UPDATE with complete list of winners: The Primetime Emmy Awards wrapped tonight with HBO’s Game Of Thrones making history with three wins, including a repeat as Best Drama Series, giving it the most Emmys ever for a scripted series. Its network stablemate Veep also repeated, taking Best Comedy Series for a second year while its star Julia Louis-Dreyfus won for a record-tying fifth time in a row.
FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story led all programs with five wins, including Outstanding Limited Series and trophies for Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark (Clark was her plus-one at the show) and Sterling K. Brown as Christopher Darden.
Despite the repeats there were plenty of surprising moments, including a pair of wins from genre series in the Best Actor and Best Actor categories with first-timers Rami Malek of USA’s Mr. Robot and Tatiana Maslany for BBC America’s Orphan Black, respectively, taking trophies. So did Kate McKinnon, who won the first Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series for Saturday Night Live — the first SNL castmember to do so.
The 68th Emmys kicked off this afternoon amid increased security following last night’s explosions in New York and New Jersey. As virtually every year, the awards show took place on a scorching L.A. day, and it also had to share the spotlight in downtown Los Angeles — held in close proximity to the newly minted LA Rams’ home debut at the Coliseum. Several attendees are making the dash from the game to L.A. Live to catch the ceremony.
Check out below how Deadline’s TV team called the action tonight in our live blog.