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article image2015 Emmys: 'Game of Thrones' top drama and 'Veep' takes comedy

By Tim O'Brien     Sep 20, 2015 in Entertainment
Los Angeles - UPDATE: Tracy Morgan made his first appearance since his accident and presented the last award of the evening. He was understated when he said "thank you," and thanked to his wife, he is "still here."
He noted how he was in a coma for eight days and then he ripped off a few jokes. He announced that "Game of Thrones" won top drama and concluded the 67th Emmy Awards.
EARLIER: Viola Davis and Jon Hamm took the top drama acting categories tonight at the 67th Emmys Awards in Los Angeles. Hamm finally won and was greeted to a thunderous applause in the Microsoft Theater. Davis, too, was greeted to cheers and gave a passionate speech. She became the first African-American to win in her category.
EARLIER: Uza Aduba won her second straight Emmy Award for the same show, but in different categories as the Emmy Awards continue in Los Angeles.
She won for supporting actress in a comedy last year for "Orange is the New Black" and this year she took home the supporting actress, drama prize.
Meanwhile, Peter Dinklage won for supporting actor in a drama for "Game of Thrones."
EARLIER: In reality, that was not surprise at all to many and he dedicated the award to the transgender community. "I thank you for your patience, I thank you for your courage..." he said. After the lead actor comedy was awarded, Julia Louise-Dreyfus won again for "Veep" in lead actress, comedy.
EARLIER: The 67th Emmy Awards are off and running as Adam Samberg kicked it off with an amusing number about watching all shows on TV.
It raised a good point since the ways in which we can watch TV has changed. Plus, the sheer volume of shows can make one's head spin. The first award went to Allison Janney for supporting actress, comedy. Tony Hale grabbed the Emmy for supporting actor, comedy.
EARLIER: The 67th Emmy Awards air tonight (Sept. 20) on Fox. It will be live in all time zones, 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT/5 p.m. PT and will be hosted by Andy Samberg.
Samberg, star of the Fox show "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," will hope to inject some needed buzz to his show and others as the new season has arrived. The one drawback will be the idea that not many people have seen many of the nominated shows, despite people saying they watch them. The audience has been carved up so much that watercooler moments have been replaced by You Tube moments, and it is not quite the same.
For the show that awards TV will be not be seen by the millions who watch the Grammys or the Oscars. A TV award show that is getting help from the NFL crew today on Fox, which is always odd. Sure, it is cross promotion, but to see sports mix with entertainment in that way, it does not always make sense for those watching.
Anyway, the Emmys will be updated live as they are awarded, right here on Digital Journal.
Note, many have been handed out already. For that story, head here. Winners will in bold when announced.
Outstanding Comedy Series
"Modern Family"
"Parks and Recreation"
"Silicon Valley"
"Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
Notes: "Veep" had a good night. Its win meant that "Modern Family" did not pass "Frasier" for most wins. They noth have five wins.
Outstanding Drama Series
"Better Call Saul"
"Downton Abbey"
"Game of Thrones"
"House of Cards"
"Mad Men"
"Orange is the New Black"
Note: "Game of Thrones" solidifies its dominance.
Lead Actress in a Comedy
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"
Notes: Louis-Dreyfus pokes fun at Donald Trump ass she wins - yes, an easy target and she is also no stranger to winning Emmys. Already a winner for "Veep" in the past, she also won Emmys for "the New Adventures of Christine" and "Seinfeld."
Lead Actor in a Comedy
Anthony Anderson, "Blackish"
Louis CK, "Louie"
Don Ceheadle, "House of Lies"
Will Forte, "The Last Man on Earth"
Matt LeBlanc, "Episodes"
William H Macy, "Shameless"
Jeffrey Tambor," Transparent"
Notes: Tambor was the favorite and it plays into the headlines very well.
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"
Notes: Davis throws down on casting in Hollywood.
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"
Notes: Hamm finally wins in the last year for "Mad Men."
Reality-Competition Series
“The Amazing Race”
“Dancing With The Stars”
“Project Runway”
“So You Think You Can Dance”
“Top Chef”
“The Voice”
Notes: "The Voice" takes down "The Amazing Race" and it is about time some other show won.
Variety series
“The Colbert Report”
“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart”
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”
“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”
“Late Show With David Letterman”
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”
Notes: "The Daily Show" wins with Jon Stewart's last year. Once again, a show that has won often, wins again.
Limited series
“American Crime”
“American Horror Story: Freak Show”
“The Honorable Woman”
“Olive Kitteridge”
“Wolf Hall”
Notes: With the lead actor and actress going the way of "Olive Kitteridge," this makes sense.
TV movie
“Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Curtain, Poirot’s Last Case”
“Grace of Monaco”
“Hello Ladies: The Movie”
“Killing Jesus”
Note: This was handed out at the tech awards on Sept. 12.
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”
Notes: With this win for Dinklage, it means "Game of Thrones" is now the single most awarded drama in one Emmy night. They won eight on Sept. 12.
Supporting actress, drama
Joanne Froggatt, “Downton Abbey”
Lena Headey, “Game Of Thrones”
Emilia Clarke, “Game Of Thrones”
Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife”
Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men”
Uzo Aduba, “Orange Is The New Black”
Notes: She won this last year for comedy in the same show. So goes the rules for Emmys.
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”
Notes: Hale wins as "Veep" is off to a good start as it won the comedy writing category as well.
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”
Notes: Janney wins and she is no stranger to awards and winning.
Lead actor, limited series or movie
Timothy Hutton, “American Crime”
Ricky Gervais, “Derek Special”
Adrien Brody, “Houdini”
David Oyelowo, “Nightingale”
Richard Jenkins, “Olive Kitteridge”
Mark Rylance, “Wolf Hall”
Note: Sometimes it seem like movie actors and actresses take over TV.
Lead actress, limited series or movie
Felicity Huffman, “American Crime”
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story”
Queen Latifah, “Bessie”
Maggie Gyllenhaal, “The Honorable Woman”
Frances McDormand, “Olive Kitteridge”
Emma Thompson, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street”
Note: Perhaps McDormand did not want to talk as she punted, so to speak - or not to speak.
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