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Jon Hamm, ‘Game of Thrones’ Win Big At Emmy Awards

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With the NFL back in full swing, many may have missed another major live event that took place last night. HBO maintained its hotstreak of wins at the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony, with several wins from programs such as Game of Thrones and Veep in major categories.

Game of Thrones won Outstanding Drama Series, losing out to the arguably more deserving Mad Men, while Veep beat out a stacked list of Outstanding Comedy Series contenders that included high quality contenders such as Louie, Parks and Recreation, and another HBO series, Silicon Valley. Peter Dinklage took home yet another Outstanding Supporting Actor Emmy for his work on Thrones, while Julia Louis Dreyfus and Tony Hale also had repeat wins for Veep.

While many familiar shows cleaned up in the major categories, long-time nominee Jon Hamm finally won for exceptional work as Don Draper on AMC’s Mad Men, which aired its final season earlier this year. Hamm’s win marked the first (and now only) acting Emmy win for the critically-acclaimed series.

In his acceptance speech, the 44-year-old actor turned on the self-deprecation and humility to charming levels:

“There’s been a mistake, clearly. It’s impossible to be named with all of those extraordinary gentlemen. It’s impossible to have done this show with this incredible cast, these incredible people, our incredible writers, our incredible crew. And it’s incredible and impossible for me, personally, to be standing up here.”

Other major wins include Viola Davis for Outstanding Actress in a Drama series for How to Get Away with Murder, which marks the first win for a black woman in the category, as well as Transparent‘s Jeffrey Tambor in the Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series. Fittingly, Jon Stewart won the Outstanding Variety Talk Show category for his final season with The Daily Show. With Stewart out of the way now, Last Week Tonight should be a lock for the award next year, if there’s any justice in this world.

A full list of winners in major categories can be found below:

Outstanding comedy series

  • Louie
  • Modern Family
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Silicon Valley
  • Transparent
  • Unbreakable
  • Veep (winner)

Outstanding drama series

  • Better Call Saul
  • Downton Abbey
  • Game of Thrones (winner)
  • Homeland
  • House of Cards
  • Mad Men
  • Orange is the New Black

Outstanding limited series

  • American Crime
  • American Horror Story: Freak Show
  • Olive Kitteridge (winner)
  • The Honourable Woman
  • Wolf Hall

Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series

  • Anthony Anderson – Black-ish
  • Louis CK – Louie
  • Don Cheadle – House of Lies
  • Will Forte – The 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 comedy series

  • Andre Braugher – Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • Tituss Burgess – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • Ty Burrell – Modern Family
  • Adam Driver – Girls
  • Tony Hale – Veep (winner)
  • Keegan-Michael Key – Key & Peele

Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series

  • Mayim Bialik – The Big Bang Theory
  • Julie Bowen – Modern Family
  • Anna Chlumsky – Veep
  • Gaby Hoffmann – Transparent
  • Allison Janney – Mom (winner)
  • Jane Krakowski – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • Kate McKinnon – Saturday Night Live
  • Niecy Nash – Getting On

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 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 (winner)
  • Michael Kelly – House of Cards
  • Ben Mendelsohn – Bloodline

Outstanding supporting actress in a drama series

  • Uzo Aduba – Orange is the New Black (winner)
  • Christine Baranski – The Good Wife
  • Emilia Clarke – Game of Thrones
  • Joanne Froggatt – Downton Abbey
  • Lena Headey – Game of Thrones
  • Christina Hendricks – Mad Men

Outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie

  • Adrien Brody – Houdini
  • Ricky Gervais – Derek
  • Timothy Hutton – American Crime
  • Richard Jenkins – Olive Kitteridge (winner)
  • David Oyelowo – Nightingale
  • Mark Rylance – Wolf Hall

Outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie

  • Maggie Gyllenhaal – The Honourable Woman
  • Felicity Huffman – American Crime
  • Jessica Lange – American Horror Story: Freak Show
  • Queen Latifah – Bessie
  • Frances McDormand – Olive Kitteridge (winner)
  • Emma Thompson – Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Outstanding supporting actor in a limited series or movie

  • Richard Cabral – American Crime
  • Damian Lewis – Wolf Hall
  • Bill Murray – Olive Kitteridge (winner)
  • Denis O’Hare – American Horror Story: Freak Show
  • Michael Kenneth Williams – Bessie
  • Finn Wittrock – American Horror Story: Freak Show

Outstanding supporting actress in a limited series or movie

  • Angela Bassett – American Horror Story: Freak Show
  • Kathy Bates – American Horror Story: Freak Show
  • Zoe Kazan – Olive Kitteridge
  • Regina King – American Crime (winner)
  • Mo’Nique – Bessie
  • Sarah Paulson – American Horror Story: Freak Show
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