2015 Emmy Awards: winners

Game of Thrones, Veep and Olive Kitteridge amongst the big winners at the Emmys.


The 67th Emmy Awards were held in Los Angeles earlier today.

Host Andy Samberg opened the show with a filmed musical number where he binge-watched every show (except Castle) before arriving on stage. He threw in jokes about Bill Cosby, Donald Trump, diversity, new category rules and True Detective.

The big winenrs were Game of Thrones as Best Drama, Veep in Comedy and Olive Kitteridge as Limited Series.


The night also saw Tracy Morgan on stage to present the Drama award.

“I missed you guys so much,” said Morgan. “Thanks to the support of my doctors, my family, my beautiful wife. I’m here. Standing on my own two feet.

“It’s been a long road back.”

“Only recently I’ve been starting to feel like myself, which means a lot of women are going to get pregnant at the after-party.”

Winners in bold:

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


“I feel like I won the lottery,” said Janney. “Chuck Lore you are truly masterful at what you do.

“It is a privilege to work on a show that reminds us there is hope.”

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

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


“To my Veep family, not only are these people so good, they are good people,” said Hale. “I am so grateful to be working with them.”

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
Phil Lord and Chirs Miller, The Last Man on Earth 
Louis C.K., Louie
Mike Judge, Silicon Valley
Jill Soloway, Transparent

Armando Iannucci, Veep


“We have a trans civil rights problem,” said Solloway in a push for equality in all US states.

Lead Actor in a Comedy
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


“I’ve been given the opportunity to act because people’s lives depend on it,” said Tambor. “I’d like to dedicate my performance and this award to the transgender community.

“Thank you for letting us be part of the change.”

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Lisa Kudrow, The Comeback
Julia Louis Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation
Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie


“I love powerful, funny women,” said Julia Louis Dreyfus. “This is just mind-blowing.”

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

“Sorry Amazing Race, it’s our year this year,” said producer Mark Burnett.

Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special
John Ridley, American Crime
Dee Rees, Christopher Cleveland, Bettina Gilois, Horton Foote, Bessie
Stephen Merchant, Gene Stupnitsky, Lee Eisenberg, Hello Ladies: The Movie
Hugo Blick, The Honorable Woman
Jane Anderson, Olive Kitteridge
Peter Straughan, Wolf Hall

Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or A Movie
Regina King, American Crime
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Freak Show
Angela Bassett, American Horror Story: Freak Show
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Freak Show
Mo’Nique, Bessie
Zoe Kazan, Olive Kitteridge


“I should have brought one of those papers all the comedy people had,” said King. “John Ridley you are genius.”

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

Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or A Movie
Richard Cabral, American Crime
Denis O’Hare, American Horror Story: Freak Show
Finn Wittrock, American Horror Story: Freak Show
Michael Kenneth, Bessie
Bill Murray, Olive Kitteridge
Damian Lewis, Wolf Hall

(Murray was not in attendance)

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honourable Woman
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Queen Latifah, Bessie
Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge
Emma Thompson, Sweeney Todd


“We’re all here because of the power of a story well-told. Sometimes that’s enough. Thank you,” said a brief McDormand.

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Adrien Brody, Houdini
Ricky Gervais, Derek
Timothy Hutton, American Crime Story
Richard Jenkins, Olive Kitteridge
David Oyelowo, Nightingale
Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall


“I want to say thank you to Frances McDormand for calling me and saying ‘I want you to come on this journey with me,'” said Jenkins.

Actor / Director Fred Savage introduced a lovely tribute to all the shows that took their finale this year (spoiler alert for Aussie viewers still waiting for some to air!).

Limited Series
American Crime
American Horror Story: Freak Show
Olive Kitteridge
The Honourable Woman
Wolf Hall

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

Variety Sketch Series
Drunk History
Inside Amy Schumer
Key & Peele
Saturday Night Live


“We all had to get Final Draft once they picked up our show. We didn’t own it,” said Schumer. “I almost made a stupid sex show that nobody wanted.”

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

Variety Talk Series
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Last Week Tonight
The Late Show with David Letterman
The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon


“To everybody on television I just want to say, cling to it” said Stewart.

“It is a barren world out there!”

“Thank you to everyone so much. You will never have to see me again.”

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

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


Aduba wins for the same role she win in Comedy last year.

“I really just want to say thank you a thousand time,” said Aduba.

“I love you mostly because you let me just be me,” she said to her crew, cast and family.

Outstanding Directing for a Drama series

Tim Van Patten, Boardwalk Empire
Jeremy Podeswa, Game Of Thrones
David Nutter, Game Of Thrones
Lesli Linka Glatter, Homeland
Steven Soderberg, The Knick

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


“We’re only as good as our writers, and I’m lucky enough to be led by the best,” said Dinklage.

Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Kyle Chandler, Bloodline
Jeff Daniels, Newsroom
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards


“There has been a terrible mistake, clearly,” said Hamm. “It’s impossible to be named with all those extraordinary gentleman.”

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


“The only thing that separates women of colour from anyone else is opportunity,” said Davis. “You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there.”

Comedy Series
Modern Family
Parks & Recreation
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt


“If Veep is about one thing it’s about hope. The hope that anyone in America no matter what their backround, race or creed… if they work hard can just miss out on getting the top job,” said creator Armando Ianucci.

Drama Series
Better Call Saul
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Mad Men
Orange Is The New Black


“Thank you to HBO for believing in dragons,” said creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.


Television Movie
Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Curtain, Poirot’s Last Case
Grace Of Monaco
Hello Ladies: The Movie
Killing Jesus

Guest Actor In A Drama Series
Alan Alda, The Blacklist
Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife
F. Murray Abraham, Homeland
Reg E. Cathey, House Of Cards
Beau Bridges, Masters Of Sex
Pablo Schreiber, Orange Is The New Black

Guest Actress In A Drama Series
Margo Martindale, The Americans
Diana Rigg, Game Of Thrones
Rachel Brosnahan, House Of Cards
Cicely Tyson, How To Get Away With Murder
Allison Janney, Masters Of Sex
Khandi Alexander, Scandal

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series
Mel Brooks, The Comedians
Paul Giamatti, Inside Amy Schumer
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live
Louis C.K., Saturday Night Live
Bradley Whitford, Transparent
Jon Hamm, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series
Christine Baranski, The Big Bang Theory
Gaby Hoffmann, Girls
Pamela Adlon, Louie
Elizabeth Banks, Modern Family
Joan Cusack, Shameless
Tina Fey, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

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11 Responses

  1. When they love you, they really love you at the Emmys! Alison Janney again for a pretty mediocre show. It would have been nice to see Jane Krakowski or Anna Chlumsky win. I love Julia Louis Dreyfus but 4 in a row? Again some great women get overlooked. Nice to see Jon Hamm finally win brought back memories of Ted Danson getting his Emmy really late in the 11 seasons of Cheers. There’s a changing of the guard with Game of Thrones and Veep winning. I loved Frances McDormand doing it all her way and not dressing up or making much of a speech. Jeffrey Tambor and Viola Davis yay yay yay! Didn’t think much of Andy Samberg, he is very cute but the jokes weren’t abundant and he rests on his charm. But an enjoyable show.

  2. Good that Game of Thrones and Dinklage finally got recognised.

    I guess they couldn’t give S5 of Breaking Bad it’s 3 best Drama Emmy. Orange is the New Black was more of a prison sitcom this season, but the length moved it into the Drama category under the new rules. And I guess Mad Men wasn’t quite good enough be the first to get 5.

    They had to give one to Jon Hamm. How could he be the powerful lead in a show that won best Drama 4 times and not get one?

    Janey deserved the Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy, she pretty much carries the whole show.

    1. Dinklage has won before, when Aaron Paul was ineligible, so he is not overdue. I would not have minded him winning last season, but this season he didn’t have much to do.

      Banks, Mendelsohn and even Kelly had better material to work with and rose to the challenge.

    1. It seems that to combat piracy and people delay watching shows. They are now going out of their way to spoil shows for people who aren’t up to date. Which of course sucks for us in a country where most things are delayed.

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