Game of Thrones breaks record in 2016 Emmy Awards
American fantasy drama television series, ‘Game of Thrones’ has broken the record in getting highest number of Emmy Awards for a fictional series. Emmy Awards are divided into three categories: the Primetime Emmy Awards for television performance, the Primetime creative arts and the Primetime Engineering Emmy Awards.
The Awards are considered as the television equivalent to the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards and Tony Awards for film, music and stage respectively.
On Sunday, 68th Primetime Emmy Awards celebrated television’s best moments. This year’s nominees are the most diverse ever, said the host Jimmy Kimmel in his opening monologue.
Some of the major winners of the 68th annual Primetime Emmy Awards are mentioning below and additional winner are listed at emmys.com.
Drama Series: “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
Comedy Series: “Veep” (HBO)
Mini-Series or Movie: “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX)
TV Movie: “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (Masterpiece)” (PBS)
Variety Talk Series: “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” (HBO)
Variety Sketch Series: “Key & Peele” (Comedy Central)
Actor in a Comedy Series: Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent”
Actress in a Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Actor in a Drama Series: Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot”
Actress in a Drama Series: Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black”
Actor in a Mini-Series or Movie: Courtney B. Vance, “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
Actress in a Mini-Series or Movie: Sarah Paulson, “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
Supporting Actor in a Drama: Ben Mendelsohn, “Bloodline”
Supporting Actress in a Drama: Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”
Supporting Actor in a Comedy: Louie Anderson, “Baskets”
Supporting Actress in a Comedy: Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live”
Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: Sterling K. Brown, “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
Supporting Actress in a Mini-Series or Movie: Regina King, “American Crime”
*Reality Host: RuPaul Charles, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (Logo)
Reality Competition Program: “The Voice” (NBC)
Writing for a Comedy Series: Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang, “Master of None” (“Parents”)
Writing for a Drama Series: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, “Game of Thrones” (“Battle of the Bastards”)
Writing for a Mini-Series or Movie: D.V. DeVincentis, “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (“Marcia, Marcia, Marcia”)
*Writing for a Variety Series: “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”
Writing for a Variety Special: Patton Oswalt, “Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping”
Directing for a Comedy Series: Jill Soloway, “Transparent” (“Man on the Land”)
Directing for a Drama Series: Miguel Sapochnik, “Game of Thrones” (“Battle of the Bastards”)