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Emmys 2016: John Oliver's Last Week Tonight wins best variety talk series

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John Oliver has some big news and he won’t have to wait a week to report it: He won his fifth Emmy. Last Week Tonight With John Oliver nabbed the award for Outstanding Variety Talk Series at the 68th annual Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday.

“Please play me off; I’ve never had the chance to do this before,” Oliver joked after thanking his crew and family.

Last Week Tonight is the first winner in this category since 2002 that wasn’t The Daily Show or The Colbert Report.

This was the fourth Emmy overall for the series and the third of 2016. At last weekend’s Creative Arts Emmys, the show took home two awards, including Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series.

The series faced stiff competition from Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Real Time With Bill Maher, The Late Late Show With James Corden, and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

See all the Emmy winners here.

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