It was no surprise that Julia Louis-Dreyfus won her sixth Lead Actress in a Comedy Emmy — and fifth in a row — as Selina Meyer on HBO’s Veep. In a tearful acceptance speech, the 55-year-old actress dedicated the award to her father, billionaire businessman Gerard who died on Friday aged 84.
But, here’s a few unexpected home runs – Rami Malek picked up Lead Actor in a Drama for USA Network’s Mr Robot
and Tatiana Maslany won a belated award for her four seasons playing SEVEN characters in BBC America’s Orphan Black.
The Game of Thrones unsurprisingly, unfairly and undeservedly scooped Outstanding Drama Series.
Somehow, its showrunners’ writing talents also flattered to deceive with the “Battle of the Bastards” episode winning them the gong for Best Writing for a Drama Series… but only because there were no Best Tits on a Whore and Best Yelling category this year.
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story picked up most awards for Outstanding Limited Series:
Courtney B. Vance, Sarah Poulson and Sterling K. Brown won Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress and Supporting Actor respectively with D.V. DeVincentis winning for Best Writing.
While the BBC’s Sherlock: The Abominable Bride scooped Best TV Movie.
Ben Mendelsohn won Best Supporting Actor a year late for Bloodline and it was nice to finally see some diversity in comedy as Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang won Best Comedy Writing for Master Of None.
For a full list of nominees and winners, check out the Emmy website here.