20/09/2015 23:38 BST | Updated 21/09/2015 10:59 BST

Emmy Awards 2015: Winners Here - Jon Hamm FINALLY Rewarded, 'Game Of Thrones', Viola Davis Both Make History

It was TV's biggest night of the year, when 'Game of Thrones' broke the record for winning the most Emmys in one night, another ceiling just got smashed with Viola Davis becoming the first black woman to win the gong for Outstanding Actress... but never mind all that history-making, how did we Brits fare?


Answer? Not very well, really. Those tireless wits from 'Veep' were the winners of two of the major gongs, taking home Best Comedy Series and one for the writing on the same show. Awards also went to two of the show's actors, Julia Louis-Dreyfus (her sixth Emmy) and Tony Hale, playing her ever-subservient bodyman Gary.

However, it wasn't such good news for most of our familiar faces, soundly beaten in the leading categories. Jon Hamm, winning his first ever Emmy for the role of 'Mad Men's Don Draper saw off Hugh Bonneville, while Richard Jenkins for 'Olive Kitteridge' beat David Oyelowo, Mark Rylance and Ricky Gervais in the category of Outstanding Actor, Limited Series or Comedy-Drama.

And it seems the Americans' passion for 'Downton Abbey' has finally calmed down. As well as Hugh Bonneville's losing out, Jim Carter was beaten by 'Thrones' Peter Dinklage in his category, while Joanne Froggatt was beaten by 'Orange is the New Black's Uzo Aduba in hers.

And Best Drama Series? Well, that went to 'Game of Thrones', too - just one of the 12 awards the world-beating show took home, the most ever awards for one show on Emmys night.

Emmy Award Winners 2015

The previous holder of this record was 'The West Wing' in 2002 and, true to form, two of that show's alumni scooped up another pair of gongs last night, with Bradley Whitford winning for his guest spot on 'Transparent', and Allison Janney adding to her ever-growing haul for 'Mom'.

Amazon's 'Transparent' also continued its Golden Globe-winning streak, collecting two awards for the streamed show about a family whose father is transgender. Jeffrey Tambor picked up the gong for Best Comedy Actor, while the show's director Jill Soloway also collected a gong.

Award for the most emotional speech of the night went to Viola Davis, accepting her gong for Outstanding Lead Actress for 'How To Get Away With Murder'.

She told the crowd: "The only thing that separates women of colour from anyone else is opportunity. You cannot win Emmys with roles that are simply not there."



Outstanding Drama Series:

Better Call Saul

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones


House of Cards

Mad Men

Orange Is the New Black

Outstanding Comedy Series:


Modern Family

Parks and Recreation

Silicon Valley


Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt


Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special:

The Case Against 8

Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief

Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck

Sinatra: All Or Nothing At All


Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series:

American Masters

Cancer: The Emperor Of All Maladies

The Jinx: The Life And Deaths Of Robert Durst

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

The Sixties

Lead Actor in a Drama Series:

Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey

Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom

Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Kyle Chandler, Bloodline

Liev Schrieber, Ray Donovan

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

Elizabeth Moss, Mad Men

Robin Wright, House of Cards

Outstanding 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

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:

Louis CK, Louie

Don Cheadle, House of Lies

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

Will Forte, The Last Man on Earth

Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Lisa Kudrow, The Comeback

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer

Outstanding Actor in a Mini-series or Movie:

Richard Jenkins, Olive Kitteridge

David Oyelowo, Nightingale

Adrien Brody, Houdini

Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall

Ricky Gervais, Derek

Outstanding Actress in a Mini-series or Movie:

Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honorable Woman

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Freak Show

Felicity Huffman, American Crime

Queen Latifah, Bessie

Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge

Emma Thompson, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Live from Lincoln Center

Supporting Actor, Drama:

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

Supporting Actress, Drama:

Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey

Lena Headey, Game Of Thrones

Emilia Clarke, Game Of Thrones

Christine Baranski, The Good Wife

Christina Hendricks, Man Men

Uzo Aduba, Orange Is The New Black

Guest Actor, Drama:

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, Drama:

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

Supporting Actor, Comedy:

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

Supporting Actress, Comedy:

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

Guest Actor, Comedy:

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

Guest Actress, Comedy:

Christine Baranski, The Big Bang Theory

Gaby Hoffmann, Girls

Pamela Adlon, Louie

Elizabeth Banks, Modern Family

Joan Cusack, Shameless

Tina Fey, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Supporting Actor, Limited Series or Movie:

Richard Cabral, American Crime

Denis O’Hare, American Horror Story: Freak Show

Finn Wittrock, American Horror Story: Freak Show

Michael Kenneth Williams, Bessie

Bill Murray, Olive Kitteridge

Damian Lewis, Wolf Hall

Supporting Actress, Limited Series or 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

Outstanding Television Movie:

Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Curtain, Poirot’s Last Case


Grace Of Monaco

Hello Ladies: The Movie

Killing Jesus


Outstanding Reality Competition Series:

Amazing Race

Dancing with the Stars

Project Runway

The Voice

So You Think You Can Dance

Top Chef

Outstanding Variety Talk Series:

The Colbert Report

The Daily Show Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Jimmy Kimmel Live

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

The Late Show with David Letterman

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series:

Inside Amy Schumer

Drunk History

Key & Peele


Saturday Night Live

Limited Series:

American Crime

American Horror Story: Freak Show

Olive Kitteridge

The Honorable Woman

Wolf Hall

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series:

Joshua Brand – The Americans

Gordon Smith – Better Call Saul

David Benioff and DB Weiss – Game Of Thrones

Semi Chellas and Matthew Weiner – Mad Men

Matthew Weiner – Mad Men

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series:

Phil Lord and Chirs Miller – The Last Man on Earth

Louis CK – Louie

Mike Judge – Silicon Valley

Jill Soloway – Transparent

Armando Iannucci – Veep

Outstanding Writing For a Comedy Series:

David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik – Episodes

Will Forte – The Last Man on Earth

Louis CK – Louie

Alec Berg – Silicon Valley

Jill Soloway – Transparent

Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci and Tony Roche – Veep

David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik – Episodes

Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special:

John Ridley – American Crime

Dee Rees, Christopher Cleveland, Bettina Gilois and Horton Foote – Bessie

Stephen Merchant, Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg – Hello Ladies: The Movie

Hugo – The Honorable Woman

Jane Anderson – Olive Kitteridge

Peter Straughan – Wolf Hall

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series Advertisement:

Opus Moreschi, Stephen Colbert, Tom Purcell, Barry Julien, Paul Dinello, Matt Lappin, Jay Katsir, Michael Brumm, Rob Dubbin, Glenn Eichler, Max Werner, Eric Drysdale, Nate Charny, Aaron Cohen, Gabe Gronli and Ariel Dumas – The Colbert Report

Elliott Kalan, Adam Lowitt, Steve Bodow, Jon Stewart, Dan Amira, Travon Free, Hallie Haglund, Matt Koff, Dan McCoy, Jo Miller, Zhubin Parang, Daniel Radosh, Lauren Sarver, Owen Parsons and Delaney Yeager – The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Jessi Klein, Hallie Cantor, Kim Caramele, Kyle Dunnigan, Jon Glaser, Christine Nangle, Kurt Metzger, Daniel Powell, Tami Sagher and Amy Schumer – Inside Amy Schumer

Jay Martel, Ian Roberts, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele – Key & Peele

Kevin Avery, Tim Carvell, Dan Gurewitch, Geoff Haggerty, Jeff Maurer, John Oliver, Scott Sherman, Will Tracy, Jill Twiss, Juli Weiner and Josh Gondelman – Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special:

Barry Adelman, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Jon Macks, Dave Boone, Alex Baze, Robert Carlock, Sam Means, Seth Meyers, Michael Shoemaker, Eric Gurian and Meredith Scardino– The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards

Brendan Hunt, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele and Rich Talarico – Key & Peele Super Bowl Special

Mel Brooks – Mel Brooks Live At The Geffen

Louis CK – Louis CK: Live At The Comedy Store

James Anderson, Fred Armisen, Tina Fey, Steve Higgins, Chris Kelly, Erik Kenward, Rob Klein, Seth Meyers, Lorne Michaels, John Mulaney, Paula Pell, Jeff Richmond, Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Tom Schiller, Sarah Schnieder, Marc Shaiman, Michael Shoemaker, Robert Smigel, Emily Spivey, Kent Sublette, Jorma Taccone and Bryan Tucker – The Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series:

Tim Van Patten – Boardwalk Empire

David Nutter – Game of Thrones

Jeremy Podeswa – Game of Thrones

Lesli Linka Glatter – Homeland

Steven Soderbergh – The Knick

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

Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series:

James Hoskinson – The Colbert Report

Chuck O’Neil – The Daily Show

Amy Schumer and Ryan McFaul – Inside Amy Schumer

Jerry Foley – Late Show with David Letterman

Dave Diomedi – The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special:

Natalie Johns – Annie Lennox: Nostalgia Live in Concert

Louis J Horvitz – The Kennedy Center Honors

Hamish Hamilton – The Oscars

Don Roy King – The Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special

Glenn Weiss – 68th Annual Tony Awards

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Programme:

Tom Bergeron – Dancing With the Stars

Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn – Project Runway

Cat Deeley – So You Think You Can Dance

Anthony Bourdain – The Taste

Jane Lynch – Hollywood Game Night

Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program

Alaska: The Last Frontier

Deadliest Catch


Million Dollar Listing New York

Naked and Afraid


Outstanding Structured Reality Program:

Antiques Roadshow

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives


Property Brothers

Shark Tan

Undercover Boss

Outstanding Variety Special:

Bill Maher: Live from DC

The Kennedy Center Honors

Louis CK: Live at the Comedy Store

Mel Brooks Live at the Geffen

The Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek Live!

Outstanding Informational Series or Special:

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown

Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways

Inside The Actors Studio

StarTalk With Neil deGrasse Tyson


Emmy Award Winners 2015