LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — ‘Game Of Thrones’ was crowned with the top prize, Best Drama Series at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Sunday night. CBSLA’s Suzanne Marques was at L.A. Live’s Microsoft Theater and later at the post-Emmy parties.
The fantasy drama also made television history with more Emmys than any primetime television show with 38 statues all time.
It was the show’s second consecutive win in this show category.
“We’re standing here because of the greatest hardest working, craziest crew in show business that in a few hours, is about to go right back to work in Belfast Ireland,” a Game Of Thrones Director said.
Sarah Paulson received an Emmy for Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her portrayal of Marcia Clarke.
Before the verdicts were in for ‘The People v. O.J Simpson: American Crime Story,” host Jimmy Kimmel, joked about the trial of the century.
“Hi Marcia, this must be very strange for you. Right? Are you rooting for O.J. to win this time?”
Among the docudrama’s five Emmy wins were Courtney B. Vance who won in the category of Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his portrayal of defense attorney Johnnie Cochran.
Politics was top-of-mind during the course of the night.
“Obama out. Hillary in!,” Vance said after accepting his win.
In her fifth consecutive win for best actress in a comedy, ‘Veep’ star, Julia Louis-Dreyfus gave a political acceptance speech.
“Our show started as a political satire, but it now feels like a sobering documentary,” Dreyfus said.
Two upsets and first-time Emmy wins for leading roles in a drama.
Rami Malek won best actor in a drama, for ‘Mr. Robot,’ for his portrayal of a troubled hacker.
“For me to be here as an atypical leading man. It shows how much progress we’ve made,” Malek said.