The Emmys wrapped up for another year with last night's ceremony bestowing awards for the 2015-2016 TV season. The Emmys are sometimes criticized for honoring the same shows and performers year after year, but this time around there were some fresh faces on stage, notably first-time award-winning actors Rami Malek of Mr. Robot and Tatiana Maslany of Orphan Black. If you missed the presentation and just want to know what's considered the state of the art in TV this year (at least as the industry sees itself). here's a quick rundown of some leading Emmy indicators.
1) HBO Game of Thrones won its 38th Emmy Award last night with its victory in the category of Outstanding Drama Series. That makes it the most Emmy-winning comedy or drama series to date, beating out Frasier, which earned 37 Emmys during its 11-year run on NBC. Still the overall champ? Saturday Night Live, which now has 45 of 'em.
2) HBO also led this year's Emmys overall, but not by a huge margin. The cable network tied FX last night, with both earning six Emmys during the telecast. But HBO won big at last weekend's Creative Arts Emmys, earning 16 compared to FX's 12. In total, HBO won 22 Emmys this year, FX came in second with 18, and Netflix placed a distant third with 8.
3) The best-performing broadcast network was actually PBS, which came in fourth with eight Emmys. The rest: Fox and NBC tied for 6th place with six Emmys each; ABC joined a five-way tie for 8th with four; and CBS came in an unlucky 13th with three.
4) The year's most honored series was Game of Thrones with a total of 12 Emmys. The other standout was the FX limited series The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, which earned nine.
5) The most-lauded individual this year, was Moira Demos, who won a total of four Emmys in her role as director, editor, executive producer and writer for the Netflix 10-part documentary series Making a Murderer.
6) The largest number of people sharing a single award? A healthy 20 producers, executive producers, co-executive producers, supervising producers and senior producers were invited to crowd the stage after The Voice picked up a statuette for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program.
For the full list of Emmy-winners, visit the official website.
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