It was a big night for television, with the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards being celebrated on 18 September at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. This time around, most of the pre-awards predictions hit the nail on the head, with Game Of Thrones continuing its winning streak. The HBO drama not only earned 12 wins but also made Emmy history in the process.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who won best actress in a comedy series (her fifth Emmy win) made an emotional acceptance speech in which she revealed that her father had passed away the Friday before the show. Rami Malek was named best actor in a drama series for his work in Mr Robot.

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Actors Rory McCann, Conleth Hill, Iwan Rheon, Gwendoline Christie, Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Maisie Williams, Emilia Clarke, Sophie Turner and Kit Harington, celebrate winning best drama series for Game Of Thrones at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

People v O J Simpson: American Crime Story also raked in the gold with five wins including best limited series. After years of dominating the variety talk show category, The Daily Show finally made way for Last Week Tonight With John Oliver. This was the first time The Daily Show — which brought on a new host Trevor Noah, this year — has failed to earn a nomination.

Read the complete list of winners below:

Drama Series: Game Of Thrones (HBO)

Comedy Series: Veep (HBO)

Mini-Series or Movie: The People v. O J Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)

TV Movie: Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (Masterpiece) (PBS)

Variety Talk Series: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)

Variety Sketch Series: Key & Peele (Comedy Central)

Actor in a Comedy Series: Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Actress in a Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Actor in a Drama Series: Rami Malek, Mr Robot

Actress in a Drama Series: Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black

Actor in a Mini-Series or Movie: Courtney B Vance, The People v. O J Simpson: American Crime Story

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Actress Sarah Paulson, winner of best actress in a mini-series or movie for “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story poses at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Actress in a Mini-Series or Movie: Sarah Paulson, The People v. O J Simpson: American Crime Story

Supporting Actor in a Drama: Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline

Supporting Actress in a Drama: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Supporting Actor in a Comedy: Louie Anderson, Baskets

Supporting Actress in a Comedy: Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: Sterling K Brown, The People v. O J Simpson: American Crime Story

Supporting Actress in a Mini-Series or Movie: Regina King, American Crime

Reality Competition Program: The Voice (NBC)

Writing for a Comedy Series: Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang, Master Of None (Parents)

Writing for a Drama Series: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, Game Of Thrones (Battle Of The Bastards)

Writing for a Mini-Series or Movie: D V DeVincentis, The People v. O J Simpson: American Crime Story (Marcia, Marcia, Marcia)

Writing for a Variety Special: Patton Oswalt, Patton Oswalt: Talking For Clapping

Directing for a Comedy Series: Jill Soloway, Transparent (Man On The Land)

Directing for a Drama Series: Miguel Sapochnik, Game Of Thrones (Battle Of The Bastards)

Directing for a Mini-Series or Movie: Susanne Bier, The Night Manager

Directing for a Variety Special: Thomas Kail and Alex Rudzinski, Grease: Live

Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Julia Louis-Dreyfus won her fifth trophy (Veep) at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards FREDERIC J BROWN/AFP/Getty Image