LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- HBO's blood-soaked, medieval-fantasy series Game of Thrones was declared Best Drama at the Emmy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles Sunday night.
Rami Malek scored the prize for Best Actor in a Drama for his portrayal of a brilliant, computer hacker with multiple-personality disorder in USA Network's Mr. Robot, while Tatiana Maslany earned the honor for Best Actress in a Drama for playing numerous clones on BBC America's Orphan Black.
No-show Maggie Smith won the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama for her work in the PBS soap Downton Abbey and the also absent Ben Mendelsohn garnered the prize for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Netflix's Florida thriller Bloodline.
FX's addictive, true-crime saga The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story was named Best Limited Series.
Cast standouts Sarah Paulson, Courtney B. Vance and Sterling K. Brown also were recognized as Best Actress, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie for their respective portrayals of Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clark, defense attorney Johnnie Cochran and prosecutor Christopher Darden.
Paulson brought the real Clark with her to the Emmy Awards, which honor excellence on the small screen.
Regina King won the prize for Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie for her work in the similarly titled drama American Crime.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus collected her sixth Emmy Award for Best Actress in a Comedy.
Her HBO sitcom Veep was also elected Best Comedy.
Louis-Dreyfus has won one Emmy for her performance on The New Adventures of Old Christine and five for her role on Veep. She also has an Emmy for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy for Seinfeld.
Jeffrey Tambor earned the Best Actor in a Comedy title for his portrayal of a family man transitioning to a woman in Amazon's Transparent.
Louie Anderson, Baskets Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Alan Yang and Aziz Ansari, Master of None Writing for a Comedy Series
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Jill Soloway, Transparent Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Mark Burnett, The Voice Reality-Competition Program
D.V. DeVicentis, The People v. O.J. Simpson: An American Crime Story Writing for a Limited Series or Movie
Regina King, American Crime Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Susanne Bier, The Night Manager Directing in a Limited Series or Movie
Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie:
Steven Moffat, Sue Vertue and Rebecca Eaton, Sherlock: The Abominable Bride Television Movie
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story Limited Series
Patton Oswalt, Talking for Clapping Writing for a Variety Special
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Variety Talk Series
Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, Key & Peele Variety Sketch Series
David Benioff, Game of Thrones Writing for a drama
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Miguel Sapochnik, Game of Thrones Directing for a Drama Series
Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot Lead actor in a Drama Series
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black Lead actress in a Drama Series
Veep Outstanding Comedy Series
Game of Thrones Outstanding Drama Series