Girish Mahajan

68th Primetime Emmy Awards

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Hosted by  Jimmy Kimmel
Produced by  Don Mischer
Host  Jimmy Kimmel
Network  ABC
Other ceremonies  2015, 2017
Producer  Don Mischer
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Most awards  Comedy: Transparent and Veep (2) Drama: Game of Thrones (3) Limited / Movie: The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (5)
Most nominations  Comedy: Veep (10) Drama: Game of Thrones (9) Limited / Movie: The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (13)
Date  September 18, 2016, 4:00 PM PDT
Location  Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California, United States

The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards honored the best in U.S. prime time television programming from June 1, 2015 until May 31, 2016, as chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The ceremony was held on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, California, and was broadcast in the U.S. by ABC. The ceremony was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. It was preceded by the 68th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, which took place over two nights, September 10 and 11, at the Microsoft Theater.

Contents

Crime anthology The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story won five major awards, the most awards of the night, while fantasy drama Game of Thrones won three, including Outstanding Drama Series and surpassing Frasier (37) as the fictional television program with the most Primetime Emmy Awards with 38 wins in six seasons. The political satire series Veep also won Outstanding Comedy Series for the second time in a row, while its producer and lead star Julia Louis-Dreyfus established a new record of wins for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series; it was her fifth consecutive win for the series and sixth overall in the category.

Winners and nominees

The nominations were announced by Anthony Anderson and Lauren Graham on July 14, 2016. The limited series The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story was the most nominated program at the ceremony with 13, and 22 overall, although Game of Thrones received the most overall nominations that year with 23 and was the most nominated drama series.

The winners were announced at an awards ceremony hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on September 18, 2016. With five awards, The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story took the most wins. The two main television program categories, drama and comedy, were won by the same programs as the previous year (Game of Thrones and Veep). For the acting categories, there were debut dramatic wins for Rami Malek for Mr. Robot and Tatiana Maslany for Orphan Black. The main comedic acting awards went for a second time to Jeffrey Tambor for Transparent, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Veep, for the fifth consecutive year.

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold:

Most major nominations

By network
  • HBO – 40
  • FX – 28
  • Netflix – 17
  • ABC – 12
  • AMC – 9
  • Showtime – 8
  • Amazon / CBS / NBC / PBS – 6
  • Comedy Central – 5
  • Fox – 4
  • BBC America / Lifetime / USA – 3
  • By program
  • The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX) – 13
  • Veep (HBO) – 10
  • Game of Thrones (HBO) – 9
  • Fargo (FX) – 8
  • The Night Manager (AMC) / Silicon Valley (HBO) – 6
  • Most major awards

    By network
  • FX / HBO – 6
  • Netflix – 3
  • Amazon / NBC / PBS – 2
  • By program
  • The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX) – 5
  • Game of Thrones (HBO) – 3
  • Transparent (Amazon) / Veep (HBO) – 2
  • Notes

    Presenters

    The awards were presented by the following:

    In Memoriam

    Very early on in the show, Jeffrey Tambor paid tribute to Garry Shandling. Later, before introducing the segment, Henry Winkler paid tribute to producer, actor and director Garry Marshall. Singer-songwriter Tori Kelly sang "Hallelujah" as television industry personalities who had died in the past year were shown.

    References

    68th Primetime Emmy Awards Wikipedia


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