On the comedy side, Amazon's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" won for outstanding comedy, lead actress Rachel Brosnahan and supporting actress Alex Borstein. The Atlanta-native also came up short to Bill Hader who won Lead Actor in Comedy Series for HBO's "Barry".
Happy Days star Henry Winkler won an award - 42 years after he was first nominated for an Emmy.
Lorne Michaels, the 73-year-old behind Saturday Night Live, not only left the Microsoft Theatre with the Emmy for best variety sketch series, he also produced the broadcast for NBC.
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The results at the TV industry's biggest awards show reflect the heightened competition between the traditional TV companies, represented by HBO and FX, and the streaming services.
In his acceptance speech at the ceremony here on Monday, Dinklage called out the show's creators, David Benioff and Dan Weiss, saying: "Thank you Dave and Dan for changing my life".
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"It is an honor to be here sharing this night with the many, many talented and creative people in Hollywood who haven't been caught yet", Che said, alluding to the dozens of men who have been fired or forced to resign in the past year because of sexual harassment allegations. This year, the Emmy nominations gave Netflix the upper hand with 112 nominations.
The ceremony clearly bore his stamp, with Michael Che and Colin Jost as hosts and familiar "SNL" faces, including Kate McKinnon and Alec Baldwin, as presenters and nominees.
In another win for Netflix, Regina King received the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie award for Seven Seconds.
"One of the things I love the most about this show, while I have you captive for another two seconds - it's about a woman who is finding her voice anew", Brosnahan said.