The 2016 Emmy Awards

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The 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were held tonight at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on September 18 2016. The ceremony was broadcasted in the U.S. by NBC.

The ceremony was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, comedian and host of “Jimmy Kimmel Live”.

As was the case last year, this year`s Emmy Awards ceremony faced stiff competition with the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings football game. Last year, NBC’s Sunday Night Foot­ball game beat the Emmys, draw­ing in 26.4 million viewers over the award show’s 11.9 million viewers.

During the Emmy show, many famous names took the stage as presenters, among them were: Anthony Anderson, Aziz Ansari, Kristen Bell, Julie Bowen, Priyanka Chopra, James Corden, Laverne Cox, Bryan Cranston, Claire Danes, Michelle Dockery, Minnie Driver, America Ferrera, Kit Harington, Taraji P. Henson, Tom Hiddleston, Terrence Howard, Matt LeBlanc,Chris Rock, Tracee Ellis Ross, Keri Russell, Liev Schreiber, Abigail Spencer, Kiefer Sutherland and Constance Wu.

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The 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were held tonight at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles

Leading the nominations was Game of Thrones with 23 nominations including Outstanding Drama Series and The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story with 22 Emmy nominations.

The big winner of the night was Game of Thrones, which took home Outstanding Drama Series and topped the record for the most awards ever won by a scripted series!

The winner of Outstanding Comedy Series was Veep, which also won an award for leading lady Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story was a big winner as well, picking up the prize for Outstanding Limited Series in addition to a bunch of acting awards.

It was an evening full of surprise winners and here is the full list of winners:

Outstanding Drama Series
Game of Thrones (HBO)
The Americans (FX)
House of Cards (Netflix)
Downton Abbey (PBS)
Better Call Saul (AMC)
Mr. Robot (USA)
Homeland (Showtime)


Outstanding Comedy Series
Veep (HBO)
Transparent (Amazon)
Silicon Valley (HBO)
Modern Family (ABC)
Master of None (Netflix)
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
black-ish (ABC)


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot (USA)
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards (Netflix)
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul (AMC)
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan (Showtime)
Kyle Chandler, Bloodline (Netflix)
Matthew Rhys, The Americans (FX)


Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder (ABC)
Robin Wright, House of Cards (Netflix)
Claire Danes, Homeland (Showtime)
Taraji P. Henson, Empire (Fox)
Keri Russell, The Americans (FX)
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black (BBC America)


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent (Amazon)
Aziz Ansari, Master of None (Netflix)
Anthony Anderson, black-ish (ABC)
William H. Macy, Shameless (Showtime)
Will Forte, The Last Man on Earth (Fox)
Thomas Middleditch, Silicon Valley (HBO)


Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)
Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central)
Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish (ABC)
Laurie Metcalfe, Getting On (HBO)
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie (Netflix)


Outstanding Limited Series
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
Fargo (FX)
American Crime (ABC)
Roots (History)
The Night Manager (AMC)


Outstanding Television Movie
All the Way (HBO)
Confirmation (HBO)
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (PBS)
Luther (BBC One)
A Very Murray Christmas (Netflix)


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
Bryan Cranston, All the Way (HBO)
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (PBS)
Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
Cuba Gooding, Jr., The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
Idris Elba, Luther (BBC America)
Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager (AMC)


Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie
Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
Kirsten Dunst, Fargo (FX)
Kerry Washington, Confirmation (HBO)
Felicity Huffman, American Crime (ABC)
Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill (HBO)
Lili Taylor, American Crime (ABC)


Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy
Louie Anderson, Baskets
Keegan-Michael Key, Key & Peele
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Matt Walsh, Veep
Tony Hale, Veep


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Niecy Nash, Getting On
Allison Janney, Mom
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Judith Light, Transparent
Gaby Hoffmann, Transparent
Anna Chlumsky, Veep


Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul
Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline
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
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones
Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones
Maura Tierney, The Affair
Constance Zimmer, UnREAL


Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Jesse Plemons, Fargo
Bokeem Woodbine, Fargo
Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager
Sterling K. Brown, People v. O.J. Simpson
David Schwimmer, People v. O.J. Simpson
John Travolta, People v. O.J. Simpson


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Melissa Leo, All the Way
Regina King, American Crime
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Hotel
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Hotel
Jean Smart, Fargo
Olivia Colman, The Night Manager


Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Max von Sydow, Game of Thrones
Reg E. Cathey, House of Cards
Mahershala Ali, House of Cards
Paul Sparks, House of Cards
Hank Azaria, Ray Donovan
Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife


Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Bob Newhart, The Big Bang Theory
Tracy Morgan, Saturday Night Live
Larry David, Saturday Night Live
Bradley Whitford, Transparent
Martin Mull, Veep
Peter Scolari, Girls


Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Tina Fey & Amy Poehler, Saturday Night Live
Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live
Amy Schumer, Saturday Night Live
Christine Baranski, The Big Bang Theory
Laurie Metcalf, The Big Bang Theory
Melora Hardin, Transparent


Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Laurie Metcalf, Horace and Pete
Molly Parker, House of Cards
Ellen Burstyn, House of Cards
Allison Janney, Masters of Sex
Margo Martindale, The Americans
Carrie Preston, The Good Wife


Outstanding Variety Talk Series
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (Crackle)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
The Late Late Show With James Corden (CBS)
Real Time With Bill Maher (HBO)


Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
Documentary Now! (IFC)
Drunk History (Comedy Central)
Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central)
Key & Peele (Comedy Central)
Portlandia (IFC)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)


Outstanding Reality Competition Series
The Amazing Race (CBS)
The Voice (NBC)
Dancing With the Stars (ABC)
Top Chef (Bravo)
American Ninja Warrior (NBC)
Project Runway (Lifetime)


Outstanding Host for Reality Competition
Ryan Seacrest (American Idol)
Tom Bergeron (Dancing With the Stars)
Jane Lynch (Hollywood Game Night)
Steve Harvey (Little Big Shots)
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn (Project Runway)
RuPaul Charles (RuPaul’s Drag Race)

Who were the best dressed celebrities? Check out the red carpet gallery below…

 

English actress Emilia Clarke hit the red carpet at the 2016 Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday (September 18) in Los Angeles.The 29-year-old actress was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her work on “Game of Thrones“. She exuded elegance in Atelier Versace strapless nude gown, while finishing off the look with Christian Louboutin shoes, Roger Vivier clutch and Jack Vartanian jewels.

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Emilia Clarke stuns in Atelier Versace at Emmys 2016. Photo: CelebMafia

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Indian actress Priyanka Chopra looked ravishing in red while walking the red carpet at the 2016 Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday (September 18) in Los Angeles. The 34-year-old “Quantico” star was dressed in Jason Wu flowing one-shoulder chiffon gown and accessorized with Brian Atwood shoes. She wore her hair slicked back into a ponytail with a side part and she wore a vibrant red shade on her lips.

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Priyanka Chopra is a beauty in red for Emmy Awards 2016.

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American actress Abigail Spencer was also at the 2016 Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday (September 18) in Los Angeles. The 35-year-old star of “Rectify” exuded elegance dressed in Jenny Packham shimmering navy blue with plunging neckline and open back gown and completed the look with Judith Leiber clutch.

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Abigail Spencer glams up for 2016 Emmy Awards.

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