program
RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race

Outstanding Cinematography For A Nonfiction Program
Free Solo