Frances McDormand Was on an Emotional Roller Coaster While Celebrating Olive …

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Emmy Awards live coverage: Amy Schumer wins her first, ‘Olive Kitteridge’ nearly sweeps, ‘Daily Show’ sweeps; Complete winners list.

Perennial favorite “Veep” and groundbreaking Amazon series “Transparent” are looking good at the 67th Emmy awards, with two wins for “Transparent” and three for “Veep,” while limited series “Olive Kitteridge” leads the pack with six. Supporting actress in a drama went to Uzo Aduba for “Orange is the New Black.” In a twist caused by new Emmy rules, Aduba also won last year for the Netflix show — but in the comedy category. “Game of Thrones” won in both directing and writing categories for drama series, for David Nutter for directing and David Benioff and D.B.

Olive Kitteridge, director Lisa Cholodenko’s beautiful, wintry adaptation of Elizabeth Strout’s novel, was critically acclaimed, but didn’t amass much audience buzz during its initial run. The HBO series also won big at the Creative Arts Emmys, giving it a record 10 wins, the most any series has won in a year. “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” won three Emmys, for variety talk series, writing for a variety series and as well as Chuck O’Neill for directing. “Thank you so much — you will never have to see me again!” Stewart proclaimed, as it was his last season on the show. Cholodenko, an Oscar-nominee for The Kids Are All Right, won, screenwriter Jane Anderson won, actors Frances McDormand (who is now a Grammy away from EGOT-ing), Richard Jenkins, and sadly absent Bill Murray won, and the miniseries won for best limited-series, besting well-received Wolf Hall and The Honorable Woman. Olive Kitteridge is, as Cholodenko said in her acceptance speech, really a four-hour movie, an achingly poignant, decades-spanning look at one stubborn, stony woman living a long, unassuming, but no less expansive life in a small Maine town.

Jeffrey Tambor won best actor in a comedy for his role as a transgendered person on “Transparent.” “Everywhere you cast your eye there’s genius,” he said, thanking the cast and crew of the Amazon show. The limited series supporting actress Emmy went to Regina King for “American Crime.” “The Voice” won for outstanding reality competition series, its second Emmy win in the category. The Emmy Awards kicked off Sunday after stars walked a sweltering red carpet at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star Andy Samberg is hosting the celebration of television talent for the first time. Samberg’s musical opening started with a nod to “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” as he emerged from a TV viewing bunker, joking about how many shows have “wives” in the title.

Don’t fact check that.” Among Emmy presenters are Amy Schumer, Lady Gaga, Will Forte, Jimmy Kimmel, Mel Brooks, “Jane the Virgin” star Gina Rodriguez, and “Scream Queens” star Jamie Lee Curtis. In the Emmys intro, Andy Samberg makes fun of “Peak TV,” locking himself in a bunker until he finishes “Transparent” and “Empire” and “House of Cards” and “Scandal” and even “Castle”! (Once he gets a stern look from Nathan Fillion.) Andy Samberg gets on stage and breaks the bad news: Justin Timberlake won’t be there.

Fewer “special cameras” for mani and clutch-spectating is one great step forward for womankind, but it might have made for a more boring red carpet. Cate Blanchett called out the “glam cam,” asking the cameraman who was panning over her dress, “Do you do that to the guys?” But E!’s Emmys red carpet has been slightly less offensive. Ryan Seacrest didn’t even ask Amy Poehler who designed her dress, instead questioning her about (gasp!) her work, including her nominations for “Parks and Rec” and the recent “Wet Hot American Summer” series on Netflix.

She also teases a bit with Andy Samberg that may or may not happen tonight, but is mostly looking forward to getting drunk and having no responsibilities since she’s not the host. Anthony Anderson (nominated for “Black-ish”) says he didn’t bring his mom to the Emmys because she would make it all about her, but then his 15-year-old son joins him during the interview and totally steals the show by being charmingly adorable.

It might be 100 degrees on the red carpet, but nothing will stop E! red carpet hosts Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic from chatting with/harassing celebrities.

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