ADTV: 67th Annual Emmy Awards Results


The 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were handed out tonight and proved HBO total dominance of the current television landscape, wining TV Movie for Bessie, Limited Series for Olive Kitteridge, Comedy Series for Veep, and Drama Series for Game of Thrones. Otherwise, it was a history-making evening when Viola Davis became the first African-American actress to win an Emmy for Drama Actress for her role in How to Get Away with Murder. Her eloquent speech included the much-Tweeted line, “You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there.” Jon Hamm also finally won an Emmy, breaking the winless acting streak for Mad Men performers in its final season.

On the Drama Series side, Game of Thrones bested The West Wing’s previous Emmy record for most wins in a single season – 12 wins including Drama Series and a surprise, very left-field second win for Peter Dinklage. HBO’s Veep also won big tonight, taking home trophies for Comedy Series, Comedy Actress, and Comedy Supporting Actor. This ended Modern Family‘s streak of consecutive Comedy Series wins.

Here are the winners in the televised categories (previous winners were announced in the Creative Arts ceremony last weekend):

Winners of the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

Outstanding Comedy Series: Veep

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Tony Hale, Veep

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Allison Janney, Mom

Outstanding Direction for a Comedy Series: Jill Soloway, Transparent

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: “Election Night,” Veep

Outstanding Drama Series: Game of Thrones

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black

Outstanding Direction for a Drama Series: “Mother’s Mercy,” Game of Thrones

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: “Mother’s Mercy,” Game of Thrones

Outstanding Limited Series: Olive Kitteridge

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: Richard Jenkins, Olive Kitteridge

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie: Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: Bill Murray, Olive Kitteridge

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie: Regina King, American Crime

Outstanding Direction for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special: Lisa Choledenko, Olive Kitteridge

Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special: Jane Anderson, Olive Kitteridge

Outstanding Variety Talk Series: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series: Inside Amy Schumer

Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: The Voice

  • phantom

    As much as I love Allison Janney, I was hoping for Jane Krakowski’s (shockingly enough) first win and though I do think Tony Hale is a respectable choice, I wish they had gone with Titus Burgess. Oh, well.

  • phantom

    And the sequel : as much as I love Julia Louis-Dreyfus, I was hoping for Amy’s (shockingly enough) first win. You can decide which Amy because I can’t. Damn I love the work of all three.

  • phantom

    So let’s look at that “TV is better than Film” debate from an awards standpoint : at the Emmys two female directors (Jill Soloway, Lisa Cholodenko) and a female writer (Jane Anderson) won TONIGHT (so far), at the Oscars one female director won in 87 years and female writers have a hard time getting even nominated even if they are widely considered the frontrunners (Gillian Flynn).

  • phantom

    P.S. And since I seem to be the only AD reader giving a flying fuck about the Emmys, I think I will just shut up now.

  • Brian

    Love that win for Regina King. An actress I have long admired finally getting her due!

  • Lars

    This is disappointing even for the Emmys…Game of Thrones and Veep are rewarded for their relative weak season (I was hoping for an Anna Chlumsky win though because her meltdown was epic).

  • Alfredo

    Viola Davis Won!!!!!

  • JP

    HBO is the Harvey Weinstein of the Emmys.

  • Paul Hanlin Jr

    2015 Emmys – HBO circlejerk.
    2014 Emmys – HBO circlejerk.
    2013 Emmys – HBO circlejerk.
    2012 Emmys – HBO circlejerk.
    2011 Emmys – HBO circlejerk.
    2010 Emmys – HBO circlejerk.
    2009 Emmys – HBO circlejerk.
    2008 Emmys – HBO circlejerk.
    2007 Emmys – HBO circlejerk.
    2006 Emmys – HBO circlejerk.
    2005 Emmys – HBO circlejerk.
    2004 Emmys – HBO circlejerk.
    2003 Emmys – HBO circlejerk.
    2002 Emmys – HBO circlejerk.
    2001 Emmys – HBO circlejerk.
    2000 Emmys – HBO circlejerk.

    Never has meet the new boss, same as the old boss been more prevalent. Bring back the Cable Ace Awards, stat. And every drama series winner should give their Emmys to the actual best drama out there, #Continuum. Precluded by ancient, outdated rules from competing in the Emmys or Globes. If GoT (with its sadistic treatment of its female characters), Downton Abbey, Orphan Black, etc. can get away with massive foreign investment, Continuum should as well.

  • m1

    HBO gets the lion’s share of awards because it delivers great work year after year. If/When other studios step up their game, they can win a bunch of awards too.

  • Birdienest81

    @Paul Hanlin, Jr

    Continuum only got Camadian Screen Award nominations (and won one award). That’s pretty weak for its home town.

    I could think of other international series that are better than Continuum. The Missing, Broadchurch, Foyle’s War, etc.

    Stop shoving your fanboy freakishness into our faces.

  • Paul Hanlin Jr

    Yo, Birdiesnest…your post is epic fail in so many ways.

    Continuum, in actuality, has been nominated for almost 60 awards from various Canadian arts organizations over its past 3 years (Canadian Screen Awards, Leos, Writers and Directors Guild of Canada, Banff World Media Festival Rockie Awards), including 6 from the Saturn Awards in America. With almost 20 wins. I seriously doubt you’ve ever seen one minute of one episode.

    Your slur about my being a fan of the show I will not let stand without a reply. I may be abrasive, I try to tell it like I see it, but I have NEVER criticized or made fun of any fan’s appreciation of a show the way you did in your message. Seems to me there’s 2 sets of rules for being fans of a show; one for everybody else, and one for someone’s “fanboy freakishness” that you arrogantly accused me of. You are way out of line, and in fact, I believe you owe me an apology. I won’t get it, most likely, but I won’t call your fandom of a show “fanboy freakishness”, and I expect the same basic rudimentary courtesy from you.

    Soapbox dismount.

  • Q Mark

    I’m just going to pretend that Game Of Thrones was being rewarded for its four amazing seasons (which it probably was, for most voters) rather than the very problematic fifth season. It’s a show that absolutely deserves a Best Drama trophy, though it’s just unfortunate timing that it comes now; it’s like Pacino winning an Oscar for Scent Of A Woman rather than for Godfather or Serpico. The first four episodes of S5 and the all-time great “Hardhome” were wonderful….the other five ranged from disappointing to worst in the series (“Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken”).

    Dinklage and Hale are in the same boat as excellent actors who I was overjoyed to see win once, but after a second win, I’m wondering why Emmy voters didn’t spread the wealth. You could’ve found more overdue winners on either GoT or Veep alone, never mind the rest of TV. I’m kind of the same mind about Louis-Dreyfus winning every year (when Amy Poehler never got one) but Louis-Dreyfus is just so incredibly good on Veep that it’s hard to argue. I love Allison Janney but she didn’t deserve even a nomination for Mom, let alone another win.

    On the flip side, great to see Davis and Aduba pick up deserving wins, and great to see Tambor and Hamm finally get overdue wins.

  • Robin Write

    The Game of Thrones win was a personal victory for Clarence too – and he deserves that warm feeling inside given the excellent, dedicated work he puts into the TV side of Awards Daily. Mr Moye, you are the true winner here. Bravo!

  • Josh

    VEEP’s weak season!? It just keeps getting better and this season was my personal favorite. The episode where she is sick in bed is one of the funniest single episodes of any sitcom in years.

    It deserved to win best comedy no question

  • Steven Kane

    Paul…you are a conundrum. You believe movies with the biggest box office takes deserve to be nominated/win Oscars but then when shows with extremely high ratings like Game of Thrones wins all the awards you call it a circle jerk. And then you champion a show barely anyone, save you and me, have seen? Continuum is a decent show but it is not amazing. How is every year an HBO circle jerk? Before last night AMC dominated for years in the drama series category. When Breaking Bad and Mad Men didn’t win it went to a Showtime show (Homeland). Before last night Modern Family was winning comedy series for 5 straight years and winning either acting, writing, directing or all every year. Now if you’re talking about miniseries or TV movies then yes, HBO has them in the bag. But HBO has only won drama series 3 times (twice for Sopranos and once for Game of Thrones) and comedy series twice (once for Sex and the City and once for Veep). So, yes, last night was an HBO “circle jerk”. But not every year has been. And even if it was they produce quality shows.

  • phantom

    I’m not a big fan of all these “HBO won” type of headlines and articles. Yes, HBO productions dominated the Emmys this year, triumphing in 43 (!) categories including the four big ones (Drama Series, Comedy Series, Miniseries, TV Movie), but “HBO” didn’t win…the remarkably talented producers, directors, writers, actors and crew members did whom HBO was damn smart enough to employ and build productions around.

  • Craig

    Interesting that Adrien Brody presents the Oscar AND Emmy to the first black actresses to win in their categories.

  • phantom


    Good catch ! Someone should make a gif !

  • Dante Barbeyto

    Not really Craig. Brody received the Oscar from Halley Berry, but gave it to Charlize Theron. He is stil somewhat connected… Not totally…

  • phantom


    Better catch.

  • Paul Hanlin Jr

    The HBO circlejerk last night was a disaster for Fox. Emmy ratings got drive-by’d:

    Down 20% from last year, 25% from 2013.

  • Steven Kane

    Paul, it’s not the winners that drive ratings. HBO is nominated every single year for a shit ton of awards. Oftentimes those who tune in are interested in what’s nominated and who is hosting. Not everybody likes Andy Samberg. There are plenty of far-right voters who feel the media gets more liberal every year. There are so many variables. With the most diverse group of nominees in maybe forever this should have brought in the biggest number of viewers. With popular as fuck shows like Game of Thrones, How to Get Away With Murder and Empire that should have been a recipe for gaining a large audience. They also compete with Sunday night football every year. People have to tune in to see who is winning after all. But again, it can’t be a yearly circle jerk if any series but HBO was winning comedy or drama series.

  • Joe

    So happy for game of thrones and veep

  • Joe

    Congratulations to all the winners, especially Peter dinklage for game of thrones, Julia Louis Dreyfus for veep, Jon Hamm for mad men and Allison Janney for mom

  • Clarence Moye

    You are way too kind, Robin, but thank you very much for the shout-out and kind words. It’s a team effort over at ADTV, and you, Joey, Megan, and Ryan deserve equal credit!

  • Bryce Forestieri

    Where’s Vincenzo Natali’s Emmy? Guillermo Navarro’s? No time for artistry? Gotcha.

  • Luke

    I’ve never bothered to post here before, even though I occasionally read your site, but what the hell. No one stands up cos no one cares. It’s the freakin’ Emmys, for Christs sake. Every year, the same utterly mediocre American shows, featuring the same utterly mediocre American actors, written by almost unbeliebably mediocre writers, winning some award no one cares about. If you actually think that any of these programme represent the best of what the world has to offer, if you think that these tedious actors and actresses who can’t get parts in movies and spend their lives trying to catch fire on some inoffensive American tv show that do everything they can not to offend ANYONE are the best the world has to offer, then you’re living in a fantasy universe. Do you actually think that Viola Davis, god bless her, gave the best performance of an actress in a television drama in the entire world last year in her badly written, lowest common denominator pile of horseshit TV? If so, you’re moronic. Check out ALL the actresses in Denmark’s The Legacy, for example, who are one billion times more talented than Davis. Or the actresses in Iceland’s Fortitude. Or Borgen. Do you think VEEP is funny? It’s not. It’s bullshit. American TV is the worst in the world, so lamenting that no one fucking stands up cos some Z-list actress wins a prize in a Z-list show that no one watched and that she isn’t even any good in is fucking ridiculous.

  • Steven Kane

    Luke, nobody here believes what wins an Emmy means that’s the best the world has to offer considering the Emmys are all about what is broadcast…in America. It’s not international Emmys unless it’s broadcast…in America. There are a lot of shitty shows in America but plenty of good shows too. Nobody here is saying America has the best television. For what it’s worth Veep is made primarily by British people. I’m sorry Viola Davis doesn’t stand toe to toe with the Shakespearean ladies of Denmark but here she’s a fucking icon and busting down the doors that needed busting.

  • Paul Hanlin Jr

    Phantom, at the end of the day, the victory belongs to HBO, no matter how much you twist yourself into a soft pretzel to discount the HBO circlejerkery of last night.

  • Paul Hanlin Jr

    International Emmys are a godsdamn joke.

    And this update from Nielsen: Emmys Draw Smallest Audience on Record: 11.9m viewers

  • Birdienest81

    @Paul Hanlin Jr

    Brining back the Cable ACE Awards won’t solve your Continuum problem (It’s broadcast on SyFy in the USA so it will compete there too).

    As Steven said, you want movies with big box office numbers to win Oscars, but you want a show that has barely registered in awards circles in Canada (sorry those Logan Awards are British Columbia local awards) and that viewers in America (let alone TV insiders) have no clue about. That’s so hypocritical.

    I want the Emmys (and the Oscars) to have great ratings. And if they wanted broadcast shows, maybe Empire and The Good Wife should have been up for Drama Series as does Modern Family and The Big Bang Theory. We are not going to do it at the expense of compromising quality.

    HBO has been producing quality programming for two decades now. Cable TV has more artistic freedom to tell more in-depth stories. Get a grip.

  • Dante Barbeyto

    Luke has so much love in his heart… :3… I’m just sad Lena Headey lost, I guess the body double thing really crashed her chance. Also, I am very happy for VEEP (I do believe it’s very funny). I am also happy for Amy Schumer, I hope the win translate in a Oscar nomination for the “Trainwreck” screenplay. And chill Luke, award shows are about politics and PR, but we still love them and pay a lot of attention to them. =)

  • Paul Hanlin Jr

    It’s LEO Awards, from the Television and Motion Picture Society of British Columbia. I also saw no apology for your “fanboy freakishness” remark. So I’m done with you.

  • Scott

    Jon Hamm! It’s a magical unicorn moment…

  • AlejoLJ

    Luke sounds like such a fucking braindead, pompous, snobbish douchebag prick he might have been created in an “asshole lab.” This worthless trouserstain has the douchy balls to call a master theater thespian like Viola Davis a “Z-list actress”? Bitch, you wouldn’t know good acting if it smacked you upside that dusty batcave you call a head!! And a remarkably funny BRITISH-created gem like “Veep” is “American bullshit”. Phfft, so pathetic!! Jump off a large cliff with sharks in the bottom & make the world a better place, LukeyDouche!!

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