EMMY Awards 2015 - Winners
Wednesday, September 22, 2021

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Host Andy Samberg

This year's Emmys host, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" star Andy Samberg, delivered on his promisepr for a wild ride. "Buckle your seat belts, Emmy viewers!" he said before the start of the telecast. Andy Samberg's monologue got the laughs rolling at the 2015 Emmys, taking shots at Bill Cosby, Donald Trump and Paula Deen, after a musical intro that poked fun at the challenges of keeping up with the many good TV shows on the air. He also acknowledged Hollywood's various diversity issues, saying that both the "wage gap" and "age gap" "between men and women hired for major roles ... is still an issue." "Crappy on both fronts," he summarized. Samberg also sarcastically proclaimed, "Racism is over!" before adding, "don't fact-check that." Speaking of racism, Samberg took a shot at popular comedy punching bag, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump."Sure, he seems racist," Samberg said, as if he was going to defend Trump, but he quickly moved on, saying, "What else?" And racism/intolerance was also at the center of Samberg's best received joke, about Paula Deen being on Dancing With the Stars: "If I wanted to see an intolerant lady dance, I would've gone to one of [Kentucky clerk] Kim Davis' four weddings."



Lady Gaga and EMMY Winner Richard Jenkins

Another big winner for HBO was the mini-series "Olive Kitteridge," which dominated the new limited series category, which included both mini-series and anthology shows. "Olive Kitteridge" won the series award, both lead acting honors (Frances McDormand and Richard Jenkins), as well as awards for writing and directing.


Inside Amy Schumer

This year the variety category was split into separate ones for talk and sketch, with the awards going to a hot upstart and an outgoing favorite. Amy Schumer, one of the most lauded performers in any medium this year, won an Emmy for "Inside Amy Schumer," her Comedy Central sketch show.


Political Comedian Jon Stewart wins Three 2015 EMMY Awards:  

Outstanding Variety Series; Directing; Writing

"The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," also on Comedy Central, won the award for best talk series. Mr. Stewart left the show in August.


Viola Davis Makes History as the First African American to Win an EMMY

as a Lead Actress in a Televison Drama: "How to Get Away With Murder."



And the 2015 EMMY Award Winners Are:



Outstanding Comedy Series

  • "Louie"
  • "Modern Family"
  • "Parks and Recreation"
  • "Silicon Valley"
  • "Transparent"
  • "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
  • "Veep"


Drama Series

  • "Better Call Saul"
  • "Downton Abbey"
  • "Game of Thrones"
  • "Homeland"
  • "Mad Men"
  • "House of Cards"
  • "Orange Is the New Black"


Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie"
  • Lisa Kudrow, "The Comeback"
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, "Veep"
  • Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation"
  • Amy Schumer, "Inside Amy Schumer"
  • Lily Tomlin, "Grace and Frankie"


Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Anthony Anderson, "Black-ish"
  • Louis C.K., "Louie"
  • Don Cheadle, "House of Lies"
  • Will Forte, "Last Man on Earth"
  • Matt LeBlanc, "Episodes"
  • William H. Macy, "Shameless"
  • Jeffrey Tambor, "Transparent"


Lead Actor in a Drama Series

  • Kyle Chandler, "Bloodline"
  • Jeff Daniels, "The Newsroom"
  • Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"
  • Bob Odenkirk, "Better Call Saul"
  • Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards"
  • Liev Schreiber, "Ray Donovan"


Lead Actress in a Drama Series

  • Claire Danes, "Homeland"
  • Viola Davis, "How to Get Away With Murder"
  • Taraji P. Henson, "Empire"
  • Tatiana Maslany, "Orphan Black"
  • Elisabeth Moss, "Mad Men"
  • Robin Wright, "House of Cards"


Limited Series

  • "American Crime
  • "American Horror Story: Freak Show"
  • "Olive Kitteridge"
  • "Honorable Woman
  • "Wolf Hall"


Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

  • Adrien Brody, "Houdini"
  • Ricky Gervais, "Derek"
  • Timothy Hutton, "American Crime Story"
  • Richard Jenkins, "Olive Kitteridge"
  • David Oyelowo, "Nightingale"
  • Mark Rylance, "Wolf Hall"


Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

  • Maggie Gyllenhaal, "The Honourable Woman"
  • Felicity Huffman, "American Crime"
  • Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story"
  • Queen Latifah, "Bessie"
  • Frances McDormand, "Olive Kitteridge"
  • Emma Thompson, "Sweeney Todd"


Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition

  • Tom Bergeron, "Dancing With the Stars"
  • Jane Lynch, "Hollywood Game Night"
  • Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, "Project Runway"
  • Cat Deeley, "So You Think You Can Dance"
  • Anthony Bourdain, "The Taste"


Reality-Competition Program

  • "The Amazing Race"
  • "Dancing With the Stars"
  • "Project Runway"
  • "So You Think You Can Dance"
  • "Top Chef"
  • "The Voice"


Variety Talk Series

  • "The Colbert Report"
  • "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart"
  • "Jimmy Kimmel Live"
  • "Last Week Tonight"
  • "The Late Show"
  • "The Tonight Show"


Television Movie

  • "Agatha Christie's Poirot: Curtain, Poirot's Last Case"
  • "Bessie"
  • "Grace Of Monaco"
  • "Hello Ladies: The Movie"
  • "Killing Jesus"
  • "Nightingale"


Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • Jonathan Banks, "Better Call Saul"
  • Ben Mendelsohn, "Bloodline"
  • Jim Carter, "Downton Abbey"
  • Peter Dinklage, "Game of Thrones"
  • Alan Cumming, "The Good Wife"
  • Michael Kelly, "House of Cards"


Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  • Joanne Froggatt, "Downton Abbey"
  • Lena Headey, "Game of Thrones"
  • Emilia Clarke, "Game of Thrones"
  • Christine Baranski, "The Good Wife"
  • Christina Hendricks, "Mad Men"
  • Uzo Aduba, "Orange Is The New Black"


Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Andre Braugher, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
  • Adam Driver, Girls
  • Keegan-Michael Key, "Key & Peele"
  • Ty Burrell, "Modern Family"
  • Tituss Burgess, "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
  • Tony Hale, "Veep"


Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Mayim Bialik, "The Big Bang Theory"
  • Niecy Nash, "Getting On"
  • Julie Bowen, "Modern Family"
  • Allison Janney, "Mom"
  • Kate McKinnon, "Saturday Night Live"
  • Gaby Hoffmann, "Transparent"
  • Jane Krakowski, "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
  • Anna Chlumsky, "Veep"


Variety Sketch Series

  • "Drunk History"
  • "Inside Amy Schumer"
  • "Key & Peele"
  • "Portlandia"
  • "Saturday Night Live"


Guest Actor in a Drama Series

  • Alan Alda, "The Blacklist"
  • Michael J. Fox, "The Good Wife"
  • F. Murray Abraham, "Homeland"
  • Reg E. Cathey, "House of Cards"
  • Beau Bridges, Masters of Sex"
  • Pablo Schreiber, "Orange Is the New Black"


Guest Actress in a Drama Series

  • Margo Martindale, "The Americans"
  • Diana Rigg, "Game of Thrones"
  • Rachel Brosnahan, House of Cards
  • Cicely Tyson, "How to Get Away With Murder"
  • Allison Janney, "Masters of Sex"
  • Khandi Alexander, "Scandal"


Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Mel Brooks, "The Comedians"
  • Paul Giamatti, "Inside Amy Schumer"
  • Bill Hader, "Saturday Night Live"
  • Louis C.K., "Saturday Night Live"
  • Bradley Whitford, "Transparent"
  • Jon Hamm, "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"


Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Christine Baranski, "The Big Bang Theory"
  • Gaby Hoffmann, "Girls"
  • Pamela Adlon, "Louie"
  • Elizabeth Banks, "Modern Family"
  • Joan Cusack, "Shameless"
  • Tina Fey, "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"


Children's Program

  • "Alan Alda and the Actor Within You: A YoungArts Masterclass"
  • "Degrassi,"
  • "Dog With a Blog"
  • "Girl Meets World,"
  • "Nick News With Linda Ellerbee: Coming Out"