Results from the 68th Emmy Awards

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The 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards honored the best in U.S. prime time television programming from June 1, 2015 until May 31, 2016, as chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The ceremony was held on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, California, and was broadcast in the U.S. by ABC. The ceremony was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. It was preceded by the 68th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, which took place over two nights, September 10 and 11, at the Microsoft Theater.

Crime anthology The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story won five awards, the most awards on the night. Fantasy drama Game of Thrones won three, including Outstanding Drama Series. It surpassed Frasier (37) to become the fictional television program with the most Emmy Awards (38). Listed below are the winners of the night

Programs

Outstanding Comedy Series
Veep (HBO)

Black-ish (ABC)
Master of None (Netflix)
Modern Family (ABC)
Silicon Valley (HBO)
Transparent (Amazon)
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

Outstanding Drama Series
Game of Thrones (HBO)

The Americans (FX)
Better Call Saul (AMC)
Downton Abbey (PBS)
Homeland (Showtime)
House of Cards (Netflix)
Mr. Robot (USA)

Outstanding Variety Talk Series
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (Crackle)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
Key & Peele (Comedy Central)

Documentary Now! (IFC)
Drunk History (Comedy Central)
Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central)
Portlandia (IFC)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)

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

American Crime (ABC)
Fargo (FX)
The Night Manager (AMC)
Roots (History)

Outstanding Television Movie
Sherlock: “The Abominable Bride” (PBS)

All the Way (HBO)
Confirmation (HBO)
Luther (BBC America)
A Very Murray Christmas (Netflix)

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
The Voice (NBC)

The Amazing Race (CBS)
American Ninja Warrior (NBC)
Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
Project Runway (Lifetime)
Top Chef (Bravo)

Acting

Lead Performances

Outstanding Lead Actors in a Comedy Series
Jeffrey Tambor as Maura Pfefferman on Transparent (Episode: “Man on the Land”) (Amazon)

Anthony Anderson as Andre “Dre” Johnson, Sr. on Black-ish (Episode: “Hope”) (ABC)
Aziz Ansari as Dev Shah on Master of None (Episode: “Parents”) (Netflix)
Will Forte as Phil “Tandy” Miller on The Last Man on Earth (Episode: “30 Years of Science Down the Tubes”) (Fox)
William H. Macy as Frank Gallagher on Shameless (Episode: “I Only Miss Her When I’m Breathing”) (Showtime)
Thomas Middleditch as Richard Hendricks on Silicon Valley (Episode: “The Empty Chair”) (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as President Selina Meyer on Veep (Episode: “Mother”) (HBO)
Ellie Kemper as Kimmy Schmidt on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Episode: “Kimmy Goes to a Hotel!”) (Netflix)
Laurie Metcalf as Dr. Jenna James on Getting On (Episode: “Am I Still Me?”) (HBO)
Tracee Ellis Ross as Dr. Rainbow “Bow” Johnson on Black-ish (Episode: “Sink or Swim”) (ABC)
Amy Schumer as Amy on Inside Amy Schumer (Episode: “Welcome to the Gun Show”) (Comedy Central)
Lily Tomlin as Frankie Bergstein on Grace and Frankie (Episode: “The Test”) (Netflix)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Rami Malek as Elliot Alderson on Mr. Robot (Episode: “eps1.0_hellofriend.mov”) (USA)

Kyle Chandler as John Rayburn on Bloodline (Episode: “Part 23”) (Netflix)
Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill on Better Call Saul (Episode: “Klick”) (AMC)
Matthew Rhys as Philip Jennings on The Americans (Episode: “The Magic of David Copperfield V: The Statue of Liberty Disappears”) (FX)
Liev Schreiber as Ray Donovan on Ray Donovan (Episode: “Exsuscito”) (Showtime)
Kevin Spacey as President Frank Underwood on House of Cards (Episode: “Chapter 52”) (Netflix)

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 (Episode: “The Antisocialism of Sex”) (BBC America)

Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison on Homeland (Episode: “Super Powers”) (Showtime)
Viola Davis as Prof. Annalise Keating on How to Get Away with Murder (Episode: “There’s My Baby”) (ABC)
Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon on Empire (Episode: “Rise by Sin”) (Fox)
Keri Russell as Elizabeth Jennings on The Americans (Episode: “The Magic of David Copperfield V: The Statue of Liberty Disappears”) (FX)
Robin Wright as First Lady Claire Underwood on House of Cards (Episode: “Chapter 49”) (Netflix)

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 (FX)

Bryan Cranston as President Lyndon B. Johnson on All the Way (HBO)
Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes on Sherlock: “The Abominable Bride” (PBS)
Idris Elba as DCI John Luther on Luther (BBC America)
Cuba Gooding Jr. as O. J. Simpson on The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
Tom Hiddleston as Jonathan Pine on The Night Manager (AMC)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark on The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)

Kirsten Dunst as Peggy Blumquist on Fargo (FX)
Felicity Huffman as Leslie Graham on American Crime (ABC)
Audra McDonald as Billie Holiday on Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill (HBO)
Lili Taylor as Anne Blaine on American Crime (ABC)
Kerry Washington as Anita Hill on Confirmation (HBO)

Supporting Performances

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Louie Anderson as Christine Baskets on Baskets (Episode: “Easter in Bakersfield”) (FX)

Andre Braugher as Captain Ray Holt on Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Episode: “The Oolong Slayer”) (Fox)
Tituss Burgess as Titus Andromedon on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Episode: “Kimmy Gives Up!”) (Netflix)
Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy on Modern Family (Episode: “The Party”) (ABC)
Tony Hale as Gary Walsh on Veep (Episode: “Inauguration”) (HBO)
Keegan-Michael Key as Various Characters on Key & Peele (Episode: “Y’all Ready for This?”) (Comedy Central)
Matt Walsh as Mike McLintock on Veep (Episode: “Kissing Your Sister”) (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Kate McKinnon as Various Characters on Saturday Night Live (Episode: “Host: Ariana Grande”) (NBC)

Anna Chlumsky as Amy Brookheimer on Veep (Episode: “C**tgate”) (HBO)
Gaby Hoffmann as Alexandria “Ali” Pfefferman on Transparent (Episode: “Bulnerable”) (Amazon)
Allison Janney as Bonnie Plunkett on Mom (Episode: “Terrorists and Gingerbread”) (CBS)
Judith Light as Shelly Pfefferman on Transparent (Episode: “Flicky-Flicky Thump-Thump”) (Amazon)
Niecy Nash as Denise “DiDi” Ortley on Getting On (Episode: “Don’t Let It Get in You or on You”) (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Ben Mendelsohn as Danny Rayburn on Bloodline (Episode: “Part 23”) (Netflix)

Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut on Better Call Saul (Episode: “Bali Ha’i”) (AMC)
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones (Episode: “No One”) (HBO)
Kit Harington as Jon Snow on Game of Thrones (Episode: “Battle of the Bastards”) (HBO)
Michael Kelly as Doug Stamper on House of Cards (Episode: “Chapter 44”) (Netflix)
Jon Voight as Mickey Donovan on Ray Donovan (Episode: “The Kalamazoo”) (Showtime)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Maggie Smith as Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham on Downton Abbey (Episode: “Episode Six”) (PBS)

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones (Episode: “Book of the Stranger”) (HBO)
Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister on Game of Thrones (Episode: “The Winds of Winter”) (HBO)
Maura Tierney as Helen Solloway on The Affair (Episode: “204”) (Showtime)
Maisie Williams as Arya Stark on Game of Thrones (Episode: “No One”) (HBO)
Constance Zimmer as Quinn King on UnREAL (Episode: “Mother”) (Lifetime)

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 (Episode: “Manna From Heaven”) (FX)

Hugh Laurie as Richard Onslow Roper on The Night Manager (Episode: “Episode 5”) (AMC)
Jesse Plemons as Ed Blumquist on Fargo (Episode: “Loplop”) (FX)
David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian on The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (Episode: “Conspiracy Theories”) (FX)
John Travolta as Robert Shapiro on The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (Episode: “100% Not Guilty”) (FX)
Bokeem Woodbine as Mike Milligan on Fargo (Episode: “Palindrome”) (FX)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Regina King as Terri LaCroix on American Crime (Episode: “Season Two: Episode Eight”) (ABC)

Kathy Bates as Iris on American Horror Story: Hotel (Episode: “Battle Royale”) (FX)
Olivia Colman as Angela Burr on The Night Manager (Episode: “Episode 6”) (AMC)
Melissa Leo as First Lady Lady Bird Johnson on All the Way (HBO)
Sarah Paulson as Sally McKenna on American Horror Story: Hotel (Episode: “The Ten Commandments Killer”) (FX)
Jean Smart as Floyd Gerhardt on Fargo (Episode: “Fear and Trembling”) (FX)

Directing

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
Transparent (Episode: “Man on the Land”), Directed by Jill Soloway (Amazon)

Master of None (Episode: “Parents”), Directed by Aziz Ansari (Netflix)
Silicon Valley (Episode: “Daily Active Users”), Directed by Alec Berg (HBO)
Silicon Valley (Episode: “Founder Friendly”), Directed by Mike Judge (HBO)
Veep (Episode: “Kissing Your Sister”), Directed by David Mandel (HBO)
Veep (Episode: “Morning After”), Directed by Chris Addison (HBO)
Veep (Episode: “Mother”), Directed by Dave Stern (HBO)

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Game of Thrones (Episode: “Battle of the Bastards”), Directed by Miguel Sapochnik (HBO)

Downton Abbey (Episode: “Episode 9”), Directed by Michael Engler (PBS)
Game of Thrones (Episode: “The Door”), Directed by Jack Bender (HBO)
Homeland (Episode: “The Tradition of Hospitality”), Directed by Lesli Linka Glatter (Showtime)
The Knick (Episode: “This Is All We Are”), Directed by Steven Soderbergh (Cinemax)
Ray Donovan (Episode: “Exsuscito”), Directed by David Hollander (Showtime)

Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special
Thomas Kail and Alex Rudzinski for Grease: Live (Fox)

Louis J. Horvitz for 58th Grammy Awards (CBS)
Kahlil Joseph and Beyoncé Knowles Carter for Lemonade (HBO)
Beth McCarthy-Miller for Adele Live in New York City (NBC)
Chris Rock for Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo (HBO)
Glenn Weiss for The Kennedy Center Honors (CBS)

Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special
The Night Manager, Directed by Susanne Bier (AMC)

All the Way, Directed by Jay Roach (HBO)
Fargo (Episode: “Before the Law”), Directed by Noah Hawley (FX)
The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (Episode: “From the Ashes of Tragedy”), Directed by Ryan Murphy (FX)
The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (Episode: “Manna From Heaven”), Directed by Anthony Hemingway (FX)
The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (Episode: “The Race Card”), Directed by John Singleton (FX)

Writing

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Master of None (Episode: “Parents”), Written by Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang (Netflix)

Catastrophe (Episode: “Episode 1”), Written by Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan (Amazon)
Silicon Valley (Episode: “Founder Friendly”), Written by Dan O’Keefe (HBO)
Silicon Valley (Episode: “The Uptick”), Written by Alec Berg (HBO)
Veep (Episode: “Morning After”), Written by David Mandel (HBO)
Veep (Episode: “Mother”), Written by Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck (HBO)

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Game of Thrones (Episode: “Battle of the Bastards”), Written by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss (HBO)

The Americans (Episode: “Persona Non Grata”), Written by Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg (FX)
Downton Abbey (Episode: “Episode 8”), Written by Julian Fellowes (PBS)
The Good Wife (Episode: “End”), Written by Robert King and Michelle King (CBS)
Mr. Robot (Episode: “eps1.0_hellofriend.mov”), Written by Sam Esmail (USA)
UnREAL (Episode: “Return”), Written by Marti Noxon and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro (Lifetime)

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series
Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping, Written by Patton Oswalt (Netflix)

Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo, Written by Amy Schumer (HBO)
John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid, Written by John Mulaney (Netflix)
Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted, Written by Tig Notaro (HBO)
Triumph’s Election Special 2016 (Hulu)

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 (FX)

Fargo (Episode: “Loplop”), Written by Bob DeLaurentis (FX)
Fargo (Episode: “Palindrome”), Written by Noah Hawley (FX)
The Night Manager, Written by David Farr (AMC)
The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (Episode: “From the Ashes of Tragedy”), Written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (FX)
The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (Episode: “The Race Card”), Written by Joe Robert Cole (FX)

Most major nominations

By network

HBO – 40
FX – 28
Netflix – 17
ABC – 12
AMC – 9
Showtime – 8
Amazon / CBS / NBC / PBS – 6
Comedy Central – 5
Fox – 4
Lifetime / USA – 3

By program

The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story – 13
Veep – 10
Game of Thrones – 9
Fargo – 8
The Night Manager / Silicon Valley – 6
Transparent – 5
All the Way / American Crime / The Americans / Downton Abbey / House of Cards / Master of None – 4
Better Call Saul / Black-ish / Homeland / Mr. Robot / Ray Donovan / Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – 3

 

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