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Emmys 2016: the complete list of winners

Actor Rami Malek attends the 68thannual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016, in Los Angeles, California.
Actor Rami Malek attends the 68thannual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016, in Los Angeles, California.
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The 68th annual Emmys are over.

Some of our predictions came true, but many did not. Surprises abounded — some good, some less so. As expected, Veep, Game of Thrones, and The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story were the big winners of the night in the show categories.

But the acting categories were full of unexpected victories, including Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany for Lead Actress in a Drama, Saturday Night Live's Kate McKinnon for Supporting Actress in a Comedy, Baskets' Louie Anderson for Supporting Actor in a Comedy, and The People v. O.J. Simpson's Sterling K. Brown for Supporting Actor in a Limited Series. Many of these surprise wins were well deserved, and they added some excitement to a ceremony that has been far too predictable for far too long.

Here's the full list of winners:

Comedy

Outstanding Comedy Series

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series


Drama

Outstanding Drama Series

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Outstanding TV movie

  • Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

  • Game of Thrones, "Battle of the Bastards," Miguel Sapochnik

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

  • Game of Thrones, "Battle of the Bastards," David Benioff and D.B. Weiss

Variety

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

  • Key & Peele

Outstanding Variety Special

  • "The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Prime Time Special"

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special

  • Patton Oswalt, Talking For Clapping

Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special

  • Grease: Live!

Outstanding Reality Competition Series


Miniseries, Movie, or Special

Outstanding Writing for Limited Series, Movie or Special

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Outstanding Directing in a limited series, movie, or special

  • Susanne Bier, The Night Manager

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

  • Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

  • Courtney B. Vance,The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Outstanding Limited Series

  • The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

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