'Downton's' Maggie Smith asks Jimmy Kimmel where her Emmy is

  • 'Downton's' Maggie Smith asks Jimmy Kimmel where her Emmy is

'Downton's' Maggie Smith asks Jimmy Kimmel where her Emmy is

How many times do you think she turned up to accept the award? The show now also holds the record as the scripted primetime series with the most wins (38 in total), beating "Frasier", which had 37. "We're sure someone will come along and take [the record] from us, but hopefully not until we're all dead".

"We just hope it doesn't happen until we're all dead".

Her rivals in the category included Game Of Thrones stars Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke and Maisie Williams.

Host Jimmy Kimmel opened Sunday's show with a string of jokes about Republican presidential contender and former "Celebrity Apprentice" star Donald Trump.

Maggie has now won four Emmys and been nominated for nine but hasn't picked up any of the prizes in person.

"The more I learned about the real Marcia Clark... the more I had to recognize that I along with the rest of the world had been superficial and careless in my judgment", said Paulson, accepting her first Emmy.

"I think that "Veep" has torn down the wall between comedy and politics". Despite a well-received turn by Jimmy Kimmel, who was hosting for the second time, the ABC broadcast Emmys is down 22% in the key demo from a year ago.

Burnett cast Mr Trump in The Apprentice - the hit series which gave him the catchphrase "you're fired" and a larger public profile. Women - who comprise more than 50% of the US population - directed only 17% of those episodes (and two were recognized with Emmys Sunday night: Jill Soloway, best director of a comedy series for Amazon's Transparent, and Susanne Bier, best director of a limited series for AMC's The Night Manager).

Full of enthusiasm, the 48- year-old host gave the audience what they were asking for - laughter, great punchlines and a wonderful atmosphere.

Along with all of the Emmy winners, we should applaud the TV Academy's recognition of the contributions and performances of people of color.