Los Angeles: Comedy crime drama series Fargo went home empty-handed despite garnering 18 nominations at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards, while best actress recipient Tatiana Maslany became the ceremony's most unexpected winner.
- Tatiana Maslany became this year's most unexpected winner
- Fargo was the third-most nominated program in any category
- Kevin Spacey's House of Cards had 13 nominations this year
The FX limited series, was the third-most nominated program in any category this year after Game of Thrones and The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story.
But it only turned two of those nods into wins-sound editing and cinematography, both at the Creative Arts ceremonies, last weekend, meaning that it scored no victories at all during primetime telecast.
Another acclaimed series which did not feature in the winners list was Kevin Spacey's House of Cards.
The Netflix's flagship drama had 13 nominations this year, but it walked away without a win at the Emmys, and Mr Spacey and lead actress Robin Wright are still awaiting their first wins for their roles.
Silicon Valley which was the most nominated comedy series with 11 nods, did not win a single Emmy on the primetime telecast.
Tatiana picked up the lead actress trophy on her second nomination for BBC America's Orphan Black.
Another surprise was Ben Mendelsohn of Bloodline, who won best supporting drama actor.
The Australian actor received his second consecutive nomination for the Netflix thriller, but few expected him to win, especially considering his significantly reduced screen time in season two.
Mr Mendelsohn triumphed in a field that included former winner Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington (both of Game of Thrones), Jon Voight (Ray Donovan), Michael Kelly (House of Cards), and Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul).
Sherlock has a history of pulling off upset wins at the Emmys, but not many expected the one-off holiday special Abominable Bride to topple HBO's heavyweight LBJ biopic All the Way.
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