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Emmy Awards 2015: 8th Time's a Charm for 'Mad Man' Jon Hamm

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Jon Hamm holds his award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role on AMC's "Mad Men" while posing with January Jones at the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Governors Ball. (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)

By    |   Monday, 21 Sep 2015 09:45 AM

The 2015 Emmy Awards featured a number of firsts – such as Viola Davis becoming the first African-American woman to win the award for best actress in a drama series and Jon Hamm winning best actor in the drama series for the first time in eight tries.

HBO came up big with "Game of Thrones," which won four Emmys on Sunday, including beating out "Mad Men" for best drama while the "Veep" beat out ABC's "Modern Family" for television's top comedy. "Modern Family" had won the title for the past five years, according to CNN.

"There's been a mistake, clearly," said Hamm in receiving his Emmy for playing the womanizing, boozing Don Draper in "Mad Men." "It's impossible to be named with all of those extraordinary gentlemen."

In her acceptance speech, Davis, who stars in the ABC series "How to Get Away With Murder," praised the show's executives, said The New York Times.

"You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there," said Davis. "So here's to all the writers, the awesome people that are Ben Sherwood, Paul Lee, Peter Nowalk, Shonda Rhimes, people who have redefined what it means to be beautiful, to be sexy, to be a leading woman, to be black."

HBO continued its winning streak in the limited series category with its movie adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel "Olive Kitteridge," which won best limited series along with Frances McDormand for best actress, Richard Jenkins for best actor and Bill Murray for best supporting actor, noted the Los Angeles Times.

The series' Lisa Cholodenko won for best director in the limited series category, and Jane Anderson won for writing.

Jon Stewart and "The Daily Show," which wrapped up its run on Comedy Central this summer, earned three Emmys for variety talk show, writing and directing.

"Comedy Central blessed me with this," Stewart said in his acceptance speech. "I'll never have another experience like this."

Comedian Tracy Morgan made his first public appearance on stage since a deadly crash in June 2014 severely injured him and killed one of his friends, noted E! News.

Here's a very complete list of winners, per the Los Angeles Times:

Drama series, "Game of Thrones"
Comedy series, "Veep"
Limited series, "Olive Kitteridge"
Actress in a drama, Viola Davis, "How to Get Away With Murder"
Actor in a drama, Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"
Actress in a comedy, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"
Actor in a comedy, Jeffrey Tambor, "Transparent"
Actress in a limited series or movie, Frances McDormand, "Olive Kitteridge"
Actor in a limited series or movie, Richard Jenkins, "Olive Kitteridge"
Variety talk series, "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart"
Reality-competition program, "The Voice"
Variety sketch series, "Inside Amy Schumer"
Television movie, "Bessie"
Supporting actor in a drama series, Peter Dinklage, "Game of Thrones"
Supporting actress in a drama series, Uzo Aduba, "Orange Is the New Black"
Guest actor in a drama series, Beau Bridges, "Masters of Sex"
Guest actress in a drama series, Margo Martindale, "The Americans"
Writing for a drama series, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, "Game of Thrones"
Directing for a drama series, David Nutter, "Game of Thrones"
Supporting actor in a comedy series, Tony Hale, "Veep"
Supporting actress in a comedy series, Allison Janney, "Mom"
Guest actor in a comedy series, Bradley Whitford, "Transparent"
Guest actress in a comedy series, Joan Cusack, "Shameless"
Writing for a comedy series, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci and Tony Roche, "Veep"
Directing for a comedy series, Jill Soloway, "Transparent"
Supporting actor in a limited series or a movie, Bill Murray, "Olive Kitteridge"
Supporting actress in a limited series or a movie, Regina King, "American Crime"
Writing for a limited series, movie or a dramatic special, Jane Anderson, "Olive Kitteridge"
Directing for a limited series, movie or a dramatic special, Lisa Cholodenko, "Olive Kitteridge"
Host for a reality or reality-competition program, Jane Lynch, "Hollywood Game Night"
Structured reality program, "Shark Tank"
Unstructured reality program, "Deadliest Catch"
Variety special, "The Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special"
Writing for a variety series, "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart"
Writing for a variety special, "Louis C.K.: Live at the Comedy Store"
Directing for a variety series, Chuck O'Neil, "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart"
Directing for a variety special, "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Live From Lincoln Center)"
Short-format live-action entertainment program, "Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis: Brad Pitt"
Short-format nonfiction program, "A Tribute to Mel Brooks"
Interactive program, "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver"
Children's program, "Alan Alda and the Actor Within You: A YoungArts Masterclass"
Narrator, Peter Coyote, "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History"
Documentary or nonfiction special, "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison Of Belief"
Documentary or nonfiction series, "The Jinx: The Life and Deaths Of Robert Durst"
Informational series or special, "Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown"
Documentary filmmaking, "Citizenfour"
Animated program, "Over the Garden Wall"
Short-format animated program, "Adventure Time"
Character voice-over performance, Hank Azaria, "The Simpsons"
Production design for a narrative contemporary or fantasy program (one hour or more), "Game of Thrones"
Production design for a narrative period program (one hour or more), "Boardwalk Empire," "The Knick"
Production design for a narrative program (half-hour or less), "Silicon Valley"
Production design for variety, nonfiction, reality or reality-competition programming, "Portlandia"
Casting for a comedy series, "Veep"
Casting for a drama series, "Game of Thrones"
Casting for a limited series, movie or a special, "Olive Kitteridge"
Choreography, Derek Hough, Julianne Hough, and Tessandra Chavez, "Dancing With the Stars,"
Travis Wall, "So You Think You Can Dance "
Cinematography for a multi-camera series, "Mike & Molly"
Cinematography for a single-camera series, "Boardwalk Empire"
Cinematography for a limited series or movie, "Bessie"
Cinematography for nonfiction programming, "Virunga"
Cinematography for reality programming, "Deadliest Catch"
Commercial, #LikeAGirl – Always
Costumes for a period/fantasy series, limited Series Or Movie, "American Horror Story: Freak Show"
Costumes for a contemporary series, limited series or movie, "Transparent"
Single-camera picture editing for a drama series, "Game of Thrones" (Katie Weiland)
Single-camera picture editing for a comedy series, "Silicon Valley" (Brian Merken)
Multi-camera picture editing for a comedy series, "The Big Bang Theory" Single-camera picture editing for a limited series or a movie, "Olive Kitteridge"
Picture editing for variety programming, "The Colbert Report"
Picture editing for nonfiction programming, "The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst"
Picture editing for reality programming, "Deadliest Catch"
Hairstyling for a single-camera series, "Downton Abbey"
Hairstyling for a multi-camera series or special, "Saturday Night Live"
Hairstyling for a limited series or a movie, "American Horror Story: Freak Show"
Lighting design/lighting direction for a variety series, "The Voice"
Lighting design/lighting direction for a variety special, Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show Starring Katy Perry
Main title design, "Manhattan"
Makeup for a single-camera series (non-prosthetic), "Game of Thrones"
Makeup for a multi-camera series or special (non-prosthetic), "The Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special"
Makeup for a limited series or a movie (non-prosthetic), "American Horror Story: Freak Show"
Prosthetic makeup for a series, limited series, movie or a special, "American Horror Story: Freak Show"
Music composition for a series (original dramatic score), Jeff Beal, "House Of Cards"
Music composition for a limited series, movie or a special (original dramatic score), Rachel Portman, "Bessie"
Music direction, "Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life -- An All-Star Grammy Salute"
Original music and lyrics, "Inside Amy Schumer" ("Girl You Don't Need Make Up" by Kyle Dunnigan and Jim Roach)
Original main title theme music, Dustin O'Halloran, "Transparent"
Sound editing for a series, "Game Of Thrones"
Sound editing for a limited series, movie or a special, "Houdini"
Sound editing for nonfiction programming (single or multi-camera), "Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways"
Sound mixing for a comedy or drama series (one hour), "Game of Thrones"
Sound mixing for a limited series or a movie, "Bessie"
Sound mixing for a comedy or drama series (half-hour) and animation, "Modern Family"
Sound mixing for a variety series or special, "The Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special"
Sound mixing for nonfiction programming (single or multi-camera), "Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways"
Special visual effects, "Game of Thrones"
Special visual effects in a supporting role, "American Horror Story: Freak Show"
Stunt coordination for a comedy series or a variety program, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
Stunt coordination for a drama series, limited series or movie, "Game of Thrones"
Technical direction, camerawork, video control for a series, "Saturday Night Live"
Technical direction, camerawork, video control for a limited series, movie or a special,
"The Oscars"

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