‘Olive Kitteridge’ And ‘Game of Thrones’ Score Big At Primetime Emmy Awards

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Source: Emmys.com

Source: Emmys.com

TV drama Olive Kitteridge and HBO’s Game of Thrones dominated the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night.

Olive Kitteridge, based on the award-winning book by Elizabeth Stout, picked up the lion’s share of trophies with a total of six, including three acting prizes for stars Richard Jenkins, Frances McDormand and Bill Murray.

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The program was also named Outstanding Limited Series, while Jane Anderson picked up the Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special title, and Lisa Cholodenko claimed the Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special award. Game of Thrones, which went into the ceremony with a staggering 24 nominations, landed four trophies, including Outstanding Drama Series, beating out the likes of Better Call Saul, Downton Abbey, Homeland, House of Cards, Orange Is the New Black, and Mad Men, which ended its seven-season run earlier this year. Peter Dinklage received the lone Game of Thrones acting prize for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, while additional awards went to David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series) and David Nutter (Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series). With its four wins, Game of Thrones, based on author George R.R. Martin’s popular novels, has won 83 Emmy Awards to date. Comedy series Veep also scored four trophies, including the top category of Outstanding Comedy Series. Repeat winners Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Tony Hale won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, respectively, and Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci and Tony Roche also won for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. Jon Stewart marked the end of his tenure as host of The Daily Show after 16 years with three final wins for Outstanding Variety Talk Series, Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series and Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series. Other big winners included Viola Davis (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series), Allison Janney (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series), Uzo Aduba (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series), Regina King (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie) and Jon Hamm, who after seven nominations for his role as Don Draper in Mad Men, was given the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series trophy. The main list of winners at the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by comedian Andy Samberg, is as follows:
Outstanding Drama Series – Game of Thrones Outstanding Comedy Series – Veep Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series – Jon Hamm, Mad Men Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series – Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series – Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series – Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – Tony Hale, Veep Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Allison Janney, Mom Outstanding Limited Series – Olive Kitteridge Outstanding Television Movie – Bessie Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie – Richard Jenkins, Olive Kitteridge Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie – Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie – Bill Murray, Olive Kitteridge Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie – Regina King, American Crime Outstanding Variety Talk Series – The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Variety Sketch Series – Inside Amy Schumer Outstanding Reality-Competition Program – The Voice Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series – Reg E. Cathey, House of Cards Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series – Margo Martindale, The Americans Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series – Bradley Whitford, Transparent Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series – Joan Cusack, Shameless Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series – David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Game Of Thrones Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series – Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci and Tony Roche, Veep Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special – Jane Anderson, Olive Kitteridge Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series – The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series – David Nutter, Game of Thrones Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series – Jill Soloway, Transparent Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series – Chuck O’Neil, The Daily Show Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special – Lisa Cholodenko, Olive Kitteridge.

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