2016 Emmy Award Winners

September 19, 2016

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The 68th Annual Emmy Awards were held last night in Los Angeles, with two shows stealing the spotlight, Game of Thrones winning the top award for Drama and Veep winning the top award for Comedy.  Game of Thrones also set a new award-winning record, claiming a total of 38 Emmys, which is the most in television history.  That's one more than the previous record of 37 held by the show, Frasier.   Julia Louis-Dreyfus also broke a record in winning Best Actress in a Comedy Series for the 5th year in a row, surely a bitter sweet night as her father, William passed away Friday at the age of 84.  Another big winner has local ties, FX's The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story, which starred John Travolta as attorney Robert Shapiro, took home 5 awards Outstanding Limited Series. Travolta was nominated for Best Supporting Actor but lost to his co-star, Sterling K. Brown, who played district attorney, Christopher Darden. HBO and FX were big winners with each network shows taking home 6 awards each.  

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Here is a list of the winner's:

DRAMA

Outstanding Drama Series: Game of Thrones (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black (BBC America)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Rami Malek, Mr. Robot (USA)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series: Miguel Sapochnik, Game of Thrones, "Battle of the Bastards" (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey (PBS)

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, Game of Thrones, "Battle of the Bastards" (HBO)

Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Hank Azaria, “Ray Donovan”

COMEDY

Outstanding Comedy Series: Veep (HBO)

Actor in a Comedy Series: Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent”

Actress in a Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”

Supporting Actor in a Comedy: Louie Anderson, “Baskets”

Supporting Actress in a Comedy: Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live”

Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, “Saturday Night Live”

VARIOUS

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series: Key & Peele (Comedy Central)

Outstanding Variety Talk Series: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)

Outstanding Limited Series: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)

Outstanding Television Movie: Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (Masterpiece) (PBS)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie: Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)

*Reality Host: RuPaul Charles, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (Logo)

Reality Competition Program: “The Voice” (NBC)