The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards 2016, recognizing excellence in television, was presented September 18 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Jimmy Kimmel was the evening’s host of the night of surprises with a slew of first-time winners and upsets across multiple categories.
HBO’s Game Of Thrones is making history with three wins, including a repeat as Best Drama Series, giving it the most Emmys ever for a scripted series. Its network stablemate Veep also repeated, taking Best Comedy Series for a second year while its star Julia Louis-Dreyfus won for a record-tying fifth time in a row. The show’s total number of awards stands at 38, which means it has beaten Frasier’s previous record of 37.
Actor Rami Malek accepts Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for ‘Mr. Robot’ onstage during the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016, in Los Angeles, California.
Tatiana Maslany winner of the award for outstanding lead actress in a drama series for Orphan Black’ poses in the press room at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Jimmy Kimmel honored the best of the best in primetime television, as chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences:
Outstanding Drama Series:
Game of Thrones (HBO) — WINNER
Outstanding Comedy Series:
Veep (HBO) — WINNER
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series:
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot (USA) — WINNER
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series:
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black (BBC America) — WINNER
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent (Amazon) — WINNER
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO) — WINNER
Outstanding Limited Series:
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX) — WINNER
Outstanding Television Movie:
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (Masterpiece) (PBS) — WINNER
To see the whole list: 68th Emmy Awards Nominees and Winners
See also: BEST OF THE NIGHT AT AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS
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