68th Primetime Emmy Awards announced

Posted on:20 Sep 2016 09:20:43

68th Primetime Emmy Awards announced
20 September 2016 Current Affairs GK: The 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards was announced at the Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California, U.S on 18 September 2016.

The Game of Thrones won best drama series at the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards, while Veep took home the top comedy award.

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story also earned several awards, while Julia Louis-Dreyfus won her fifth consecutive Emmy in the lead comedy actress category.



















































































































Award Winner
Outstanding Comedy Series Veep
Outstanding Drama Series Game of Thrones
Outstanding Variety Talk Series Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Outstanding Variety Sketch Series Key & Peele
Outstanding Limited Series The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Outstanding Television Movie Sherlock: "The Abominable Bride"
Outstanding Reality-Competition Program The Voice
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Jeffrey Tambor as Maura Pfefferman on Transparent
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Julia Louis-Dreyfus as President Selina Meyer on Veep
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Rami Malek as Elliot Alderson on Mr. Robot
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Tatiana Maslany as Sarah Manning, Alison Hendrix, Cosima Niehaus, Beth Childs, Rachel Duncan, and MK on Orphan Black
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Courtney B. Vance as Johnnie Cochran on The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark on The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Louie Anderson as Christine Baskets on Baskets
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Kate McKinnon as Various Characters on Saturday Night Live
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Ben Mendelsohn as Danny Rayburn on Bloodline
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Maggie Smith as Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham on Downton Abbey
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Sterling K. Brown as Christopher Darden on The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Regina King as Terri LaCroix on American Crime
Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series Transparent (Episode: "Man on the Land"), Directed by Jill Soloway
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series Game of Thrones (Episode: "Battle of the Bastards"), Directed by Miguel Sapochnik
Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special Thomas Kail and Alex Rudzinski for Grease: Live
Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special The Night Manager, Directed by Susanne Bier
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series Master of None (Episode: "Parents"), Written by Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series Game of Thrones (Episode: "Battle of the Bastards"), Written by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss
Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping, Written by Patton Oswalt
Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (Episode: "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia"), Written by D. V. DeVincentis



Primetime Emmy Awards :  The Primetime Emmy Award is an American award bestowed by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.It is given in recognition of excellence in American primetime television programming. It was first given in 1949.

The award was originally referred to as simply the Emmy Awards until the first Daytime Emmy Award ceremonies were held in the 1970s. The word prime time was added to distinguish between the two.The Emmy Awards are considered the television equivalent to the Academy Awards (film), Grammy Awards (music), and Tony Awards (stage).

The awards are divided into three categories: the Primetime Emmy Awards for television performance, the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, and the Primetime Engineering Emmy Awards.



 

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