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Emmy Awards 2016: Winners – AMERICAN CRIME STORY, GAME OF THRONES, VEEP

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Emmy Awards 2016 Winners

American Crime Story, Game of Thrones, Veep, and the other winners for the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced. American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson was the big winner at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. The FX TV series won five awards last night including Outstanding Limited Series. The HBO TV series Game of Thrones won for Outstanding Drama Series. If you saw the last episode of Season 6 of Game of Thrones, this win comes as no surprise. Game of Thrones won three Emmy awards last night. HBO comedy series Veep won for Outstanding Comedy Series. Veep, in total, won two awards last night.

The 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards “often referred to simply as the Emmy, is a television production award, similar in nature to the Peabody Awards but more focused on entertainment, and is considered the television equivalent to the Academy Awards (for film), Grammy Awards (for music) and Tony Awards (for stage).”

The full listing of the Primetime Emmy Awards 2016 Award winners:

Outstanding Drama Series:

The Americans
Better Call Saul
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Homeland
House of Cards
Mr. Robot

Outstanding Comedy Series:

Black-ish
Master of None
Modern Family
Silicon Valley
Transparent
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Veep

Outstanding Limited Series:

American Crime
Fargo
Night Manager
The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story
Roots

Outstanding Television Movie:

A Very Murray Christmas
All the Way
Confirmation
Luther
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series:

Kyle Chandler, Bloodline
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series:

Claire Danes, Homeland
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
Taraji P. Henson, Empire
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Keri Russell, The Americans
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie:

Bryan Cranston, All the Way
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: The Abominable Bride
Idris Elba, Luther
Cuba Gooding Jr., The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager
Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie:

Kirsten Dunst, Fargo
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill
Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Lili Taylor, American Crime
Kerry Washington, Confirmation

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Will Forte, The Last Man on Earth
William H. Macy, Shameless
Thomas Middleditch, Silicon Valley
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:

Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Laurie Metcalf, Getting On
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish
Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:

Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Michael Kelly, House of Cards
Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline
Kit Harington, Game of Thrones
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:

Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Maura Tierney, The Affair
Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones
Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones
Constance Zimmer, UnREAL

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie:

Jesse Plemons, Fargo
Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager
Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Bokeem Woodbine, Fargo
John Travolta, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
David Schwimmer, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie:

Melissa Leo, All the Way
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Hotel
Jean Smart, Fargo
Regina King, American Crime
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Hotel
Olivia Colman, The Night Manager

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series:

Louie Anderson, Baskets
Keegan-Michael Key, Key & Peele
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Tony Hale, Veep
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Matt Walsh, Veep

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:

Niecy Nash, Getting On
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Gaby Hoffmann, Transparent
Allison Janney, Mom
Judith Light, Transparent
Anna Chlumsky, Veep

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series:

Max von Sydow, Game of Thrones
Paul Sparks, House of Cards
Hank Azaria, Ray Donovan
Mahershala Ali, House of Cards
Reg E. Cathey, House of Cards
Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series:

Laurie Metcalf, Horace and Pete
Molly Parker, House of Cards
Margot Martindale, The Americans
Ellen Burstyn, House of Cards
Allison Janney, Masters of Sex
Carrie Preston, The Good Wife

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series:

Tracy Morgan, Saturday Night Live
Larry David, Saturday Night Live
Bob Newhart, The Big Bang Theory
Bradley Whitford, Transparent
Martin Mull, Veep
Peter Scolari, Girls

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series:

Tina Fey & Amy Poehler, Saturday Night Live
Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live
Amy Schumer, Saturday Night Live
Christine Baranski, The Big Bang Theory
Laurie Metcalf, The Big Bang Theory
Melora Hardin, Transparent

Directing for a Comedy Series

Aziz Ansari, Master Of None
Alec Berg, Silicon Valley
Mike Judge, Silicon Valley
Jill Soloway, Transparent
Dave Mandel, Veep
Chris Addison, Veep
Dale Stern, Veep

Directing for a Drama Series

Michael Engler, Downton Abbey
Miguel Sapochnik, Game Of Thrones
Jack Bender, Game Of Thrones
Lesli Linka Glatter, Homeland
Steven Soderbergh, The Knick
David Hollander, Ray Donovan

Directing for a Limited Series, TV Movie or Dramatic Special

Jay Roach, All The Way
Noah Hawley, Fargo
Susanne Bier, The Night Manager
Ryan Murphy, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Anthony Hemingway, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
John Singleton, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Directing for a Variety Special

Beth McCarthy-Miller, Adele Live In New York City
Chris Rock, Amy Schumer: Live At The Apollo
Louis J. Horvitz, 58th Grammy Awards
Thomas Kail, Alex Rudzinski, Grease: Live
Glenn Weiss, The Kennedy Center Honors
Kahlil Joseph, Beyoncé Knowles Carter, Lemonade

Writing for a Comedy Series

Rob Delaney, Sharon Horgan, Catastrophe
Aziz Ansari, Alan Yang, Master Of None
Dan O’Keefe, Silicon Valley
Alec Berg, Silicon Valley
David Mandel, Veep
Alex Gregory, Peter Huyck, Veep

Writing for a Drama Series

Joel Fields, Joe Weisberg, The Americans
Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey
David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Game Of Thrones
Robert King, Michelle King, The Good Wife
Sam Esmail, Mr. Robot
Marti Noxon, Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, UnREAL

Writing for a Limited Series, TV Movie or Dramatic Special

Bob DeLaurentis, Fargo
Noah Hawley, Fargo
David Farr, The Night Manager
Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
D.V. DeVincentis, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Joe Robert Cole, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Writing for a Variety Special

Amy Schumer: Live At The Apollo
John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid
Patton Oswalt: Talking For Clapping
Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted
Triumph’s Election Special 2016

Oustanding Variety Sketch Series

Documentary Now!
Drunk History
Inside Amy Schumer
Key & Peele
Portlandia
Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Reality Competition Program:

The Amazing Race
American Ninja Warrior
Dancing With the Stars
Project Runway
Top Chef
The Voice

Outstanding Variety Talk Series:

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
The Late Late Show With James Corden
Real Time With Bill Maher
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

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