List of Winners of 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards – GK Updates for IBPS PO 2016:
The 68th Annual Prime time Emmy Awards honoured 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 September 18, 2016 at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, California, and was broadcast in the U.S. by ABC.
About EMMY Awards:
· An Emmy Award, or simply Emmy, recognizes excellence in the television industry, and corresponds to the Academy Award (for film), the Tony Award (for theatre), and the Grammy Award (for music).
· The awards was first given in the year 1949 and is originally referred to as simply the “Emmy Awards” until the first Daytime Emmy Award ceremonies were held in the 1970s, and the word “prime time“ was added to distinguish between the two.
· The Primetime Emmy Awards generally air in mid-September, on the Sunday before the official start of the fall television season. They are currently seen in rotation among the four major networks.
· Because of NBC’s coverage of Sunday Night NFL Football beginning in September, when NBC has had the rotation in 2006, 2010 and 2014, the Primetime Emmy Awards moved to late August for those years only.
· Other major Emmy Award ceremonies are those honouring national sports programming, national news and documentary shows, national business and financial reporting, and technological and engineering achievements in television, including the Primetime Engineering Emmy Awards. Regional Emmy Awards are also presented throughout the country at various times through the year, recognizing excellence in local and statewide television.
Here's a Complete List of Winners From the 68th Emmy Awards:
From The People v. O.J. Simpson to Baskets (?) and The Night Manager, this year’s Emmys once again made us shamefully aware of the shitload of TV we consume—except for all the shows we’re not watching that everyone else seems to know about. Here are the top winners from tonight’s show.
· Outstanding Drama Series - Game of Thrones (HBO)
· Outstanding Comedy Series - Veep (HBO)
· Outstanding Mini-Series or Movie - The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
· Outstanding TV Movie - Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (Masterpiece) (PBS)
· Outstanding Variety Talk Series - Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)
· Outstanding Variety Sketch Series - Key & Peele (Comedy Central)
· Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series - Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
· Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series - Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
· Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series - Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
· Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series- Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
· Outstanding Actor in a Mini-Series or Movie - Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story
· Outstanding Actress in a Mini-Series or Movie - Sarah Paulson, The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story
· Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama - Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline
· Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama - Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
· Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy - Louie Anderson, Baskets
· Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy - Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
· Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie - Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story
· Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Mini-Series or Movie - Regina King, American Crime
· Outstanding Reality Competition Program - The Voice (NBC)
· Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series - Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang, Master of None (“Parents”)
· Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series - David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, Game of Thrones (“Battle of the Bastards”)
· Outstanding Writing for a Mini-Series or Movie - D.V. DeVincentis, The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (“Marcia, Marcia, Marcia”)
· Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special - Patton Oswalt, Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping
· Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series - Jill Soloway, Transparent (“Man on the Land”)
· Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series - Miguel Sapochnik, Game of Thrones (“Battle of the Bastards”)
· Outstanding Directing for a Mini-Series or Movie - Susanne Bier, The Night Manager
· Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special - Thomas Kail and Alex Rudzinski, Grease: Live