68th Primetime Emmy Awards

award
68th Primetime Emmy Awards
The 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Date
Location Microsoft Theater,
Los Angeles, California
Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel
Most awards Comedy: Transparent and Veep (2)
Drama: Game of Thrones (3)
Limited / Movie: The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (5)
Most nominations Comedy: Veep (10)
Drama: Game of Thrones (9)
Limited / Movie: The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (13)
Television/Radio coverage
Network ABC [1]
Produced by Don Mischer

The 68th 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.[1][2] 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.[1][3]

Crime anthology The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story won five major awards, the most awards of the night, while fantasy drama Game of Thrones won three, including Outstanding Drama Series and surpassing Frasier (37) as the fictional television program with the most Primetime Emmy Awards with 38 wins in six seasons.[4] The political satire series Veep also won Outstanding Comedy Series for the second time in a row, while 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.[5]

Contents

Winners and nomineesEdit

The nominations were announced by Anthony Anderson and Lauren Graham on July 14, 2016.[6][7] The limited series The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story was the most nominated program at the ceremony with 13, and 22 overall,[8] although Game of Thrones received the most overall nominations that year with 23 and was the most nominated drama series.[9]

The winners were announced at an awards ceremony hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on September 18, 2016.[10] With five awards, The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story took the most wins. The two main television program categories, drama and comedy, were won by the same programs as the previous year (Game of Thrones and Veep). For the acting categories, there were debut dramatic wins for Rami Malek for Mr. Robot and Tatiana Maslany for Orphan Black. The main comedic acting awards went for a second time to Jeffrey Tambor for Transparent, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Veep, for the fifth consecutive year.[4][11]

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold:[12][13]

 
Jeffrey Tambor, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series winner
 
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series winner
 
Rami Malek, Outstanding Lead Actor in Drama Series winner
 
Tatiana Maslany, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series winner
 
Courtney B. Vance, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie winner
 
Sarah Paulson, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie winner
 
Louie Anderson, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series winner
 
Ben Mendelsohn, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series winner
 
Maggie Smith, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series winner
 
Sterling K. Brown, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie winner
 
Regina King, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie winner

ProgramsEdit

Outstanding Comedy Series Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Variety Talk Series Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
Outstanding Limited Series Outstanding Television Movie
Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

ActingEdit

Lead performancesEdit

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Supporting performancesEdit

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

DirectingEdit

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special

WritingEdit

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special

Most major nominationsEdit

By network [note 1]
  • HBO – 40
  • FX – 28
  • Netflix – 17
  • ABC – 12
  • AMC – 9
  • Showtime – 8
  • Amazon / CBS / NBC / PBS – 6
  • Comedy Central – 5
  • Fox – 4
  • BBC America / Lifetime / USA – 3
By program
  • The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX) – 13
  • Veep (HBO) – 10
  • Game of Thrones (HBO) – 9
  • Fargo (FX) – 8
  • The Night Manager (AMC) / Silicon Valley (HBO) – 6

Most major awardsEdit

By network [note 1]
  • FX / HBO – 6
  • Netflix – 3
  • Amazon / NBC / PBS – 2
By program
  • The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX) – 5
  • Game of Thrones (HBO) – 3
  • Transparent (Amazon) / Veep (HBO) – 2
Notes
  1. ^ a b "Major" constitutes the categories listed above: Program, Acting, Directing, and Writing. Does not include the technical categories.

PresentersEdit

In MemoriamEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Khatchatourian, Maane (March 7, 2016). "Jimmy Kimmel to Host 2016 Emmy Awards". Variety. Retrieved March 7, 2016. 
  2. ^ "68th Emmy Awards Show Date and Host Announced". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. March 7, 2016. Retrieved March 7, 2016. 
  3. ^ Hammond, Pete (July 26, 2016). "Television Academy Unveils Emmy Categories For All Three Shows". Deadline. Retrieved July 26, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Emmy Awards 2016: Game of Thrones breaks record". BBC News. September 19, 2016. Retrieved September 19, 2016. 
  5. ^ Whipp, Glenn (September 18, 2016). "Julia Louis-Dreyfus makes Emmy history". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 18, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Anthony Anderson and Lauren Graham to Announce Emmy Nominations". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. June 21, 2016. Retrieved June 21, 2016. 
  7. ^ Lewis, Dave (July 14, 2016). "Nominations for the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 14, 2016. 
  8. ^ Stack, Tim (July 14, 2016). "'The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story nabs a whopping 22 Emmy nominations". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved July 14, 2016. 
  9. ^ Dietz, Jason (July 14, 2016). "Hold the door: Game of Thrones is coming back in". Metacritic. Retrieved July 14, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Emmys 2016: Tatiana Maslany, Rami Malek, 'Game of Thrones' and Jimmy Kimmel lead a gala that reflects TV's bold new age". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 19, 2016. 
  11. ^ Lee, Benjamin; Needham, Alex; Moylan, Brian; Jamieson, Amber; Bakare, Lanre; Schilling, Dave (September 18, 2016). "Emmy awards 2016: People v OJ and Game of Thrones win big – as it happened". The Guardian. Retrieved September 19, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Emmy Nominees/Winners". Retrieved September 19, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Emmys 2016 winners: the full list". The Guardian. September 19, 2016. Retrieved September 19, 2016. 
  14. ^ Jacobsen, Kevin (September 14, 2016). "Emmy Presenters: Full List Of 2016 Celebs Handing Out Trophies On Sunday [VIDEO]". Enstarz. Retrieved September 14, 2016. 
  15. ^ Weigle, Lauren (September 19, 2016). "WATCH: In Memoriam Tribute Segment – Emmys 2016". Heavy. Retrieved September 19, 2016. 

External linksEdit