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Last night was the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards, where the television academy takes the time to recognize some of the greatest accomplishments in the industry for the past season. Not surprisingly, the show that came out on top this year was none other than Game of Thrones, a show that seemingly only gets stronger and stronger as time goes on (despite the absence of source material at this point).
This also marked the year that Game of Thrones surpassed Frasier for the record total of Emmys won during a show run. Frasier previously held the record with 37 wins, and with two seasons left, Game of Thrones has secured the title with 38 wins, a record it's sure to barrel over over the course of the next couple seasons.
Below is the list of nominees and winners for several major categories at this year's Emmys!
Outstanding Drama Series
- Joseph Medina
Just last night, the TV Oscars, the Emmys were dished out in a lavish ceremony in Los Angeles. Game of Thrones was the big winner on the night, once again, bagging the top drama prize for the second year in a row (the show’s total number of awards now stands at 38), while Veep did the same in the comedy award. Mr Robot, Orphan Black and even Downton Abbey also received gongs, including one for our own Dame Maggie Smith. She picked up the award for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series, playing Violet Crawley in the show.
Here are the winners in full.
Outstanding drama series
Game of Thrones – Winner!
Outstanding comedy series
Veep – Winner!
Outstanding lead actor in a drama
- Paul Heath
FX’s limited series The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story picked up the most awards on the night, taking home five in total including Outstanding Limited Series, while Veep and Transparent won two apiece.
Check out a full list of winners here…
Winner: Game of Thrones
Lead Actress, Drama
- Gary Collinson
Peak TV finally got the Primetime Emmy Awards that it deserves.
Sure, “Game of Thrones” and “Veep” repeated their wins Sunday in the top drama and comedy series categories (giving HBO its second year of winning both). And legends like Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jeffrey Tambor continued their trophy dominance.
But underneath that, a whole new generation of fresh faces picked up their first-ever Emmys on Sunday night. Actors and actresses that seemed like long-shots just a few years ago were instead embraced by a large voting body that appears ready to embrace the new talent earning raves in this new golden era of Peak TV. Superstars and newbies alike hit the stage, and even the surprise winners were hard to argue.
Read More: Emmys 2016: Full Winners List
- Michael Schneider
Emmy voters love lots of shows, but they don’t love any of them all the way. They love “Game of Thrones” enough to give it the award for Outstanding Drama Series for the second consecutive year, but not enough to give acting awards to Kit Harington, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke or Maisie Williams, even though Harington and Headey were considered pre-show favorites. They love “Veep” and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, but not enough to give awards to Tony Hale or Matt Walsh or Anna Chlumsky or the show’s writers and directors, who landed five nominations but no wins. »
- Steve Pond
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Comedy Series
Outstanding Television Movie
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride
All the Way
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Congratulations are in order for Louie Anderson! The star took home the 2016 Emmy Award for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series for his work on the Zach Galifianakis–starring, Louis C.K.–executive-produced FX show Baskets Sunday. This is Anderson's first Emmy nomination and first win. Black-ish stars Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson presented this year's award. • Check out People's full 2016 Emmy Awards coverage and complete winners list!"Mom, we did it! I haven't been a very great man, but I play one hell of a woman," Anderson, 62, said dedicating his award to his mother. Later, in the press room, »
- Karen Mizoguchi
[[tmz:video id="0_mghd1m74"]] Matt Walsh, who plays the Director of Communications on Veep, has a pretty evolved view of the state of privacy ... which is that it pretty much doesn't exist anymore. Matt was leaving the London Hotel in WeHo for the BAFTA TV Tea Party Saturday when our photog asked about the Colin Powell emails. He makes a good point about fake email addresses and bad assumptions about security. Read more »
- TMZ Staff
It’s glam galore as stars take in all of the Emmy Awards fare in Los Angeles. Variety will also be inside all of the invite-only parties with your favorite TV stars toasting to the past year in television. Here’s our report for the jam-packed week of Hollywood’s hottest bashes leading up to the main event on Sunday, Sept. 18.
“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” lead Cuba Gooding Jr. slid into the very fresh and yet-to-be-opened Catch L.A. rooftop restaurant in West Hollywood Thursday night, chatting the night away until well after midnight. Jamie Foxx also made a surprise appearance in a closed section with “Empire” star Tasha Smith, who ultimately made a lap around the room with her pal Mary J. Blige. Meanwhile, other stars tended to their own onscreen crew. Cool kids of “Modern Family” Sarah Hyland, Nolan Gould, and Ariel Winter took photos together near the »
- Variety Staff
Who do we think are going to win some of the biggest Emmy races this Sunday?
You're about to find out. Take a look below to see who we think will win, who we think should win and how the competition could surprise us completely. Then check out or Winners list to see how close we can to making the call!
Lead actor in a drama
Lead actress in a drama
Taraji P. Henson, Empire
- Carissa Pavlica
Over the weekend, the Television Academy handed out the Creative Arts Emmys — i.e., the awards not quite glamorous to be squeezed into this coming Sunday's 68th Primetime Emmy Awards telecast on ABC. Lots of interesting things happened, including Game of Thrones picking up 9 awards (the Creative Arts includes most of the technical categories), Crazy Ex-Girlfriend sharing an award of choreography but losing both song categories for which it was eligible (to Diane Warren's song from The Hunting Ground and the Jessica Jones theme music), and more. But the one that got my attention the most — and convinced me to finally change the way I do my annual Emmy preview column — was Character Actress Margo Martindale's repeat win for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama for her work on The Americans. I love both The Americans and Character Actress Margo Martindale, but she was in one scene all season, »
- Alan Sepinwall
The film is similar in tone to the late Rodney Dangerfield’s 1986 movie “Back to School.” The only other details to surface so far are McCarthy’s character name, Deanna, and the description of Walsh’s character — he is “always wearing golf pants.”
McCarthy wrote “Life of the Party” with her husband Ben Falcone, who will direct the movie. Mike Disco (“Horrible Bosses”) and David Siegel (“The Hangover”) will serve as executive producers on the New Line Cinema film. Chris Henchy, who was a producer on McCarthy’s “Tammy” and “The Boss,” will produce alongside McCarthy and Falcone.
Benward can be seen guest-starring on Fox’s new series “Pitch” this season.
He is repped by Cesd and Management 360. »
- Justin Kroll
In honor of upcoming film The Darkness, we’ve put together a list of some of the scariest and down-right horrifying children in film!
When a family’s young son brings home five mystical stones he found on their family’s camping trip to the Grand Canyon, they begin to notice strange things happening in their house. Having awakened dark forces bound to the rocks, the family fights for survival as malicious demons feed off their fears and threaten to destroy them.
The Darkness stars Kevin Bacon, Radha Mitchell, David Mazouz, Lucy Fry, Matt Walsh and Jennifer Morrison. Directed by Greg McLean and written by McLean, Shayne Armstrong and S.P. Krause, the film was produced by Jason Blum, Bianca Martino and Matt Kaplan.
The Darkness will be released on DVD, Blu-Ray and VOD on September 6th. »
- Movie Geeks
Does Tony Hale have a repeat Emmy win in the bag?
Veep‘s resident bagman is hoping for his second consecutive win (and third overall) in the race for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, but this time the Arrested Development fave will have to compete with co-star Matt Walsh, a first time nominee.
RelatedEmmys 2016: Who Should Win Best Lead Actor in a Comedy? Take Our Poll!
A bigger threat for Hale is Louie Anderson. The comedian has garnered widespread acclaim — and his first nod — for the role his gender-bending role as Zach Galifianakis’ mother on Baskets. Meanwhile, »
Thirty years after the original film took the world by storm, Ghostbusters is back and fully rebooted for a new generation. Director Paul Feig combines all the paranormal fighting elements that made the original franchise so beloved with a cast of new characters, played by the funniest actors working today. Get ready to watch them save the world this summer!
Ghostbusters sees Paul Feig (Spy) directing a cast that also includes Kristin Wiig (Bridesmaids), Melissa McCarthy (Spy), Leslie Jones (Saturday Night Live), Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live), Chris Hemsworth (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Andy Garcia (The Godfather: Part III), Michael K. Williams (Boardwalk Empire), Matt Walsh (Veep), Cecily Strong (Saturday Night Live), Neil Casey (Saturday Night Live) and Charles Dance (Game of Thrones). Bill Murray, »
- Amie Cranswick
New Line’s casting spree for ensemble comedy Life of the Party continues today, with The Hollywood Reporter bringing word that Modern Family star Julie Bowen has been cast as the nemesis of Melissa McCarthy’s central lead.
McCarthy, who is poised to once more collaborate with husband and writing partner Ben Falcone, will assume the role of a character named Deanna, with new recruit Matt Walsh playing her fictitious husband, Dan. Other than the fact New Line has likened its ensemble piece to Rodney Dangerfield’s Back to School, little is known about the core premise of Life of the Party. Then again, with production currently underway in Atlanta, expect some tangible details to begin emerging onto the interwebs very soon indeed – including how the dynamic between McCarthy’s lead and Bowen’s quasi-antagonist will shake out.
- Michael Briers
The Veep gang may all be going their separate ways after a hard-won defeat at the polls, but Matt Walsh is keeping busy. He stars in the upcoming Keeping Up With The Joneses, along with the impossibly-beautiful Gal Gadot and Jon Hamm. The Office Christmas Party actor was also recently cast in A Stupid And Futile Gesture, the National Lampoon origin story starring Will Forte, which was written by Walsh’s Childrens Hospital collaborators, Michael Colton and John Aboud. The details of his latest role are being kept tightly under wraps, but Variety reports that Walsh has signed on for Melissa McCarthy’s Life Of The Party.
The film is McCarthy’s latest collaboration with husband Ben Falcone, who will direct. It’s already been scheduled for release on May 11, 2018. Plot info is scant, but Life Of The Party is reportedly similar in tone to Back To School ...
- Danette Chavez
Veep star and Ghostbusters‘ Homeland Security guy Matt Walsh has joined up with his erstwhile co-star Melissa McCarthy yet again, this time in McCarthy’s very own Life of the Party. According to Variety, Walsh will play McCarthy’s husband Dan in the comedy scripted by McCarthy and her husband Ben Falcone.
Very little has been released about Life of the Party so far. It was initially described as being similar to Rodney Dangerfield’s Back to School, so that gives us some idea of what we’re in for. Dare we hope for a return-to-college comedy with McCarthy taking on a similar role to the profane Dangerfield? Yes, I think we dare.
The only other details known are the names of McCarthy and Walsh’s characters – Deanna and Dan – and the fact that Dan is “always wearing golf pants.” I’m afraid that’s not much of a plot. »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
The plot is being kept under wraps, other than having a similar tone to the late Rodney Dangerfield’s 1986 film “Back to School.” The only other details to surface so far are McCarthy’s character name, Deanna, and the description of Walsh’s character — he is “always wearing golf pants.”
“McCarthy wrote “Life of the Party” with her husband Ben Falcone, who will direct the pic. Mike Disco (“Horrible Bosses”) and David Siegel (“The Hangover”) will serve as executive producers on the New Line Cinema film. Chris Henchy, who was a producer on McCarthy’s “Tammy” and “The Boss,” will produce alongside McCarthy and Falcone.
“Life of the Party” hits theaters on May 11, 2018.
Walsh is repped »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
"I personally love playing the straight man," says Matt Walsh, the actor who plays Selina Meyer's bumbling press secretary Mike McClintock on HBO's Emmy-winning comedy series Veep, as we sit down to record an episode of The Hollywood Reporter's 'Awards Chatter' podcast. "I think it's really funny to be humiliated — like, humiliation comedy. So I'm willing to shame myself or endure anything for a laugh." For his adept efforts at doing so, Walsh, a major figure in the world of comedy over the past two decades, is now, for the first time, an Emmy nominee, specifically
- Scott Feinberg
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