2016 Emmy Winners


This year's Emmys played a lot of things by the book, but they also had some nice surprises. Kimmel was a great host. He started out by saying there was a new rule that if the winner wasn't there, they would just give the Emmy to the next person on the list. Then he directed a tirade at Maggie Smith for never showing up and winning all the time. He also had a great joke about Transparent being in the comedy category despite being a drama (Born a drama, identifies as a comedy) and Matt Damon even came on stage at one point to harass him. Game of Thrones and Veep also took home the big wins of the night, so that makes me happy. Here's a list of the nominees and winners. 


Outstanding Drama Series
The Americans
Better Call Saul
Downton Abbey
Game Of Thrones
Homeland
House Of Cards
Mr. Robot
I'm glad Game of Thrones won this. They were so bad in season 5, and to come back and give us a mostly perfect season 6 was great. I'll miss them next year when they won't be eligible due to their late start date. 



Oustanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Kyle Chandler - Bloodline
Rami Malek - Mr. Robot
Bob Odenkirk - Better Call Saul
Matthew Rhys - The Americans
Liev Schreiber - Ray Donovan
Kevin Spacey - House Of Cards
I squealed when Rami won this. So deserving. 


Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Claire Danes - Homeland
Viola Davis - How To Get Away With Murder
Taraji P. Henson - Empire
Tatiana Maslany - Orphan Black
Keri Russell - The Americans
Robin Wright - House Of Cards
Maslany's fans are always saying how she's getting screwed over in the awards department, so I'm happy she finally got a win here. 


Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Jonathan Banks - Better Call Saul
Peter Dinklage - Game Of Thrones
Kit Harington - Game Of Thrones
Michael Kelly - House Of Cards
Ben Mendelsohn - Bloodline
Jon Voight - Ray Donovan
Who will win: Peter Dinklage
Mendelsohn wasn't even there. I wanted Harington or Banks to take it. 


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Emilia Clarke - Game Of Thrones
Lena Headey - Game Of Thrones
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Maura Tierney - The Affair
Maisie Williams - Game Of Thrones
Constance Zimmer - UnREAL
Seriously, fuck Maggie Smith and Downton Abbey. Lena deserved this win. Those Downton people just scowled at Jimmy too when he joked that Maggie shouldn't keep winning because she's never there. He said her Emmy will be in the lost and found since they won't mail it. 


Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
The Americans ("Persona Non Grata")
Downton Abbey ("Episode 8")
Game Of Thrones ("Battle Of The Bastards")
The Good Wife ("End")
Mr. Robot ("eps1.0_hellofriend.mov")
UnREAL ("Return")



Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Downton Abbey ("Episode 9")
Game Of Thrones ("Battle Of The Bastards")
Game Of Thrones ("The Door")
Homeland ("The Tradition Of Hospitality")
The Knick ("This Is All We Are")
Ray Donovan ("Exsuscito")
I'm so happy Sapochnik won this. Battle of the Bastards was beautifully directed. 


Outstanding Comedy Series

black-ish
Master Of None
Modern Family
Silicon Valley
Transparent
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Veep
I thought Transparent might bump them but I'm so happy Veep took it home again. 


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson - black-ish
Aziz Ansari - Master Of None
Will Forte - The Last Man On Earth
William H. Macy - Shameless
Thomas Middleditch - Silicon Valley
Jeffrey Tambor - Transparent
Tambor gave a beautiful speech about giving more roles to the trans community and that he hopes he's the last cis male to win anything for playing someone that's trans (that won't happen)



Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Ellie Kemper - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Julia Louis-Dreyfus - Veep
Laurie Metcalf - Getting On
Tracee Ellis Ross - black-ish
Amy Schumer - Inside Amy Schumer
Lily Tomlin - Grace And Frankie
JLD made history winning her 5th consecutive Emmy for the same part. She gave a very emotional speech and dedicated it to her father, who died on Friday. 


Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Louie Anderson - Baskets
Andre Braugher - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Tituss Burgess - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Ty Burrell - Modern Family
Tony Hale - Veep
Keegan-Michael Key - Key & Peele
Matt Walsh - Veep



Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Anna Chlumsky - Veep
Gaby Hoffmann - Transparent
Allison Janney - Mom
Judith Light - Transparent
Kate McKinnon - Saturday Night Live
Niecy Nash - Getting On
Kate was so surprised when she won! (so was I, I did not see that coming) Her speech was so giddy and emotional. I'm happy for her.


Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Catastrophe ("Episode 1")
Master Of None ("Parents")
Silicon Valley ("Founder Friendly")
Silicon Valley ("The Uptick")
Veep ("Morning After")
Veep ("Mother")


Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
Master Of None ("Parents")
Silicon Valley ("Daily Active Users")
Silicon Valley ("Founder Friendly")
Transparent ("Man On The Land")
Veep ("Kissing Your Sister")
Veep ("Morning After")
Veep ("Mother")



Outstanding Limited Series
American Crime
Fargo
The Night Manager
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Roots
People vs OJ was the big winner of the night. 


Outstanding Television Movie
All The Way
Confirmation
Luther
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride
A Very Murray Christmas



Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Bryan Cranston - All The Way
Benedict Cumberbatch - Sherlock: The Abominable Bride
Idris Elba - Luther
Cuba Gooding, Jr. - The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Tom Hiddleston - The Night Manager
Courtney B. Vance - The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story


Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Kirsten Dunst - Fargo
Felicity Huffman - American Crime
Audra McDonald - Lady Day At Emerson's Bar & Grille
Sarah Paulson - The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Lili Taylor - American Crime
Kerry Washington - Confirmation
Sarah finally has an Emmy and she got up there and apologized to Marcia Clark for having a narrow minded view of her like everyone else did during OJ's trial.


Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Sterling K. Brown - The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Hugh Laurie - The Night Manager
Jesse Plemons - Fargo
David Schwimmer - The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
John Travolta - The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Bokeem Woodbine - Fargo
Sterling's speech was amazing. He said "You probably didn't know who I was but you checked my name anyways." It was so cute.


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Kathy Bates - American Horror Story: Hotel
Olivia Colman - The Night Manager
Regina King - American Crime
Melissa Leo - All The Way
Sarah Paulson - American Horror Story: Hotel
Jean Smart - Fargo


Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special
Fargo ("Loplop")
Fargo ("Palindrome")
The Night Manager
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story ("From The Ashes Of Tragedy")
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story ("Marcia, Marcia, Marcia")
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story ("The Race Card")


Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special
All The Way
Fargo ("Before The Law")
The Night Manager
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story ("From The Ashes Of Tragedy")
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story ("Manna From Heaven")
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story ("The Race Card")
So Suzanne Bier winning this was kind of a shock. I don't think anyone saw this coming. 



Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

The Amazing Race
American Ninja Warrior
Dancing With The Stars
Project Runway
Top Chef
The Voice



Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
Documentary Now!
Drunk History
Inside Amy Schumer
Key & Peele
Portlandia
Saturday Night Live


Outstanding Variety Talk Series
Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
The Late Late Show With James Corden
Real Time With Bill Maher
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon


14 comments:

  1. At least Hiddles didn't win. Oh, I heard Ryan Seacrest was on fire. I did see Matt Damon make Jimmy Kimmel feel like a bigger lose since Kimmel didn't win his Emmy. I love their feud.

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    1. The Kimmel/Damon fued is brilliant. I absolutely loved it when he came on screen. Yeah, the opening was a bit weak but setting Seacret on fire was the best part of it.

      I'm happy Hiddleston lost too.

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  2. I don't watch The Emmy's any more because I don't know anybody...maybe I'm just getting old. I see that OJ and Thrones are the big winners and am glad Sarah Paulsen won since I saw parts of her performance. I always like the fashions...sad but true.

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    1. I really want to watch People vs OJ after all the buzz, but they haven't put it OnDemand, it's really frustrating.

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  3. I screamed in excitement when Ben Mendelsohn won it. He's one of my favorite actors and I was so happy to see his great work get rewarded.

    Kate McKinnon, I was happy to see win as well. I had a feeling she would take it because of the breakout year she had with Ghostbusters, her Spirit Awards hosting gig, and her Emmy nomination.

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    1. That's true, she had a lot of things that helped influence her in that category.

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  4. Did anyone really think Battle of the Bastards wouldn't win? That shit was Oscar-worthy filmmaking!!

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  5. That was in poor taste of Kimmel since it's hard to expect a woman of Smith's age to arrive there just for some awards ceremony

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    1. I don't think so, she never goes to any award ceremony and wins all the time. Plus, Maggie's quip she released after she won about having him direct her to the lost and found was pretty funny too.

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  6. Literally the only win that was typically Emmy was Maggie Smith - which was EVERY SINGLE ONE of their worst tendencies rolled into one. But you can't really argue with any of the other wins, even if you may not agree with them exactly. It's hard to say any of them weren't worthy in some way.

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    1. I agree, Maggie's win was essentially the worst, lol.

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