Jon Hamm finally won a best actor award for his role as Don Draper in Mad Men – after seven years of missing out.
Political comedy Veep was the winner in the best comedy series category.
Inside Amy Schumer was named best variety sketch series.
It was the first time since it began 2011 that Game of Thrones won the best drama series award. Its other accolades included best writing, best direction and best supporting actor for Peter Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannister.
Amazon’s comedy-drama Transparent won awards for best director in a comedy and for its lead actor, Jeffrey Tambor, who plays a transgender college professor.
The show also picked up best guest actor in a comedy for Bradley Whitford.
Viola Davis won her Emmy for lead actress in a drama for her role as a tough criminal defense lawyer in ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder.
Accepting her award, Viola Davis said: “The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity.”
Jon Hamm, who played Don Draper in the drama Mad Men, set in an advertising agency primarily in the 1960s, said: “It’s incredible and impossible for me personally to be standing here.”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus won best comedy actress for the fourth time for playing Selina Meyer on Veep, while Tony Hale, who plays her bag man, was again named best comedy supporting actor.
Veep, which is set in the office of the fictional vice-president and subsequent president of the US, Selina Meyer, also won the comedy writing award and best supporting actor in a comedy (Tony Hale).
Uzo Aduba, who plays Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren in Netflix prison series Orange is the New Black, was named best supporting actress in a drama.
The TV Academy awarded only four prizes to the main US broadcast networks. But while the pre-awards talk had revolved around streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon, it was cable channel HBO that swept the board, with shows like Veep, Game of Thrones and Olive Kitteridge performing well.
Olive Kitteridge picked up six awards, including best mini-series, best lead actor in a mini-series or movie (Richard Jenkins), lead actress (Frances McDormand) and supporting actor (Bill Murray).
WINNER: Allison Janney – Mom Mayim Bialik – The Big Bang Theory Kate McKinnon – Saturday Night Live Gaby Hoffmann – Transparent Jane Krakowski – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Anna Chlumsky – Veep Niecy Nash – Getting On Julie Bowen – Modern Family
Outstanding variety sketch series
Drunk History WINNER: Inside Amy Schumer Key & Peele Portlandia Saturday Night Live
Outstanding writing for a comedy series
David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik – Episodes Will Forte – The Last Man on Earth Louis CK – Louie Alec Berg – Silicon Valley Jill Soloway – Transparent WINNER: Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci and Tony Roche – Veep David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik – Episodes
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 WINNER: Tony Hale – Veep
Outstanding directing in a comedy series
Phil Lord and Chirs Miller – The Last Man on Earth Louis CK – Louie Mike Judge – Silicon Valley WINNER: Jill Soloway – Transparent Armando Iannucci – Veep
Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series
Matt LeBlanc – Episodes Don Cheadle – House of Lies Louis CK – Louie William H Macy – Shameless WINNER: Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent Anthony Anderson – Black-ish Will Forte – Last Man on Earth
Outstanding lead actress in a comedy series
Lisa Kudrow – The Comeback Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie Amy Poehler – Parks and Recreation WINNER: Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep Amy Schumer – Inside Amy Schumer Lily Tomlin – Grace and Frankie
Outstanding writing for a limited series, movie or dramatic special
John Ridley – American Crime Dee Rees, Christopher Cleveland, Bettina Gilois and Horton Foote – Bessie Stephen Merchant, Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg – Hello Ladies: The Movie Hugo – The Honorable Woman WINNER: Jane Anderson – Olive Kitteridge Peter Straughan – Wolf Hall
Outstanding supporting actress in a limited series or TV movie
WINNER: Regina King – American Crime 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 directing for a limited series, movie or dramatic special
Ryan Murphy – American Horror Story: Freak Show Dee Rees – Bessie Hugo Blick – The Honorable Woman Uli Edel – Houdini Tom Shankland – The Missing WINNER: Lisa Cholodenko – Olive Kitteridge Peter Kosminsky – Wolf Hall
Outstanding variety talk series
The Colbert Report WINNER: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Jimmy Kimmel Live The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Late Show With David Letterman
Outstanding reality-competition program
The Amazing Race Dancing With the Stars Project Runway So You Think You Can Dance Top Chef WINNER: The Voice
Outstanding supporting actress in a drama series
Joanne Froggatt – Downton Abbey Lena Headey – Game of Thrones Emilia Clarke – Game of Thrones Christine Baranski – The Good Wife Christina Hendricks – Mad Men WINNER: Uzo Aduba – Orange Is The New Black
Outstanding supporting actor in a limited series or movie
Richard Cabral – American Crime Denis O’Hare- American Horror Story Finn Wittrock- American Horror Story: Freak Show Michael Kenneth Williams – Bessie WINNER: Bill Murray – Olive Kitteridge Damian Lewis – Wolf Hall
Outstanding supporting actor in a drama series
Jonathan Banks – Better Call Saul Ben Mendelsohn – Bloodline Jim Carter – Downton Abbey WINNER: Peter Dinklage – Game of Thrones Alan Cumming – The Good Wife Michael Kelly – House Of Cards
Outstanding lead actress in a limited series or a movie
WINNER: Frances McDormand – Olive Kitteridge Maggie Gyllenhaal – The Honorable Woman Queen Latifah – Bessie Emma Thompson – Sweeney Todd: Live From Lincoln Center Jessica Lange – American Horror Story: Freak Show Felicity Huffman – American Crime
Outstanding lead actor in a limited series or a movie
WINNER: Richard Jenkins – Olive Kitteridge Adrien Brody – Houdini Mark Rylance – Wolf Hall Timothy Hutton – American Crime Ricky Gervais – Derek: The Final Chapter David Oyelowo – Nightingale
Outstanding limited series
WINNER: Olive Kitteridge American Crime The Honorable Woman American Horror Story: Freak Show Wolf Hall
Outstanding writing for a drama series
Joshua Brand – The Americans Gordon Smith – Better Call Saul WINNER: David Benioff and DB Weiss – Game Of Thrones Semi Chellas and Matthew Weiner – Mad Men Matthew Weiner – Mad Men
Outstanding writing for a variety series
Opus Moreschi, Stephen Colbert, Tom Purcell, Barry Julien, Paul Dinello, Matt Lappin, Jay Katsir, Michael Brumm, Rob Dubbin, Glenn Eichler, Max Werner, Eric Drysdale, Nate Charny, Aaron Cohen, Gabe Gronli and Ariel Dumas – The Colbert Report
WINNERS: Elliott Kalan, Adam Lowitt, Steve Bodow, Jon Stewart, Dan Amira, Travon Free, Hallie Haglund, Matt Koff, Dan McCoy, Jo Miller, Zhubin Parang, Daniel Radosh, Lauren Sarver, Owen Parsons and Delaney Yeager – The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Jessi Klein, Hallie Cantor, Kim Caramele, Kyle Dunnigan, Jon Glaser, Christine Nangle, Kurt Metzger, Daniel Powell, Tami Sagher and Amy Schumer – Inside Amy Schumer
Jay Martel, Ian Roberts, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele – Key & Peele
Kevin Avery, Tim Carvell, Dan Gurewitch, Geoff Haggerty, Jeff Maurer, John Oliver, Scott Sherman, Will Tracy, Jill Twiss, Juli Weiner and Josh Gondelman – Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
Outstanding directing for a variety series
James Hoskinson – The Colbert Report WINNER: Chuck O’Neil – The Daily Show Amy Schumer and Ryan McFaul – Inside Amy Schumer Jerry Foley – Late Show with David Letterman Dave Diomedi – The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Outstanding drama series
Downton Abbey WINNER: Game of Thrones Mad Men House of Cards Orange is the New Black Homeland Better Call Saul
Outstanding comedy series
Louie Modern Family Parks and Recreation WINNER: Veep Silicon Valley Transparent Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Outstanding lead actor in a drama series
Kevin Spacey – House of Cards WINNER: Jon Hamm – Mad Men Jeff Daniels – The Newsroom Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul Kyle Chandler – Bloodline Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan
Outstanding lead actress in a drama series
Claire Danes – Homeland WINNER: 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
Outstanding television movie
Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case WINNER: Bessie Grace of Monaco Hello Ladies: The Movie Killing Jesus Nightingale
Outstanding guest actor in a drama series
WINNER: Reg E Cathey – House of Cards Alan Alda – The Blacklist Michael J Fox – The Good Wife Beau Bridges – Masters of Sex Pablo Schreiber – Orange is the New Black F Murray Abraham – Homeland
Outstanding guest actress in a drama series
Allison Janney – Masters of Sex Diana Rigg – Game of Thrones WINNER: Margo Martindale – The Americans Rachel Brosnahan – House of Cards Cicely Tyson – How to Get Away with Murder Khandi Alexander – Scandal
Outstanding guest actor in a comedy series
Louis CK – Saturday Night Live Jon Hamm – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt WINNER: Bradley Whitford – Transparent Bill Hader – Saturday Night Live Mel Brooks – The Comedians Paul Giamatti – Inside Amy Schumer
Outstanding guest actress in a comedy series
Tina Fey – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Christine Baranski – The Big Bang Theory Gaby Hoffman – Girls Pamela Adlon – Louie Elizabeth Banks – Modern Family WINNER: Joan Cusack – Shameless
Outstanding host for a reality or reality-competition program
Tom Bergeron – Dancing With the Stars Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn – Project Runway Cat Deeley – So You Think You Can Dance Anthony Bourdain – The Taste WINNER: Jane Lynch – Hollywood Game Night
Outstanding unstructured reality program
Alaska: The Last Frontier WINNER: Deadliest Catch Intervention Million Dollar Listing New York Naked and Afraid Wahlburgers
Outstanding structured reality program
Antiques Roadshow Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives MythBusters Property Brothers WINNER: Shark Tan Undercover Boss
Outstanding variety special
Bill Maher: Live from DC The Kennedy Center Honors Louis CK: Live at the Comedy Store Mel Brooks Live at the Geffen WINNER: The Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek Live!
Outstanding directing for a drama series
Tim Van Patten – Boardwalk Empire WINNER: David Nutter – Game of Thrones Jeremy Podeswa – Game of Thrones Lesli Linka Glatter – Homeland Steven Soderbergh – The Knick
Outstanding directing for a variety special
Natalie Johns – Annie Lennox: Nostalgia Live in Concert Louis J Horvitz – The Kennedy Center Honors Hamish Hamilton – The Oscars WINNER: Don Roy King – The Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special Glenn Weiss – 68th Annual Tony Awards
Outstanding writing for a variety special
Barry Adelman, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Jon Macks, Dave Boone, Alex Baze, Robert Carlock, Sam Means, Seth Meyers, Michael Shoemaker, Eric Gurian and Meredith Scardino– The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards Brendan Hunt, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele and Rich Talarico – Key & Peele Super Bowl Special Mel Brooks – Mel Brooks Live At The Geffen WINNER: Louis CK – Louis CK: Live At The Comedy Store James Anderson, Fred Armisen, Tina Fey, Steve Higgins, Chris Kelly, Erik Kenward, Rob Klein, Seth Meyers, Lorne Michaels, John Mulaney, Paula Pell, Jeff Richmond, Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Tom Schiller, Sarah Schnieder, Marc Shaiman, Michael Shoemaker, Robert Smigel, Emily Spivey, Kent Sublette, Jorma Taccone and Bryan Tucker – The Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special
Outstanding documentary or nonfiction special
The Case Against 8 WINNER: Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck Sinatra: All Or Nothing At All Virunga
Outstanding documentary or nonfiction series
American Masters Cancer: The Emperor Of All Maladies WINNER: The Jinx: The Life And Deaths Of Robert Durst The Roosevelts: An Intimate History The Sixties
Outstanding informational series or special
WINNER: Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways Inside The Actors Studio StarTalk With Neil deGrasse Tyson Vice
SNL’s Andy Samberg will host this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards.
The 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, September 20, 2015 at the Nokia Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles, California, and will be broadcast in the US by Fox.
“Buckle your seat belts, Emmy viewers!” said Andy Samberg in a statement, promising viewers “a wild ride”.
Andy Samberg, 36, performed on SNL for seven seasons, before joining police sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine in which he plays Detective Jake Peralta.
The role earned him a Golden Globe for best comedy actor last year.
“Buckle your seat belts, Emmy viewers! Like, in general you should buckle your seat belts in your car. In fact, even if you’re not an Emmy viewer, you should buckle your seat belt. It can be dangerous on the road,” Andy Samberg quipped, in a statement.
“Also, if you’re not an Emmy viewer, you should strongly consider becoming one this year, because I’m hosting, and it’s gonna be a wild ride.”
Andy Samberg previously won an Emmy in 2007 for a sketch song he performed on SNL, as part of the comedy troupe The Lonely Island.
As The Lonely Island, Andy Samberg also performed on Everything is Awesome, the hit song from The Lego Movie.
Last month, the Television Academy announced new rules for the Emmy Awards.
Among the changes will be an increase to the number of nominees in comedy and drama categories, from six to seven.
Comedy series must now run for half an hour, or less, per episode, while drama series must run for more than 30 minutes per episode.
The award for mini-series was renamed as limited series.
The 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards honors the best in US prime time television programming from June 1, 2014 until May 31, 2015, as chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.