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Tuesday 25 September 2018, 10am

RADA Acting graduate Matthew Rhys has won Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series at this year's Primetime Emmy Awards for his role in The Americans.

The hit TV show ended after its sixth series earlier this year; it centres on two Soviet KGB officers posing as an American married couple in Washington DC during the Cold War. It was the third Emmy nomination Matthew Rhys had received for the role; The Americans received five Emmy nominations this year, also winning Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series. Its other nominations included Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Keri Russell, Matthew's on-screen wife and real-life partner.

Also nominated at this year's awards was Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who was nominated for her first Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, for her thriller Killing Eve. Based on the Codename Villanelle series of novels, it follows a cat-and-mouse chase between a desk-bound MI5 officer and a psychopathic assassin. The show was originally broadcast on BBC America in April 2018 and has recently been broadcast for UK audiences on BBC Three.

The 70th annual Primetime Emmys were announced on 17 September in a ceremony in Los Angeles. Visit the Emmys website for the full list of winners.