67th Primetime Emmy Awards: Winners Recap
Hosted by Andy Samberg, The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards took place in Los Angeles last night and it was a big victory for HBO as their shows ‘Game of Thrones‘, ‘Veep‘ and ‘Olive Kitteridge‘ all took home major trophies.
‘Game of Thrones‘ set an Emmy record by taking home 12 awards including Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for it’s star Peter Dinklage.
After a five year winning streak ‘Modern Family‘ was finally defeated in Outstanding Comedy Series category by ‘Veep‘ which just celebrated its fourth season.
‘Veep‘ actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus picked up her (well deserved) fourth consecutive win for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Selina Meyer in the political comedy. However we must say we were a little bummed that Amy Poehler never received an Emmy for her brilliant portrayal of Leslie Knope in ‘Parks and Recreation‘.
Jon Hamm finally exited the Emmy-less club by winning Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Don Draper in ‘Mad Men‘. The show which aired its final episode in May has won 16 Emmys since 2008 but for some reason failed to recognise its lead actor until last night!
Jeffrey Tambor won his first Emmy for his portrayal of Maura Pfefferman on Amazon’s ‘Transparent‘ and dedicated his Lead Actor in a Comedy Series award to transgender community saying, “Thank you for your patience, thank you for your courage, thank you for your stories, thank you for your inspiration, thank you for letting us be part of the change”.
Uzo Aduba picked up her second Emmy, this time for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Crazy Eyes in the Netflix series ‘Orange is the New Black‘. Last year she won for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for the same role!
Viola Davis made history by becoming the African-American woman to receive the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series award for her work on ‘How to Get Away with Murder‘. A shocked Davis beat out tough competition including Taraji P. Henson, Claire Danes, Elisabeth Moss and Robin Wright. During her emotional acceptance speech she highlighted the issue of how tough roles are to find for black women saying that,
“The only thing that separates women of colour from anyone else is opportunity, you can not win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there. So here’s to all the writers.”
Regina King was a surprise winner of the night winning for her supporting work on ABC’s ‘American Crime‘. The actress beat out performances from the likes of Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson (all from ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show‘), Mo’Nique (‘Bessie‘) and Zoe Kazan (‘Olive Kitteridge‘).
Comedy it-girl Amy Schumer also collected the first Emmy of her career for her work as an executive producer on the Outstanding Variety Sketch Series ‘Inside Amy Schumer‘. ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart‘ received a nice send off by receiving the Outstanding Variety Talk Series and NBC’s ‘The Voice‘ won the Outstanding Reality-Competition programme for the second time.
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