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Women Dominate At The 2015 Emmy Awards


By IMAGE
21st Sep 2015

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Actress Viola Davis, winner of the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for 'How to Get Away With Murder', poses in the press room at the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)

Women Dominate At The 2015 Emmy Awards

Viola Davis, Amy Schumer, Uzo Adubo, Frances McDormand, Allison Janney and more win top categories at the 2015 Emmys…?

If you’re not watching Game of Thrones by now, you’re probably feeling pretty left out of the conversation; try a weekend in Dubrovnik, where much of the hit show is filmed, and guided tours are ten-a-penny, to feel as clueless as this writer. The HBO show has enjoyed stratospheric levels of success since arriving on our screens some years ago and, surprising to nobody, they cleaned up at last night’s much-anticipated TV Emmys. Breaking records, GOT became the first show to receive as many awards in one year. 12 awards out of 24 nominations is pretty impressive for one show alone, while the much-loved network, HBO, stacked up an incredible 43 Emmys in total. Meanwhile, it was an incredible night for women in TV. Another milestone was marked when Viola Davis became the first African-American woman to take home the award for actress in a lead role, for her work on How To Get Away With Murder. In an inspiring acceptance speech the Oscar-winning actress shared an important quote from civil rights activist Harriet Tubman: ?The only thing that separates women of colour from anyone else is opportunity.” Davis continued, ?You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there.?

#ICYMI: Gallery: The Emmys 2015 – The Outfits?

Other talented women to take home awards included Orange is the New Black‘s Uzo Adubo who famously was just about to hang up the towel on acting when she got the call for her role as Crazy Eyes, and our girl Amy Schumer who reigned supreme in the outstanding variety sketch series category.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus proved her staying power in the world of comedy when accepting the best actress in a comedy gong for Veep.

Check out the winners’ list below for your unbiased guide to what’s worth binge-watching this autumn and stay tuned for galleries galore.

Watch Viola Davis’ speech here.

Outstanding Drama Series
“Better Call Saul” (AMC)

“Downton Abbey” (PBS)

“Game Of Thrones” (HBO) *WINNER

“Homeland” (Showtime)

“House Of Cards” (Netflix)

“Mad Men” (AMC)

“Orange Is The New Black” (Netflix)

Outstanding Comedy Series
“Louie” (FX)

“Modern Family” (ABC)

“Parks And Recreation” (NBC)

“Silicon Valley” (HBO)

“Transparent” (Amazon)

“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)

“Veep” (HBO) *WINNER

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Kyle Chandler, “Bloodline”

Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom”

Jon Hamm, “Mad Men” *WINNER

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” *WINNER

Taraji P. Henson, “Empire”

Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black”

Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Men”

Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

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” *WINNER

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”

Lisa Kudrow, “The Comeback”

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep” *WINNER

Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”

Amy Schumer, “Inside Amy Schumer”

Lily Tomlin, “Grace and Frankie”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Jonathan Banks, “Better Call Saul”

Ben Mendelsohn, “Bloodline”

Jim Carter, “Downton Abbey”

Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones” *WINNER

Michael Kelly, “House of Cards”

Alan Cumming, “The Good Wife”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Joanne Froggatt, “Downton Abbey”

Lena Headey, “Game of Thrones”

Emilia Clarke, “Game of Thrones”

Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men”

Uzo Aduba, “Orange Is the New Black” *WINNER

Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Niecy Nash, “Getting On”

Julie Bowen, “Modern Family”

Allison Janney, “Mom” *WINNER

Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live”

Mayim Bialik, “The Big Bang Theory”

Gaby Hoffmann, “Transparent”

Jane Krakowski, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

Anna Chlumsky, “Veep”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
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” *WINNER

Outstanding Miniseries
“American Crime” (ABC)

“American Horror Story: Freak Show” (FX)

“The Honorable Woman” (Sundance)

“Olive Kitteridge” (HBO) *WINNER

“Wolf Hall” (PBS)

Outstanding Television Movie
“Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Curtain, Poirot’s Last Case” (Acorn TV)

“Bessie” (HBO) *WINNER

“Grace Of Monaco” (Lifetime)

“Hello Ladies: The Movie” (HBO)

“Killing Jesus” (National Geographic)

“Nightingale” (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Timothy Hutton, “American Crime”

Ricky Gervais, “Derek Special”

Adrien Brody, “Houdini”

David Oyelowo, “Nightingale”

Richard Jenkins, “Olive Kitteridge” *WINNER

Mark Rylance, “Wolf Hall”

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Felicity Huffman, “American Crime”

Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Freak Show”

Queen Latifah, “Bessie”

Maggie Gyllenhaal, “The Honorable Woman”

Frances McDormand, “Olive Kitteridge” *WINNER

Emma Thompson, “Sweeney Todd”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a 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” *WINNER

Damian Lewis, “Wolf Hall”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Regina King, “American Crime” *WINNER

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 Variety Talk Series
“The Colbert Report” (Comedy Central)

“The Daily Show” (Comedy Central) *WINNER

“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” (Comedy Central) *WINNER

“Inside Amy Schumer” (Comedy Central)

“Last Week Tonight” (HBO)

“Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS)

 

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
“Drunk History” (Comedy Central)

“Inside Amy Schumer” (Comedy Central) *WINNER

“Key & Peele” (Comedy Central)

“Portlandia” (IFC)

“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)