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Emmys 2016: All the winners from TV's big night

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The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards have wrapped and let's just get it out of the way: Veep. Game of Thrones. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. Got it? Good. "It’s just nice to be nominated" is true of every person up until the point where a winner is chosen. We've been keeping a running tally of all the winners so far tonight.

Amazon’s Transparent took an early lead in the comedy categories with two wins — one for directing, and one for lead actor Jeffrey Tambor, who used his speech to call for more transgender performers in transgender roles: "I would not be unhappy [if I were] the last cisgender man to play a female transgender on TV." Ultimately, though, top honor went to Veep for the second year in a row.

A big night for FX and HBO

The second hour was dedicated to limited series, which is to say, The People v. O.J. Simpson: An American Crime Story. Ryan Murphy’s new crime serial took home five awards, including three acting awards for Marcia Clark, Johnnie, Cochran, and Christopher Darden (or rather, their portrayers).

Bridging the gap between limited series and drama, Key & Peele took home best variety sketch for its final season, while John Oliver's Last Week Tonight won the variety talk award that The Daily Show, Oliver's former home, used to dominate.

While the final hour leaned heavily in Game of Thrones' favor, winning the top drama award as well as statues for writing and directing, the acting nods went everywhere else. Rami Malek won for Mr. RobotTatiana Maslany for Orphan Black (finally), Ben Mendelsohn for Bloodline, and Dame Maggie Smith for Downton Abbey (that last one is perhaps less surprising).

The winners:

  • Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Louie Anderson, Baskets
  • Writing for a Comedy Series: Master of None
  • Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
  • Directing for a Comedy Series: Transparent
  • Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
  • Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
  • Reality-Competition Program: The Voice
  • Writing for a Limited Series or Movie: The People v. O.J. Simpson: An American Crime Story
  • Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie: Regina King, American Crime
  • Directing in a Limited Series or Movie: The Night Manager
  • Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
  • Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie: Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
  • Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
  • Television Movie: Sherlock: The Abominable Bride
  • Limited Series: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
  • Writing for a Variety Special: Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping
  • Variety Talk Series: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
  • Directing for a Variety Special: Grease: Live
  • Variety Sketch Series: Key & Peele
  • Writing for a drama: Game of Thrones
  • Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
  • Directing for a Drama Series: Game of Thrones
  • Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline
  • Lead actor in a Drama Series: Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
  • Lead actress in a Drama Series: Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
  • Outstanding Comedy Series: Veep
  • Outstanding Drama Series: Game of Thrones

Tonight’s winners, by network:

  • FX: 6
  • HBO: 6
  • Netflix: 3
  • NBC: 2
  • Amazon: 2
  • PBS: 2
  • ABC: 1
  • AMC: 1
  • FOX: 1
  • Comedy Central: 1
  • USA: 1
  • BBC America: 1