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What will Sunday's 68th Primetime Emmy Awards be remembered for? “Game of Thrones” won best drama series, while “Veep” took home the top comedy award.“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” also earned five awards (plus four of last weekend's Creative Arts Emmys), while Julia Louis-Dreyfus made history with her fifth consecutive Emmy win in the lead comedy actress category. But what are people talking about most? Stirring speeches, such as Jill Soloway's call to "topple the patriarchy," Kate McKinnon setting Twitter on fire, Sandwich-gate and Tatiana Maslany getting a win for the clone-club.


How 'Jessica Jones' gave Marvel TV its first Emmy in 2016

Krysten Ritter stars in "Jessica Jones." (Myles Aronowitz / Netflix)
Krysten Ritter stars in "Jessica Jones." (Myles Aronowitz / Netflix)

"Jessica Jones" made some history at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony on Sept. 10 when it became Marvel’s first "Emmy Award-winning" TV series. 

The show’s composer, Sean Callery, was awarded the Emmy for original main title theme music, beating out the themes for fellow Netflix series "Narcos" and "Sense 8" as well as "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," "The Night Manager" and "The Whispers." 

It’s good to see that the Television Academy recognized the Hugo and Peabody-winning show — acclaimed for tackling the complexities of power, consent and everyday sexism — for something. 

"Jessica Jones" was also nominated for main title design, and "Daredevil" got nods for sound editing and stunt coordination for a drama series, limited series or TV movie, giving Marvel shows a total of four Emmy nominations this year. 

Marvel shows, including "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D," have tallied nine overall Emmy nominations, but "Jessica Jones" brought home the first win. 

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