Emmys 2016: Jimmy Kimmel Hit Em With The Hein! & Game of Thrones Rightfully Dominates

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Seriously – who keeps voting Maggie Smith from Downton Abbey?!?! I’m with Jimmy Kimmel – take that award away and give it to someone who shows up. I realize he’s joking, but… He does have a point doesn’t he? Here are my thoughts and the complete winners list from this year’s 2016 Emmy Awards. 

Game of Thrones is now the two-time consecutive supreme champ, after cleaning house and winning the most awards yet again WITH TWELVE for it’s fantastic sixth season (also the best season mind you). The 68th Annual Emmy Awards were not the most riveting, considering the main names I heard time and time again were either GoT, Veep (screw you Veep – let someone else win for once – and really, who is still voting for you? It’s beyond unfair at this point) and The People V. OJ Simpson. Hilarious that Cuba didn’t win an award but nearly every other single random person from the series did. Take that Radio.

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The broadcast was extremely boring – not for the fault of it’s host Jimmy Kimmel who was hilarious and in his closing comments dropped a “Hit em’ with The Hein!” bomb. As Howard Stern fans no doubt know – this was a stunning victory in it’s own. I don’t expect you to understand, and that’s OK. I laughed my ass off and it honestly made up for much of the boring bullshit I had to sit through beforehand. Matt Damon walking on-stage to eat an apple and talk shit to Kimmel who had just lost his nominated category was probably the funniest segment of the broadcast as well.

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I’m happy that Rami Malek won the best leading actor category for the stunning Mr. Robot. Fun fact – he’s the first minority actor in 18 years to win that statue. Game of Thrones dominating the major categories, as well as the technicals (obviously) is fitting and I’m happy that they gave it to HBO again considering this latest season was so damn good. That show now has 38 Emmys in total. THIRTY-EIGHT over six seasons (60 episodes). It deserves them all.

The complete list of winners:

Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

Louie Anderson, “Baskets”
Andre Braugher, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
Keegan-Michael Key, “Key & Peele”
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
Tituss Burgess, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
Tony Hale, “Veep”
Matt Walsh, “Veep”

Writing for a comedy series

Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang, “Master Of None”
Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan, “Catastrophe”
Dan O’Keefe, “Silicon Valley”
Alec Berg, “Silicon Valley”
David Mandel, “Veep”
Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck, “Veep”

Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live”
Niecy Nash, “Getting On”
Allison Janney, “Mom”
Judith Light, “Transparent”
Gaby Hoffmann, “Transparent”
Anna Chlumsky, “Veep”

Directing for a comedy series

Jill Soloway, “Transparent”
Aziz Ansari, “Master Of None”
Alec Berg, “Silicon Valley”
Mike Judge, “Silicon Valley”
Dave Mandel, “Veep”
Chris Addison, “Veep”
Dale Stern, “Veep”

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Ellie Kemper, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
Laurie Metcalf, “Getting On”
Traces Ellis Ross, “Black-ish”
Amy Schumer, “Inside Amy Schumer”
Lily Tomlin, “Grace and Frankie”

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent”
Anthony Anderson, “Black-ish”
Aziz Ansari, “Master of None”
Will Forte, “The Last Man on Earth”
William H. Macy, “Shameless”
Thomas Middleditch. “Silicon Valley”

Reality-Competition Program

“The Voice”
“The Amazing Race”
“American Ninja Warrior”
“Dancing with the Stars”
“Project Runway”
“Top Chef”

Writing for a limited series, movie or dramatic special

D.V. DeVincentis, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
Bob DeLaurentis, “Fargo”
Noah Hawley, “Fargo”
David Farr, “The Night Manager”
Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
Joe Robert Cole, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”

Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie

Regina King, “American Crime”
Melissa Leo, “All The Way”
Sarah Paulson, “American Horror Story: Hotel”
Kathy Bates, “American Horror Story: Hotel
Jean Smart, “Fargo”
Olivia Colman, “The Night Manager”

Directing for a limited series, movie or dramatic special

Susanne Bier, “The Night Manager”
Jay Roach, “All The Way”
Noah Hawley, “Fargo”
Ryan Murphy, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
Anthony Hemingway, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
John Singleton, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”

Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie

Sterling K. Brown, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
Jesse Plemons, “Fargo”
Bokeem Woodbine, “Fargo”
Hugh Laurie, “The Night Manager”
David Schwimmer, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
John Travolta, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Sarah Paulson, “The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
Kirsten Dunst, “Fargo”
Felicity Huffman, “American Crime”
Audra McDonald, “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grille”
Lili Taylor, “American Crime”
Kerry Washington, “Confirmation”

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Courtney B. Vance, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
Bryan Cranston, “All The Way”
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride”
Idris Elba, “Luther”
Cuba Gooding Jr., “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
Tom Hiddleston, “The Night Manager”

TV Movies

“Sherlock: The Abominable Bride”
“A Very Murray Christmas”
“All The Way”
“Confirmation”
“Luther”

Limited Series

“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
“American Crime”
“Fargo”
“The Night Manager”
“Roots”

Writing for a variety special

“Patton Oswalt: Talking For Clapping”
“Amy Schumer: Live At The Apollo”
“John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid”
“Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted”
“Triumph’s Election Special 2016”

Variety Talk Series

“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”
“Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”
“The Late, Late Show with James Corden”
“Real Time with Bill Maher”
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”

Directing for a variety special

Thomas Kail and Alex Rudzinski, “Grease: Live”
Beth McCarthy-Miller, “Adele Live In New York City”
Chris Rock, “Amy Schumer: Live At The Apollo”
Louis J. Horvitz, “58th Grammy Awards”
Glenn Weiss, “The Kennedy Center Honors”
Kahlil Joseph and Beyoncé Knowles Carter, “Lemonade”

Variety sketch series

“Key & Peele”
“Documentary Now!“
“Drunk History“
“Inside Amy Schumer”
“Portlandia”
“Saturday Night Live”

Writing for a drama series

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, “Game Of Thrones”
Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg, “The Americans”
Julian Fellowes, “Downton Abbey”
Robert King and Michelle King, “The Good Wife”
Sam Esmail, “Mr. Robot”
Marti Noxon and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, “UnREAL”

Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”
Maura Tierney, “The Affair”
Lena Headey, “Game Of Thrones”
Emilia Clarke, “Game Of Thrones”
Maisie Williams, “Game Of Thrones”
Constance Zimmer, “UnREAL”

Directing for a drama series

Miguel Sapochnik, “Game Of Thrones”
Michael Engler, “Downton Abbey”
Jack Bender, “Game Of Thrones”
Lesli Linka Glatter, “Homeland”
Steven Soderbergh, “The Knick”
David Hollander, “Ray Donovan”

Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

Ben Mendelsohn, “Bloodline”
Jonathan Banks, “Better Call Saul”
Peter Dinklage, “Game Of Thrones”
Kit Harington, “Game Of Thrones”
Michael Kelly, “House Of Cards”
Jon Voight, “Ray Donovan”

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot”
Kyle Chandler, “Bloodline”
Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”
Matthew Rhys, “The Americans”
Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black”
Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Viola Davis, “How to Get Away with Murder”
Taraji P. Henson, “Empire”
Keri Russell, “The Americans”
Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

Comedy Series

“Veep”
“Black-ish”
“Master of None”
“Modern Family”
“Silicon Valley”
“Transparent”
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

Drama Series

“Game of Thrones”
“The Americans”
“Better Call Saul”
“Downton Abbey”
“Homeland”
“House of Cards”
“Mr. Robot”

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