21st Century Fox wins 27 Emmy Awards, FX Networks sets record for basic cable

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When all was said and done, 21st Century Fox walked away from the 68th Emmy Awards with 27 awards across its businesses. FX Networks took home 18 Emmys on its own, setting a new record for basic cable, thanks in large part to “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.”

Led by “Grease: Live” and its five Emmys, FOX Broadcasting took home a total of seven awards, more than any other broadcast network. National Geographic Channel also won two awards.

“This is a business of ideas – and last night was fundamentally a celebration of powerful ideas and the unique ability of our people, and our creative partners, to dream them up and bring them to life,” said Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch and CEO James Murdoch in an internal memo. “We are inspired by what you continue to accomplish.”

The 27 Creative Arts Emmys and Primetime Emmys add to 21CF’s industry-leading 10 Sports Emmy Awards won earlier this year.

“Enormous credit must also go to our production studios – Twentieth Century Fox Television, Fox21 and FX Productions. Last night’s recognition underscores their impressive creative prowess,” Lachlan and James added.

Here is a list of the seven Primetime Emmy Awards 21CF won last night:

  • Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy: Louie Anderson, “Baskets” (FX Networks and FX Productions)
  • Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special: D.V. DeVincentis, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX Networks, FX Productions and Fox21)
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie: Sterling K. Brown, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX Networks, FX Productions and Fox21)
  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie: Sarah Paulson, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX Networks, FX Productions and Fox21)
  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: Courtney B. Vance, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX Networks, FX Productions and Fox21)
  • Outstanding Limited Series: “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX Networks, FX Productions and Fox21)
  • Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special: Thomas Kail and Alex Rudzinski, “Grease: Live” (FOX)

Go to Emmys.com for the full list of Creative Arts Emmy Award winners, as well as the full list of all Emmy Award winners and nominees.

Congratulations to all of 21CF’s winners and nominees!