The 68th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, took place on Sunday Night September 18th. The awards were presented during an ABC live telecast from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Kimmel’s opening this year was an awesome combination of many of the nominees including People v. OJ, James Corden, and also somehow featured Jeb Bush as Veep’s Selena Meyer’s driver. His monologue didn’t disappoint either; it’s your fault Mark Burnett and have fun at your ceramics class Dame Maggie Smith.
One of the best moments of the night included the kids from Stranger Things passing out PB&J sandwiches made by Jimmy Kimmel’s mom. And of course there were a lot of political jokes.
VEEP won Outstanding Comedy Series and Julia Louis-Dreyfus won Lead Actress in a Comedy for her role in the series, her fifth win for the role. Louie Anderson won Supporting Actor in a Comedy for his role in Baskets. Jeffrey Tambor won Lead Actor in a Comedy for his role in Transparent, Jill Soloway also won the Emmy for Directing for the series. Kate McKinnon won Supporting Actress in a Comedy for her role in SNL.
People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story swept the Limited Series categories winning Emmys for Writing, Supporting Actor, Lead Actress, Lead Actor, and Outstanding Series. Supporting Actress in a limited series went to Regina King for American Crime, for the second consecutive year. Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series went to Susanne Bier for The Night Manager.
Game of Thrones won awards for Directing and Writing in a Drama Series, and Oustanding Drama Series. Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama went to Ben Mendelsohn for his role in Bloodline and Maggie Smith won Supporting Actress in a Drama for her role in Downton Abbey. Rami Malek won the Emmy for Lead Actor in a Drama for his role in Mr. Robot and Tatiana Maslany won the Emmy for Lead Actress in a Drama for her role in Orphan Black.
Of course, there were many more stunning looks on this year’s red carpet! To see all of those looks check out the Red Carpet gallery here.