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Emmy Winners 2015: ‘Game Of Thrones’ And Viola Davis Make History

Emmy Winners 2015: 'Game Of Thrones' And Viola Davis Make History

Last night, the television world celebrated its highest achievers with the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards. It was an evening where history was made more than once, with one of the most watched shows on TV bringing home the trophies to match, while an actress broke the color barrier.

HBO‘s “Game Of Thrones” won the most Emmys ever for a show in a single night, taking home 12 prizes, mostly in technical categories, with Peter Dinklage taking home the only acting award for Supporting. Elsewhere, Best Actor went to Jon Hamm for “Mad Men,” who finally won after being nominated eight previous times. Meanwhile, Viola Davis became the first person of color to win Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series, taking home the honor for her work in “How To Get Away With Murder” — check out her emotional acceptance speech below.

Overall, it was a huge night for HBO who also saw a couple trophies go to the miniseries “Olive Kitteridge,” and a handful to “Veep,” while Amazon had mostly a quiet night with just a couple of wins for the critically acclaimed “Transparent.” 

READ MORE: 20 Performers Who Deserve 2015 Emmy Nominations (But Maybe Won’t Get One)

Check out the full list of winners below.

Outstanding Drama Series
“Better Call Saul”
“Downton Abbey”
“Game of Thrones”
“Homeland”
“House of Cards”
“Mad Men”
“Orange is the New Black”

Outstanding Comedy Series
“Louie”
“Modern Family”
“Parks and Recreation”
“Silicon Valley”
“Transparent”
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
“Veep”
Outstanding Limited Series
“American Crime”
“American Horror Story: Freak Show”
“Olive Kitteridge”
“The Honorable Woman” 
“Wolf Hall”

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Taraji P. Henson, “Empire”
Claire Danes, “Homeland” 
Robin Wright, “House of Cards”
Viola Davis, “How to Get Away With Murder”
Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Men”
Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black”

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Kyle Chandler, “Bloodline”
Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”
Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Joanne Froggatt, “Downton Abbey”
Lena Headey, “Game of Thrones”
Emilia Clarke, “Game of Thrones”
Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men”
Uzo Aduba, “Orange is the New Black”
Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife”

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Jonathan Banks, “Better Call Saul”
Jim Carter, “Downton Abbey”
Ben Mendelsohn, “Bloodline”
Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”
Michael Kelly, “House of Cards”
Alan Cumming, “The Good Wife”

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Joshua Brand, “The Americans”
Gordon Smith, “Better Call Saul”
David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Game Of Thrones
Semi Chellas, Matthew Weiner, “Mad Men”
Matthew Weiner, “Mad Men”

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Tim Van Patten, “Boardwalk Empire”
David Nutter, “Game of Thrones
Jeremy Podeswa, “Game of Thrones”
Lesli Linka Glatter, “Homeland”
Steven Soderbergh, “The Knick”

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
Lily Tomlin, “Grace and Frankie”
Amy Schumer, “Inside Amy Schumer”
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”
Lisa Kudrow, “The Comeback”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson, “Black-ish”
Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes”
Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”
Louie C.K., “Louie”
William H. Macy, “Shameless”
Will Forte, “The Last Man on Earth”
Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
Niecy Nash, “Getting On”
Julie Bowen, “Modern Family”
Allison Janney, “Mom
Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live”
Mayim Bialik, “Big Bang Theory”
Gaby Hoffmann, “Transparent”
Jane Krakowski, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
Anna Chlumsky, “Veep”
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Andre Braugher, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
Adam Driver, “Girls”
Keegan-Michael Key, “Key and Peele”
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
Tituss Burgess, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
Tony Hale, “Veep

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
Jill Soloway for “Transparent”
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller for “The Last Man On Earth”
Louis C.K. for “Louie”
Mike Judge for “Silicon Valley”
Armando Iannucci for “Veep”
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Veep
“Episodes”
“The Last Man On Earth”
“Louie”
“Silicon Valley”
“Transparent”

Outstanding Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Maggie Gyllenhaal, “The Honorable Woman”
Felicity Huffman, “American Crime”
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Freak Show”
Queen Latifah, “Bessie”
Frances McDormand, “Olive Kitteridge
Emma Thompson, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Live From Lincoln Center)”

Outstanding Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Adrian Brody, “Houdini”
Ricky Gervais, “Derek: The Final Chapter”
Timothy Hutton, “American Crime”
Richard Jenkins, “Olive Kitteridge
David Oyelowo, “Nightingale”
Mark Rylance, “Wolf Hall”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Angela Bassett, “American Horror Story: Freak Show”
Kathy Bates, “American Horror Story: Freak Show”
Zoe Kazan, “Olive Kitteridge”
Regina King, “American Crime
Mo’Nique, “Bessie”
Sarah Paulson, “American Horror Story: Freak Show”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Richard Cabral, “American Crime”
Damian Lewis, “Wolf Hall”
Bill Murray, “Olive Kitteridge
Dennis O’Hare, “American Horror Story: Freak Show”
Michael Kenneth Williams, “Bessie”
Finn Wittrock, “American Horror Story: Freak Show”

Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special
Olive Kitteridge
“American Crime”
“Hello Ladies: The Movie”
“The Honorable Woman”
“Wolf Hall”

Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special
Lisa Cholodenko for “Olive Kitteridge
Ryan Murphy for “American Horror Story: Freak Show”
Dee Rees for “Bessie”
Hugo Blick for “The Honorable Woman”
Uli Edel for “Houdini”
Tom Shankland for “The Missing”
Peter Kosminsky for “Wolf Hall”

Outstanding Variety Talk Series
“The Colbert Report”
“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart”
“Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”
“The Late Show With David Letterman”
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
“Inside Amy Schumer”
“Drunk History”
“Key & Peele”
“Portlandia”
“Saturday Night Live”

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series
“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart”
“The Colbert Report”
“Inside Amy Schumer”
“Key & Peele”
“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”

Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series
James Hoskinson, “The Colbert Report”
Chuck O’Neil, “The Daily Show
Amy Schumer and Ryan McFaul, “Inside Amy Schumer”
Jerry Foley, “Late Show with David Letterman”
Dave Diomedi, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”

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