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The fantasy series, which airs on Sky Atlantic in the United Kingdom , won some of the top awards of the night after being nominated for a huge 24 prizes.
But the night’s biggest victor may have been “Olive Kittredge”, the acclaimed HBO miniseries about 25 years in the life of an acerbic, retired schoolteacher in a seemingly placid Maine town.
Jon Hamm finally won.
Presenters Jaime Lee Curtis (left) and Emma Roberts take the stage at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California September 20, 2015.
For sheer awards tonnage, it was a triumph for HBO.
Netflix rival Amazon Instant Video was nominated for 12 Emmy Awards this year and won five, including two in the prime-time ceremony for comedy “Transparent“.
“Mad Men”, partially set in Westchester, lost in the Outstanding Drama category to “Game of Thrones”. Allison Janney won the only comedy Emmy that didn’t go to “Transparent” or “Veep“, taking home an award for her supporting role in the CBS series “Mom“. At the beginning of her speech, the How To Get Away With Murder star cited a speech from Harriet Tubman from the 1800s.
Accepting her award, she said: “The only thing that separates women of colour from anyone else is opportunity”. “You cannot win Emmys for roles that are simply not there”.
Without the win, Hamm would have joined an esteemed-but-snubbed list of actors who had shockingly never won Emmys for their iconic TV roles, including Steve Carell (The Office), Hugh Laurie (House), Jason Alexander (Seinfeld) and Amy Poehler (whose Sunday night loss meant that she’ll never be recognized for Parks & Recreation).
Andy Samberg will host this year’s awards for the first time.
The gross moment didn’t escape the eagle eyes of viewers at home or editors at Distractify, who were both impressed and disgusted by the actor’s smooth moves.
Fighting back tears Morgan thanked everyone for their support with their thoughts and prayers over the past 15 months of his recovery. “I suffered a traumatic brain injury that put me in a coma for eight days”.
“Any showrunner would look at his team and say, ‘Who’s not quite giving 100 percent?’ I actually felt, if I carry on doing it like this, I won’t be giving 100 percent – so I’m fired”, he said. But the network also fumbled an even larger lead-in from a late-afternoon game who didn’t stick around for the trophy show.
“I have been off of television for six weeks, seven weeks – this is the first applause I’ve heard”, Stewart said “It is a barren wasteland out there”. “It is a barren wasteland out there”.
This year, she triumphed as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for portraying the troubled Bonnie Plunkett in Mum.