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Emmy Awards 2015: Winners: Viola Davis, OLIVE KITTERIDGE, GAME OF THRONES

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2015 Primetime Emmy Awards Winners. Viola Davis, Olive Kitteridge, Game of Thrones, and the other winners of the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced. The 67th Annual Primetime Emmy awards is “an American accolade bestowed by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in recognition of excellence in American prime time television programming…The 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards honored the best in U.S. prime time television programming from June 1, 2014 until May 31, 2015…The ceremony will be held on Sunday, September 20, 2015 at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, California.”

The full list of winners for the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards:

Outstanding Comedy Series
Veep (HBO)

Outstanding Drama Series
Game of Thrones (HBO)

Outstanding Variety Talk Series
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central)

Outstanding Limited Series
Olive Kitteridge (HBO)

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
The Voice (NBC)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Jeffrey Tambor as Morton “Maura” Pfefferman on Transparent (Episode: “The Letting Go”) (Amazon)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as President Selina Meyer on Veep (Episode: “Election Night”) (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Jon Hamm as Don Draper on Mad Men (Episode: “Person to Person”) (AMC)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Viola Davis as Professor Annalise Keating on How to Get Away with Murder (Episode: “Freakin’ Whack-a-Mole”) (ABC)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Richard Jenkins as Henry Kitteridge on Olive Kitteridge (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Frances McDormand as Olive Kitteridge on Olive Kitteridge (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Tony Hale as Gary Walsh on Veep (Episode: “East Wing”) (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Allison Janney as Bonnie Plunkett on Mom (Episode: “Dropped Soap and a Big Guy on a Throne”) (CBS)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones (Episode: “Hardhome”) (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Uzo Aduba as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on Orange Is the New Black (Episode: “Hugs Can Be Deceiving”) (Netflix)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Bill Murray as Jack Kennison on Olive Kitteridge (Episode: “Security”) (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Regina King as Aliyah Shadeed on American Crime (Episode: “Episode Four”) (ABC)

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
Transparent (Episode: “Best New Girl”), Directed by Jill Soloway (Amazon)

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Game of Thrones (Episode: “Mother’s Mercy”), Directed by David Nutter (HBO)

Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Episode: “Episode 20103”), Directed by Chuck O’Neil (Comedy Central)

Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special
Olive Kitteridge, Directed by Lisa Cholodenko (HBO)

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Veep (Episode: “Election Night”), Written by Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, and Tony Roche (HBO)

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Game of Thrones (Episode: “Mother’s Mercy”), Written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss (HBO)

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)

Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special
Olive Kitteridge, Written by Jane Anderson (HBO)

Most major wins

Olive Kitteridge (HBO) – 6
Game of Thrones (HBO) / Veep (HBO) – 4
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central) – 3
Transparent (Amazon) – 2

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