Monday, 21 September 2015

2015 Emmy Awards: Game of Thrones Picks Up Record-Breaking 12 Awards

Game of Thrones picked up a record-breaking 12 awards, including best drama series at this year's Emmys in Los Angeles.
Viola Davis also made history by becoming the first black woman to win the best lead actress prize for her role in How To Get Away With Murder.

Jon Hamm finally won a best actor award for Mad Men in the show's last year. He had been nominated seven times before.
Political comedy Veep was the winner in the best comedy series category.
And Inside Amy Schumer was named best variety sketch series.
It was the first time since it began in 2011 that Game of Thrones had won the best drama series award. Its other accolades included best writing, best direction and best supporting actor for Peter Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannister.

Amazon's comedy-drama Transparent won awards for best director in a comedy and for its lead actor, Jeffrey Tambor, who plays a transgender college professor.
The show also picked up best guest actor in a comedy for former West Wing star Bradley Whitford.
Viola Davis won her Emmy for lead actress in a drama thanks to her role as a tough criminal defence lawyer in ABC's How to Get Away With Murder.
Accepting her award, she said: "The only thing that separates women of colour from anyone else is opportunity.