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The 68th annual Emmy Awards ended with "Game of Thrones" taking the top drama award. The award before that was for top comedy and that was awarded to "Veep."
All in all, a delightful evening that seemed to flow better than host Jimmy Kimmel implied throughout the night. Kimmel, self-deprecation was a nice departure from hosts who think they are the show. No need to interrupt the night with needless musical interludes ecept the one that is NEEDED - the In Memoiriam - Tori Kelly was superb in that role.
"Game of Thrones" made history tonight as well. Going in to the evening's show, it already bagged nine awards, and they only added more. In all, it now has 38 total, one more than "Frasier," which won 37 in its time on that air. It won 12 Emmys this time around, while "The People vs O.J. Simpson" also had a great night.
If there were any surprises, it may be Tatiana Maslany and Rami Malek for lead actress and lead actor in a drama, respectively. Now, before people jump and think it was so cool that HBO won the top two awards, they did it last year as well.
So, tonight (9.18.16), it was "The People vs O.J. Simpson" with five awards that won the night, followed by "Game of Thrones" with three. Add in the Emmys awarded 9.10 and 9.11) and then it was "Game of Thrones" with 12 and then "The People vs O.J. Simpson" with 9.
In order as they were presented, live from the Microsoft Theater, in downtown Los Angeles.
Supporting Actor, comedy... Louie Anderson, who plays a woman, wins - - "mom, we did it."
Writing, comedy series - @MasterOfNone's @AzizAnsari and @AlanMYang
Supporting actress, Kate McKinnon, "SNL"
Directing, Jill Soloway - "Transparent" - - says it is better to not make them the butt of the joke but rather, be the joke...Jimmy quipped.."'Transparent' was born a drama and identifies a comedy."..Plus, Jill Soloway Says Topple The Patriarchy and Kimmel says, "I am not sure I like that..."
Lead actress, comedy - Julia Louis-Dreyfuss...now won eight and ties Cloris Leachman...her father died this past Friday...
Lead actor, comedy - Jeffrey Tambor, "Transparent"
Reality, competition - Mark Burnett, "The Voice"
Writing, limited series or TV movie - "People vs O.J. Simpson"
Supporting actress, limited series or TV movie - Regina King, "American Crime"
Directing, Susanne Bier, "The Night Manager"
Supporting actor, limited series or TV movie - Sterling K. Brown, "People vs O.J. Simpson"
Lead actress, limited series or TV movie - Sarah Paulson, "People vs O.J. Simpson"
Lead actor, Limited series or TV movie - Courtney B. Vance, "People vs O.J. Simpson"
TV movie - "Sherlock"
Limited series - "The People vs O.J. Simpson"
Variety special, Patton Oswalt
Variety talk series, John Oliver...
Variety, "Grease LIVE!"
Variety sketch series, "Key and Peele"
Writing, drama series, "Game of Thrones"
Supporting actress drama, Maggie Smith - "Downton Abbey"
Directing drama, "Game of Thrones"
Supporting actor drama, Ben Mendohlson
Lead actor, Rami Malek - "Mr. Robot"
Lead actress, Tantina Maslani,"Orphan Black"
Comedy series, "Veep"
Drama, "Game of Thrones"
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Henry Winkler tribute for Gary Marshall....Tori Kelly...
Garry Shandling tribute from Jeffrey Tambor...good stuff...
Diversity on display and kudos for Yang to play into it and laugh...
...Jimmy Kimmel great opening and rips it at the same time..
Update: 9/18/16 - Going in to the show, HBO has already won (for this year, yes) 16 while FX has grabbed 12. Netflix and PBS have 6 each; Fox has five...for the list head here
"Games of Thrones"
- 9 going in
"Grease Live" - 4 going in to tonight...
"People vs O.J. Simpson" - 4
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From Timobns - - To be honest, something has happened to the Emmys. Like most award shows, when they stray from what they are - an industry award show - they are lame. It is that simple. Best on TV? But, they are watering it down by expanding categories and adding some that make no sense. Plus, the ways in which we watch means shows win and not many people see them - at all. They say they watch, but come on. When a show gets 3-4 million, people are not watching. Take a look at the red carpet show and you will see all the butt-kissing. The hosts always say the person they are talking to is sooooo talented and we all watch and are rooting for them...not when a show is that low-rated. Meanwhile, the show itself has lost viewers in droves. Why? The viewers are seeing the PC culture take over and tuning out. They do not want to be lectured to while watching a TV award show. I always grin when an award show about TV's best is not watched by its fans.
See the full list of winners from night one of the #CreativeArtsEmmys: http://bit.ly/2chTK2P
"Game of Thrones" tops all with 23 nominations; "The People vs O.J. Simpson" next with 22; "Fargo" has 18; "Veep" has 17 and "SNL" with 13.
Complete list of nominees #Emmys....OBNS always teams with The Wrap for out award season coverage..go HERE
From Timobns - - While shows like "Orange is the New Black" and "Game of Thrones" are chatted about all the time and by people who do not have Netflix or Showtime, they do not care. Then when the ratings for the actual Emmys are announced, it is lower than anticipated. Why? Broadcast shows are often left out. The shows people actually watch like the CBS TV lineup (even if I do not, people do). That network is the most watched. Diversity has nothing to do with it. The quality of the shows always matter but just because it is on pay cable, or a streaming service, does not mean it is better
"Black-ish," "Master of None," "Modern Family," "Silicon Valley," "Transparent," "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," "Veep"
* Only two from broadcast nets.
"The Americans," "Better Call Saul," "Downton Abbey," "Game Of Thrones," "Homeland," "House of Cards"
* Not one on broadcast nets (ABC, NBC, Fox, CW, CBS) - "NCIS" is most-watched on TV (CBS).
From Timobns - - It is harder, with the restrictions, to have a broadcast show be all it can be. On cable, the sky is the limit. Go ahead and have extreme violence, sex and swearing. That, too, does not make the show better, but, to many, it does. "House of Cards" is all the rage, but come on, who really watches that?
and Television Academy Twitter feed and others are all part of this...in no way do I claim to be the all-knowing soothsayer. I rely on my sources as well, as real time reports is all about.
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