Game of Thrones, Veep take top prizes again at the Emmys
Fan favorite Game of Thrones, went into Sunday’s show with a leading 23 nominations and won a total of 12 Emmys
Fantasy drama series “Game of Thrones” and comedy “Veep” proved repeat winners for cable giant HBO at the Emmy awards on Sunday, but newcomers and actors of color also made their mark in a ceremony where election-year politics played large.
Fan favorite “Game of Thrones,” went into Sunday’s show with a leading 23 nominations and won a total of 12 Emmys, including for best drama series, directing and writing. It beat off a challenge from USA network’s “Mr. Robot,” as well as Netflix’s dark Washington DC drama “House of Cards.”
“We’re standing up here because George Martin created the world that we all live and play in,” said co-creator Dan Weiss.
True crime was also a big winner.
“The People v. O.J. Simpson,” FX’s 10-hour dramatization of the former football player’s 1995 double murder trial and sensational acquittal won nine Emmys, including for best limited series and for actors Sarah Paulson, Courtney B. Vance and Sterling K. Brown.
Paulson, who played losing Los Angeles trial prosecutor Marcia Clark in the show, brought Clark along with her to the Emmys.
“The more I learned about the real Marcia Clark... the more I had to recognize that I along with the rest of the world had been superficial and careless in my judgment,” said Paulson, accepting her first Emmy.
Host Jimmy Kimmel opened Sunday’s show with a string of jokes about Republican presidential contender and former “Celebrity Apprentice” star Donald Trump.
Emmys 2016: Arab designers, red carpet highs and fashion failsTV’s hottest stars were out in full force for the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards Fashion and beauty
Leslie Jones jokes about her Twitter woes at Emmy AwardsHer passport, a driver’s license, multiple nude photos and other private information was posted online Digital
Egyptian-American Rami Malek wins best drama actor EmmyMalek, who is of Egyptian origin, beat out Kevin Spacey in House of Cards among other notable names Variety
Rise of Westeros' women keeps 'Game of Thrones' an Emmy front-runnerThe medieval fantasy series enters Primetime Emmys as the most-nominated show with 23 nods, including three in the supporting drama actress category Variety