Poll: What Was the Biggest Surprise at the 2016 Emmys?

Variety Staff

The 2016 Emmy Awards, for the most part, went according to plan. “Game of Thrones” continued its best drama streak, “Veep” won comedy series once again and “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” reigned over the limited series acting categories.

But that’s not to say there weren’t some upsets. Ben Mendelsohn of the now-cancelled “Bloodline” beat tough opponents — including Peter Dinklage and Kit Harington of “Thrones” — to take home the best supporting actor in a drama prize. “Orphan Black” star Tatiana Maslany, meanwhile, went from the top of everyone’s snubs list to on stage with a trophy of her own.

Louie Anderson of “Baskets” helped to kick off the show with a bang, beating such veterans as Tony Hale from “Veep” and “Modern Family’s” Ty Burrell. And although she won last year, “American Crime” star Regina King beat odds that had “Fargo’s” Jean Smart winning the award.

To top it all off, holiday special “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride” beat HBO contender “All the Way,” which boasted the awards-status subject of LBJ and had the star power of Bryan Cranston.

Which did you find to be the most shocking? Weigh in below.

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