Game Of Thrones

Generally, it’s not very easy to tell what the overall theme of an Emmy Awards ceremony is going to be until after Game Of Thrones or Modern Family start pulling in every award, but a specific theme started to take shape early on that then turned into a rallying cry when Transparent’s Jill Soloway won a directing Emmy and shouted “topple the patriarchy.” Women won awards, Jeffrey Tambor made a passionate speech about giving trans actors a shot, Leslie Jones yelled at the Ernst And Young guys for not protecting her Twitter account, and throughout the whole thing it was clear that this wasn’t just about white guys for once. Oh sure, white men still won plenty of awards, but even host Jimmy Kimmel made some jokes about how the open acceptance of diversity wasn’t necessarily “good” for him.

Speaking of the awards, Game Of Thrones did end up taking home a bunch of them (including Best Drama Series), with “Battle Of The Bastards” being honored presumably for how expensive it was and for how satisfying it was to finally see Ramsay Bolton get ripped apart by hungry dogs. In fact, Game Of Thrones won so many Emmys that it has now broken the record for most-awarded scripted drama series ever. The People V. O.J. Simpson also cleaned up pretty well, virtually dominating the various Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special categories. Elsewhere, Tatiana Maslany won Best Actress In A Drama, even though she probably deserves a dozen more Emmys for the work she does on Orphan Black. Also, Rami Malek won Best Lead Actor In A Drama Series for Mr. Robot, suggesting that some of these awards were actually picked by people who know what they’re doing.

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The broadcast also covered the Creative Arts Emmys a little bit, which are like the real Emmys but way cooler and more underground. You can read about those here.

The full list of winners is below.

Drama series

Comedy series

Lead actress in a drama series

Lead actor in a drama series

Supporting actor in a drama

  • Ben Mendelsohn as Danny Rayburn in Bloodline.

Director for a dramatic series

Supporting actress in a drama series

  • Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess Of Grantham in Downton Abbey.

Writing for a drama series

Outstanding variety sketch series

Directing for a variety special

Outstanding variety talk series

Outstanding writing for a comedy special

Best limited series

Outstanding television movie

Lead actor in a limited series, movie, or dramatic special

Lead actress in a limited series, movie, or dramatic special

Supporting actor in a limited series, movie, or dramatic special

Outstanding director for a limited series, movie, or dramatic special

Supporting actress in a limited series, movie, or dramatic special

Outstanding writing in a limited series, movie, or dramatic special

Outstanding reality competition

  • The Voice

Lead actor in a comedy series

Lead actress in a comedy series

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer in Veep.

Directing for a comedy series

Supporting actress in a comedy

Outstanding writing for a comedy series

Supporting actor in a comedy series

  • Louie Anderson as Christine Baskets in Baskets.


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