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The Most Talked About Moments for Women at the 68th Emmy Awards

The Most Talked About Moments for Women at the 68th Emmy Awards

After an emotional and star-studded night, the 68th Emmy Awards came to a close, but not without leaving a lasting impression and ongoing conversation.

From heartfelt speeches and incredible talent, to stunning attire and homemade PB&J sandwiches (thank you to Jimmy Kimmel's mother), the Emmys ran smoothly and successfully.

And among the most memorable moments of the night was an award for our very own MAKER Julia Louis-Dreyfus who received her fifth consecutive Emmy for "Veep." Louis-Dreyfus graced the stage with a heartfelt speech in which she thanked her recently deceased father.

While the "Veep" cast and crew received numerous awards, so too did other talented female directors, producers, writers, and actresses.

Below are the most talked about moments and successes for women from the 2016 Emmys.

Kate McKinnon thanked Hillary Clinton in her acceptance speech for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series.

Jill Soloway, creator of "Transparent," calls on everyone to "topple the patriarchy" while accepting her award for Outstanding Directing In A Comedy Series.

On stage, the hilarious Leslie Jones asks Ernst & Young to keep her Twitter account as safe as they did the Emmys' secrets, unabashedly making light of the fact that someone hacked her account, exposing personal photos and information.

"American Crime" star Regina King wins Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie

Despite the fact that female directors aren't as common as male ones, leave it to Susanne Bier to be the best, taking home the award for Outstanding Director In A Limited Series, Movie, Or Dramatic Special, "The Night Manager."

 

Celebrating with Pine himself #tomhiddleston #emmys #thenightmanager

A photo posted by Susanne Bier (@susannebier) on

The talented Sarah Paulson of "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story," took home her first-ever Emmy, dedicating her speech to the real Marcia Clark, whom she plays in the series (and Paulson's plus one for the evening).

Though she did not attend the event, Maggie Smith of "Downton Abbey" took home yet another award for Best Supporting Actress In A Drama Series.

Tori Kelly sang a stunning tribute for the talent lost within the last year.

Reading her thank you from her smartphone, Tatiana Maslany of "Orphan Black" is all of us. Aside from the fact that she took home the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series, noting "I feel so lucky to be on a show that puts women at the center."

Like all of us again, Louis-Dreyfus snaps pictures from the stage to capture the special moment for "Veep" as they accept the award for Outstanding Comedy.

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