Here's the 2019 Emmy Awards as they happened last night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on what was a remarkable evening for Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

HBO drama Game of Thrones led the charge with a record 32 nominations, with miniseries Chernobyl and dramedy Barry following with 19 and 17 nominations. But ultimately the big news was all about Waller-Bridge.

As the ceremony got underway, Tony Shalhoub was the first winner on the night as he picked up the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series award for his role on The Marvelous Mrs Maisel.

Shaloub beat the likes of Henry Winkler (Barry) and Tony Hale (Veep).

"Like many of you, I'm not a fan of those endless lists," he said, before dipping into a pocket for his own list to thank everyone involved in the production of The Marvelous Mrs Maisel.

Alex Borstein was the next winner - and also a cast member of The Marvelous Mrs Maisel - as she was presented with the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge was next up as she won the Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series award for Fleabag.

"I'm really shaking," she said. "I find writing really really hard and really painful, but honestly from the bottom of my heart that the reason I do it is this."

Waller-Bridge added that it was "reassuring" that a "dirty, pervy, messed-up woman can make it to the Emmys".

Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Next up is Bill Hader, won Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his portrayal of the eponymous Barry. And very well-deserved it is too.

In a very competitive field, he beat off the likes of Anthony Anderson (Black-ish), Ted Danson (The Good Place) and Eugene Levy (Schitt's Creek).

Bill Hader

Then it was Phoebe Waller-Bridge again, who came back on stage to collect the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series award fore her role in Fleabag.

Even more impressive was the fact that she won when up against Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, who was expected to get the nod for her performances in the final season of Veep.

Patricia Arquette won the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie award for The Act. In her acceptance speech she said: "I'm grateful at 50 to be getting the best parts of my life."

She then paid tribute to her late transgender sister, Alexis, and calling for trans equality. "I'm in mourning every day of my life, Alexis, and will be the rest of my life," she said.

Another well-deserved win - and another gong for the British - saw Ben Whishaw picks up the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie award for his role in A Very English Scandal, where he starred alongside Hugh Grant.

Whishaw's response to his win? He puts a hand on his head and says: "I'm hungover!"

Ben Whishaw

Grant missed out though, as Jharrel Jerome, from When They See Us, was announced as the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie. Also in the running for this one were Jared Harris (Chernobyl) and Sam Rockwell, (Fosse/Verdon).

Jerome dedicated his win to the "exonerated five", the group of teenagers who were wrongly convicted of rape and whose story inspired the Netflix series.

Another Netflix win arrived courtesy of Black Mirror's Bandersnatch special, which took home the Outstanding Television Movie award.

Michelle Williams put in quite a remarkable turn as dancer Gwen Verdon in FX miniseries Fosse/Verdon, so it was no surprise that she landed the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for that role.

Michelle Williams

In her acceptance speech, Williams thanked Fox21 TV Studios for "paying me equally" for Fosse/Verdon. She also said: "My bosses never presumed to know better than I did about what I needed in order to do my job and honor Gwen Verdon."

Another expected - and deserved - win as the very moving Chernobyl wins the Outstanding Limited Series category. Though it was up against extremely strong opposition in When They See Us and Fosse/Verdon.

Next up, it was another British win as John Oliver picks up the award for Outstanding Variety Talk Series, for the show he hosts, Last Week Tonight.

Game of Thrones got its first 2019 Emmy as Peter Dinklage was victorious in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category for his portrayal of Tyrion Lannister in the HBO series.

"I count myself so fortunate to be a member of a community that is all about tolerance and diversity," Dinklage said.

Peter Dinklage

And the superb Succession won the Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series category. If you haven't seen it yet, do yourself a favour. It's so good.

The next award was for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series, and Julia Garner triumphed, for her role as Ruth Langmore in Ozark.

She beat off the Game of Thrones quartet of Gwendoline Christie, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams, as well as Ireland's Fiona Shaw (Killing Eve). Shaw also missed out in the Guest actress in a comedy series for her part in Fleabag.

Billy Porter from Pose camp up trumps in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series category, despite stiff competition from Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul), Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), Jason Bateman (Ozark), and This is Us duo Sterling K Brown and Milo Ventimiglia.

Porter's response to his win in the stylish period drama about New York ball culture was a classic: "The category is love, y'all, love."

Next up, Jodie Comer's remarkable turn as the psychopathic Villanelle in Killing Eve was rewarded with the Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series award. Her natural Scouse accent seems to throw a lot of people.

Jodie Comer receives her Emmy from Gwyneth Paltrow

And it became a hat-trick night for Phoebe Waller-Bridge as Fleabag won the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series. This capped a remarkable night for the English writer and actress.

Finally, Game of Thrones got the send-off its fans hoped for, as the HBO show bowed out with the Outstanding Drama Series award, despite much criticism of the show's eighth and final season.

While GoT may have missed out on several other awards this time around, this is the big one. It's also the fourth time in a row that the fantasy series has won what's regarded as the top Emmy award, which puts it up there with the likes of West Wing and Mad Men.