EMMYS: The People v. O.J. Simpson Dominates With Five Wins


The People v. O.J. Simpson dominated Sunday’s Emmy Awards. The mini-series, chronicling the “Trial of the Century,” won five trophies — including Outstanding Limited Series and a bunch in the writing and acting categories. It came into the night with 13 nominations.

Game of Thrones took home three trophies, including Outstanding Drama. The HBO fantasy series had the most overall nominations, with 23, though most of them were in the technical categories, which were given out earlier.

Veep was named Best Comedy Series, while star Julia Louis-Dreyfus won her fifth consecutive trophy in the Lead Actress in a Comedy category. The actress got emotional during her acceptance speech when she revealed that her father, billionaire business mogul William Louis Dreyfus, died on Friday. She said, “I’m so glad that he liked Veep because his opinion was the one that really mattered.”

Rami Malek (Getty Images: Lester Cohen)

Rami Malek (Getty Images: Lester Cohen)

Rami Malek won his first Emmy, for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, for his role on Mr. Robot. Accepting this award, he said, “Please tell me you’re seeing this, too.” He was referring to character Elliot, who sees things that aren’t there.

Tatiana Maslany (Getty Images: Lester Cohen)

Tatiana Maslany (Getty Images: Lester Cohen)

Tatiana Maslany was named Best Actress in a Drama for Orphan Black. She said, “I feel so lucky to be on a show that puts women at the center.”

Jeffrey Tambor (Getty Images: Steve Granitz)

Jeffrey Tambor (Getty Images: Steve Granitz)

Jeffrey Tambor won his second consecutive Emmy for Lead Actor in a Comedy for his role in Transparent. He ended his speech by asking Hollywood to give “transgender talent a chance.”

Louie Anderson (Getty Images: Lester Cohen)

Louie Anderson (Getty Images: Lester Cohen)

Louie Anderson won the first award of the night for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy for Baskets. The comedian, who plays a woman, thanked his mother in his acceptance speech.

Kate McKinnon (Getty Images: Kevin Winter)

Kate McKinnon (Getty Images: Kevin Winter)

Kate McKinnon, who was named Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy for Saturday Night Live, thanked Hillary Clinton.

Jimmy Kimmel opened the show spoofing O.J. Simpson. In a pre-taped segment, the host pretended to be late getting to the ceremony and had to hitch a ride in a White Ford Bronco driven by Malcolm-Jamal Warner. Jeb Bush, James Corden and a dragon from Game of Thrones also made surprise appearances in the sketch.

Highlights included Matt Damon coming on stage and teasing host Jimmy Kimmel for losing in the Outstanding Variety Talk Series category. Garry Shandling, who died earlier this year, got a special tribute, and Tori Kelly sang “Hallelujah” during the In Memoriam segment.

 

OUTSTANDING DRAMA: Game of Thrones
LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA: Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
LEAD ACTRESS, DRAMATatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMABen Mendelsohn, Bloodline
SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMAMaggie Smith, Downton Abbey
WRITING, DRAMADavid Benioff and D.B. Weiss, Game of Thrones
DIRECTING, DRAMAMiguel Sapochnik, Game of Thrones
OUTSTANDING COMEDY: Veep
LEAD ACTOR, COMEDY: Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
LEAD ACTRESS, COMEDYJulia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDYLouie Anderson, Baskets
SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDYKate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
WRITING, COMEDYAziz Ansari, Master of None
DIRECTING, COMEDYJill Soloway, Transparent
OUTSTANDING MOVIE OR SPECIAL: Sherlock: The Abominable Bride
OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIESThe People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
LEAD ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR SPECIALSarah PaulsonThe People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
LEAD ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR SPECIALCourtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
SUPPORTING ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR SPECIALSterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
SUPPORTING ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR SPECIALRegina King, American Crime
WRITING, LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR SPECIALD.V. DeVincentis, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
DIRECTING, LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR SPECIALSusanne Bier, The Night Manager
OUTSTANDING VARIETY SKETCH SERIES: Key & Peele
OUTSTANDING VARIETY TALK SERIESLast Week Tonight With John Oliver
WRITING, VARIETY SERIESPatton Oswalt, Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping
DIRECTING, VARIETY SERIESThomas Kail and Alex Rudzinski, Grease: Live
REALITY COMPETITIONThe Voice

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