Damian Lewis hails 'golden age' of television

What an extraordinary honour to be in a category with these golden actors setting a gold standard in acting in a golden age of TV.

The cast that I work with who are delightful and enjoyable to dine with but especially to the two ladies who've suffered me the most, Claire Danes and Marina Baccarin. You're both beautiful and it's enjoyable working with you, every minute of it.

– Damian Lewis on receiving his Emmy

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British success at the Emmys

Dame Maggie Smith has won an Emmy for the popular ITV1 series Downton Abbey, while Damian Lewis hailed a "golden age" of television as he scooped best actor for his role in espionage thriller Homeland.