Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Sarah Paulson, Jeffrey Tambor, Rami Malek, and Courtney B. Vance take top Emmy honors. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
A look at 2016’s Emmy-winning actors
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STORY: Fantasy drama series “Game of Thrones” and comedy “Veep” won the top Emmys for a second straight year on Sunday (September 18), fending off challenges from newcomers.
On a night when politics played large in the midst of an extraordinary 2016 U.S. election campaign, “Veep” star Julia Louis-Dreyfus also won her fifth straight Emmy for her role in the satirical White House comedy.
Egyptian-American Rami Malek took home his first Emmy for best drama actor for playing a socially inept computer hacker in “Mr. Robot,” while Canadian Tatiana Maslany was a surprise winner for playing a woman with multiple cloned personalities in “Orphan Black.”
“Game of Thrones,” which went into Sunday’s show with a leading 23 nominations, won a total of 12 Emmys, including for directing and writing.
“The People v. O.J. Simpson,” FX’s 10-hour dramatization of the former football player’s 1995 double murder trial and sensational acquittal won nine Emmys, including for best limited series, writing, for lead actors Sarah Paulson and Courtney B. Vance and supporting actor Sterling K. Brown.
Elsewhere, Jeffrey Tambor won best comedy actor for a second time for his role as a father who transitions to a woman in Amazon’s ground-breaking “Transparent.