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68th Primetime Emmy Awards - The People Vs. O.J.Simpson.

68th Primetime Emmy Awards

This year, 68th Primetime Emmy Awards, honored the best in U.S. prime time television.

TThe 68th Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony was held on Sunday, September 18th, 2016 at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, California. It includes programming from June 1, 2015 to May 31, 2016. All of them, as chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Broadcast in the U.S. by ABC, the ceremony was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. The event was preceded by the 68th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, which took place over two nights, September 10th to 11th, at the Microsoft Theater.

68th Primetime Emmy Awards - The People Vs. O.J.Simpson 68th Primetime Emmy Awards – The People Vs. O.J.Simpson – Image Credit: Robert Hanashiro USA Today.

The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards was to Crime anthology The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story won five major awards. It was the most awards of the night. while fantasy drama Game of Thrones won three. Including Outstanding Drama Series and surpassing Frasier as the fictional television program with the most Primetime Emmy Awards. It received wins in six seasons. The political satire series Veep also won Outstanding Comedy Series for the second time in a row. Its producer and lead star Julia Louis-Dreyfus established a new record of wins for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. it was her fifth consecutive win for the series and sixth overall in the category.

68th Primetime Emmy Awards - Drammy Malek.

68th Primetime Emmy Awards – Drammy Malek. Image Credit: Robert Hanashiro USA Today.

 

68th Primetime Emmy Awards - Tina Fey & Amy Poehler

68th Primetime Emmy Awards – Tina Fey & Amy Poehler. Image Credit: Robert Hanashiro USA Today.

 

Programs – 68th Primetime Emmy Awards:

Outstanding Comedy Series Outstanding Drama Series
·         Veep (HBO)

·         Black-ish (ABC)

·         Master of None (Netflix)

·         Modern Family (ABC)

·         Silicon Valley (HBO)

·         Transparent (Amazon)

·         Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

·         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 Outstanding Variety Sketch 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)

·         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 Outstanding Television Movie
·         The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)

·         American Crime (ABC)

·         Fargo (FX)

·         The Night Manager (AMC)

·         Roots (History)

·         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 – 68th Primetime Emmy Awards:

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Outstanding Lead Actress 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)

·         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 Outstanding Lead Actress 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)

·         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 Outstanding Lead Actress 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)

·         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 Performance – 68th Primetime Emmy Awards:

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Outstanding Supporting Actress 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)

·         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 Outstanding Supporting Actress 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)

·         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 Outstanding Supporting Actress 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)

·         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 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 – 68th Primetime Emmy Awards:

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series Outstanding Directing for a Drama 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 Dale Stern (HBO)

·         Game of Thrones (Episode: “Battle of the Bastards“), Directed by Miguel Sapochnik (HBO)

·         Downton Abbey (Episode: “Episode Nine”), 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 Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special
·         Grease: Live, Directed by Thomas Kail and Alex Rudzinski (Fox)

·         58th Grammy Awards, Directed by Louis J. Horvitz (CBS)

·         Adele Live in New York City, Directed by Beth McCarthy-Miller (NBC)

·         Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo, Directed by Chris Rock (HBO)

·         The Kennedy Center Honors, Directed by Glenn Weiss (CBS)

·         Lemonade, Directed by Kahlil Joseph and Beyoncé Knowles Carter(HBO)

·         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 – 68th Primetime Emmy Awards:

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series Outstanding Writing for a Drama 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)

·         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 Eight”), 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 Special Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special
·         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)

·         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)

 

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