HBO swept the categories of Outstanding Drama, Outstanding Comedy and Outstanding Movie or Mini-Series on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, during the broadcast of the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Fox.
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Viola Davis became the first African-American actress to win an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama. She is the star of ABC’s “How to Get Away With Murder.” And Jon Hamm finally won an Emmy for his lead performance in the series “Man Men,” which has ended its run of original episodes.
HBO’s Outstanding Drama Series winner, “Games of Thrones,” won 12 Emmys this season, shattering the record 9 Emmy wins “The West Wing” picked up in 2000, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Outstanding Comedy series went to HBO’s “Veep.” Yet a third HBO program, the two-part, four-hour movie “Olive Kitteridge,” won six Emmys, including Outstanding Movie or Mini-Series.
Here’s Davis’ passionate speech, as she makes a major point about diversity on TV: “You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there.”
The 67th Annual Primetime Emmys also marked the first time Amazon won an award. Here’s Jeffrey Tambor, the winner for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. In Amazon’s “Transparent” he plays the transgender character Maura.