Emmys 2016: And the Winners Are…

TV Insider Staff
THE 68TH EMMY(r) AWARDS - “The 68th Emmy Awards” broadcasts live from The Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Sunday, September 18 (7:00-11:00 p.m. EDT/4:00-8:00 p.m. PDT), on ABC and is hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. (ABC/Image Group LA)
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The 68th Emmy Awards were handed out Sunday in Los Angeles, and Game of Thrones was the big winner, scoring its second straight outstanding drama series trophy and the epic “Battle of the Bastards” episode grabbed wins for both writing and directing. The HBO series won 12 total awards this year, including nine awards given out last week at the Creative Arts Emmys.

As expected as Thrones’ coronation was, the drama acting categories were somewhat of a surprise, with Mr. Robot’s Rami Malek and Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany scoring their first wins.

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The comedy awards largely held to form, with Veep winning outstanding comedy series for the second year in a row and its star, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, taking her fifth straight trophy as lead actress. Transparent’s Jeffrey Tambor took the lead actor award for the second consecutive year.

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story dominated the limited series/movie section, landing the outstanding limited series title and taking three of the four acting categories.

The winners from Sunday night’s show are…

Outstanding Drama Series
Game of Thrones

Outstanding Comedy Series
Veep

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

Outstanding Television Movie
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

Outstanding Variety Talk Series
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
Key & Peele

Outstanding Reality Competition Program
The Voice

Lead Actor, Drama Series
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot

Lead Actress, Drama Series
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black

Lead Actor, Comedy Series
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Lead Actress, Comedy Series
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Lead Actor, Limited Series or Movie
Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Lead Actress, Limited Series or Movie
Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Supporting Actor, Drama Series
Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline

Supporting Actress, Drama Series
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Supporting Actor, Comedy Series
Louie Anderson, Baskets

Supporting Actress, Comedy Series
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

Supporting Actor, Limited Series or Movie
Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Supporting Actress, Limited Series or Movie
Regina King, American Crime

Writing, Drama Series
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, Game of Thrones

Writing, Comedy Series
Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang, Master of None

Writing, Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special
D.V. DeVincentis, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Writing, Variety Special
Patton Oswalt, Patton Oswalt, Talking for Clapping

Directing, Drama Series
Miguel Sapochnik, Game of Thrones

Directing, Comedy Series
Jill Soloway, Transparent

Directing, Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special
Susanne Bier, The Night Manager

Directing, Variety Special
Thomas Kail and Alex Rudzinski, Grease Live

Earlier awards were handed out on September 10 and 11 at the Creative Arts Emmys, with Game of Thrones and Making a Murderer the big winners.