68th Primetime Emmy Awards held in LA

Q.  The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards saw which actress take her fifth consecutive Emmy in lead comedy actress category?
- Published on 20 Sep 16

a. Julia Louis-Dreyfus
b. Beth Childs
c. Rachel Duncan
d. None of the above

ANSWER: Julia Louis-Dreyfus
 
68th Primetime Emmy Awards held in LAThe 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards was announced on 18th September 2016 at Microsoft Theatre in LA California
  • The Game of Thrones won the best drama series at the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards; Veep won the top comedy award
  • The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story also earned several awards
  • Julia-Louis Dreyfus won the fifth consecutive Emmy in the lead comedy actress category

    Here’s the list of winners:
    1. Outstanding Comedy Series – Veep
    2. Outstanding Drama Series - Game of Thrones
    3. Outstanding Variety Talk Series - Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
    4. Outstanding Television Movie - Sherlock: "The Abominable Bride"
    5. Outstanding Reality-Competition Program - The Voice
    6. Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Jeffrey Tambor as Maura Pfefferman on Transparent
    7. Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Julia Louis-Dreyfus as President Selina Meyer on Veep
    8. Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Rami Malek as Elliot Alderson on Mr. Robot
    9. Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Tatiana Maslany as Sarah Manning, Alison Hendrix, Cosima Niehaus, Beth Childs, Rachel Duncan, and MK on Orphan Black
    10. Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie - Courtney B. Vance as Johnnie Cochran on The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story
    11. Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie - Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark on The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story
    12. Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series - Game of Thrones (Episode: "Battle of the Bastards"), Directed by Miguel Sapochnik
    13. Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special - Thomas Kail and Alex Rudzinski for Grease: Live
    14. Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special - The Night Manager, Directed by Susanne Bier
  • Primetime Emmy Awards is a US award bestowed by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
  • It is even in recognition of excellence in American primetime TV programming and was started in 1949
  • Emmy Awards is considered equivalent to Academy awards for films, Grammy Awards for music and Tony Award for Stage
  • Awards are divided into three categories- Primetime Emmy Awards for television performance, Primetime Creative Arts Emmy awards and Primetime Engineering Emmy Awards

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