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LOS ANGELES - The Latest on the 71st annual Emmy Awards, being presented at the Microsoft Theater (all times local):

8:30 p.m.

Patricia Arquette is having a "wonderful time" in her acting career, but the Emmy winner says she is still personally struggling with the death of her transgender sister.

Arquette said backstage Sunday night that she has been grieving heavily since Alexis Arquette died at the age of 47 in 2016. She made a tearful tribute to Alexis during her acceptance speech after she won best supporting actress in a limited series for her role in the Hulu series "The Act."

During her speech, the 51-year-old actress urged an end to the persecution of trans people.

Arquette said backstage that the continuous jokes about trans people are "unacceptable." She also urged for more employment for trans people, who she says are in "deep poverty."

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This story corrects the cause of death of Alexis Arquette.

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8 p.m.

"Game of Thrones" has won the best television drama series Emmy Award.

The HBO fantasy epic takes the award for the fourth time in its eighth and final season.

It was the just the second Emmy on what had been a mostly quiet night for "Game of Thrones." Peter Dinklage won best supporting actor in a drama for the show earlier in the evening.

It beat "Better Call Saul," ''Bodyguard," ''Killing Eve," ''Ozark," ''Pose," ''Succession" and "This is Us" for best drama.

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7:55 p.m.

"Fleabag" has won the Emmy for best comedy series.

The win Sunday for the Amazon Prime Video series added on to an already huge night for show creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

Waller-Bridge had already won earlier for her acting and writing on the show.

When she took the stage, she said "This is getting ridiculous."

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7:45 p.m.

Jodie Comer has won the Emmy Award for best actress in a drama series for her role in "Killing Eve."

Comer took home her first Emmy Award with the win, beating out nominees that included castmate Sandra Oh, who would have become the first woman of Asian descent to take the award.

Comer paid tribute to Oh in her speech.

Emilia Clarke, Robin Wright, Laura Linney, Viola Davis and Mandy Moore were also nominated.

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7:40 p.m.

Billy Porter became the first openly gay man to win an Emmy Award for best actor in a drama series for his role in "Pose."

Porter won the Emmy on Sunday night as a first-time nominee for playing the character Pray Tell on the FX drama series.

The fashionable singer-actor wore a glittered suit and a towering asymmetrical hat on the stage as he accepted the award.

He beat out nominees that included Bob Odenkirk, Jason Bateman and Kit Harington.

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7:25 p.m.

The Emmy Award for best supporting actor in a drama has gone to Peter Dinklage for "Game of Thrones" for the fourth time.

Dinklage took the trophy at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, giving the HBO fantasy series and night's most heavily nominated show its first win of the evening.

Dinklage also won the award in 2011, 2015 and 2018 for playing the shunned member of a powerful family, Tyrion Lannister.

Dinklage praised the tolerance and diversity of the television community in his speech, saying "in no other place could I be standing on a stage like this."

Minutes later, Julie Garner won her first Emmy for best supporting actress in a drama for her role in "Ozark" on Netflix.

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6:55 p.m.

Comedian Thomas Lennon provided voiceovers as winners made their way to the stage during the host-less Emmy Awards.

As the show went to commercial, he cheekily alluded to actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, who have been caught up in the college admissions scandal.

"The producers have asked me to give a special shout-out to any of our previous lead actress winners who are watching tonight from prison," Lennon said. "Hopefully those two weeks are going to fly right by. Keep your chin up."

Huffman has been sentenced to 14 days in prison, 250 hours of community service and a $30,000 fine. She was accused of paying $15,000 to rig her daughter's SAT score.

On the Fox telecast, there was no orchestra to usher presenters and winners on and off stage. Instead, pop music was used.

— Beth Harris, @bethharrisap

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6:45 p.m.

"Chornobyl" has won the Emmy Award for best limited series.

The HBO series starring Jared Harris and Stellan Skarsgard took the award Sunday night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

The series gives the harrowing back story of the 1986 nuclear disaster in the Soviet Union.

It's the 10th time an HBO show has won the limited series Emmy. The last was "Big Little Lies" in 2017.

"Chornobyl" beat "Escape at Dannemora," ''Fosse/Verdon," ''When They See Us," and "Sharp Objects."

Creator Craig Mazin said in his acceptance speech that the series showed "the value of the truth and the danger of the lie."

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6:35 p.m.

The Emmy Award for best actress in a limited series or movie goes to Michelle Williams for "Fosse/Verdon."

Williams won the award Sunday night for playing Broadway star Gwen Verdon in a tumultuous marriage and professional collaboration with choreographer and director Bob Fosse.

Williams said in her acceptance that the FX series demonstrated that women need to be listened to and fairly compensated for their work.

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6:20 p.m.

The Emmy Award for best actor in a limited series or TV movie has gone to Jharrel Jerome for his role on "When They See Us."

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