The winners of the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards

Jimmy Kimmel Hosting the Emmys. Photo Courtesy: UPI.com

HOLLYWOOD, Sept. 19, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — The 68th Primetime Emmy Award telecast, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, wasn’t without its share of political humor, and jabs at presidential candidate Donald Trump.

“If it wasn’t for television, would Donald Trump be running for president?,” Kimmel joked. He also poked fun at the television and film industry.

“The only thing we value more than diversity, is congratulating ourselves on how much we value diversity.”

The biggest news of the night was Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who made Emmy history by taking home her fifth consecutive Emmy award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for her HBO TV series “Veep.”

Here are the recipients of this year’s highest TV honor:

Drama Series: “Game of Thrones”

Comedy Series: “Veep”

Miniseries or Movie: “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story”

TV Movie: “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (Masterpiece)”

Variety Talk Series: “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”

Variety Sketch Series: “Key & Peele”

Actor in a Comedy Series: Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent”

Actress in a Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”

Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus appears backstage with her award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for 'Veep' during the 68th annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on September 18, 2016. Photo by Christine Chew/UPI | License Photo
Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus appears backstage with her award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for ‘Veep’ during the 68th annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on September 18, 2016. Photo by Christine Chew/UPI

Actor in a Drama Series: Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot”

Actress in a Drama Series: Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black”

Actor in a Miniseries or Movie: Courtney B. Vance, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”

Actress in a Miniseries or Movie: Sarah Paulson, “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story”

Supporting Actor in a Drama: Ben Mendelsohn, “Bloodline”

Supporting Actress in a Drama: Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”

Supporting Actor in a Comedy: Louie Anderson, “Baskets”

Supporting Actress in a Comedy: Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live”

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: Sterling K. Brown, “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story”

Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie: Regina King, “American Crime”

Reality Host: RuPaul Charles, “RuPaul’s Drag Race”

Reality Competition Program: “The Voice”

Writing for a Comedy Series: Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang, “Master of None”

Writing for a Drama Series: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, “Game of Thrones” (Battle of the Bastards)

Writing for a Miniseries or Movie: D.V. DeVincentis, “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (“Marcia, Marcia, Marcia”)

Writing for a Variety Series: “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”

Writing for a Variety Special: Patton Oswalt, “Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping”

Directing for a Comedy Series: Jill Soloway, “Transparent” (“Man on the Land”)

Directing for a Drama Series: Miguel Sapochnik, “Game of Thrones” (“Battle of the Bastards”)

Directing for a Miniseries or Movie: Susanne Bier, “The Night Manager”

Directing for a Variety Series: Ryan McFaul, “Inside Amy Schumer”

Directing for a Variety Special: Thomas Kail and Alex Rudzinski, “Grease: Live”

Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Hank Azaria, “Ray Donovan”

Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Margo Martindale, “The Americans”

Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Peter Scolari, “Girls”

Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, “Saturday Night Live”

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