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2016 Emmy Awards: List of winners

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Karen Butler
Cast and crew of 'Game of Thrones,' appear backstage with their awards they won for Best Drama Series during the 68th annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on September 18, 2016. Photo by Christine Chew/UPI
Cast and crew of 'Game of Thrones,' appear backstage with their awards they won for Best Drama Series during the 68th annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on September 18, 2016. Photo by Christine Chew/UPI | License Photo

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.

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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 and Kate McKinnon won the Best Supporting Actor and Actress in a Comedy accolades for their respective contributions to FX's Baskets and NBC's Saturday Night Live.

Main 2016 Emmy Award Winners

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

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