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Presenting The Most Diverse Group of Emmy Winners Ever: A Complete List

Presenting The Most Diverse Group of Emmy Winners Ever: A Complete List

The 2015 Emmy Awards were handed out tonight, and they really were quite something. Female directors and writers and shows centered on female characters were represented in an unprecedented way, as were people of color. Take in these facts:

-Of the 11 series, that won Emmys tonight, 7 have lead female characters. And we don’t mean co-lead. “Veep,” “Orange is the New Black,” “Transparent,” “Olive Kitteridge,” “Inside Amy Schumer,” “How To Get Away With Murder” and “Mom” all feature true female leads.
-Of those same 11 series, 5 were created by women. That’s half a show away from a full-on 50%.
-Half of the directing awards went to women, including an openly gay woman.
-3 of the 8 women who won acting Emmys were black (including the first black women ever to win for lead in a drama).
-A series centered on a transgender character won 2 major Emmys.

Loud and clear: Top that, Oscars.

Complete List of Winners:

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 CK, “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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