Game of Thrones Leads Emmys, Rami Malek & Tatiana Maslany Score Wins


LOS ANGELES: At last night’s 68th Emmy Awards, Game of Thrones was crowned best drama, while Mr. Robot‘s Rami Malek and Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany each took home their first win in the category.

Game of Thrones received a total of 12 Emmys in all, making it the leader this year. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story followed with a total of 9 awards. By network, HBO was on top with 22, and FX was second with 18, followed by Netflix with 9.

This was the second consecutive year that Game of Thrones came out on top in the drama category. The HBO megahit has now solidified its place as the most-awarded scripted series in Emmy history, with 38 wins. Malek’s win for best lead actor in a drama and Maslany’s win for best lead actress in a drama marked firsts for both performers. Also for drama, supporting nods went to Bloodlines Ben Mendelsohn and Downton Abbey‘s Maggie Smith.

Veep won its second Emmy for best comedy, and lead actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus also scored a repeat win. Jeffrey Tambor was honored for his work in Transparent with the Emmy for lead actor in a comedy. The award for best supporting actor in a comedy went to Louie Anderson for Baskets, while Kate McKinnon won the supporting actress award for Saturday Night Live.

The People vs. O.J. Simpson saw double winners in the performance categories. Courtney B. Vance scored the Emmy for lead actor in a limited series, and co-star Sarah Paulson won for lead actress in a limited series. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story also won for best limited series. Supporting wins went to Sterling K. Brown for The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story and Regina King for American Crime.

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride won for best TV movie. The Voice was named outstanding reality-competition program. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver was the winner for variety talk series. Key & Peele won in the variety sketch series category.