Emmys Went to Veep, Transparent, SNL, Last Week Tonight, Baskets, Girls, Master of None, and Key & Peele Last Night
Outstanding Comedy Series-Veep
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series-Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series-Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
Outstanding Lead Directing for a Comedy Series-Jill Soloway, Transparent
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series-Louie Anderson, Baskets
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series-Kate McKinnon, SNL
Outstanding Variety Talk Series in a Comedy Series-Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Outstanding Variety Special-The Late Late Show Carpool Karoake Prime Time Special
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series-Peter Scolari, Girls
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Serires-Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, SNL
Outstanding Variety Sketch Series-Key & Peele
Outstanding Writing for Variety Special-Patton Oswalt, Talking for Clapping
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series-Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang, Master of None
For the most part, heavy perennial favorites won here, and deservingly so, like Veep, Transparent, and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Key & Peele got a proper send-off for the final season with this Emmy win and what might be talked about as one of Louie Anderson’s best performances of his career in Baskets as the mother nabbed him a statue as well. Also, Master of None’s writing definitely earned its Emmy win here.
Take note of the power of premium cable and streaming services, particularly HBO and Amazon, in this round of winners.