Emmy Awards 2016: List of Winners

Amos Herrera
September 25, 2016

"Please tell me you're seeing this, too", Malek joked as he took the stage to accept the first Emmy of his career, a reference to his anti-social character, Elliot.

A few days prior to the season 2 finale, Malek was present at the Emmy Awards where he won as Best Actor in a Drama Series. "And we can go further in that direction, not just in entertainment, but socially and politically, to strive to be as progressive as possible". I think a lot of people can relate to wanting an opportunity; and I've wanted an opportunity, and now I have it.

"Mr. Robot" will be vying with last year's formidable champion, "Game of Thrones", this year's most-nominated show. This is an exciting year for the awards with Game of Thrones being the popular choice to sweep most categories.

The 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on ABC Monday night suffered a slight ratings decline from 2015, to an average 11.3 million viewers, but won praise for Jimmy Kimmel's hosting and for a multicultural roster of winners. Black comedians Keegan Michael-Key and Jordan Peele on best variety/sketch series for the fifth and final season of Comedy Central's Key & Peele. Jeffrey Tambor's trophy as top comedy actor for "Transparent" also was his second.

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The series also won an Emmy for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) for music by Mac Quayle. Among its 13 nominations, many pundits were predicting stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright to take home the top acting prizes, but both lost out to fresh new winners.

"Give them auditions, give them their story", Tambor said.

The night's most gratifying moment was a win by Tatiana Maslany, who has played multiple roles on "Orphan Black", as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

"I want to honor the Elliots", he said during his acceptance speech.

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