Emmys 2015 Top 10 Social Media Moments: What Everyone Was Talking About Online

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A night of breaking barriers and records.

Sunday’s Emmy Awards was highlighted by Viola Davis becoming the first non-white actress to win best actress in a drama and ‘Game of Thrones’ nabbing an unprecedented 12 awards Long-standing barriers fell at Sunday’s Emmy Awards as Viola Davis became the first non-white actress to claim top drama series acting honors, Jon Hamm finally won for Mad Men, and Game of Thrones overcame voters’ anti-fantasy resistance to snare the most trophies ever in a season. An emotional Davis, who won for her portrayal of a ruthless lawyer in How to Get Away with Murder, invoked the words and spirit of 19th-century African-American abolitionist Harriet Tubman. “In my mind I see a line,” she quoted. “And over that line, I see green fields and lovely flowers and beautiful white women with their arms stretched out to me over that line, but I can’t seem to get there no how.

And famous names and fans alike were quick to jump on Twitter and Facebook to add to the conversation, making it the most talked-about moment on social media. “Wow, WOW! If it’s been 67 years since an actress of color has won an Emmy then there is certainly a line.” “My story doesn’t end here,” she said. “There is so much work that needs to be done in so many areas in the business with actors of color, so many narratives that need to be seen by people, so many stories that need to be seen and felt.” Davis’s friend and peer Taraji P. He bypassed the steps to the stage, scrambling onto it on his stomach. “There has been a terrible mistake, clearly,” said Hamm, who played troubled ad man Don Draper in the series that ended its run without adding another best-drama trophy to its haul of four previous wins. Game of Thrones’ win for Outstanding Drama Series brought the hit HBO show’s Emmy count to 12 (including wins for Peter Dinklage for Outstanding Supporting Actor, as well as for the writing and directing teams), breaking the record for most Emmy Awards for a single show.

ALL women belittled,” she wrote, but the tweet has since been deleted. “I think she’s the bees knees but she’s elite of TV performers,” she tweeted in response to a fan. “Brilliant as she is. The blood-soaked fantasy saga won a combined 12 Emmys on Sunday and at the previous creative arts awards, eclipsing the nine-awards record set by The West Wing in 2000. When King was announced the winner in this category, over heavy-hitters like Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett, she could hardly contain her excitement, walking all the way up to the podium with her mouth agape and eyes wide.

The American Crime actress, who brought her young son, Ian, as her date, called “being a mother” her greatest accomplishment during her acceptance speech. Hamm, 44, has been nominated for the top award several times since Mad Men’s inception in 2007, but Sunday — his last chance to win for his role as Don Draper — proved to be the lucky night when he finally took home the hardware. The dapper actor thanked the “incredible” people who had made his win possible, and also gave a special nod to his ex-girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt, from whom he split earlier this month.

This is sort of the culmination of that wonderful feeling.” Morgan, the former “Saturday Night Live” star whose limousine was struck by a Wal-Mart truck in June 2014, presented the best drama award and got a warm welcome from the audience. “It’s been a long road back,” Morgan said. “I suffered a traumatic brain injury that put me in a coma for eight days. She followed up with a link to a longer apology. “I apologize for my earlier tweets and now realize I need to check my own privilege,” she continued. “My intention was not to take this historic and important moment from Viola Davis or other women of color but I realize that my intention doesn’t matter here because that is what I ended up doing. When I finally regained consciousness, I was just ecstatic to learn that I wasn’t the one who messed up.” Samberg was a witty host, with an on-point opening montage that touched on the latest worry among television executives: that there are just too many shows out there for people to keep track of. I miss you guys so much,” he told the audience tearfully. “Last year Jimmy Kimmel said on this stage, ‘We’ll see you back on this stage next year, Tracy Morgan.’ Well, Jimmy, thanks to my amazing doctors, and the support of my family and beautiful wife, I’m here. The opening skit had him going into a bunker for a year to watch all the shows he’d missed, emerging with long hair and a beard. “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart won the Emmy for best variety show, beating two other comedy hosts who ended long-running programs the year — Comedy Central colleague Stephen Colbert and CBS “Late Show” host David Letterman.

Besides Colbert, who left his Comedy Central show to become host of CBS’ late-night show, the tough competition included another channel alum, John Oliver, for his HBO series. Whoever said awards show have to be dry and stuffy has obviously never watched an awards show hosted by — which would be a lot of people, since this was the SNL host’s first awards show hosting gig.

This is the first applause I’ve heard,” he said. “It is a barren wasteland out there.” “Veep” claimed the top comedy award that ABC’s “Modern Family” had won for five straight years. But the comedian nailed it, taking swings at everyone from Donald Trump to Jon Hamm to Amy Schumer, and even giving out his HBO Now password live on-air at one point.

Schumer, whom Samberg called “really, really funny, you know, for a person,” dedicated her win to a number of important people in her life, including the woman who did her smokey eye (“I really like”), her head writer, and her sister, among others. “I want to thank my sister Kim, who’s the only reason I’m alive and breathing,” she said in an uncharacteristically serious moment. was prim and proper and hinted of Old Hollywood glamour at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards — which might be the reason her appearance at the awards ceremony sparked such a firestorm online, with fans shocked by the elegant transformation. “She’s a nice lady who’s good at piano,” Samberg said while introducing the singer onstage. She read a line she attributed to her show’s writers about how it must be an honor to honor her, then said it had actually been said by GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump. “Transparent” captured a best comedy actor award for Jeffrey Tambor and a directing award for creator Jill Soloway, giving both winners a chance to pay tribute to the show’s transgender themes. Jill Soloway, who based the series on the life of her own “moppa,” as she calls her parent, used her directing trophy acceptance speech to ask for equal rights for transgender individuals. “It is legal in the majority of US states to refuse to rent to trans people,” she said, saying the country has a civil rights problem that must be addressed. As one of the evening’s first wins, Tambor set the tone for the night with an emotional speech about his part on Transparent, dedicating his win to the transgender community: “Thank you for your patience.

The Voice won a best reality series trophy, breaking the hold that The Amazing Race long had on the category and snaring an award that always eluded American Idol. “So many shows, so little time,” he sang, before entering a “TV viewing bunker” to binge-view on all the nominated shows. HBO dominated the Emmys with 43 awards, followed by NBC with 12, Comedy Central and FX Networks with eight awards each, ABC with six and Amazon with five.

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