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The 68th annual Emmy Awards aired Sept. 18, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. EDT. According to ABC, Jimmy Kimmel is hosting this evening’s events from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. The awards went to programs that aired between June 1, 2015, and May 31, 2016.
Nominees were announced on July 14, 2016, in a ceremony hosted by the Television Academy Chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum and Anthony Anderson from the ABC television show “Black-ish.” Lauren Graham from “Parenthood” and the revival of the new “Gilmore Girls” show on Netflix joined Rosenblum and Anderson.
Nominees for Outstanding Drama Series
- FX Network – “The Americans,” Fox 21 Television Studios, FX Productions.
- AMC – “Better Call Saul,” Sony Pictures Television/Gran Via Productions.
- PBS – “Downtown Abby,” A Carnival Films/MASTERPIECE co-production in association with NBSUniversal.
- HBO – “Game of Thrones,” HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead; 360 television, and Startling Television.
- Showtime – “Homeland,” SHOWTIME Presents, Fox 21 Television Studios, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, and Keshet.
- Netflix – “House of Cards,” Donen/Fincher/Roth and Tigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights for Netflix.
- USA – “Mr. Robot,” USA Network in association with universal Cable Production and Annonymous Content.
The excitement built as the audience waited for Jimmy Smits announce tonight’s Emmy Awards for the winner for Outstanding Drama Series is the “Game of Thrones.” Fans were yelling from the audience when the show won, “We love you Game of Thrones!”
Written by Tracy Blake
Edited by Cathy Milne
Emmys.com: 68th Emmy Awards Nominations
ABC Live Television: The 68th Emmy Awards
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