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Emmys 2016: Game of Thrones and Veep win top honors for Outstanding Series

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Game of Thrones and Veep have taken home the Emmy awards for Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Comedy Series, respectively. It's the second year in a row for both shows.

Game of Thrones also won for Outstanding Direction (Miguel Sapochnik) and Outstanding Writing (David Benioff and D.B. Weiss), both for the penultimate episode of the season "Battle of the Bastards." Veep's only other honor of the night was for lead actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who now holds the record for most consecutive wins in the category (she now has five, breaking her tie with Helen Hunt).

Both Veep and Game of Thrones are HBO properties, and the network came away with six wins tonight, tying with FX. Still, FX's The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story had undeniably the biggest night at the Emmys, winning Outstanding Limited Series, Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series or Movie, and acting awards for Sarah Paulson, Courtney B. Vance, and Sterling K. Brown.


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