Emmy Awards 2016: The People Vs OJ Simpson Win Big As Game of Thrones Breaks Records

It was a huge night for a couple of TV stars at the 68th annual Emmy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel at the 7,100 capacity Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles, California, United States.

FX's The People v. O.J. Simpson - An American Crime Story led the way Sunday with five wins in the miniseries categories, including lead acting for Sarah Paulson, Sterling K Brown and Courtney B. Vance. Game of Thrones and Veep also dominated the Awards for HBO.

Veep won for outstanding comedy series and Game of Thrones took three honors, including top drama.

Game of Thrones has broken the record for the highest number of Emmy Awards won by any fictional series.

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

The show, based on George RR Martin's novels, has now scooped 38 Emmys, beating Frasier's record of 37 to become the most-awarded narrative show in Emmy history. The overall record is held by Saturday Night Live, which has won 44.

Veep won the outstanding comedy series award for the second year in a row, while its star Julia Louis-Dreyfus won outstanding lead comedy actress for the fifth time.

In her acceptance speech, Louis-Dreyfus said: "Our show started out as political satire but now feels like a sobering documentary." She dedicated her award to her father, who died on Friday.

Other winners of the night includes, Rami Malek, who won outstanding lead actor in a drama series for his role in Mr Robot - the first time a non-white actor has won the award since 1998.

Tatiana Maslany from Orphan Black won the outstanding leading actress in a drama prize.

The Voice won for Best Reality Program for the second year in a row, beating Project Runway and Dancing WithMThe Stars.

Here’s 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





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