Sunday, September 20, 2015

'Game of Thrones,' 'Olive Kitteridge' Biggest Winners at Historic Primetime Emmys

Where to begin for an Emmy Awards steeped in so many historic moments?

"Game of Thrones" is now the most winning series in a year at the Primetime Emmy Awards.

Even before it won for outstanding drama series, the HBO show picked up 11 awards (eight of which came from the Creative Arts Emmys the weekend prior), beating the record of nine held by the first season of "The West Wing" from 2000.

Writing and directing wins at the 67th annual telecast were just enough to push "Game of Thrones" into historic territory. Quickly after that, Peter Dinklage won the supporting actor race giving the show a tally of 11. This is Dinklage's second win in this category following a previous win for the show's first season.

The outstanding drama series win awarded "Game of Thrones" 12 wins from 24 nominations.

Since its first season, "Game of Thrones" has won 26 Emmys, tying it with "Hill Street Blues" and "The West Wing" for most cumulative wins for a drama series. It could break that record as soon as next year if it wins just one more.

The drama acting field was significant for its winning ladies. Viola Davis became the first African-American to win the lead drama actress award for "How to Get Away with Murder". Supporting winner Uzo Aduba, "Orange is the New Black", became the first woman to win acting awards for the same character in two different genres. Aduba won the comedy guest actress prize for her portrayal of prison inmate Crazy Eyes. The Television Academy ruled "Orange" to be a drama this year, and Aduba was bumped up to the supporting race.

Jon Hamm finally won as drama actor for "Mad Men's" final season after seven previous losses.

Another big winner of the evening was another HBO product: "Olive Kitteridge".

The miniseries dominated the limited series/movie categories winning six of the broadcasted seven categories: outstanding limited series; lead actor (Richard Jenkins); lead actress (Frances McDormand); supporting actor (Bill Murray); directing; and writing. In addition to its six primetime wins, "Olive Kitteridge" won Creative Arts Emmys for limited series/movie casting and single-camera picture editing for a limited series/movie.

Regina King broke a complete "Olive Kitteridge" domination with her supporting actress win for "American Crime".

"Veep" and "Transparent" were the big comedy winners at the Emmy awards, winning five each.

Political satire "Veep" took the top prize for comedy series. Also nominated for its first three seasons, this is the first time the show won after consecutive losses to "Modern Family". "Veep" also won comedy writing for the first time. Julia-Louis Dreyfus won her fourth consecutive lead actress Emmy as the titular character Selina Meyer, with Tony Hale winning a second supporting actor gong for his role as Selina's bag man, Gary. "Veep" also won for comedy casting at the creative arts show.

Freshman laffer "Transparent" won lead actor for Jeffrey Tambor and directing for Jill Soloway for Amazon's freshman series about a transgender woman. The show won three Creative Arts Emmys beforehand- comedy guest actress, costumes and main title them music.

Allison Janney rounded wins in the comedy categories, repeating for her supporting turn on "Mom".

HBO picked up 14 of 26 televised awards. Overall, it took the most program awards this year- comedy series, drama series, limited series, TV movie, nonfiction special and nonfiction series. 

In the variety categories, Jon Stewart got a resounding Emmy sendoff for his show's final season. "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" winning the newly created variety talk series Emmy. It previously won the catch-all variety series Emmy 10 consecutive years from 2003-2012. "The Daily Show" won the variety series writing award for the ninth time and also the directing for a variety series.

"Inside Amy Schumer" picked up the variety sketch series award.

"Bessie" was previously announced as outstanding made-for-TV-movie, along with three other wins at the Creative Arts Emmys.

"Modern Family" and "Mad Men" were looking to win the most series prizes this year for outstanding comedy and drama, but were denied, respectively, for a sixth and fifth victories

"American Horror Story: Freak Show" won five Creative Arts Emmys the weekend before, but failed to show during the primetime telecast with eight nominations.
Comedy Series: "Veep"
Comedy Actor: Jeffrey Tambor, "Transparent"
Comedy Actress: Julia-Louis Dreyfus, "Veep"
Comedy Supporting Actor: Tony Hale, "Veep"
Comedy Supporting Actress: Allison Janney, "Mom"
Comedy Directing: Jill Soloway, "Transparent"
Comedy Writing: Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci and Tony Roche, "Veep" 

Drama Series: "Game of Thrones"
Drama Actor: Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"
Drama Actress: Viola Davis, "How to Get Away with Murder"
Drama Supporting Actor: Peter Dinklage, "Game of Thrones"
Drama Supporting Actress: Uzo Aduba, "Orange is the New Black"
Drama Directing: David Nutter, "Game of Thrones"
Drama Writing: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, "Game of Thrones"

Limited Series: "Olive Kitteridge"
Limited Series/Movie Actor: Richard Jenkins, "Olive Kitteridge"
Limited Series/Movie Actress: Frances McDormand, "Olive Kitteridge"
Limited Series/Movie Supporting Actor: Bill Murray, "Olive Kitteridge"
Limited Series/Movie Supporting Actress: Regina King, "American Crime"
Limited Series/Movie Directing: Lisa Cholodenko, "Olive Kitteridge"
Limited Series/Movie Writing: Jane Anderson, "Olive Kitteridge"

Reality Competition Program: "The Voice"

Variety Talk Series: "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"
Variety Sketch Series: "Inside Amy Schumer"
Directing for a Variety Series: "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" 
Writing for a Variety Series: "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"

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