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‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ Wins Emmy For Outstanding Limited Series

The series garnered a total of 22 Emmy nominations this awards season.

The People v. O.J. Simpson

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“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” picked up the Emmy for Outstanding Limited Series at the 2016 Primetime Emmys ceremony on Sunday, September 18, fulfilling expectation that the drama would take home the top prize.

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Created by Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski, the anthology series was produced by Brad Falchuk, Nina Jacobson, Ryan Murphy and Brad Simpson, and garnered a total of 22 Emmy nominations this awards season.

Based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book “The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson,” the miniseries stars Cuba Gooding Jr., Sarah Paulson, David Schwimmer and John Travolta. The 10-episode series debuted in February of 2016 and revolved around the infamous Simpson murder trial. 

Since its premiere, “The People v. O.J. Simpson” has received critical acclaim and praised for its writing, directing and acting performances.

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Among the nominees included in the category were “American Crime,” “Fargo,” “Roots,” and “The Night Manager.”

The 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards were hosted by Jimmy Kimmel at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The annual ceremony celebrates the best in U.S. prime time television programming as chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Click here for the full list of winners.

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