Some BUZZ favourites, including Sherlock, Game Of Thrones, Mr Robot, Orphan Black and Archer won big at America’s prestigious Emmy Awards last night.
Sherlock won for Outstanding Television Movie, beating the BBC’s Luther, two HBO movies, All The Way and Confirmation, and Netflix’s A Very Murray Christmas. Although nominated, Benedict Cumberbatch missed out on the Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series or Movie award to Courtney B Vance for his performance as lawyer Johnnie Cochran in The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story (which also won Outstanding Limited Series).
Game Of Thrones took the big award of the evening, Outstanding Drama Series, beating The Americans, Better Call Saul, Downton Abbey, Homeland, House Of Cards and Mr Robot.
Don’t feel too sorry for Mr Robot, though, because the star of that show, Rami Malek, won Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series (beating Matthew Rhys as Philip Jennings in The Americans, Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill in Better Call Saul, Kyle Chandler as John Rayburn in Bloodline, Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood in House Of Cards and Liev Schreiber as Ray Donovan, in Ray Donovan.
Meanwhile Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany won Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series for playing Sarah, Alison, Cosima, Helena, Rachel, MK and Krystal. She beat Keri Russell as Elizabeth Jennings in The Americans, Taraji P Henson as Cookie Lyon in Empire, Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison in Homeland, Robin Wright as Claire Underwood in House Of Cards and Viola Davis as Annalise Keating in How To Get Away With Murder.
And Archer’s episode “The Figgis Agency” won Outstanding Animated Program, beating Bob’s Burgers’ “The Horse Rider-er ”, Phineas & Ferb Last Day of Summer, The Simpsons’ “Halloween of Horror” and South Park’s “You’re Not Yelping”.
Just for the record the other winners were:
- Ben Mendelsohn as Danny Rayburn, Bloodline – Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
- Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham, Downton Abbey – Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
- Veep – Outstanding Comedy Series
- Jeffrey Tambor as Maura Pfefferman, Transparent – Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, Veep – Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
- Louie Anderson as Christine Baskets, Baskets – Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
- Kate McKinnon as Various characters, Saturday Night Live – Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
- Sarah Paulson, The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story – Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series or Movie
- Sterling K. Brown, The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story – Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series or Movie
- Regina King, American Crime – Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series or Movie
- Last Week Tonight with John Oliver – Outstanding Variety Talk Series
- The Voice – Outstanding Reality-Competition Program