Emmy Awards 2016: Best moments and winners
Highlights of the night
The cream of the crop in U.S. prime time television was honoured last night (earlier today for us) at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Jimmy Kimmel returns to host the show this year, and he had quite the trip there:
When Kimmel missed out on an award for Best Variety Talk Series, Matt Damon casually strolled on stage while munching on an apple, jokingly taunting the host for not winning. It was an entertaining continuation for what has to be one of the best running jokes in TV history, which started 11 years ago during the third season of Jimmy Kimmel Live! when Kimmel made an off-handed comment at the end of a dull show: "I want to apologise to Matt Damon. We ran out of time."
Game of Thrones led the pack this year with 23 nominations, and it already scooped up seven awards at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards the previous night. The show had quite a lot to live up to, seeing how it won 12 Emmys out of 24 nominations last year, and it is safe to say it did it—Game of Thrones took home the best drama award for the second year in a row, along with two other trophies that night, making it 10 out of 23 this year.
Check out the full list of winners here:
Best Informational Series or Special: Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Best Documentary or Non-Fiction Series: Making a Murderer
Best Documentary or Non-Fiction Special: What Happened, Miss Simone?
Best Unstructured Reality Program: Born This Way
Best Structured Reality Program: Shark Tank
Outstanding Host for a Reality-Competition or Reality Program: RuPaul Charles, RuPaul's Drag Race
Best Variety Special: The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Prime Time Special
Best Special Class Program: Grease: Live!
Best Guest Actress in a Comedy: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, Saturday Night Live
Best Guest Actor in a Comedy: Peter Scholari, Girls
Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Margo Martindale, The Americans
Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Hank Azaria, Ray Donovan
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Louie Anderson, Baskets
Best Writing for a Comedy Series: Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang, Master Of None
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Best Directing for a Comedy Series: Jill Soloway, Transparent
Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
Best Reality-Competition Program: The Voice
Best Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special: D.V. DeVincentis, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie: Regina King, American Crime
Best Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special: Susanne Bier, The Night Manager
Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie: Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Best Lead Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie: Sarah Paulson, The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Best Lead Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie: Courtney B. Vance, The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Best TV Movie: Sherlock: The Abominable Bride
Best Limited Series: The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Best Writing for a Variety Special: Patton Oswalt: Talking For Clapping
Best Variety Talk Series: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special: Thomas Kail and Alex Rudzinski, Grease: Live
Best Variety Sketch Series: Key & Peele
Best Writing for a Drama Series: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, Game of Thrones, "Battle of the Bastards"
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Best Directing for a Drama Series: Miguel Sapochnik, Game of Thrones, "Battle of the Bastards"
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline
Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Best Comedy Series: Veep
Best Drama Series: Game of Thrones