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Emmy Awards: ‘Game of Thrones’ sets record, HBO bags 43 awards

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MUMBAI: HBO’s hugely popular show Game of Thrones has set a record of sorts by becoming a series winning most awards in a single year. The show totted a record 12 awards from its 24 nominations. 

 

With a whopping 43 statuettes, HBO took home the most number of awards beating the second in line NBC, which took home 12 awards, by a huge margin. Comedy Central and FX Networks tied at the third spot with a total of eight wins.

 

This is for the first time in Game of Thrones’ six season history that it took home the best drama series award at the 67th Emmy Awards, which were held Los Angeles. Additionally, the show also won the Emmys for best directing and best writing. Actor Peter Dinklage, who essays the role of Tyrion Lannister in the series, won for best supporting actor in a drama.

 

On the other hand, the award for lead actor in a drama series went to Jon Hamm for his role as Don Draper in Mad Men. Viola Davis took home the Emmy for lead actress in a drama series for How To Get Away With Murder.

 

HBO also bagged the Emmy for best comedy series for Veep as well as best mini-series for Olive Kitteridge, which is based on the Pulitzer prize winning short stories by Elizabeth Strout. The mini-series won in almost every category for which it was nominated and took home six Emmys at the end of the night.

 

The complete list of winners is as follows:

 

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES — HBO

SIMON BLACKWELL (Teleplay and Story)

ARMANDO IANNUCCI (Story)

TONY ROCHE (Teleplay and Story)

Veep

Election Night

 

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES — HBO

TONY HALE as Gary Walsh

Veep

 

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES — AMAZON INSTANT VIDEO

JILL SOLOWAY (Directed)

Transparent

Best New Girl

 

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES — AMAZON INSTANT VIDEO

JEFFREY TAMBOR as Maura Pfefferman

Transparent

 

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES — HBO

JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS as President Selina Meyer

Veep

 

OUTSTANDING REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM — NBC

The Voice

 

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR A DRAMATIC SPECIAL — HBO

JANE ANDERSON (Teleplay)

Olive Kitteridge

 

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOVIE — ABC

REGINA KING as Aliyah Shadeed

American Crime

 

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR A DRAMATIC SPECIAL — HBO

LISA CHOLODENKO (Directed)

Olive Kitteridge

 

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOVIE — HBO

BILL MURRAY as Jack Kenninson

Olive Kitteridge

 

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOVIE — HBO

FRANCES MCDORMAND as Olive Kitteridge

Olive Kitteridge

 

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOVIE — HBO

RICHARD JENKINS as Henry Kitteridge

Olive Kitteridge

 

OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIES — HBO

OLIVE KITTERIDGE

 

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY SERIES — COMEDY CENTRAL

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

 

OUTSTANDING VARIETY SKETCH SERIES

INSIDE AMY SCHUMER — COMEDY CENTRAL

 

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY SERIES

CHUCK O'NEIL (Directed) — COMEDY CENTRAL

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

Show 20103

 

OUTSTANDING VARIETY TALK SERIES

THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART — COMEDY CENTRAL

 

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

DAVID BENIOFF (Written) — HBO

D.B. WEISS (Written)

Game Of Thrones

Mother’s Mercy

 

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

UZO ADUBA as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren — NETFLIX

Orange Is The New Black

 

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

DAVID NUTTER, Directed by— HBO

Game Of Thrones

Mother’s Mercy

 

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

PETER DINKLAGE as Tyrion Lannister — HBO

Game Of Thrones

 

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

JON HAMM as Don Draper — AMC

Mad Men

 

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

VIOLA DAVIS as Annalise Keating — ABC

How To Get Away With Murder

 

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES 

VEEP — HBO

 

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

GAME OF THRONES — HBO

 

The 67th Emmy Awards were hosted by Andy Samberg and produced by Don Mischer Productions. The telecast of the awards will showcase talent and entertainers like Lady Gaga, Rob Lowe, Tina Fey, James Corden, Jimmy Kimmel, Viola Davis, Gina Rodriguez and LL Cool J.

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