‘Game of Thrones’ Wins Big At 2016 Emmy Awards

_91295765_gotapIt was indeed an exciting moment for the cast and crew of ‘Game of Thrones’, a drama series that broke the record for the highest number of Emmy Awards won by any fictional series.

The Emmy Awards handed out the awards in Los Angeles, with Game of Thrones the night’s big winner, taking 12 awards in total.

The HBO fantasy drama triumphed in three categories at Sunday’s ceremony, including outstanding drama series.

The show’s total number of awards now stands at 38, which means it has beaten Frasier’s previous record of 37.

This year’s British winners included Dame Maggie Smith, who won outstanding supporting actress in a drama series for her role in Downton Abbey.

_91295761_bierreutersIt is the third time Dame Maggie has won an Emmy for her portrayal of Violet Crawley, but she has never attended the ceremony in person.

Host Jimmy Kimmel joked: “We’re not mailing this to her. Maggie, if you want this, it will be in the lost and found.”

Here is a list of selected winners:

 

Outstanding drama series

 

Winner: Game of Thrones

The Americans

House of Cards

Downton Abbey

Better Call Saul

Mr Robot

Homeland

 

Outstanding comedy series

Winner: Veep

Transparent

Silicon Valley

Modern Family

Master of None

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Black-ish

 

Outstanding limited series

Winner: The People v OJ Simpson

American Crime

Fargo

The Night Manager

Roots

 

Best television movie

Winner: Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

A Very Murray Christmas

All the Way

Confirmation

Luther

 

Outstanding lead actor in a drama series

Winner: Rami Malek – Mr Robot

Kyle Chandler – Bloodline

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

Winner: Tatiana Maslany – Orphan Black

Viola Davis – How to Get Away With Murder

Claire Danes – Homeland

Taraji P Henson – Empire

Keri Russell – The Americans

Robin Wright – House of Cards

 

Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series

Winner: Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent

Anthony Anderson – Black-ish

Aziz Ansari – Master of None

Will Forte – The Last Man on Earth

William H Macy – Shameless

Thomas Middleditch – Silicon Valley

 

Outstanding lead actress in a comedy series

Winner: Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep

Ellie Kemper – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Laurie Metcalf – Getting On

Tracee Ellis Ross – Black-ish

Amy Schumer – Inside Amy Schumer

Lily Tomlin – Grace and Frankie

 

Outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie

Winner: Courtney B Vance – The People v OJ Simpson

Bryan Cranston – All the Way

Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

Idris Elba – Luther

Cuba Gooding Jr – The People v OJ Simpson

Tom Hiddleston – The Night Manager

 

Outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie

Winner: Sarah Paulson – The People v OJ Simpson

Kirsten Dunst – Fargo

Felicity Huffman – American Crime

Audra McDonald – Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill

Lili Taylor – American Crime

Kerry Washington – Confirmation

 

Outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series

Winner: Louie Anderson – Baskets

Andre Braugher – Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Ty Burrell – Modern Family

Tituss Burgess – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Tony Hale – Veep

Keegan-Michael Key -Key and Peele

Matt Walsh – Veep

 

Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series

Winner: Kate McKinnon – Saturday Night Live

Anna Chlumsky – Veep

Gaby Hoffmann – Transparent

Allison Janney – Mom

Judith Light – Transparent

Niecy Nash – Getting On

 

Outstanding supporting actor in a drama series

Winner: Ben Mendelsohn – Bloodline

Jonathan Banks – Better Call Saul

Peter Dinklage – Game of Thrones

Kit Harington – Game of Thrones

Michael Kelly – House of Cards

Jon Voight – Ray Donovan

 

Outstanding supporting actress in a drama series

Winner: Dame Maggie Smith – Downton Abbey

Emilia Clarke – Game of Thrones

Lena Headey – Game of Thrones

Maura Tierney – The Affair

Maisie Williams – Game of Thrones

Constance Zimmer – UnREAL

 

Outstanding supporting actor in a limited series or movie

Winner: Sterling K Brown – The People v OJ Simpson

Hugh Laurie The Night Manager

Jesse Plemons – Fargo

David Schwimmer – The People v OJ Simpson

John Travolta – The People v OJ Simpson

Bokeem Woodbine – Fargo

 

Outstanding supporting actress in a limited series or movie

Winner: Regina King – American Crime

Kathy Bates – American Horror Story: Hotel

Olivia Colman – The Night Manager

Melissa Leo – All the Way

Sarah Paulson – American Horror Story: Hotel

Jean Smart – Fargo

 

Outstanding television movie

Winner: Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

A Very Murray Christmas

All the Way

Confirmation

Luther

 

Outstanding reality competition series

Winner: The Voice

The Amazing Race

American Ninja Warrior

Dancing With the Stars

Project Runway

Top Chef

 

Outstanding variety talk series

Winner: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

Jimmy Kimmel Live

The Late Late Show With James Corden

Real Time With Bill Maher

The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon

 

By Tony Nwanne

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