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2016 Emmy Award Winners

HBO’s fantasy saga Game of Thrones and comedy Veep swept the Emmy Awards on Sunday, with Thrones becoming the most honored prime-time TV series in history with a cumulative 38 trophies. The show bested Frasier by one award after it claimed 12 honors on Sunday in Los Angeles. Veep nabbed the award for best comedy series. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, the show’s star, grabbed her own sixth Emmy as best comedy actress. For drama awards, Rami Malek of Mr. Robot and Tatiana Maslany of Orphan Black both earned trophies.

In case you missed it, here are the nominees and winners in the major categories:

Supporting Actor, Comedy Series
WINNER: Louie Anderson, "Baskets"
Andre Braugher, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
Keegan-Michael Key, "Key & Peele"
Ty Burrell, "Modern Family"
Tituss Burgess, "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
Tony Hale, "Veep"
Matt Walsh, "Veep"

Supporting Actress, Comedy Series

Niecy Nash, "Getting On"
Allison Janney, "Mom"
WINNER: Kate McKinnon, "Saturday Night Live"
Judith Light, "Transparent"
Gaby Hoffmann, "Transparent"
Anna Chlumsky, "Veep"

Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Laurie Metcalf, "The Big Bang Theory"
Christine Baranski, "The Big Bang Theory"
WINNER: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, "Saturday Night Live"
Melissa McCarthy, "Saturday Night Live"
Amy Schumer, "Saturday Night Live"
Melora Hardin, "Transparent"

Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

Bob Newhart, "The Big Bang Theory"
Tracy Morgan, "Saturday Night Live"
Larry David, "Saturday Night Live"
Bradley Whitford, "Transparent"
Martin Mull, "Veep"
WINNER: Peter Scolari, "Girls"

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Tracee Ellis Ross, "Black-ish"
Laurie Metcalf, "Getting On"
Lily Tomlin, "Grace and Frankie"
Amy Schumer, "Inside Amy Schumer"
Ellie Kemper, "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
WINNER: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson, "Black-ish"
WINNER: Jeffrey Tambor, "Transparent"
Aziz Ansari, "Master of None"
Will Forte, "The Last Man on Earth"
William H. Macy, "Shameless"
Thomas Middleditch, "Silicon Valley"

Reality-Competition Program

"The Amazing Race"
"American Ninja Warrior"
"Dancing With the Stars"
"Project Runway"
"Top Chef"
WINNER: "The Voice"

Supporting Actress, Limited Series or Movie

Melissa Leo, "All the Way"
WINNER: Regina King, "American Crime"
Sarah Paulson, "American Horror Story: Hotel"
Kathy Bates, "American Horror Story: Hotel"
Jean Smart, "Fargo"
Olivia Colman, "The Night Manager"

Supporting Actor, Limited Series or Movie

Jesse Plemons, "Fargo"
Bokeem Woodbine, "Fargo"
Hugh Laurie, "The Night Manager"
WINNER: Sterling K. Brown, "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story"
David Schwimmer, "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story"
John Travolta, "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story"

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie

WINNER: Sarah Paulson, "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story"
Audra McDonald, "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill"
Kerry Washington, "Confirmation"
Kirsten Dunst, "Fargo"
Lili Taylor, "American Crime"
Felicity Huffman, "American Crime"

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Bryan Cranston, "All the Way"
Idris Elba, "Luther"
Benedict Cumberbatch, "Sherlock: The Abominable Bride"
Cuba Gooding Jr., "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story"
WINNER: Courtney B. Vance, "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story"
Tom Hiddleston, "The Night Manager"

TV Movie

"A Very Murray Christmas"
"All the Way"
WINNER: "Sherlock: The Abominable Bride"

Limited Series or Movie

"American Crime"
"The Night Manager"
WINNER: "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story"

Variety Talk Series

"Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee"
"Jimmy Kimmel Live"
WINNER: "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver"
"The Late Late Show With James Corden"
"Real Time With Bill Maher"
"The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon"

Variety Sketch Series

"Documentary Now!"
"Drunk History"
"Inside Amy Schumer"
WINNER: "Key & Peele"
"Saturday Night Live"

Supporting Actress, Drama Series

Maura Tierney, "The Affair"
WINNER: Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey"
Lena Headey, "Game of Thrones"
Emilia Clarke, "Game of Thrones"
Maisie Williams, "Game of Thrones"
Constance Zimmer, "Unreal"

Supporting Actor, Drama Series

Jonathan Banks, "Better Call Saul"
WINNER: Ben Mendelsohn, "Bloodline"
Peter Dinklage, "Game of Thrones"
Kit Harington, "Game of Thrones"
Michael Kelly, "House of Cards"
Jon Voight, "Ray Donovan"

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Kyle Chandler, "Bloodline"
WINNER: Rami Malek, "Mr. Robot"
Bob Odenkirk, "Better Call Saul"
Matthew Rhys, "The Americans"
Liev Schreiber, "Ray Donovan"
Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards"

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Viola Davis, "How to Get Away With Murder"
Robin Wright, "House of Cards"
Claire Danes, "Homeland"
Taraji P. Henson, "Empire"
WINNER: Tatiana Maslany, "Orphan Black"
Keri Russell, "The Americans"

Comedy Series

"Master of None"
"Modern Family
"Silicon Valley"
"Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
WINNER: "Veep"

Drama Series

"The Americans"
"Better Call Saul"
"Downton Abbey"
WINNER: "Game of Thrones"
"House of Cards"
"Mr. Robot"
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