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Emmy Awards 2016: Live Blog

By Will Stroude

Awards Season with Attitude, sponsored by the 68th annual Emmy Awards  with Attitude, as we take you through all the glitz, glamour, gowns and gongs live from Los Angeles.Please manually refresh this page to see the latest updates


04.00 – And that’s your lot! We’ve laughed, we’ve cried (mainly at Transparent’s wins and Jeffrey Tambor and Jill Solloway’s moving speeches on trans rights and visibility), and now, sadly, the Emmy Awards live from Hollywood, Los Angeles, are over for another year.

The night’s big winners were The People vs OJ Simpson: American Crime StoryTransparent and Veep, while Sarah Paulson finally got her hands on an Emmy and Mr Robot’s Rami Malek and Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany cemented their star statuses with big wins over veteran nominees. It’s not only been a fabulous year for television but also for diversity – roll on 2017! But for now, at least, it’s time to catch some much-needed z’s.

We’ll see you later in the year for more awards coverage with – good night!

03.55 – It’s time for the big one. Who’ll be taking home the Best Drama Emmy this year? A new generation of online newbies like Mr Robot, Better Call Saul and House of Cards are up against some golden oldies like Homeland, Downton Abbey,  The Americans, and Game of Thrones, but it’s Game of Thrones that takes home the night’s biggest prize for a second successive year.


03.50 – Following Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s Best Actress in a Comedy Series win earlier tonight, HBO’s Veep fends off competition from Master of None, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Modern Family, Transparent, Silicon Valley and Black-ish to win the coveted Best Comedy gong for a second straight year.


03.45 – Two of the night’s biggest prizes come in quick succession as Mr Robot’s Rami Malek and Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany beat off heavyweights like Kevin Spacey, Viola Davis and Robin Wright and Claire Danes to be named Best Lead Actor and Actress in a Drama Series respectively.

Huge wins for two still-rising stars who surely have even bigger futures to come.


03.35 – It’s time for the annual ‘In Memoriam’ segment, paying tribute to those we’ve lost in the entertainment industry over the last 12 months. US singer Tori Kelly takes to the stage to play a stripped back version of ‘Hallelujah’ as the montage plays. Nods for Prince, David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Gene Wilder bring home what a devastating year 2016 has been for lost talent.

03.26 – Ben Mendelsohn scoops Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Bloodline.


03.20 – Jimmy Kimmel jokes that Maggie Smith’s Emmy for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series will be put in the lost and found: The Downton Abbey star has now won four Emmy Awards, but is yet to make an appearance at the ceremony itself.


03.05 – Grease: Live directors Thomas Kail and Alex Rudzinski take home the award for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special.


02.47 – We don’t know about you, but newly-crowned Emmy-winner Sarah Paulson is winning it for us in the fashion stakes tonight with this stunning green Prada number and cropped do…


02.40 – …and right on cue, The People vs OJ Simpson: American Crime Story wins the Emmy for Outstanding Limited Series.


02.36 – As expected, American Crime Story is cleaning up tonight. Courtney B. Vance wins Best Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie.


02.29 – The one we all knew was coming has come: Sarah Paulson wins her first Emmy Award as she’s named Best Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her stunning portrayal of US prosecutor Marcia Clark in The People vs OJ Simpson: American Crime Story.

American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson – Pictured: Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark. CR: FX, Fox 21 TVS, FXP Premieres on FX, early 2016

02.22 – The audience is on their feet as The People vs OJ Simpson: American Crime Story’s breakout star Sterling K Brown is named Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie.


02.15 The Night Manager’s Suzanne Bier wins Best Director in a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special  – presented by the show’s star himself, Mr Tom Hiddleston.

02.09Regina King takes home the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special for American Crime.

AMERICAN CRIME - "Episode Eleven" - In the provocative, heart stopping season finale, the criminal case comes to a shocking close for all those involved as we see each life forever altered by this incident. Charged with emotions and unexpected twists, certain journeys will end while others begin, on "American Crime," THURSDAY, MAY 14 (10:01-11:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Ryan Green) REGINA KING

02.07 – The award for Outstanding Writing in a Limited Series,  Movie or Dramatic Special goes to The People Vs OJ Simpson: American Crime StoryExpect plenty more to come for that one tonight.

01.55 – The Voice wins Outstanding Reality Competition Series.


01.50 – Transparent scoops another big prize as the brilliant Jeffrey Tambor wins Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. The 72-year-old urges TV execs to “give transgender talent a chance” as he tells the audience: “I would not be unhappy if I was the last cisgender male to play a trans female on television”.


01.40 – Julia Louis-Dreyfus wins Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Veep. In an emotional speech she pays tribute to her father, who sadly passed away last Friday.


01.35 – The first big LGBT win of the night as Transparent’s Jill Solloway wins the award for Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series. In her acceptance speech shes calls for an end to violence against trans women and says when TV make minorities “subjects not objects” you “change the world”.


01.26 – After four nominations, it’s a first Emmy for Kate McKinnon, who’s named Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on Saturday Night Live. She thanked Hillary, natch.



01.22 The award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series goes to Alan Yang and Aziz Ansari for Masters of None.



01.15 – The first award of the night goes to… Louie Anderson for his role as Christine Baskets in Baskets! The 63-year-old receives his first ever Emmy as he’s named Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.


01.08 – “The Emmys are so diverse this year, the Oscars are telling people we’re one of their closest friends!” Don’t hold back there, Jimmy…

01.00 – Here we go! Jimmy Kimmel, who’s back on hosting duties for the first time since 2012, gets proceedings underway with an opening skit that sees him racing to the awards show with an OJ Simpson-style car chase, a Carpool Karaoke appearance and a ride on the back of a dragon with Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys Targaryen.

00.30 – Hello and welcome to Attitude’s live coverage of the 68th annual Emmy Awards live from Los Angeles! The star of the small screen are currently on the red carpet and will soon be heading into the LA Microsoft Theatre to find out who’ll be taking home the biggest prizes in television tonight.

For those in need of quick crash course, you can check out the full list of the stars and shows nominated for awards here – and be sure to check out our handy guide to the LGBT ones to watch here. Who’s your money on?

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