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68th Primetime Emmy Awards announced

Sep 19, 2016 12:15 IST

Emmy   AwardsThe 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards was announced on 18 September 2016 at the Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California, U.S.

The Game of Thrones won best drama series at the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards, while Veep took home the top comedy award.

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story also earned several awards, while Julia Louis-Dreyfus won her fifth consecutive Emmy in the lead comedy actress category.

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Complete list of the winners

Award

Winner

Outstanding Comedy Series

Veep

Outstanding Drama Series

Game of Thrones

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

Key & Peele

Outstanding Limited Series

The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Outstanding Television Movie

Sherlock: "The Abominable Bride"

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

The Voice

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Jeffrey Tambor as Maura Pfefferman on Transparent

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Julia Louis-Dreyfus as President Selina Meyer on Veep

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Rami Malek as Elliot Alderson on Mr. Robot

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Tatiana Maslany as Sarah Manning, Alison Hendrix, Cosima Niehaus, Beth Childs, Rachel Duncan, and MK on Orphan Black

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Courtney B. Vance as Johnnie Cochran on The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark on The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Louie Anderson as Christine Baskets on Baskets

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Kate McKinnon as Various Characters on Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Ben Mendelsohn as Danny Rayburn on Bloodline

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Maggie Smith as Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham on Downton Abbey

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Sterling K. Brown as Christopher Darden on The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Regina King as Terri LaCroix on American Crime

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

Transparent (Episode: "Man on the Land"), Directed by Jill Soloway

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

Game of Thrones (Episode: "Battle of the Bastards"), Directed by Miguel Sapochnik

Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special

Thomas Kail and Alex Rudzinski for Grease: Live

Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special

The Night Manager, Directed by Susanne Bier

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

Master of None (Episode: "Parents"), Written by Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

Game of Thrones (Episode: "Battle of the Bastards"), Written by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special

Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping, Written by Patton Oswalt

Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special

The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (Episode: "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia"), Written by D. V. DeVincentis

About Primetime Emmy Awards

The Primetime Emmy Award is an American award bestowed by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

It is given in recognition of excellence in American primetime television programming.

It was first given in 1949.

The award was originally referred to as simply the Emmy Awards until the first Daytime Emmy Award ceremonies were held in the 1970s. The word prime time was added to distinguish between the two.

The Emmy Awards are considered the television equivalent to the Academy Awards (film), Grammy Awards (music), and Tony Awards (stage).

The awards are divided into three categories: the Primetime Emmy Awards for television performance, the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, and the Primetime Engineering Emmy Awards.

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