This year a new actress was included in the drama. It was Dame Maggie Smith, who was awarded as an outstanding supporting actress in a drama series for her role in Downton Abbey.
Dame Maggie has already won two Emmy awards for her portrayal of Violet Crawley. Now it is the third one for her. The only sad thing is that the actress has never attended the ceremony personally.
She decided to dedicate her award to her father, who died On Friday and said in her acceptance speech she said: “Our show started out as political satire but now feels like a sobering documentary.”
It’s the second time Jeffrey Tambor has been awarded as the outstanding comedy actor for his transgender woman role in the Amazon series Transparent.
Rami Malek was awarded as an outstanding lead actor in a drama series for his role in Mr. Robot. Interesting to know that it was the first time an actor from an ethnic minority has won the award since 1998.
Tatiana Maslany from Orphan Black was awarded as an outstanding leading actress in a drama prize for his role in Orphan Black
The night’s other big winners were The People vs. OJ Simpson – a dramatization of the OJ Simpson trial of the 1990s. It was broadcast on BBC Two in the UK.
The show won five trophies, which included outstanding limited series plus acting gongs for Sarah Paulson, Sterling K Brown, and Courtney B Vance.
Kate McKinnon was awarded as an outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series for her performances on Saturday Night Live. By the way, she recently starred in the all-female Ghostbusters reboot.
Netflix series Master of None won outstanding writing for a comedy series. They scored their first Emmy.
Alan Yang, the show’s co-writer asked for better Asian representation in his acceptance speech.
Also, the Voice won the award for outstanding reality competition series and beat Project Runway and Dancing With The Stars.