Emmys 2015

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Emmys 2015

EMMYS 2015

Viola Davis became the first black woman to win a lead actress prize for her role in How To Get Away With Murder.

Jon Hamm finally won a best actor award for his role as Don Draper in Mad Men - after seven years of missing out.

Political comedy Veep was the winner in the best comedy series category.

Inside Amy Schumer was named best variety sketch series.

It was the first time since it began 2011 that Game of Thrones won the best drama series award. Its other accolades included best writing, best direction and best supporting actor for Peter Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannister.

Amazon's comedy-drama Transparent won awards for best director in a comedy and for its lead actor, Jeffrey Tambor, who plays a transgender college professor.

The show also picked up best guest actor in a comedy for former West Wing star Bradley Whitford.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus won best comedy actress for the fourth time for playing Selina Meyer on Veep, while Tony Hale, who plays her bag man, was again named best comedy supporting actor.

Uzo Aduba, who plays Suzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren in Netflix prison series Orange is the New Black, was named best supporting actress in a drama.

Best lead actor in a mini-series or movie - Richard Jenkins.


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