Game Of Thrones Sweeps Emmys

Netflix maintained a foothold in the Emmy race, with a Nigerian international actress Uzo Aduba winning for a second year in a row for her portrayal as a prison inmate known as Crazy Eyes in “Orange Is the New Black.” ANTHONY ADA ABRAHAM brings you the winners…

The night was filled with sarcastic quips from host Andy Samberg as well as many poignant speeches. Emmy winners Jeffrey Tambor and “Transparent” creator Jill Soloway both used their time on stage to discuss transgender rights and Viola Davis used her Emmy acceptance speech to talk about diversity and roles available.
Game of Thrones broke a huge Emmys record at Sunday night’s ceremonies. With David Nutter’s win for best director of a drama series, the HBO show snagged its tenth Emmy this year, the most any series has ever won in a single year.



The show went on to win an 11th Emmy moments later when Peter Dinklage grabbed gold for best supporting actor in a drama series, and yet another win for best drama at the end of the night for a total of 12 wins in a single year.
Tracy Morgan returned to the stage for the first time since surviving a scary car crash last June at Sundays’ Emmys. Tracy looked healthy and happy as he made a surprise appearance at the award show to present the award for Outstanding Drama Series to Game of Thrones.
“Last year, Jimmy Kimmel said, we’d see you here next year, Tracy Morgan. Thanks to my doctors and my beautiful wife, I’m here standing on my own two feet. God bless all you for your love, prayers and positive thoughts for the past 15 months. I’m honoured to be here at the Emmys,” he began as he stepped onstage to a standing ovation from the audience.

Viola Davis

Viola Davis

Also the biggest surprise of the night was Viola Davis who made history when she became the first African-American woman to win an Emmy for best actress in a drama series. In a moving speech, the How to Get Away With Murder actress began by quoting Harriet Tubman:
In my mind I see a line. And over that line, I see green fields and lovely flowers and beautiful white women with their arms stretched out to me over that line. But I can’t seem to get there no how. I can’t seem to get over that line.
Davis went on to thank the show’s executive producer Shonda Rhimes for diversifying television as well as other actresses breaking boundaries on TV, including her fellow nominee Taraji P. Henson.
“The only thing that separates women of colour from anyone else is opportunity,” she concluded. “You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there.”
These are some of the list of winners below:

Outstanding Supporting Actress – Comedy Series
Allison Janney, “Mom”

Outstanding Writing – Comedy Series

Outstanding Supporting Actor – Comedy Series
Tony Hale, “Veep”

Best Directing – Comedy Series
Jill Soloway, “Transparent”

Outstanding Lead Actor – Comedy Series
Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent”

Outstanding Lead Actress – Comedy Series
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”

Reality Competition-Program
“The Voice”

Limited Series – Writing
Jane Anderson, “Olive Kitteridge”

Outstanding Supporting Actress – Limited Series or Movie
Regina King, “American Crime”

Directing for a Limited Series
Lisa Choldenko, “Oliver Kitteridge”

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Outstanding Supporting Actor – Limited Series or Movie
Bill Murray, “Olive Kitteridge”

Outstanding Lead Actress – Limited Series or Movie
Frances McDormand, “Olive Kitteridge”

Outstanding Lead Actor – Limited Series or Movie
Richard Jenkins, Olive Kitteridge”

Outstanding Limited Series
“Olive Kitteridge”

Outstanding Writing – Variety Series
“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart”

Variety Sketch Series
“Inside Amy Schumer”

Variety Series – Directing
“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart”

Variety Talk Series
“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart”

Writing for a Drama Series
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, “Game of Thrones”

Outstanding Supporting Actress – Drama Series
Uzo Aduba, “Orange Is the New Black”

Drama Series – Directing
David Nutter, “Game of Thrones”

Outstanding Supporting Actor – Drama Series
Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”

Outstanding Lead Actor – Drama Series
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”

Outstanding Lead Actress – Drama Series
Viola Davis, “How to Get Away With Murder”

Outstanding Comedy Series

Outstanding Drama Series
“Game of Thrones”


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