The 2016 Emmy Award Winners

The Television Academy has revealed the winners of the 68th Annual Emmy Awards winners at The Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The Emmys, famous for sticking with safe choices, saw some change this year and offered long overdue recognition to some geek favorties as well as welcoming a powerhouse newcomer.

Unsurprisingly it was “The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” that dominated the limited series category, nabbing four awards including best limited series and three for acting. “Veep” was also a strong winner with outstanding comedy series and a gong for its star Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

But the rest of the field was evenly spread and saw some wonderful winners – “Game of Thrones,” “Archer,” “Sherlock,” “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” Rami Malek, Tatiana Maslany, Ben Mendelsohn, Maggie Smith, Kate McKinnon, Regina King, Louie Anderson, Jeffrey Tambor – all sterling choices and a few finally getting an award after years of perennially playing the bridesmaid. ‘Thrones’ meanwhile achieved its target and broke the record for most Emmy-awarded program of all time with 38 total wins. Check out the full list of winners below:

Outstanding Drama Series
“Game Of Thrones” (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Rami Malek (“Mr. Robot”)

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”)

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Ben Mendelsohn (“Bloodline”)

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Maggie Smith (“Downton Abbey”)

Outstanding Comedy Series
“Veep” (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
Jeffrey Tambor (“Transparent”)

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”)

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Louie Anderson (“Baskets”)

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
Kate McKinnon (“Saturday Night Live”)

Outstanding Limited Series
“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX)

Outstanding Television Movie
“Sherlock: The Abominable Bride” (PBS)

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series or Movie
Courtney B. Vance (“The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”)

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series or Movie
Sarah Paulson (“The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”)

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 Limited Series or Movie
Regina King (“American Crime”)

Outstanding Animated Program
“Archer” (FX)

Outstanding Variety Talk Series
“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (HBO)

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
“The Voice” (NBC)

You can view the full list of 68th Emmy Awards nominations and winners at Emmys.Org.