2016 Emmy Awards Results: ‘Game of Thrones’, ‘The People vs. OJ Simpson’ Win Big

The 2016 Emmy Awards are in the books with ‘Game of Thrones’ wrapping up a second consecutive award for best drama series….

At the start of the 2016 Emmy Awards, ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘The People vs. OJ Simpson’ were the two series with the most nominations and ultimately they ruled the night with both winning numerous awards.

For the second consecutive year, “Game of Thrones” wrapped up the show with the award for Best Drama Series with executive producers and show runners David Benioff and Dan Weiss accepting the trophy along with the entire cast and crew.

“Game of Thrones” also took home awards in writing and directing for the penultimate episode from season 6 titled “Battle of the Bastards”.

“The People vs. OJ Simpson” nearly cleaned house in the Limited TV Series or Movie category after winning the Best Show as well as Best Actor for Courtney B. Vance, Best Actress for Sarah Paulson and Best Supporting Actor for Sterling K. Brown.

Rami Malek also picked up his first Emmy Award for his role as Elliot Alderson on ‘Mr. Robot’, which was nominated after an outstanding freshman season on the USA Network.

The full results for the 2016 Emmy Awards along with our play-by-play is below:

The first award of the night goes out for best supporting actor in a comedy series following Jimmy Kimmel’s opening monologue.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Louie Anderson (Baskets)

OUTSTANDING WRITING IN A COMEDY SERIES 

“Master of None” — Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live)

DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

“Transparent” — Jill Soloway

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES 

Julia Louis-Dreyfus — “Veep”

This is her fifth consecutive award in the leading actress category.

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Jeffrey Tambor — “Transparent”

OUTSTANDING WRITING IN A LIMITED SERIES OR TV MOVIE

“The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story”

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR TV MOVIE

Regina King — “American  Crime”

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING IN A LIMITED SERIES OR TV MOVIE

“The Night Manager”

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

Sterling K. Brown — “The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story”

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

Sarah Paulson — “The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story”

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

Courtney B. Vance — “The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story”

OUTSTANDING TELEVISION MOVIE

“Sherlock”

OUTSTANDING LIMITED TV SERIES 

“The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story”

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OUTSTANDING WRITING IN A DRAMA SERIES

“Game of Thrones” — David Benioff and DB Weiss

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Maggie Smith — “Downton Abbey”

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING IN A DRAMA SERIES 

“Game of Thrones” — Miguel Sapochnik

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Ben Mendelsohn — “Bloodline”

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES 

Rami Malek — “Mr. Robot”

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Tatiana Maslany — “Orphan Black”

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES 

“Veep”

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

“Game of Thrones”

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