Big Emmy Wins For Viola Davis, Jon Hamm ‘Transparent,’ ‘Veep’

21 Sep 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

A history-making, emotional Emmys.

Fantasy drama “Game of Thrones” won the Emmy award for best TV Drama on September 20, toppling old favorite “Mad Men” for the win. The show won eight awards at last week’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards, and then went on to scoop a further four at the star-studded ceremony held this morning at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.HBO’s fantasy epic “Game of Thrones” won for best drama series and Jon Hamm finally took home a trophy for “Mad Men” on Sunday at the Emmy Awards — a night of firsts that saw a black actress make history. He embraced co-star Lena Headey and told the packed crowd: “I was chewing gum, I wasn’t prepared because the other actors in my category awe me with their performances.” The show also won outstanding directing for a drama series (David Nutter, Mother’s Mercy) and outstanding writing for a drama series (David Benioff and DB Weiss).

Hamm – whose portrayal of seductive, mysterious ad man Don Draper on retro-cool “Mad Men” had won him rave reviews and transformed his career – finally struck gold on his eighth nomination for the role. “It’s incredible and impossible for me personally to be standing here,” Hamm said after receiving a standing ovation from the audience at the 67th Emmys. “Let me tell you something,” she told the audience to wide applause. “The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity.” She thanked series creator Peter Nowalk, executive producer Shonda Rhimes and others, calling them “people who have redefined what it means to be beautiful, to be sexy, to be a leading woman, to be black.” “Transparent”, about a transgender woman, won five Emmys overall for Amazon in its first year with nominations for its scripted content, as it tries to catch up with streaming pioneer Netflix. HBO maintained its dominance of the annual honors for the year’s best TV, despite facing challenges from new players Amazon.com Inc. and Netflix Inc., along with all of the rest of broadcast and cable.

Deservingly, HBO’s biting satire of American politics, “Veep,” took over that best comedy slot, along with repeat wins for lead actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus and supporting actor Tony Hale. Thank you for your inspiration.” In addition to top comedy series honors, “Veep” — the story of a female US vice president who rises to the presidency and her bumbling staff — saw its star Julia Louis-Dreyfus win for the fourth time in a row.

Louis-Dreyfus cracked a joke about Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump in her acceptance speech, saying, “It’s getting trickier and trickier to satirize this stuff.” Host Andy Samberg kicked off the ceremony with a musical video skit about the wealth of quality television now on offer, featuring several stars like Hamm and Kerry Washington, the star of “Scandal.” Samberg – the star of Fox’s sitcom “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and a former cast member of US comedy show “Saturday Night Live” – then hailed this year’s event for recognizing diversity. “This is the most diverse group of nominees in Emmy history,” he said, then quipping: “So congratulations Hollywood, you did it. Collecting the gong, creator Armando said: “If Veep is about one thing it’s about hope, hope that anyone in America, no matter their background, their race, their creed, can just miss out on getting the top job. The series vied for top comedy prizes with “Transparent,” in which Jeffrey Tambor plays the patriarch of a Los Angeles family who reveals to his children that he has long felt he’s a woman and is going to dress like one. The voters also found it in their hearts, finally, finally, finally, to give some gold to a “Mad Men” performer, after years of nominations and no wins. Verified email addresses: All users on Independent Media news sites are now required to have a verified email address before being allowed to comment on articles.

We will play some cards.” Armando, who left Veep after the end of the last season, told the Press Association that the Emmy win for outstanding comedy series had not made him reconsider his departure. One of my favorite moments came when Frances McDormand accepted best actress for HBO’s extraordinary “Olive Kitteridge,” which won six awards including best limited series.

Yeah, racism is over.” The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online. Referencing Flavia Pennetta’s surprising win at the US Open just before she announced her retirement, he said: “Like Italian tennis players who bow out when they win the Open, I am pleased to pass it on. It feels like the right time, every show can benefit from new ideas.” “We just get better with every season and now she’s President, everything she does has terrible international consequences and that made everyone raise their game.” “When I won I just thought, I can’t wait to hug my sister, and that was the first thing I did and I was sitting in a separate spot from the writers because I’m newly famous and so it was so exciting to see them all on stage and just be like, wow you’re such a group of dirtbags. Allison Janney won the only comedy Emmy that didn’t go to “Transparent” or “Veep,” taking home an award for her supporting role in the CBS series “Mom.” The Emmy was the seventh for Janney, who has garnered awards for “The West Wing,” ‘Masters of Sex” and now her second for “Mom.” That ties her with Ed Asner and Mary Tyler Moore for the most awards of any actor or actress in Emmy history. But alas, no amount of endearing-ness, no amount of man-child goofiness, could help him during an opening bit of standup that ranged from mildly unfunny to wincingly unfunny.

The great hall resounded with silence over and over as he tiptoed through topical material (token knocks at Donald Trump and Kim Davis) and taboo territory (Bill Cosby) into bland TV-centric gags. Only one line connected: Noting that we said goodbye to “Mad Men” and “Parks and Recreation” this year, Samberg said, “We also said goodbye to ‘True Detective,’ even though it’s still on the air.” Boom. We knew that on the East Coast because many actors and actresses made note of the temperature, mid-swan, explaining to E! hosts Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic, mid-gratitude, that they were shvitzing up a storm. But no one said it like Cat Deeley, who murmured in her British accent, “It’s hawtah than Haaades,” which translates loosely as “It’s hotter than Hades.” Always a pal, Amy Schumer wiped a bead of sweat off of Seacrest’s face.

Our thoughts were with every hair-and-makeup team who’d spent all day futzing and spraying, as the heat threatened to friz all bangs and clump all lashes. But we didn’t need to worry about Padma Lakshmi, who told Rancic that her secret to looking so striking at 45 was “happiness.” Apparently there was a lot of happiness going around, because there was beauty on a lot of faces, including that of Jaimie Alexander.

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