And your 2015 Emmy award winners are…

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TV! Now, more than ever, TV is a big thing. A money-maker that is home to new series which are risky, experimental and featuring budgets that would make small movie companies cry, TV has now finally found its balls.

It’s Emmy balls that is. The 67th Emmy Awards kicked off last night, with HBO walking away with some big wins: Game of Thrones for Best Drama, Veep for Best Comedy and Olive Kitteridge for Best Limited Series. Game of Thrones also broke records by going home with twelve statues in total once the awards it picked up at the Creative Arts portion of the Emmys was factored into things. The previous Emmys champion was The West Wing which had eight wins back in 2000.

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Perhaps the biggest winner of the night however, was Viola Davis who won Best Actress in a Drama for How to Get Away with Murder. It’s not just a well-deserved win for Davis, but also a historic one as she is now the first black actress to pick up the prestigious award.

Here’s the full list of winners, in bold below their respective categories:

  • 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 Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Claire Danes, Homeland
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
Taraji P. Henson, Empire
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Robin Wright, House of Cards

  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Adrien Brody, Houdini
Ricky Gervais, Derek Special
Timothy Hutton, American Crime
Richard Jenkins, Olive Kitteridge
David Oyelowo, Nightingale
Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall

  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or 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 Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Louis C.K., Louie
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Will Forte, The Last Man on Earth
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
William H. Macy, Shameless
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Lisa Kudrow, The Comeback
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

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  • Outstanding Reality – Competition Program

The Amazing Race
Dancing With the Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef
The Voice

  • Outstanding Variety Talk Series

The Colbert Report
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Late Show with David Letterman
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

  • Outstanding Limited Series

American Crime
American Horror Story: Freak Show
Olive Kitteridge
The Honorable Woman
Wolf Hall

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  • Outstanding Comedy Series

Louie
Modern Family
Parks and Recreation
Silicon Valley
Transparent
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Veep

  • Outstanding Drama Series

Better Call Saul
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Homeland
House of Cards
Mad Men
Orange Is the New Black

  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Michael Kelly, House of Cards
Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline

  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

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  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

Richard Cabral, American Crime
Damian Lewis, Wolf Hall
Bill Murray, Olive Kitteridge
Denis O’Hare, American Horror Story: Freak Show
Michael Kenneth Williams, Bessie
Finn Wittrock, American Horror Story: Freak Show

  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or 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 Comedy Series

Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Adam Driver, Girls
Tony Hale, Veep
Keegan-Michael Key, Key & Peele

  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Anna Chlumsky, Veep
Gaby Hoffmann, Transparent
Allison Janney, Mom
Jane Krakowski, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Niecy Nash, Getting On

  • Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

Drunk History
Inside Amy Schumer
Key & Peele
Portlandia
Saturday Night Live

  • Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

Lesli Linka Glatter, Homeland – “From A to B and Back Again”
David Nutter, Game of Thrones – “Mother’s Mercy”
Jeremy Podeswa, Game of Thrones – “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken”
Tim Van Patten, Boardwalk Empire – “Eldorado”
Steven Soderbergh, The Knick – “Method and Madness”

  • Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

Louis C.K., Louie – “Sleepover”
Armando Iannucci, Veep – “Testimony”
Mike Judge, Silicon Valley – “Sand Hill Shuffle”
Phil Lord & Chris Miller, The Last Man on Earth – “Alive in Tucson”
Jill Soloway, Transparent – “Best New Girl”

  • Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series or Movie

Hugo Blick, The Honorable Woman
Lisa Cholodenko, Olive Kitteridge
Uli Edel, Houdini
Peter Kosminsky, Wolf Hall
Ryan Murphy, American Horror Story: Freak Show – “Monsters Among Us”
Dee Rees, Bessie
Tom Shankland, The Missing

  • Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series

James Hoskinson, The Colbert Report – “Show 11040″
Chuck O’Neil, The Daily Show – “Show 20103″
Amy Schumer & Ryan McFaul, Inside Amy Schumer – “12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer”
Jerry Foley, Late Show with David Letterman – “Show 4214″
Dave Diomedi, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – “Show 203″

  • Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, Game of Thrones – “Mother’s Mercy”
Joshua Brand, The Americans – “Do Mail Robots Dream of Electric Sheep?”
Semi Chellas & Matthew Weiner, Mad Men – “Lost Horizon”
Gordon Smith, Better Call Saul – “Five-O”
Matthew Weiner, Mad Men – “Person to Person”

  • Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

Alec Berg, Silicon Valley – “Two Days of the Condor”
Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci & Tony Roche, Veep – “Election Night”
Louis C.K., Louie – “Bobby’s House”
David Crane & Jeffrey Klarik, Episodes – “Episode 409”
Will Forte, The Last Man on Earth – “Alive in Tucson”
Jill Soloway, Transparent – “Pilot”

  • Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series or Movie

Jane Anderson, Olive Kitteridge
Hugo Blick, The Honorable Woman
Stephen Merchant, Gene Stupnitsky & Lee Eisenberg, Hello Ladies: The Movie
Dee Rees, Christopher Cleveland, Bettina Gilois & Horton Foote, Bessie
John Ridley, American Crime – “Episode One”
Peter Straughan, Wolf Hall

  • Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series

The Colbert Report
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Inside Amy Schumer
Key & Peele
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

 

 

Last Updated: September 21, 2015

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