Maggie Smith responds to Jimmy Kimmel's Emmys joke

Posted September 29, 2016

The show had won nine awards at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys, putting the series total at 35, the most wins for any drama series.

"Veep" was named best comedy series and its star, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, won a record-breaking fifth Emmy as best comedy actress.

The top comedy acting awards were more predictable.

Tatiana Maslany won a long-earned Emmy for lead actress in a drama for her role on BBC America's "Orphan Black". "I cried a little but I didn't scream", Kimmel said to his Jimmy Kimmel Live audience shortly after her birth. She previously won Emmys for the role in 2011 and 2012. Of course, the one consistent theme of the night was poking fun at Donald Trump. While 2016 was a landmark year for female directors at the Emmys, the relative absence of writers and directors of color is still a big concern and "below the line", a term meaning a show's crew, women and people of color continue to struggle to find jobs in the industry outside of productions like Solloway's and director Ava DuVernay's "Queen Sugar" that make a point to hire diverse crews. Who knows? Maybe Jane will follow in her father's amusing footsteps. Before that, she honed in on GOP contender Trump's campaign.

We have the best cast that's I think ever been assembled.
"So I certainly do promise to rebuild that wall and make Mexico pay for it".

Aziz Ansari poses with the award for outstanding writing for a comedy series for "Master of None" on Netflix.

Maggie Smith was honored for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for "Downton Abbey". As became her custom, she didn't attend the ceremony. Rather than throwing Emmys parties with print-out ballots and the like, award shows seem to be losing their luster.

The record-low Emmy viewership continues a pattern of dropping viewership for awards shows. It looks like O.J. Simpson was the big talk of the town at the ceremony. Courtney B. Vance wrapped his win with a rousing "Obama out, Hillary in!"

"Mom, we did it!", Anderson shouted, hoisting his trophy and dedicating the award to his late mother, Ora Zella Anderson.

"I'm happy to be able to stand with this in my hand for the team, happy that there was no one from 'People vs. O.J.' in my category", she said.

Dame #MaggieSmith graciously accepts her #Emmy award - @jimmykimmel, please advise on the location of the lost and found!

If you've been anywhere near a TV or social media, then you know that the Emmy Awards were last night. "Big fan of yours, too", with a photo of McKinnon in character as Clinton.

From Jeb Bush's cameo as an Uber driver to Matt Damon's sudden appearance to heckle Jimmy Kimmel, there were several moments that caused many to gasp, laugh, boo, and celebrate. "Were you nominated?", he asked Kimmel. When the announcer introduced Bill Cosby as the next presenter, the audience looked stunned. "This must be very odd for you", Kimmel kidded Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clark, who was in attendance as the guest of nominee Sarah Paulson. That sharpened the selection process and might have affected past winners who managed to collect enough second-place votes to overcome the competition.

"It has been used in our history before to start and win wars".

"Transparent was born a drama but it identifies as a comedy". Saturday Night Live, which now has 45 of 'em. Also, the co-creator of "Master of None", Alan Yang, said that there were as many Asian Americans as Italian Americans but they rarely were seen on-screen, and that needed to change. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story.

Susanne Bier won for directing for a limited series, movie or dramatic special for her work on AMC's "The Night Manager".

Winning actors from the Simpson series couldn't hide their excitement backstage.

Supporting Actress, Limited Series or Movie: Regina King, "American Crime".

Variety Sketch Series: "Key & Peele".