It was Foy's final chance to win an Emmy for her role as the Queen before she hands over to Olivia Colman for season three and she appeared visibly emotional on stage.
Of course, Brosnahan is talking about The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, her hit Amazon Prime comedy that is up for 14 awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
The cast poses backstage with their Outstanding Comedy Series award for "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel".
"We solved it!" crooned Saturday Night Live nominees Kate McKinnon and Kenan Thompson, with back-up from pop stars John Legend and Ricky Martin - and even RuPaul.
Thandie Newton won outstanding supporting actress in a drama series for Westworld.
HBO dark comedy Barry notched two acting wins - for Winkler and series star Bill Hader.
Regina King was an unexpected limited series victor for playing the mother of a black teen killed by a white police officer in Seven Seconds.
The glittering gala in downtown Los Angeles will see "The Handmaid's Tale" face off with record-breaking HBO fantasy epic "Game of Thrones" for top honors - especially the coveted best drama prize. To his grown children, he said: "You can go to bed now, daddy won!"
The Emmys had a real-life dramatic moment when winning director Glenn Weiss, noting his mother had died two weeks ago, proposed to his girlfriend, Jan Svendsen.
I love you, and I share this with you, because you are an unbelievable, handsome brother. "Because I want to call you my wife", he added to cheers, applause and a few teary-eyed actors in the audience.
Netflix this year notched a leading 112 Emmy nominations, ahead of HBO and NBC.
"This year, the audience is allowed to drink in their seats".
We're running through the night with the latest news from the 2018 Emmy Awards, hosted by Saturday Night Live writers Colin Jost and Michael Che at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The long-running NBC sketch show, already the top Emmy victor ever with 71, won again for best variety sketch series.