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Amy Poehler wins first Emmy Award

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Amy Poehler wins first Emmy Award

Amy Poehler won her first Emmy Award over the weekend.

The 'Parks and Recreation' star was jointly honoured with the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series gong

alongside Tina Fey for their guest hosting slot on 'Saturday Night Live'.

Despite it being Amy's first win after a mammoth 17 nominations over the years, the pair were not there to collect their award.

Elsewhere, 'Game of Thrones' and 'Making a Murderer' were the other big winners of the night.

The HBO series - which stars the likes of Emilia Clarke and Sophie Turner - took home a total of seven gongs including Outstanding Casting, Outstanding Production Design and Outstanding Special Visual Effects.

Netflix's 'Making a Murderer' was also a big winner, managing to secure a total of four awards. The show secured the Documentary Series gong as well as awards for writing, directing and editing.

Meanwhile, RuPaul Charles took home an Emmy Award for Host for a Reality or Reality Competition Program for RuPaul's Drag Race.

Speaking backstage after winning the gong, he said: "I really didn't expect this. I came here thinking I got invited to the prom and I'm going to dance my ass off tonight, but i didn't expect that I would have this in my hand while I was dancing.

"It's a very special night not just for me but for all the young people around the world who dance to the beat of a different drummer."

'Downton Abbey' creator Julian Fellowes was in attendance at the event at Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, which took place over both Saturday (10.09.16) and Sunday (11.09.16) night, and was no doubt thrilled that the drama series took home two gongs - Outstanding Hairstyling and Outstanding Production Design.

Abridged list of winners from the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards:

Outstanding Casting for a Limited Series, Movie, or Special - 'The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story'

Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series - 'Veep'

Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series - 'Game of Thrones'

Outstanding Makeup for a Limited Series or Movie (Non-Prosthetic) - 'American Horror Story: Hotel'

Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic) - 'Game of Thrones'

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, 'Saturday Night Live'

Outstanding Costumes for a Contemporary Series, Limited Series or Movie - 'American Horror Story: Hotel'

Outstanding Costumes for a Period/Fantasy Series, Limited Series or Movie - 'Game of Thrones'

Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music - Marvel's 'Jessica Jones'

Governors Award - 'American Idol'

Outstanding Special Visual Effects - 'Game of Thrones'

Host for a Reality or Reality Competition Program -- RuPaul Charles, 'RuPaul's Drag Race'

Documentary Series - 'Making a Murderer'

Special Class Program - 'Grease: Live'