Over the weekend, actors, actresses, directors and writers flooded the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles with hopes of winning television’s most prestigious award – the Emmy. Emotions ran high as records and hearts broke throughout the evening. For those who missed the award show, DMG Entertainment highlights the big winners and losers of the 67th Annual Emmy Awards.

WINNERS

Viola Davis

Viola Davis made television history by becoming the first African-American woman to win an Emmy for Lead Actress in a Drama Series. The 50-year-old actress won for her role as Annalise Keating in How to Get Away with Murder. Davis gave an emotional speech encouraging Hollywood to offer women of color more opportunities in the industry.

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Jon Hamm

After eight Emmy nominations, Jon Hamm finally won his first Lead Actor in a Drama Series Emmy for his role as Don Draper in Mad Men. Although Mad Men ends in May, most would agree, better late than never.

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HBO 

The cable network dominated the 67th Emmy Awards with Veep, Game of Thrones, and Olive Kitteridge all winning big in their categories. Game of Thrones won 12 Emmys, the most awards won by a series in a single year. In total, HBO pulled 43 Emmys this year. HBO also broke a record by winning Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Comedy Series in the same year, a feat that has not been achieved in 13 years.

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Andy Samberg

Best host in years and thanks for the HBO GO account!

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LOSERS

Empire Although Empire is one of the most popular show to date, the Emmy Awards snubbed Empire with only three nominations. To add insult to injury, Empire was not even nominated for Outstanding Drama Series.

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Taraji P. Henson Actress Taraji P. Henson, who plays Cookie Lyon on Empire, not only had an awkward Emmy presentation, but also did not take her Outstanding Lead Actress loss well. An eyewitness heard Henson yelling at the TV backstage crew while she watched the award show. The eyewitness added Henson looked intoxicated.

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Amy Poehler Amy Poehler doesn’t take losing well either. Although Poehler lost for her role in Parks & Rec, she pushed through security and hung out in the “Winner’s Circle Bar”.

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For the evening’s other winners and runner-ups – a shortlist:

Outstanding Drama Series

“Better Call Saul” (AMC)

“Downton Abbey” (PBS)

“Game of Thrones” (HBO)

“Homeland” (Showtime)

“House of Cards” (Netflix)

“Mad Men” (AMC)

“Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)

 

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Kyle Chandler, “Bloodline”

Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom”

Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”

Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”

Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”

Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”

 

Outstanding 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”

Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Men”

Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

 

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Jonathan Banks, “Better Call Saul”

Jim Carter, “Downton Abbey”

Alan Cumming, “The Good Wife”

Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”

Michael Kelly, “House of Cards”

Ben Mendelsohn, “Bloodline”

 

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Uzo Aduba, “Orange Is the New Black”

Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife”

Emilia Clarke, “Game of Thrones”

Joanne Froggatt, “Downton Abbey”

Lena Headey, “Game of Thrones”

Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men”

 

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Murray Abraham, “Homeland”

Alan Alda, “The Blacklist”

Beau Bridges, “Masters of Sex”

Reg E. Cathey, “House of Cards”

Michael J. Fox, “The Good Wife”

Pablo Schreiber, “Orange is the New Black”

 

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Khandi Alexander, “Scandal”

Rachel Brosnahan, “House of Cards”

Allison Janney, “Masters Of Sex”

Margo Martindale, “The Americans”

Diana Rigg, “Game of Thrones”

Cicely Tyson, “How to Get Away with Murder”

 

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss – “Game of Thrones” — “Mother’s Mercy”

Joshua Brand — “The Americans” — “Do Mail Robots Dream Of Electric Sheep?”

Semi Chellas and Matthew Weiner — “Mad Men” — “Lost Horizon”

Gordon Smith — “Better Call Saul” — “Five-O”

Matthew Weiner — “Mad Men” — “Person To Person”

 

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

Tim Van Patten — “Boardwalk Empire” — “Eldorado”

David Nutter — “Game of Thrones” — “Mother’s Mercy”

Jeremy Podeswa — “Game of Thrones” — “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken”

Lesli Linka Glatter — “Homeland” — “From A to B and Back Again”

Steven Soderbergh — “The Knick” — “Method and Madness”

 

Outstanding Comedy Series

“Louie” (FX)

“Modern Family” (ABC)

“Parks and Recreation” (NBC)

“Silicon Valley” (HBO)

“Transparent” (Amazon)

“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)

“Veep” (HBO)

 

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson, “black-ish”

Louis C.K., “Louie”

Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”

Will Forte, “Last Man on Earth”

Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes”

William H. Macy, “Shameless”

Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent”

 

Outstanding 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”

Lily Tomlin, “Grace and Frankie”

 

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Andre Braugher, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”

Tituss Burgess, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”

Adam Driver, “Girls”

Tony Hale, “Veep”

Keegan-Michael Key, “Key & Peele”

 

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Niecy Nash, “Getting On”

Julie Bowen, “Modern Family”

Allison Janney, “Mom”

Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live”

Mayim Bialik, “The Big Bang Theory”

Gaby Hoffmann, “Transparent”

Jane Krakowski, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

Anna Chlumsky, “Veep”

 

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

Mel Brooks, “The Comedians”

Louis C.K., “Saturday Night Live”

Paul Giamatti, “Inside Amy Schumer”

Bill Hader, “Saturday Night Live”

Jon Hamm, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

Bradley Whitford, “Transparent”

 

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Pamela Adlon, “Louie”

Elizabeth Banks, “Modern Family”

Christine Baranski, “The Big Bang Theory”

Joan Cusack, “Shameless”

Tina Fey, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

Gaby Hoffmann, “Girls”

 

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

Alec Berg — “Silicon Valley” — “Two Days of the Condor”

Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci and Tony Roche“Veep” — “Election Night”

Louis C.K. — “Louie” — “Bobby’s House”

David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik — “Episodes” — “Episode 409″

Will Forte — “The Last Man on Earth” — “Alive In Tucson”

Jill Soloway — “Transparent” — “Pilot”

 

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

Louis C.K. — “Louie” — “Sleepover”

Armando Iannucci — “Veep” — “Testimony”

Mike Judge — “Silicon Valley” — “Sand Hill Shuffle”

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller — “The Last Man on Earth” — “Alive In Tucson”

Jill Soloway – “Transparent” — “Best New Girl”

 

Outstanding Miniseries

“American Crime” (ABC)

“American Horror Story: Freak Show” (FX)

“The Honorable Woman” (Sundance)

“Olive Kitteridge” (HBO)

“Wolf Hall” (PBS)

 

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

“The Colbert Report” (Comedy Central)

“The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC)

“Last Week Tonight” (HBO)

“Late Show with David Letterman” (CBS)

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC)

 

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series

“The Colbert Report” (Comedy Central)

“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” (Comedy Central)

“Inside Amy Schumer” (Comedy Central)

“Last Week Tonight” (HBO)

“Late Show with David Letterman” (CBS)

 

Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series

“The Colbert Report” (Comedy Central)

“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” (Comedy Central)

“Inside Amy Schumer” (Comedy Central)

“Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS)

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC)

 

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

“Drunk History” (Comedy Central)

“Inside Amy Schumer” (Comedy Central)

“Key & Peele” (Comedy Central)

“Portlandia” (IFC)

“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)

 

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

“The Amazing Race” (CBS)

“Dancing with the Stars” (ABC)

“Project Runway” (Lifetime)

“So You Think You Can Dance” (FOX)

“Top Chef” (Bravo)

“The Voice” (NBC)

 

Outstanding Structured Reality Program

“Antiques Roadshow” (PBS)

“Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” (Food)

“MythBusters” (Discovery)

“Property Brothers” (HGTV)

“Shark Tank” (ABC)

“Undercover Boss” (CBS)

 

Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program

“Alaska: The Last Frontier” (Discovery)

“Deadliest Catch” (Discovery)

“Intervention” (A&E)

“Million Dollar Listing New York” (Bravo)

“Naked and Afraid” (Discovery Channel)

“Wahlburgers” (A&E)

 

Outstanding Variety Special

“Bill Maher: Live From D.C.” (HBO)

“The Kennedy Center Honors” (CBS)

“Louis C.K.: Live at the Comedy Store” (LouisCK.net)

“Mel Brooks Live at the Geffen” (HBO)

“The Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special” (NBC)

“Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek LIVE!” (PBS)

 

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