HBO Wins Big at 67 Annual Emmy Awards


HBO has several reasons to celebrate after the 67th Annual Emmy Awards. The premium channel won big in several categories, including the biggest award of the night.

HBO led the pack with 126 nominations, including Creative Arts Emmys and Primetime. That’s the most ever for a single network. During the primetime telecast, HBO programs took home a total of 14 awards, while only losing in 9 categories.

Game of Thrones won a shocker at the end of the night by taking home the award for Outstanding Drama Series. That’s the first fantasy show ever to win the award. The win comes as surprise since this is the final year AMC’s Mad Men will be eligible for the award.

Jon Hamm had his  first Emmy win for the award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama series earlier in the night. It looked like it was going Mad Men’s night, but Game of Thrones ended up taking home the trophy. Other big wins for Game of Thrones came for Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister in his first Emmy win. The series also took the awards for Directing and Writing in a Drama Series for the episode “Mother’s Mercy.”

Andy Samberg did a serviceable job as host of the 67th annual Emmys

Comedy series Veep also stood above the crowd with wins for Julia Louis-Dreyfus in the Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category, Tony Hale for Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series category and Writing in a Comedy Series category for the season four finale “Election Night.” Veep ended the night with the award for Outstanding Comedy Series.

Olive Kitteridge nearly swept the awards for Limited Run Series or Movie categories. The HBO movie took awards for writing, direction, lead actor, lead actress and Outstanding Limited Run Series or Movie.

The Emmy Awards program seemed to be a big celebration of HBO in general. Samberg made several references to HBO shows, and even revealed a functioning HBO Now login. George R.R. Martin was in attendance for his birthday.

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