September 18, 2018 14:50 IST

Henry Winkler takes home first-ever Emmy award for 'Barry'

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Henry Winkler The 70th Emmy awards 2018 have been kicked-off, where actor Henry Winkler took home the award for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series. Winkler, 72, bagged his first-ever Primetime Emmy, following three acting nominations in the `70s for his breakout in Happy Days, among other nods for his role as master acting teacher Gene Cousineau on HBO's Barry, PEOPLE reported. "Oh my God, oh my God," Winkler repeated continuously as he took the stage. Credit: (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)
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Henry Winkler arrives at HBO's Post Emmy Awards Reception The actor, who won two Golden Globe Awards in addition to his nominations for his role as Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli in Happy Days and earlier bagged two Daytime Emmys, cracked a joke that he wrote his speech "43 years ago." 'Game of Thrones' leads this time's event with 22 nominations while 'SNL' and 'Westworld' happened to be the second-most nominated shows with 21 each, reported Entertainment Weekly. Credit: (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Henry Winkler at HBO's Post Emmy Awards Reception The awards ceremony is being hosted by SNL stars Colin Jost and Michael Che at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. 'The Handmaid's Tale' and 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel', the two shows which received several Emmys during last year's event, are also nominated for their newest seasons this year. Credit: (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)
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Henry Winkler accepts the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series award for 'Barry' Henry Winkler attends HBO's Post Emmy Awards Reception at The Plaza at the Pacific Design Center on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Credit: (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images)
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Henry Winkler and Judith Light attend the 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Actors Henry Winkler (L) and Judith Light attend the 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Credit: (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb)