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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


Drama Series


Lead Actress in a Comedy Series


Lead Actor in a Comedy Series


Lead Actor in a Drama Series


Lead Actress in a Drama Series


Limited Series


Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie


Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie


Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition


Reality-Competition Program


Variety Talk Series


Television Movie


Supporting Actor in a Drama Series


Supporting Actress in a Drama Series


Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series


Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series


Variety Sketch Series


Guest Actor in a Drama Series


Guest Actress in a Drama Series


Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series


Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series


Children's Program


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