68th Emmy Awards 2016 Winners

| September 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

The 68th Emmy Awards was held last September 18, 2016 at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, California, and was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. The Emmy Awards celebrated the most successful of U.S. prime time programming from June 1, 2015 to May 31, 2016 with excellence recognized by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The organization’s Emmy Awards salutes outstanding over 20,000 members of the Television Academy including performers, directors, producers, art directors and various other artisans, technicians and executives.

HBO and FX dominated the Emmys with three wins for “Game of Thrones” and five wins for “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”, respectively. HBO’s “Game of Thrones” made history by bringing home their second Emmys in a row for best Drama series. Overall, it now has the record of most win Emmy Awards with 38 trophies, surpassing previous “Frasier’s” notable history of 37. Add to the show’s astounding record were their win for “Veep”, the best Comedy series, with Julia Louis-Dreyfus winning her fifth Emmy for the series as lead actress in a comedy.

Writer/producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, and cast and crew from "Game of Thrones" (Credit: Winteriscoming.net)

Writer/producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, and cast and crew from “Game of Thrones” (Credit: Winteriscoming.net)

Even as “Game of Thrones” broke the history, the FX mini-series “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” was still the star of the night among the 68th Emmy Awards 2016 Winners after grabbing the most wins. Nothing is definitely constant except change as first-time winners Sarah Paulson, Courtney B. Vance and Sterling K. Brown all turned heads after scoring their Emmy victories.

Ryan Murphy and the cast and crew of “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (Credit: Yahoo.com)

Ryan Murphy and the cast and crew of “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (Credit: Yahoo.com)

Check out the award winners below! (Visit Emmys.com for a longer list, including nominations)

  • Drama Series: “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
  • Comedy Series: “Veep” (HBO)
  • Mini-Series or Movie: “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX)
  • TV Movie: “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (Masterpiece)” (PBS)
  • Variety Talk Series: “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” (HBO)
  • Variety Sketch Series: “Key & Peele” (Comedy Central)
  • Actor in a Comedy Series: Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent”
  • Actress in a Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
  • Actor in a Drama Series: Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot”
  • Actress in a Drama Series: Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black”
  • Actor in a Mini-Series or Movie: Courtney B. Vance, “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
  • Actress in a Mini-Series or Movie: Sarah Paulson, “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
  • Supporting Actor in a Drama: Ben Mendelsohn, “Bloodline”
  • Supporting Actress in a Drama: Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”
  • Supporting Actor in a Comedy: Louie Anderson, “Baskets”
  • Supporting Actress in a Comedy: Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live”
  • Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: Sterling K. Brown, “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
  • Supporting Actress in a Mini-Series or Movie: Regina King, “American Crime”
  • Reality Competition Program: “The Voice” (NBC)
  • Writing for a Comedy Series: Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang, “Master of None” (“Parents”)
  • Writing for a Drama Series: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, “Game of Thrones” (“Battle of the Bastards”)
  • Writing for a Mini-Series or Movie: D.V. DeVincentis, “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (“Marcia, Marcia, Marcia”)
  • Writing for a Variety Special: Patton Oswalt, “Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping”
  • Directing for a Comedy Series: Jill Soloway, “Transparent” (“Man on the Land”)
  • Directing for a Drama Series: Miguel Sapochnik, “Game of Thrones” (“Battle of the Bastards”)
  • Directing for a Mini-Series or Movie: Susanne Bier, “The Night Manager
  • Directing for a Variety Special: Thomas Kail and Alex Rudzinski, “Grease: Live

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