Sunday's Emmys saw HBO's fantasy epic "Game of Thrones" make television history, becoming the most decorated fictional show since the awards began almost seven decades ago.
"Television has the ability to make us laugh and cry and, during certain key parts of Game of Thrones, masturbate".
John Oliver holds his award for Outstanding Variety Talk Series for "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver" at the Governors Ball after the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California U.S., September 18, 2016.
"The People v. O.J. Simpson", which earned the second-highest number of nominations, converted five to trophies Sunday.
Overnight, in a ridiculously sweet message posted to Twitter by Downton's US Network Masterpiece PBS, Smith issued the ideal reply to Kimmel's "come and get it" ultimatum. Of course, the one consistent theme of the night was poking fun at Donald Trump.
While hosting the Emmy Awards on Sunday, the late night fixture pointed out that history had repeated itself, and once again, the acting icon was not in attendance. The show's co-writer Alan Yang called for better Asian representation on screen in his acceptance speech.
Dame Maggie won an Emmy for playing Violet Crawley for the third time.
"I'd also like to take this opportunity to personally apologize for the current political climate", she said. I feel the Emmys have been overly gracious to me. Seeing the same victor year after year becomes boring people.
Perhaps Kimmel's most well-crafted remark, which sparked a roar of approval from the audience as much for its pithiness as its wit: The much-honored Amazon transgender series "Transparent", he said, "was born a drama, but it identifies as a comedy".
Colombia, FARC sign historic peace deal ending long conflict
Former presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt had been kidnapped by FARC and held captive for six years. His chant of "No more war" was picked up by the crowd in attendance, who repeated it over and over again.
Maggie Smith won an Emmy on Sunday for her role on "Downton Abbey."
And with the snap of a finger, we switch from comedy to reality TV.
The 81-year-old took to social media to respond. It was a hilarious segment people. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story and Fargo to Baskets and The Americans, the 2016 Limited Series race turned out to be an FX v. FX battle which (un) surprisingly ended extremely well for the cable network.
Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content, said: "Huge congratulations to Sherlock and Susanne Bier, the director of The Night Manager, for their outstanding Emmy wins". It was King's second consecutive win in the category, and she delivers in a way that is hard to turn away from.
Tatiana Maslany wins for best drama actress.
"Oh my god. Please tell me you are seeing this too", said a stunned Malek, 35. Courtney B Vance bagged best actor in limited series or movie, Sarah Paulson won best actress and the best supporting actor honour to Sterling K Brown.
"What a night for O.J.", Kimmel said as the Simpson miniseries received awards.
The HBO series was nominated for 23 Emmy Awards.
USA Today reported that "Game of Thrones" nabbed the award for Outstanding Drama Series. Ben Mendelsohn of "Bloodline" won best supporting drama actor. He was quite speechless while accepting his award on the main stage. We're seeing a night of same incredible wins for talent that has gone overlooked in recent years. The bit was tongue in cheek, but many found it a bit "sad!" I mean, she's a star.