Emmy Awards 2016: winners

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“Tonight is the night we come together to celebrate shows we will never get around to watching,” said host Jimmy Kimmel as the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards get underway at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

“If Donald Trump gets elected builds that wall the first person we’re throwing over is Mark Burnett,” he joked. “The tribe has spoken.”

Kimmel also joked shows would need a dragon or a white bronco car if they expected to win but warned that if there are any winners not present then the trophy will go to the next person -aptly referencing Maggie Smith who has won 3 times but never attended. “You’re Downton Absent.”

Winners in bold:

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SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Louie Anderson, Baskets
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Keegan-Michael Key, Key & Peele
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Tony Hale, Veep
Matt Walsh, Veep

“Mom! We did it! I may not have always been a very good man but I play one hell of a woman,” said Anderson.

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OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
Catastrophe (Episode: “Episode 1”), Written by Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan
Master of None (Episode: “Parents”), Written by Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang
Silicon Valley (Episode: “Founder Friendly”), Written by Dan O’Keefe
Silicon Valley (Episode: “The Uptick”), Written by Alec Berg
Veep (Episode: “Morning After”), Written by David Mandel
Veep (Episode: “Mother”), Written by Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck

“Asian parents out there get your kids cameras instead of violins,” said Alan Yang, but Aziz Ansari was given no time for his acceptance speech. Boo.

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SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Niecy Nash, Getting On
Kate McKinnon, SNL
Gaby Hoffmann, Transparent
Allison Janney, Mom
Judith Light, Transparent
Anna Chlumsky, Veep

“Thank you Ellen DeGeneres, thank you Hillary Clinton,” said Kate McKinnon. “Thank you to my father who’s not with us but he made me start watching SNL when I was 12.”

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OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
Master of None (Episode: “Parents”), Directed by Aziz Ansari
Silicon Valley (Episode: “Daily Active Users”), Directed by Alec Berg
Silicon Valley (Episode: “Founder Friendly”), Directed by Mike Judge
Transparent (Episode: “Man on the Land”), Directed by Jill Soloway
Veep (Episode: “Kissing Your Sister”), Directed by David Mandel
Veep (Episode: “Morning After”), Directed by Chris Addison
Veep (Episode: “Mother”), Directed by Dave Stern

“When you take women, people of colour, trans people, queer people and you put them at the centre of the story, these subjects instead of objects, change the world we found out,” said Solloway.

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LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Laurie Metcalfe, Getting On
Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish
Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

“I’d like to apologise for the current political climate,” said Louis-Dreyfus. “Our show started out as a comedy but now feels like a sobering documentary.” But a tearful Louis-Dreyfus thanked her father who passed away on Friday. “His opinion was the one that really mattered.”

Jeffrey Tambor pays tribute to the late Garry Shandling.

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LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Anthony Anderson, black-ish
Aziz Ansari, Masters of None
Will Forte, The Last Man on Earth
William H Macy, Shameless
Thomas Middleditch, Silicon Valley
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

“There is no best actor,” said Tambor. “I’m so honoured to be in this category with these artistic killers.”

To producers and execs he said, “Please give transgender talent a chace. Give them auditions, give them their stories. Do that,” he said before hoping he is the last male to play a transgender on television.

REALITY SHOW COMPETITION
The Amazing Race
American Ninja Warrior
Dancing With the Stars
Project Runway
Top Chef
The Voice

“I’m holding the trophy.These are the guys who actually make the show,” said Mark Burnett before a wry nod to judges Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys -“your next elected Supreme Court justices.”

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Look it’s the kids from Stranger Things handing out free sandwiches!

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OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL
Fargo (Episode: “Loplop”), Written by Bob DeLaurentis (FX)
Fargo (Episode: “Palindrome”), Written by Noah Hawley (FX)
The Night Manager, Written by David Farr (AMC)
The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (Episode: “From the Ashes of Tragedy”), Written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (FX)
The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (Episode: “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia”), Written by D. V. DeVincentis (FX)
The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (Episode: “The Race Card”), Written by Joe Robert Cole (FX)

“Thank you so much Ryan Murphy for willing this into being with confidence and grace, said DeVincentis.

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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

“I am so proud to be a part of this show,” said King, “that provokes necessary conversation.”

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OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL
All the Way, Directed by Jay Roach
Fargo (Episode: “Before the Law”), Directed by Noah Hawley
The Night Manager, Directed by Susanne Bier
The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (Episode: “From the Ashes of Tragedy”), Directed by Ryan Murphy
The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (Episode: “Manna From Heaven”), Directed by Anthony Hemingway
The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (Episode: “The Race Card”), Directed by John Singleton

“Thankyou to a wonderful, outrageously interesting cast, Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, Olivia Colman, Elizabeth Debicki and Tom Hollander,” said Bier.

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SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Jesse Plemons, Fargo
Bokeem Woodbine, Fargo
Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager
Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson
David Schwimmer, The People v. O.J. Simpson
John Travolta, The People v. O.J. Simpson

Sterling K. Brown gets a standing ovation.

“Thankyou to the Academy. A lot of you may not of known who I am but you checked the box anyway. And that makes me very happy,” he said. “There’s a lot of people in St. Louis making a lot of noise right now.”

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LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Kirsten Dunst, Fargo
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Audra McDonald, Billie Holiday: Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill
Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson
Lili Taylor, American Crime
Kerry Washington, Confirmation

And another standing ovation, now for Sarah Paulson.

“Sterling K. Brown I am holding this because of you,” she said. Paulson invited Marcia Clark with her to the Emmys, who was maligned by media. “I am glad to be able to stand here in front of everyone and say I’m sorry.” She also thanked Ryan Murphy and partner Holland Taylor.

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LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Bryan Cranston, All The Way
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: The Abominable Bride
Idris Elba, Luther
Cuba Gooding Jr, The People v. O.J. Simpson
Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager
Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson

“Obama out. Hillary in!” declares Courtney B.Vance.

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TV MOVIE
A Very Murray Christmas
All the Way
Confirmation
Luther
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

Huh? Really? Moffat is on the stage.

“Thank you to the BBC whom we love above all bakery. British people will get that,” he nods.

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LIMITED SERIES
American Crime
Fargo
The Night Manager
The People v. OJ Simpson
Roots

“Thank you to John Landgraf at FX for being a leader of inclusion and supporting all kinds of storytelling,” said Ryan Murphy.

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OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL
Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo, Written by Amy Schumer
John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid, Written by John Mulaney
Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping, Written by Patton Oswalt
Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted, Written by Tig Notaro
Triumph’s Election Special 2016

“I didn’t prepare a speech. I didn’t think I was going to win, I’m not kidding!” declares Oswalt.

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VARIETY TALK SERIES
Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Real Time With Bill Maher
The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon

“Thanks to Jon Stewart for everything. Please play me off!” said Oliver.

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Matt Damon is on stage “consoling” Jimmy Kimmel after he lost his category. “You lost and now you gotta stand out here for the rest of the night.”

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL
Louis J. Horvitz for 58th Grammy Awards
Kahlil Joseph and Beyoncé Knowles Carter for Lemonade
Thomas Kail and Alex Rudzinski for Grease: Live
Beth McCarthy-Miller for Adele Live in New York City
Chris Rock for Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo
Glenn Weiss for The Kennedy Center Honors

Of course! A stunning technical achievement.

“We’re so proud to be part of a lineage to be making Live television -all the way back to Playhouse 90,” said Kail. “Thank you for letting us put the campfire back into the middle of American homes.”

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OUTSTANDING VARIETY SKETCH SERIES
Key & Peele
Documentary Now!
Drunk History
Inside Amy Schumer
Portlandia
Saturday Night Live

“We want to thank everybody. The keys! The grips! Just everybody!” declare Key & Peele.

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OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
The Americans (Episode: “Persona Non Grata”), Written by Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg
Downton Abbey (Episode: “Episode 8”), Written by Julian Fellowes
Game of Thrones (Episode: “Battle of the Bastards”), Written by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss
The Good Wife (Episode: “End”), Written by Robert King and Michelle King
Mr. Robot (Episode: “eps1.0_hellofriend.mov”), Written by Sam Esmail
UnREAL (Episode: “Return”), Written by Marti Noxon and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro

“Thank you George R.R. Martin for writing the books that changed our lives,” said D.B. Weiss. “Thank you to our parents for letting us have televisions, comic books and dungeons and dragons and all the other things that taught us how to do our jobs.”

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SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
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

“No, no, no! We’re not mailing this to her,” interrupts Kimmel. “Maggie if you want this it will be in the Lost & Found.”

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OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
Downton Abbey (Episode: “Episode 9”), Directed by Michael Engler
Game of Thrones (Episode: “Battle of the Bastards”), Directed by Miguel Sapochnik
Game of Thrones (Episode: “The Door”), Directed by Jack Bender
Homeland (Episode: “The Tradition of Hospitality”), Directed by Lesli Linka Glatter
The Knick (Episode: “This Is All We Are”), Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Ray Donovan (Episode: “Exsuscito”), Directed by David Hollander

Awwww no thank you for the VFX crew from Australia, Miguel?

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
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

GO BEN! Aww he is not in attendance to accept. You missed your big moment Ben!

Henry Winkler pays tribute to the late Garry Shandling, before the In Memoriam is accompanied by Tori Kelly singing “Hallelujah.” So many talented souls….

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LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Kyle Chandler, Bloodline
Rami Malek, Mr Robot
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

“Please tell me you’re seeing this too,” jokes Rami Malek. “I am honoured to be recognised with sucha  distinguished and accomplished group of actors.”

“I play a guy who is alienated,” he continued, “But there’s a little bit of Elliot in all of us.”

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LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Claire Danes, Homeland
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
Taraji P Henson, Empire
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Keri Russell, The Americans
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Finally. “Thank you for this incredible dream job,” said Maslany. “I feel so lucky to be on a show that puts women at the centre.”

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OUTSTANDING COMEDY
black-ish
Master of None
Modern Family
Silicon Valley
Transparent
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Veep

“I want to thank Armando Iannucci for creating this show,” said David Mandel. “This is for ‘Chubby Jews’ from the upper west side wherever you are.”

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OUTSTANDING DRAMA
The Americans
Better Call Saul
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Homeland
House of Cards
Mr Robot

What a surprise…. not.!

“We are lucky as hell to work with the best,” said Benioff. “We have the best cast that’s ever been assembled from Wales, England, Ireland, Scotland and New Jersey.”

Previously awarded:

GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
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

GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA
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 ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
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 ACTOR IN A COMEDY
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

REALITY SHOW HOST
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars
Jane Lynch, Hollywood Game Night
Steve Harvey, Little Big Shots
Heidi Klum & Tim Gunn, Project Runway
RuPaul Charles, RuPaul’s Drag Race

9 Comments:

  1. Hi David,
    Is there a reason why not a single one of the screenshots in this article includes the FOX8 logo (the channel that broadcasts the show live and pays a lot of money to do so), yet on other articles you include the FTA channel logo (for example, the Sunday ratings story includes a single photo of The Block with a clear logo)?

    • Goodness such conspiracy theories. Happy to take the question on notice. I prefer cleanest shots, but it isn’t always possible, depending on the image context. Sometimes it just looks too weird to trim a photo to an inch of its life to keep the watermark out, so it’s a case by case thing really. Over the life of the blog you will find posts with / without for every network. FOX8 has had plenty of coverage and promotion in Emmys posts from me and frankly should be pretty happy I have given it such comprehensive coverage -sometimes these images are up before the presenters have left the stage.

  2. Oh, and a big congrats to Ben. He is a brilliant actor.
    Haven’t seen him in Bloodline but he’s always impressive in all of his roles.
    I remember seeing him way back in The Year My Voice Broke and thinking this young guy is something special.

  3. So good to see Tatiana finally get the recognition she deserves.
    Would love to see Better Call Saul win for best drama as well but sadly, I don’t think it will happen..

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