2016 Emmy Winners List: Game of Thrones is the Most Decorated Drama of All-Time!!!

Game of Thrones, Emilia Clarke, Danerys Targaryen

Game of Thrones, Veep, and The People vs. OJ Simpson were the biggest winners at Sunday’s Emmy ceremony, winning Drama, Comedy, and Limited Series.  Game of Thrones was the night’s biggest winner with 12 awards, bringing its series total to 38.  That breaks Frasier’s record for the most awards ever won by a Drama or Comedy series, and the show has two, albeit abbreviated, seasons left to catch Saturday Night Live which has the overall record with 44.

Veep’s continual Emmy domination is in the tradition of lazy Emmy voting that leads to repeat winners year-after-year (a trend that’s gotten much better on the dramatic side, but really did Ben Mendelsohn deserve another win?  He was more of a guest star in Bloodline’s second season.).  Its wins this year bother me less than when it has been inexplicably lauded over better shows like 30 Rock and Parks & Recreation.  The state of the comedy on TV, at this point, has degraded to the level where I don’t think any current show is worthy of recognition.

Cuba Gooding Jr., OJ Simpson, The People vs. OJ Simpson

Check out the list of major winners below including much deserved wins for Sherlock and John Oliver.  The People vs. OJ Simpson was given five much-deserved major wins for limited series and for series stars Courtney B. Vance, Sarah Paulson, and Sterling K. Brown.  By the way, how is Fargo still considered a “limited series” when production is starting on its third season?  Such are the baffling ways of the Emmys.

Game of Thrones, Arya Stark, Maisie Williams

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

The People vs. OJ Simpson, OJ Simpson, Sterling K. Brown, Cuba Gooding Jr.

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

Orphan Black, Tatiana Maslany

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

Johnny Cochran, The People vs. OJ Simpson, Courtney B. Vance

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

Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

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

Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, Sherlock: The Abominable Bride, Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman

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

John Oliver, Last Week With John Oliver

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