2015 Emmy Award Winners

Los Angeles: September 21, 2015

The Emmy Awards were presented last night in mostly boring televised presentation on Fox. Filled with in-jokes and close ups of flavor of the month TV performers the one good thing was that Modern Family didn’t win again this year as it does most years.

Ray Donovan, Emmy Nominations-The Latestwhich does happen to be one of the best shows on TV was also sadly ignored.

Viola Davis became the first non-white actress to claim top drama series acting honors, Jon Hamm finally won for “Mad Men,” and “Game of Thrones” overcame voters’ anti-fantasy resistance to win the most trophies ever in a season.

Here’s a full list of nominees and winners (winners in bold).

Outstanding Drama Series

Better Call Saul • AMC
Downton Abbey • PBS
***Game of Thrones • HBO
Homeland • Showtime
House of Cards • Netflix
Mad Men • AMC
Orange Is the New Black • Netflix

Outstanding Comedy Series

Louie • FX
Modern Family • ABC
Parks and Recreation • NBC
Silicon Valley • HBO
Transparent • Amazon
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt • Netflix
***Veep • HBO

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Claire Danes, Homeland • Showtime
***Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder • ABC
Taraji P. Henson, Empire • Fox
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black • BBC America
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men • AMC
Robin Wright, House of Cards • Netflix

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Kyle Chandler, Bloodline • Netflix
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom • HBO
***Jon Hamm, Mad Men • AMC
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul • AMC
Liev Schrieber, Ray Donovan • Showtime
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards • Netflix

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul • AMC
Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline • Netflix
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey • PBS
***Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones • HBO 
Michael Kelly, House of Cards • Netflix
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife • CBS

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

Tim Van Patten, Boardwalk Empire, “Eldorado” • HBO
***David Nutter, Game of Thrones, “Mother’s Mercy” • HBO
Jeremy Podeswa, Game of Thrones, “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken” • HBO
Lesli Linka Glatter, Homeland, “From A to B and Back Again” • Showtime
Steven Soderbergh, The Knick, “Method and Madness” • Cinemax

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey • PBS
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones • HBO
Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones • HBO
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men • AMC
***Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black • Netflix
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife • CBS

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

Joshua Brand, The Americans, “Do Mail Robots Dream of Electric Sheep?” • FX
Gordon Smith, Better Call Saul, “Five-O” • AMC
***David Benioff and David Weiss, Game of Thrones, “Mother’s Mercy” • HBO
Matthew Weiner, Mad Men, “Lost Horizon” • AMC
Matthew Weiner, Mad Men, “Person to Person” • AMC

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

The Colbert Report • Comedy Central
***The Daily Show with Jon Stewart • Comedy Central 
Jimmy Kimmel Live! • ABC
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver • HBO
Late Show with David Letterman • CBS
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon • NBC

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series

The Colbert Report • Comedy Central
***The Daily Show with Jon Stewart • Comedy Central 
Inside Amy Schumer • Comedy Central
Key & Peele • Comedy Central
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver • HBO

Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series

The Colbert Report • Comedy Central
***The Daily Show with Jon Stewart  Comedy Central
Inside Amy Schumer • Comedy Central
Late Show with David Letterman • CBS
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon • NBC

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

Drunk History • Comedy Central
***Inside Amy Schumer • Comedy Central
Key & Peele • Comedy Central
Portlandia • IFC
Saturday Night Live • NBC

Outstanding Limited Series

American Crime • ABC
American Horror Story: Freak Show • FX
The Honorable Woman • SundanceTV
***Olive Kitteridge • HBO
Wolf Hall • PBS

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie

Timothy Hutton, American Crime • ABC
Ricky Gervais, Derek Special • Netflix
Adrien Brody, Houdini • History
David Oyelowo, Nightingale • HBO
***Richard Jenkins, Olive Kitteridge • HBO
Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall • PBS

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Felicity Huffman, American Crime • ABC
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Freak Show • FX
Queen Latifah, Bessie • HBO
***Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge • HBO
Emma Thompson, Mrs. Lovett • PBS
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honorable Woman • SundanceTV

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Richard Cabral, American Crime • ABC
Denis O’Hare, American Horror Story: Freak Show • FX
Finn Wittrock, American Horror Story: Freak Show • FX
Michael Kenneth Williams, Bessie • HBO
***Bill Murray, Olive Kitteridge • HBO
Damian Lewis, Wolf Hall • PBS

Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special

Ryan Murphy, American Horror Story: Freak Show, “Monsters Among Us” • FX
Dee Rees, Bessie • HBO
Hugo Blick, The Honorable Woman • SundanceTV
Uli Edel, Houdini • History
Tom Shankland, The Missing • Starz
***Lisa Cholodenko, Olive Kitteridge • HBO
Peter Kosminsky, Wolf Hall • PBS

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

***Regina King, American Crime • ABC
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Freak Show • FX
Angela Bassett, American Horror Story: Freak Show • FX
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Freak Show • FX
Mo’Nique, Bessie • HBO
Joe Kazan, Olive Kitteridge • HBO

Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special

John Ridley, American Crime, “Episode One” • ABC
Christopher Cleveland, Bettina Gilois and Horton Foote, Bessie • HBO
Stephen Merchant, Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg, Hello Ladies: The Movie • HBO
Hugo Blick, The Honorable Woman • SundanceTV
***Jane Anderson, Olive Kitteridge • HBO
Peter Straughan, Wolf Hall • PBS

Outstanding Reality Show Competition

The Amazing Race • CBS
Dancing with the Stars • ABC
Project Runway •
Lifetime
So You Think You Can Dance • ABC
Top Chef • Bravo
***The Voice • NBC

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie • Netflix
Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer • Comedy Central
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie • Showtime
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation • NBC
Lisa Kudrow, The Comeback • HBO
***Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep • HBO

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish • ABC
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes • Showtime
Don Cheadle, House of Lies • Showtime
Louis C.K., Louie • FX
William H. Macy, Shameless • Showtime
Will Forte, The Last Man on Earth • Fox
***Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent • Amazon

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, The Last Man on Earth, “Pilot” • Fox
Louis C.K., Louie, “Sleepover” • FX
Mike Judge, Silicon Valley, “Sand Hill Shuffle” • HBO
***Jill Soloway, Transparent, “Best New Girl”  • Amazon
Armando Iannucci, Veep, “Testimony” • HBO

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine • Fox
Adam Driver, Girls • HBO
Keegan-Michael Key, Key & Peele • Comedy Central
Ty Burrell, Modern Family • ABC
Titus Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt • Netflix
***Tony Hale, Veep • HBO

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik, Episodes, “Episode 409” • Showtime
Will Forte, The Last Man on Earth, “Alive in Tucson” • Fox
Alec Berg, Silicon Valley, “Two Days of the Condor” • HBO
Jill Soloway, Transparent, “Pilot” • Amazon
***Armando Iannucci, Simon Blackwell, and Tony Roche, Veep, “Election Night” • HBO

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Niecy Nash, Getting On • HBO
Julie Bowen, Modern Family • ABC
***Allison Janney, Mom • CBS
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live • NBC
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory • CBS
Gaby Hoffman, Transparent • Amazon
Jane Krakowski, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt • Netflix
Anna Chlumsky, Veep • HBO