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Game Of Thrones, The People v. O.J. Simpson Dominate 68th Emmy Awards

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The 68th annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced this Sunday, and  HBO’s fantasy-drama series Game Of Thrones bagged the award for Outstanding Drama Series for the second year in a row. It is now the most awarded scripted series in Emmy history, with 38 wins, surpassing the previous record of 37 overall wins held by Frasier. Based on George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, the show also took home the awards for Outstanding Writing for a drama series (David Benioff and DB Weiss for the episode Battle Of The Bastards) and Outstanding Directing for a drama series (Miguel Sapochnik).

The Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series went to HBO’s Veep for a second year in a row. The series’ lead actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus won the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a comedy series.

Another major winner of the night was FX Networks’ crime series The People v. O.J. Simpson, which won the award for Outstanding Limited Series. Its cast of Sarah Paulson, Courtney B Vance, Regina King and Sterling K Brown took home the awards in their respective categories.

Rami Malek, the lead actor of Mr. Robot, won the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series category, edging out Kevin Spacey and Liev Schreiber. Tatiana Maslany of Orphan Black won the Best Actress in a drama.

Cartel Land, an Oscar-nominated documentary on a physician taking on Mexico’s drug mafia, won the award for Exceptional Merit In Documentary Filmmaking.

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Here is the complete list of winners:

Outstanding drama series

“Game of Thrones” (HBO)

Outstanding comedy series

“Veep” (HBO)

Outstanding lead actress in a drama series

Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black” (BBC America)

Outstanding lead actor in a Drama Series

Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot” (USA)

Outstanding lead actress in a comedy series

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep” (HBO)

Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series

Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent” (Amazon)

Outstanding supporting actress in a drama series

Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey” (PBS)

Outstanding supporting actor in a drama series

Ben Mendelsohn, “Bloodline” (Netflix)

Outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series

Louie Anderson, “Baskets” (FX)

Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series

Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)

Outstanding lead actress in a limited series or a movie

Sarah Paulson, “The People v. O.J. Simpson” (FX)

Outstanding lead actor in a limited series or a movie

Courtney B. Vance, “The People v. O.J. Simpson” (FX)

Outstanding supporting actress in a limited series or a movie

Regina King, “American Crime” (ABC)

Outstanding supporting actor in a limited series or a movie

Sterling K. Brown, “The People v. O.J. Simpson” (FX)

Outstanding TV movie

“Sherlock: The Abominable Bride” (PBS)

Outstanding limited series

“The People v. O.J. Simpson” (FX)

Outstanding variety talk series

“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” (HBO)

Outstanding variety sketch series

“Key & Peele” (Comedy Central)

Outstanding reality-competition program

“The Voice” (NBC)

Outstanding writing for a drama series

David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, “Game Of Thrones,” Battle Of The Bastards (HBO)

Outstanding directing for a drama series

Miguel Sapochnik, “Game of Thrones”

Outstanding writing for a comedy series

Aziz Ansari, Alan Yang, “Master Of None,” Parents (Netflix)

Outstanding directing for a comedy series

Jill Soloway, “Transparent”

Outstanding writing for a limited series, movie or dramatic special

D.V. DeVincentis, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” Marcia, Marcia, Marcia (FX)

Outstanding directing for a limited series, movie or dramatic special

Susanne Bier, “The Night Manager”

Outstanding writing for a variety special

“Patton Oswalt: Talking For Clapping” (Netflix)

Outstanding directing for a variety special

Thomas Kail, Alex Rudzinski, “Grease: Live”

Outstanding guest actor in a drama series

Hank Azaria, “Ray Donovan” (Showtime)

Outstanding guest actor in a comedy series

Peter Scolari, “Girls” (HBO)

Outstanding guest actress in a drama series

Molly Parker, “House of Cards” (Netflix)

Outstanding guest actress in a comedy series

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)

Outstanding host for a reality or reality-competition program

RuPaul Charles, “RuPauls Drag Race” (Logo)

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series

“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” (HBO)

Outstanding variety special

“The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Prime Time Special” (CBS)

Outstanding structured reality program

“Shark Tank” (ABC)

Outstanding unstructured reality program

Born This Way (A&E)

Outstanding special class program

“Grease: Live” (FOX)

Outstanding documentary or nonfiction special

“What Happened, Miss Simone?” (Netflix)

Outstanding documentary or nonfiction series

“Making A Murderer” (Netflix)

“Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” (CNN)

Exceptional Merit In Documentary Filmmaking

“Cartel Land” (A&E)

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