Emmy Awards 2015 Winners: ‘Game of Thrones’ Wins Drama, ‘Veep’ Wins Comedy
The winners are in for the Emmy Awards 2015! And history was made!
Modern Family finally lost in the Outstanding Comedy Series category, as HBO’s Veep took home Emmy gold. Meanwhile, Game of Thrones won its very first Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series, despite a season of mixed critical reviews (but soaring popularity).
Mad Men also won its very first acting award, as Jon Hamm took home the Emmy for his role as Don Draper, at long freaking last. Joining him in the winners circle as Best Actress in a Drama Series was Viola Davis, who won for ABC’s How To Get Away With Murder. Davis is the first African-American woman to win this award, and her emotional speech, thanking her fellow nominees and other women of color on TV today, was one of the highlights of the show.
But that’s not all: Amy Schumer fought back tears after earning her first Emmy for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series for her show, Inside Amy Schumer. She was joined in victory by fellow Comedy Central star Jon Stewart, who won Outstanding Variety Talk Series for The Daily Show With Jon Stewart. All in all, the wealth was spread out pretty far. But I couldn’t have been happier with these results, personally.
But what were the other big winners at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards? Check out the complete list of winners below:
EMMY AWARDS 2015: WINNERS LIST
Outstanding Drama Series: Game of Thrones
Outstanding Comedy Series: Veep
Outstanding Actor In A Drama Series: Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Outstanding Actress In A Drama Series: Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series: Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Outstanding Actor In a Comedy Series: Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
Outstanding Actress In A Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series: Allison Janney, Mom
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series: Tony Hale, Veep
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series: Bradley Whitford, Transparent
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series: Reg E. Cathey, House of Cards
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series: Margo Martindale, The Americans
Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program: Jane Lynch, Hollywood Game Night
Outstanding Structured Reality Program: Shark Tank
Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program: Deadliest Catch
Outstanding Television Movie: Bessie
Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series: Veep
Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: Jill Soloway, Transparent
Outstanding Reality Competition: The Voice
Outstanding Writing In A Limited Series/Movie: Jane Anderson, Olive Kitteridge
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series/Movie: Regina King, American Crime
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series/Movie: Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series/Movie: Richard Jenkins, Olive Kitteridge
Outstanding Limited Series: Olive Kitteridge
Outstanding Variety Sketch Series: Inside Amy Schumer
Outstanding Variety Talk Series: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Outstanding Writing In A Drama Series: Game of Thrones
Outstanding Directing In A Drama Series: David Nutter, Game of Thrones
What did you think of the winners for the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards? Sound off in the comments!
And for more from the Emmy Awards, check out our report on The Voice winning Outstanding Reality Competition Program!