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Everything you missed at the Emmy Awards

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It must be hard being an actor.

Getting all dressed up by someone else, given a bunch of words to say by someone else, told where to stand, where to look, do a lot of "pretending" - and then a few months later put on a designer label to get told by the rest of your industry what a good job you did. 

Jealous? Us? Obviously. 

These are the winners from the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, interspersed with various entertainment nuggets from the events at Microsoft Theater, LA. 


Outstanding comedy series

  • Veep (HBO)

Outstanding drama series

  • Game of Thrones (HBO) - which now makes it the drama show with most Emmy wins in history
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Outstanding Variety Talk Series

  • Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

  • Key & Peele (Comedy Central)

Outstanding Limited Series

  • The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)

Outstanding Television Movie

  • Sherlock: "The Abominable Bride" (PBS)

The night's host Jimmy Kimmel failed to pick up an award on the night - but he had a shoulder to cry on...

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
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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 (which picked up the most awards for the night, scooping five in all)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

  • Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark on The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Oh this? Just the kids from Stranger Things delivering sandwiches to the audience. Not like it's the most adorable thing you've ever seen or owt.

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 (get in there Mags)

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 

 

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Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

  • Transparent directed by Jill Soloway 

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

  • Game of Thrones 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 written by Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang
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Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

  • Game of Thrones 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 written by D. V. DeVincentis 

So that's six major awards for HBO and FX, a clutch of three for Netflix, two for PBS and a whole lot of champagne consumed throughout the evening.

Such a hard life...

(Images: Rex)

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