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Emmys 2017: 'Last Week Tonight With John Oliver' Repeat Winner for Outstanding Variety Talk Series

HBO's Last Week Tonight With John Oliver was a repeat Emmy Award winner in the Outstanding Variety Talk Series category.

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Last Week Tonight With John Oliver outlasted competition from Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS), Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC), Real Time With Bill Maher (HBO), The Late Show With Stephen Colbert (CBS) and The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS) to take home the coveted statuette.

The series also won the Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series, besting Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, Late Night With Seth Meyers (NBC), The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and Saturday Night Live (NBC), which won the Emmy for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series.

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.