TV - 68th Emmy Award Winners Announced

The 68th annual Emmy Award winners were announced overnight...

In a televised ceremony, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, 27 categories of awards were presented by an array of top talent and entertainers from various networks and television platforms including James Corden, Bryan Cranston, Tom Hiddleston and Rami Malek. The big news for Rami Malek, and us, was his success in the category of Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Other notable awards were Best Director in a Mini-series which went to The Night Manager and Outstanding Made for TV Movie which went to Sherlock: The Abominable Bride. The big winner on the night was The People vs OJ Simpson with 5 awards but, adding in the Creative Awards which were presented last week, Game of Thrones came top over all with 12, three of which came last night.

Here's a reminder of Susan Omand's picks for what should win and what likely will win for the main acting categories, alongside the ones that actually did win. If you want the full list of all the winners it's on the Emmy's website

Comedy series:

“Master of None”
“Modern Family”
“Silicon Valley”
“Transparent” - WILL WIN
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

Drama series:

“The Americans”
”Better Call Saul”
”Downton Abbey”
”Game of Thrones” - WILL WIN - DID WIN
”House of Cards”
”Mr. Robot” - SHOULD WIN

Outstanding Limited Series:

“American Crime”
“The Night Manager” - SHOULD AND WILL WIN
“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”  - DID WIN

TV Movie:

“All the Way”
“Luther” - SHOULD WIN
“Sherlock: The Abominable Bride” - WILL WIN - DID WIN
“A Very Murray Christmas” 

Lead actor in a drama:

Kyle Chandler, “Bloodline”
Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot” - SHOULD WIN - DID WIN
Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”
Matthew Rhys, “The Americans”
Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards” - WILL WIN

Lead actress in a drama:

Claire Danes, “Homeland” - SHOULD WIN
Viola Davis, “How to Get Away With Murder” - WILL WIN
Taraji P. Henson, “Empire”
Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black” - DID WIN
Keri Russell, “The Americans”
Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

Lead actor in a limited series:

Bryan Cranston, “All the Way”
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride”
Idris Elba, “Luther” - SHOULD WIN
Cuba Gooding Jr., “The People vs. O.J. Simpson” - DID WIN
Tom Hiddleston, “The Night Manager” - WILL WIN
Courtney B. Vance, “The People vs. O.J. Simpson”

Lead actress in a limited series:

Kirsten Dunst, “Fargo” - SHOULD WIN
Felicity Huffman, “American Crime”
Audra McDonald, “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grille”
Sarah Paulson, “The People v. O.J. Simpson” - DID WIN
Lili Taylor, “American Crime” - WILL WIN
Kerry Washington, “Confirmation”

Lead actor in a comedy:

Anthony Anderson, “black-ish”
Aziz Ansari, “Master of None”
Will Forte, “Last Man on Earth
William H. Macy, “Shameless” - SHOULD WIN
Thomas Middleditch, “Silicon Valley”
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent - WILL WIN - DID WIN

Lead actress in a Comedy:

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep” - SHOULD WIN - DID WIN
Ellie Kemper, “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
Tracee Ellis Ross, “black-ish”
Laurie Metcalf, “Getting On”
Amy Schumer, “Inside Amy Schumer” - WILL  WIN
Lily Tomlin, “Grace and Frankie”

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

Louie Anderson, “Baskets” - DID WIN
Andre Braugher, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” - SHOULD WIN
Keegan-Michael Key, “Key & Peele”
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
Tituss Burgess, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” - WILL WIN
Tony Hale, “Veep”
Matt Walsh, “Veep”

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

Jonathan Banks, “Better Call Saul”
Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”
Ben Mendelsohn, “Bloodline” - DID WIN
Kit Harington, “Game Of Thrones” - WILL WIN
Michael Kelly, “House Of Cards”
Jon Voight , “Ray Donovan” - SHOULD WIN

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie

Jesse Plemons, “Fargo”
Bokeem Woodbine, “Fargo”
Hugh Laurie, “The Night Manager” - SHOULD AND WILL WIN
Sterling K. Brown, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” - DID WIN
David Schwimmer, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
John Travolta, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

Niecy Nash, “Getting On”
Allison Janney, “Mom” - SHOULD WIN
Kate McKinnon , “Saturday Night Live” - DID WIN
Judith Light, “Transparent"
Gaby Hoffmann, “Transparent” - WILL WIN
Anna Chlumsky, “Veep"

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

Maura Tierney, “The Affair”
Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey” - WILL WIN - DID WIN
Lena Headey, “Game Of Thrones” - SHOULD WIN
Emilia Clarke, “Game Of Thrones”
Maisie Williams, “Game Of Thrones”
Constance Zimmer, “UnREAL”

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie

Melissa Leo, “All The Way”
Regina King, “American Crime” - DID WIN
Sarah Paulson, “American Horror Story: Hotel” - WILL WIN
Kathy Bates, “American Horror Story: Hotel”
Jean Smart, “Fargo”
Olivia Colman, “The Night Manager” -  SHOULD WIN

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