70th Emmy Awards: Matthew Rhys Wins For Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

  • Published on:  9/17/2018
  • Matthew Rhys wins the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series for The Americans.


  • IDontHaveAName (Sep 17, 2018)

    Finally, about time Matthew got an award! congratulations!

  • Name Change. (Jan 3, 2019)

    IDontHaveAName That was gonna be my comment. Finally! The guy is always acting his butt off in everything I see him in!!

  • Nikhil Kumar (Sep 17, 2018)

    He deserved this for so long. Finally!!

  • Jackie L (Sep 17, 2018)

    Finally!!!! No hate on Claire she’s fantastic but Keri’s been robbed of that Emmy since The Americans started. 6 seasons of great acting and not one Emmy for Russell, what in the world. And also the Best Drama for the show itself, what is wrong with these voters.

  • jwelch5742 (Oct 3, 2018)

    The voters has a opinion and do I

  • hklaurent (Sep 20, 2018)

    Exactly, made me so angry

  • Isaac Alonzo (Sep 18, 2018)

    Let's be honest here, Matthew deserved that award from S01E01 and finally got some love for that amazing performance.

  • EmmanuelGoldstein74 (Sep 20, 2018)

    I agree and the show deserved recognition early on much more so then it did

  • caomhan84 (Sep 17, 2018)

    Finally. FIN-A-LLY. The Americans should've won more and Best Drama as well (I like GOT but let's be honest, they've won before and they'll have another chance in 2019).

  • Dyutiparna Guha (Sep 20, 2018)

    +Amberien Pierkhan I most certainly isn't. Not in a world of Mad Men and Breaking bad. And this is coming from one of the biggest GOT fans.

  • Amberien Pierkhan (Sep 18, 2018)

    My point isn’t about who should get or shouldn’t get what. It’s about not judging something based on how many awards it’s gotten. I’m not gonna say Meryl Streep shouldn’t get another oscar because she already has a bunch if she was better than the rest of the category. That being said. GOT is the best show of all time. Lol

  • RickeGnool (Sep 17, 2018)

    So well deserved. I am so happy that The Americans finally got some love at the Emmy’s.

  • Bobo Poza (Sep 18, 2018)

    keri russell should have won too ...i mean come on she is KILIING it since season 1 and now that the series ended she can't even get rewarded 1 time !? so sad for her....i hoped also that the americans would win over GOT but at least i'm happy for Matthew

  • MichaelChiklisCares (Sep 19, 2018)

    Keri and Matthew hot couple .

  • Tangerine Sky333 (Sep 18, 2018)

    No, they're living together and have a 2-yr old son.

  • Tom Helms (Sep 17, 2018)

    So deserved. They should have won over Game of Thrones (especially considering it was probably GOT weakest season)

  • MrImastinker (Sep 25, 2018)

    Tom Helms Nah, Season 5 was easily the worst.

  • Beautiful Senorita (Sep 19, 2018)

    Game Of Thrones doesn't deserve any award after season 5

  • Brent Crude (Sep 17, 2018)

    I shouted the same "FINALLY!" when Matthew won that I did a few years back when Jon Hamm got his Emmy for Mad Men -- both on the last season of their series.

  • jdcompas (Sep 18, 2018)

    I would have said "finally" if steve Carell got one... Sad he never did. 😿

  • Jakeem Reynolds (Sep 18, 2018)

    Don't forget Kyle Chandler of "Friday Night Lights."

  • kushy9 (Sep 17, 2018)

    I wanted The Americans to win everything but if they only could win one it had to be Matthew for me. Disappointed for Keri but this win feels like it's for both of them.

  • Nikunj Dixit (Sep 18, 2018)

    kushy9 Honestly, the finale just nailed it for me. That scene in the nomination clip gave me goosebumps. He was terrific and so was Keri. If one person had to win, I’m glad it’s him because if I had to choose between him and Keri, he would edge the win by the slimmest of margins.

  • Steph Webster (Sep 18, 2018)

    I agree. Like you, I'm also disappointed about Keri - she's done incredible work on The Americans. But, also like you, if it had to be one of them, I'm glad it's Matthew. He was absolutely fantastic in this last season. I had a feeling he'd finally win because of his performance in that entire season, alone.