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'Game of Thrones' scores 12 Emmys

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'Game of Thrones' scores 12 Emmys

<p>Fantasy drama series “Game of Thrones” won the top Emmy for a second straight year on Sunday (September 18), fending off challenges from newcomers.</p> <p>“Game of Thrones,” which went into Sunday’s show with a leading 23 nominations, won a total of 12 Emmys, including for directing and writing.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Game of Thrones is going to sweep the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Emmys?src=hash">#Emmys</a> <a href="https://t.co/cUp08a6Y6h">https://t.co/cUp08a6Y6h</a></p>— NowThis (@nowthisnews) <a href="https://twitter.com/nowthisnews/status/777621491546402818">September 18, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <br /> <p>Egyptian-born Rami Malek took home his first Emmy for best drama actor for playing a socially inept computer hacker in <a href="http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2016/09/rami-malek-wins-emmy">Mr. Robot</a> while Canadian Tatiana Maslany was a surprise winner for playing a woman with multiple cloned personalities in “Orphan Black.”</p> <blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Born to Egyptian parents, <a href="https://twitter.com/ItsRamiMalek"><code>ItsRamiMalek</a> says he wants every family to have a chance at being &#39;special&#39; <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Emmys2016?src=hash">#Emmys2016</a> <a href="https://t.co/Co8xmUIb11">pic.twitter.com/Co8xmUIb11</a></p>&mdash; Channel 4 News (</code>Channel4News) <a href="https://twitter.com/Channel4News/status/777825856148254720">September 19, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <br /> <p>“The People v. O.J. Simpson,” FX’s 10-hour dramatization of the former football player’s 1995 double murder trial and sensational acquittal won nine Emmys, including for best limited series, writing, for lead actors Sarah Paulson and Courtney B. Vance and supporting actor Sterling K. Brown.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">O.J. Simpson TV series, and politics, win big at Emmys <a href="https://t.co/9iWMH7xSFl">https://t.co/9iWMH7xSFl</a> <a href="https://t.co/uMTxlT2inW">pic.twitter.com/uMTxlT2inW</a></p>— Reuters World (@ReutersWorld) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReutersWorld/status/777705032066138112">September 19, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>“I, along with the rest of the world, had been superficial and careless in my judgment and I am glad to be able to stand here today in front of everyone and tell you I’m sorry,” said Paulson, addressing O.J. prosecutor Marcia Clark, whom she portrayed and also brought to the awards.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">“It's the best hour of television I've ever seen…” <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GOT?src=hash">#GOT</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Emmys?src=hash">#Emmys</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/IMDbLive?src=hash">#IMDbLive</a> <a href="https://t.co/TVmCKXXIrk">pic.twitter.com/TVmCKXXIrk</a></p>— <span class="caps">IMD</span>b (@IMDb) <a href="https://twitter.com/IMDb/status/777732613683290112">September 19, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <hr> <p><a href="http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/la-et-st-emmys-2016-nominees-winners-list-20160714-snap-story.html">Here Are All The Winners At The 2016 Emmys</a></p> <p><em>Reuters</em></p>