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HBO Leads Emmys With 'Game of Thrones,' 'Veep'

20 Sep, 2015 By: John Latchem



HBO programming dominated the 67th Annual Emmy Awards, announced during the telecast for major categories Sept. 20 and the Creative Arts ceremony Sept. 12.

HBO shows and specials practically swept the top awards for most of the category segments, with “Game of Thrones” winning Outstanding Drama Series, “Veep” winning Outstanding Comedy Series, Bessie winning Outstanding Television Movie, Olive Kitteridge winning Outstanding Limited Series; The Jinx: The Life and Death of Robert Durst winning Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series, and Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief winning Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special.

Among the 12 trophies “Game of Thrones” took home for its fifth season, Peter Dinklage won for Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. The show also won for its writing and directing, among other technical achievements. The fifth season is available digitally and is expected to arrive on disc early next year.

The five awards for “Veep” also included Best Actress in a Comedy Series for Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who won her sixth acting Emmy, fifth in the lead category and fourth straight for “Veep.” Tony Hale won his second Emmy for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, and the show won for its writing. The win for “Veep” in the top comedy category ends a five-year run for “Modern Family.” The fourth season is available digitally and is expected to arrive on disc early next year.

Other awards for Olive Kitteridge, which is available on DVD and Blu-ray, in the Limited Series and TV Movie categories include Best Actress for Frances McDormand, Best Actor for Richard Jenkins, Best Supporting Actor for Bill Murray, and for writing and directing. The miniseries won a total of eight Emmys.

Bessie (four wins) and The Jinx (two wins) are both already available on DVD and Blu-ray; Going Clear (three wins) arrives on DVD and Blu-ray Oct. 6 from FilmRise.

In other categories, “Mad Men” bowed out with a Best Actor in a Drama Series trophy for Jon Hamm, the first and only acting Emmy the show won in its entire eight-year run. The final season will be available on DVD and Blu-ray Oct. 13 from Lionsgate.

SVOD programming was also well represented. Amazon’s first season of “Transparent” won three Emmys, including Best Actor in a Comedy Series for Jeffrey Tambor, Guest Actor for Bradley Whitford, and for directing. The third season of “Orange Is the New Black,” available on Netflix, won Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for Uzo Aduba.
 

2015 Primetime Emmy Winners on Disc — Major Categories

Title Wins Categories Studio Disc
Adventure Time 2 Short-Format Animated Program — "Jake the Brick" Warner Available on "Adventure Time: Frost & Fire" DVD
Bessie 4 Television Movie HBO Available on DVD and Blu-ray
Game of Thrones 12 Oustanding Drama Series; Supporting Actor — Peter Dinklage; Writing, Directing HBO Season 5 available via Digital HD, not yet announced for disc
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief 3 Documentary or Nonfiction Special FilmRise Available on DVD and Blu-ray Oct. 6
How to Get Away With Murder 1 Drama Series Actress — Viola Davis Disney/ABC Season 1 available on DVD
Inside Amy Schumer 2 Variety Sketch Series; Music and Lyrics — "Girl You Don’t Need Makeup" Paramount/Comedy Centry Season 3 available on DVD Nov. 24
The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst 2 Documentary or Nonfiction Series HBO Available on DVD and Blu-ray
Mad Men 1 Drama Series Actor — Jon Hamm Lionsgate Final Season available on DVD and Blu-ray Oct. 13
Mom 1 Comedy Supporting Actress — Allison Janney Warner Season 2 available via Digital HD
Olive Kitteridge 8 Outstanding Limited Series; Actress — Frances McDormand; Actor — Richard Jenkins; Supporting Actor — Bill Murray; Writing; Directing HBO Available on DVD and Blu-ray
Orange Is the New Black 1 Drama Supporting Actress — Uzo Aduba Lionsgate Season 3 available via Netflix
Over the Garden Wall 2 Animated Program Warner Available on DVD
Transparent 3 Comedy Series Lead Actor — Jeffrey Tambor; Guest Actor — Bradley Whitford; Directing Amazon Season 1 Available via Amazon instant Video
Veep 5 Outstanding Comedy Series; Actress — Julia Louis-Dreyfus; Supporting Actress — Tony Hale, Writing HBO Season 4 available via Digital HD, not yet announced for disc
         
Visit Emmys.tv for a full list of winners      

 


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