Check out pictures of all the winners from this year's Primetime Emmy Awards
Jon Hamm, Amy Schumer and Game Of Thrones‘ Peter Dinklage were all celebrating after last night’s Primetime Emmy Awards. Here are pictures of all the big winners either collecting their trophies or showing them off backstage.
The Game Of Thrones cast celebrate the show’s record-breaking haul at this year’s Emmys. The HBO fantasy series collected 12 awards – more than any other show has won in a single year – including the prestigious Outstanding Drama Series prize.
Armando Iannucci’s political sitcom Veep was the big winner in the comedy categories, taking home five prizes including the Outstanding Comedy Series trophy, which had been won in each of the previous five years by Modern Family.
Jon Hamm finally broke his Emmys duck last night when he was named Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series for his performance as Don Draper in the series finale of Mad Men. It was the actor’s first win after 16 nominations, and as he collected his award he told the audience jokingly, “There’s been a terrible mistake, clearly…”
Viola Davis became the first black woman ever to win the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series when she was rewarded for her performance in How To Get Away With Murder. “The only thing that separates women of colour from anyone else is simply opportunity,” she told the audience as she collected her trophy. “You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there.”
Peter Dinklage was named Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series for his role as Tyrion Lannister in Game Of Thrones. He previously won the same award in 2011 and was nominated again in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Uzo Aduba also became a two-time Emmy winner when she was named Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series for her performance as ‘Crazy Eyes’ in Orange Is The New Black. She was recognised for the same role in 2014, but in the Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series category.
For the fourth consecutive year, Julia Louis-Dreyfus was named Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series for her performance as political bigwig Selina Meyer in Veep. As one of the show’s executive producers, she also jointly collected Veep‘s award for Outstanding Comedy Series.
For his performance as Selina Meyers’ bumbling personal assistant in Veep, Tony Hale was named Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series. He previously won the same prize in 2013.
Allison Janney won a second consecutive Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series for her performance opposite Anna Faris in Mom. She now has seven Emmys to her name, just one behind the most lauded actress in Emmy history, eight-time winner Cloris Leachman.
Former Six Feet Under star Richard Jenkins was named Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie for his performance in HBO’s acclaimed four-parter Olive Kitteridge. Bill Murray won the Outstanding Supporting Actor prize for his role in the same miniseries, but did not collect his Emmy in person.
Olive Kitteridge made it an acting hat-trick when Frances McDorman collected the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie. The Fargo star has now won the so-called “triple crown of acting”: an Emmy, a Tony and an Oscar.
Regina King won the Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or A Movie award for her role in ABC’s Regina King. She collected her trophy from her Empire‘s Taraji P. Henson, a close friend, and said afterwards: “I really wasn’t expecting it so it’s so special that Taraji gave it to me.”
Jon Stewart collected his 17th and 18th Emmy awards for his work on The Daily Show, the satirical late-night series that he said farewell to last month. “Thank you so much. You will never have to see me again,” he joked as he concluded his acceptance speech.
After scoring a box office smash with Trainwreck and opening for Madonna at Madison Square Garden, Amy Schumer continued a stellar 2015 by collecting the Outstanding Variety Sketch Series prize for her Comedy Central show Inside Amy Schumer. “I think you know how I’ll be celebrating tonight,” she told reporters afterwards.