The envelopes have been opened….and the Winners of 2016 Emmys are….


That’s a wrap! The 68th annual Primetime Emmy Awards…at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles is one for the record books!

The 2016 show had a smooth landing… Piloted by  a very relaxed Jimmy Kimmel... who also provided snacks for guests on this journey…

Peanut Butter sandwiches were distributed to guests by a parade of couriers… Kimmel joked that his MOM made all the sandwiches!

Hehe!!! and now… for the BIG EMMY WINNERS!!!

Veep” is the winner of the Emmy Award for best comedy series. It’s a repeat win for the HBO series, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus..a fictional U.S. politician… ascending to the presidency.
Earlier Sunday, Louis-Dreyfus won the Emmy for best comedy actress.

Tatiana Maslany won Emmy Award winner for best actress in a drama series for her role in “Orphan Black.”

Rami Malek is the Emmy Award winner for best actor in a drama series for his role in “Mr. Robot.”

The second season of “Mr. Robot” is currently airing.  The show’s season finale airs later this week.
Ben Mendelsohn is the winner of the Emmy Award for best drama supporting actor for his “Bloodline” role.

“Transparent” creator Jill Soloway won the best director prize. During “Transparent” is now in its second season…

The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story” has won the Emmy Award for best limited TV series.

The FX series recreates moments from Simpson’s double-murder trial in Los Angeles focusing on prosecutors and a “Dream Team” of defense lawyers handling a case dubbed “The Trial of the Century.”

Tatiana Maslany is the Emmy Award winner for best actress in a drama series for her role in “Orphan Black.”

It is the first Emmy win for Maslany, who plays multiple characters in the BBC America series. All of her characters are clones with distinct personalities and lives.

Maslany has drawn praise for her versatility in playing the roles, which range from suburban mom to ruthless assassin, during the show’s four seasons

Rami Malek is the Emmy Award winner for best actor in a drama series for his role in “Mr. Robot.”

Malek plays a hacker recruited by an anarchist into a conspiracy to wipe out all consumer debt in the USA Network series.

The second season of “Mr. Robot” is currently airing and the critically acclaimed series has been a springboard for Malek’s career. This is his first Emmy win.

The show’s season finale airs later this week.

Ben Mendelsohn is the winner of the Emmy Award for best drama supporting actor for his “Bloodline” role.

Mendelsohn won for his portrayal of the black sheep of a prominent Florida Keys family who manages to complicate the lives of his mother and siblings, even from beyond-the-grave

Maggie Smith is the winner of the best drama supporting actress Emmy Award for her role on “Downton Abbey”

It is Smith’s fourth Emmy win and her third for playing the Dowager Countess of Grantham on the series, which aired for six seasons on PBS.

Maggie Smith did not appear at Sunday’s ceremony, and host Jimmy Kimmel had joked early in the show that all winners would have to be present to receive their awards. 

After Smith’s win Kimmel said her Emmy would not be mailed to her but would be kept in the Microsoft Theater’s Lost and Found until she shows up to claim it.

Regina King claimed the award for supporting actress in a limited series for “American Crime,” her second trophy for the program.

The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story” has won the Emmy Award for best limited TV series.

The FX series recreates moments from Simpson’s double-murder trial in Los Angeles focusing on prosecutors and a “Dream Team” of defense lawyers handling a case dubbed “The Trial of the Century.”

The series, which starred Courtney B. Vance as defense attorney Johnny Cochran, Sarah Paulson as prosecutor Marcia Clark and Cuba Gooding Jr. as Simpson, received the second most Emmy nominations this year…. The show wins a total of Five Emmys..

Vance, Paulson (portraying Marcia Clark) and co-star Sterling K. Brown, )who played prosecutor Christopher Darden), also won acting Emmys for the series.

Courtney B. Vance is the winner of Emmy for best actor in a limited series for the show “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.”

Vance won for his portrayal of late defense attorney Johnny Cochran, who led a legal “Dream Team” in the successful defense of NFL great O.J. Simpson on double murder charges.

Jeffrey Tambor is the winner of the Emmy Award for best comedy actor for his role in “Transparent.”

Tambor plays a retired professor who becomes a transgender woman as the Amazon show looks at how the transition impacts her grown children.
This is the second year in a row Tambor has won the best comedy actor Emmy.
Earlier in Sunday’s Emmy show Tambor introduced a tribute to the late Garry Shandling whose “Larry Sanders Show” he co-starred in

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is the winner of the Emmy Award for best comedy actress for her role in “Veep”



It’s a five-peat for Louis-Dreyfus, who has won the category the four previous years for her role as politician Selina Meyer in the HBO comedy.
Kate McKinnon has won the Emmy for best supporting actress on a comedy series for her role on “Saturday Night Live.”

It is McKinnon’s first Emmy win for her work on the NBC comedy show, in which she plays a variety of roles….including impersonations of Hillary Clinton, Justin Bieber and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Louie Anderson won the Emmy Award for best supporting actor in a comedy series… 

He was the very first award presented on Sunday Evening…

Anderson won for his role on the FX comedy…“Baskets” in which he plays the mother of a man trying to achieve his dream of becoming a professional clown..
“The Voice” is getting the chance to sing the same tune again, winning the best reality competition Emmy Award for the second year in a row.

The NBC singing competition pairs would-be stars with some of the top talents in the music industry, including judges Blake Shelton, Adam Levine.…and newcomers Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys…

Game of Thrones” conquered the Emmy kingdom…honored as top drama for the second consecutive year and becoming the most honored prime-time TV series..

Games of Thrones…the fantasy saga based on George R.R. Martin’s novels, received a total of 12 awards Sunday and at last weekend’s technical arts ceremony for a cumulative 38, 

Writers Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang won Emmys for “Master of None.”

And Finally… The Emmy for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series goes to Key and Peele!!! (@KeyandPeele) Hooray!!! The show was Hilarious! @KeeganMKey Keegan Michael Key and JordanPeele @JordanPeele

While the show has concluded… and KeyAndPeele have moved on to filming other TV Shows… and movies… I think Comedy Central needs to reel those two back in for “A Key and Peele Special!” 

Can I get Luther (Obama’s anger translator from a sketch on the show), to communicate that??!! 

Somehow I believe that translation would seal the deal! ~By the way, President Obama is a fan of the sketch comedy show…having discussed the skit..on TV (cracking up!)

🗣 Calling KeyAndPeele!!! With so many tense moments in America…We could ~ALL~ use a good laugh!!!

~Evette Dabney, Founder and Creative Director of Sparkle “E” Entertainment & Promotions

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