The 68th Annual Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony was held over two nights on September, 2016. The nominations were announced on July 14, 2016. The ceremony is in conjunction with the annual Primetime Emmy Awards and is presented in recognition of technical and other similar achievements in American television programming, including guest acting roles.
About EMMY awards :
The Primetime Emmy Award is an American award bestowed by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in recognition of excellence in American prime time television
- First given in 1949, the award was originally referred to as simply the “Emmy Awards” until the first Daytime Emmy Award ceremonies were held in the 1970s, and the word “prime time“ was added to distinguish between the two.
- The Primetime Emmy Awards generally air in mid-September, on the Sunday before the official start of the fall television season. They are currently seen in rotation among the four major networks.
- Because of NBC’s coverage of Sunday Night NFL Football beginning in September, when NBC has had the rotation in 2006, 2010 and 2014, the Primetime Emmy Awards moved to late August for those years only.
- The Emmy Awards are considered the television equivalent to the Academy Awards (film), Grammy Awards (music), and Tony Awards (stage). The awards are divided into three categories:
i.The Primetime Emmy Awards for television performance,
ii.The Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards,
iii.The Primetime Engineering Emmy Awards.
The winners were announced at an awards ceremony hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. With five awards, The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story took the most wins.
- The two main television program categories, drama and comedy, were won by the same programs as the previous year.
- In the acting categories, there were debut dramatic wins for Rami Malek in Mr. Robot and Tatiana Maslany in Orphan Black. The main comedic acting awards went for a second time to Jeffrey Tambor in Transparent, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Veep for a fifth consecutive year.
|Category||Name of the winners|
|Outstanding Drama Series||Game of Thrones (HBO)|
|Outstanding Comedy Series||Veep (HBO)|
|Outstanding Mini- Series or Movie||The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)|
|Outstanding TV Movie||Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (Masterpiece) (PBS)|
|Outstanding Variety Talk Series||Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)|
|Outstanding Variety Sketch Series||Key & Peele (Comedy Central)|
|Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series||Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent|
|Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series||Julia Louis- Dreyfus, Veep|
|Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series||Rami Malek, Mr. Robot|
|Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series||Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black|
|Outstanding Actor in a Mini- Series or Movie||Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story|
|Outstanding Actress in a Mini- Series or Movie||Sarah Paulson, The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story|
|Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama||Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline|
|Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama||Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey|
|Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy||Louie Anderson, Baskets|
|Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy||Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live|
|Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie||Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story|
|Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Mini- Series or Movie||Regina King, American Crime|
|Outstanding Reality Competition Program||The Voice (NBC)|
|Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series||Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang, Master of None (“Parents”)|
|Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series||David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, Game of Thrones (“Battle of the Bastards”)|
|Outstanding Writing for a Mini- Series or Movie
|D.V. DeVincentis, The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (“Marcia, Marcia, Marcia”)|
|Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special||Patton Oswalt, Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping|
|Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series||Jill Soloway, Transparent (“Man on the Land”)|
|Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series||Miguel Sapochnik, Game of Thrones (“Battle of the Bastards”)|
|Outstanding Directing for a Mini- Series or Movie||Susanne Bier, The Night Manager|
|Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special||Thomas Kail and Alex Rudzinski, Grease: Live|