Emmys 2016: ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’, ‘Game of Thrones’ win big

Los Angeles, Sep 19 (IANS) Popular fantasy show “Game Of Thrones” and American series “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story” won key honours at the 68th annual Emmy Primetime Awards on Sunday night.

“Game Of Thrones” (GOT), an adaptation of “A Song of Ice and Fire”, George R.R. Martin’s series of fantasy novels, won three honours at the award including the Best Drama Series for the second year in a row, as listed at emmys.com official website.

The other two awards for ‘GOT’ are Writing for a Drama Series and Directing for a Drama Series.

“The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story”, which is the dramatic retelling of the infamous O J Simpsons murder trial, was honoured for its writing and captured several acting awards including Actor in a Mini-Series or Movie, Actress in a Mini-Series or Movie, Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie and Writing for a Mini-Series or Movie.

“Veep” won the award for Outstanding Comedy Series and its lead actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus bagged the Best Actress in a Comedy Series. But the major surprises came for two first-time winners: “Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany” received the Emmy for outstanding actress in a drama, while “Mr. Robot” star Rami Malek was named best lead actor in a drama.

Actress Courtney B Vance won the Best Actor in Limited Series or Movie while Sarah Paulson bagged won best actress. The best supporting actor honour went to Sterling K Brown at the gala night, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

Rami Malek of “Mr Robot” and Tatiana Maslany of “Orphan Black” were named Best Actor and Best Actress in a Drama Series, respectively.

The award gala also honoured Indian-origin actor-writer-director Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang, who received the Outstanding Writing for a Comedy series honour for “Master of None.”

Ben Mendelsohn of “Bloodline” and Maggie Smith of “Downton Abbey” cornered the Best Supporting Actor and Actress award in the Best Drama Series at the award gala. While “Baskets” actor Louie Anderson and Kate McKinnon of “Saturday Night Live” won the Best Supporting Actor and Actress Award respectively.

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