Tiffany Haddish wins first Emmy

TIFFANY Haddish has won her first ever Emmy Award.

The Girls Trip actress scooped Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for hosting Saturday Night Live (SNL) – the first black female stand-up comic to take the helm in the show’s history – at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, beating out former SNL stars Molly Shannon, Maya Rudolph and Tina Fey to take the accolade, but wasn’t at the ceremony to pick up her statuette.

Game of Thrones was the big winner at the first night of the awards, picking up seven accolades including Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes and Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Drama Series, Limited Series Or Movie.

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story picked up four awards, while The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Atlanta, The Crown, USS Callister: Black Mirror – which was a surprise winner of the TV Movie category – The Handmaid’s Tale and Westworld all took three.

Westworld co-creator Jonathan Nolan joked about Game of Thrones success when he picked up the Interactive Media Within a Scripted Programme award, thanking the fantasy drama’s showrunners DB Weiss and David Benioff for “wrapping up so the rest of us can win some Emmys.”

Other notable wins included two for James Corden, whose James Corden’s Next James Corden bagged Short-Form Comedy or Drama Series and Actor in a Short-Form Comedy or Drama Series, and This Is Us actor and The Handmaid’s Tale actress Samira Wiley, who took the Guest Actor and Actress in a Drama Series honours. – BANG!