Hamm, 44, got a great farewell in the form of the outstanding actor in a drama series trophy for playing troubled ad man Don Draper in the just-wrapped Mad Men.
GoT was kind of a surprise win for Outstanding Drama Series, considering it was up against the end of “Mad Men“, and marked the second Emmy win for Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister).
“The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity”, Davis said.
The award comes only a year after Laverne Cox made history and became the first transgender woman to be nominated for an Emmy.
In its report, The Guardian said that on Sunday night, HBO has won a total of 43 Emmys, including outstanding comedy series for “Veep” and best miniseries for “Olive Kitteridge“.
“Thank you HBO for believing in dragons”, co-creator David Benioff said.
– Awards won by “Modern Family” after being the best-comedy victor for five years running: One – for sound mixing.
“Veep” star Julia Louis-Dreyfus has her own winning streak going: it was her fourth straight win as best comic actress. “African American women can’t win for roles that aren’t there”, she declared.
In accepting her Emmy for outstanding direction, Soloway asked viewers to support the proposed Trans Equality Bill: “We don’t have a trans tipping point yet”.
“There’s been a bad mistake clearly”, said Hamm, who clambered onto the stage rather than walking up the stairs. Jon Stewart had a good night taking home the Emmy for Variety Talk Show Series and gave a very entertaining acceptance speech. “We’re all here because of the power of the stories that need to be told”.
Though they were all hilarious, the best recorded segment of the night had to be Samberg’s opening video, which poked fun at the fact that these days there are just many shows to keep track of on TV.
But Schumer, the hottest new talent in comedy, could not dislodge perennial Emmy favorite “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart“, which won three Emmys for best variety series, writing and directing.
After a year of successes, Amy Schumer’s win for sketch series Inside Amy was unsurprising, although well-deserved. Regina King also won Supporting Actress in a Limited Series/Movie for her role in John Ridley’s anthology series American Crime.
The Emmys still proved a popular subject on social media though, generating more than 1 million tweets and 14 million Facebook interactions – with Davis’s victory the most talked-about moment of the night.