Bryan Cranston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Idris Elba, Cuba Gooding Jr., Tom Hiddleston and Courtney B. Vance competed to take home the award for 2016

By Brittany King Karen Mizoguchi
September 18, 2016 09:45 PM

Courtney B. Vance took home the 2016 Emmy Award for outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie for his role in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler took the stage on Sunday to present the award.

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“Last but not least, to the woman who rocks my chain thank you Angela Bassett, this one’s for you girl,” he said to his wife before adding, “Obama out, Hillary in!”

When asked about his win, Vance told PEOPLE, “It feels wonderful. We will go to the Governor’s Ball. I will give this [award statue] to my wife and she will be telling me where in the house it will go.”

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Vance was up against Bryan Cranston for All the Way, Benedict Cumberbatch for Sherlock: The Abominable Bride, Idris Elba for Luther, Tom Hiddleston for The Night Manager and The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story‘s Cuba Gooding Jr..

The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, are airing live on ABC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.