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Game of Thrones breaks Emmy record with 12 wins

Game of Thrones picked up a record-breaking 12 awards, including best drama series at this year’s Emmys in Los Angeles, the BBC reports.

Viola Davis also made history by becoming the first black woman to win the best lead actress prize for her role in How To Get Away With Murder.

Jon Hamm finally won a best actor award for Mad Men in the show’s last year. He had been nominated seven times before.

Political comedy Veep was the winner in the best comedy series category.

And Inside Amy Schumer was named best variety sketch series.

Here is a list of the key winners of this year’s Emmy awards, which were held in Los Angeles on Sunday.

Game of Thrones were the night’s big winners, with 12 awards in total.

Outstanding comedy series

  • Louie
  • Modern Family
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Silicon Valley
  • Transparent
  • Unbreakable
  • Veep (winner)

Outstanding drama series

  • Better Call Saul
  • Downton Abbey
  • Game of Thrones (winner)
  • Homeland
  • House of Cards
  • Mad Men
  • Orange is the New Black

Outstanding limited series

  • American Crime
  • American Horror Story: Freak Show
  • Olive Kitteridge (winner)
  • The Honourable Woman
  • Wolf Hall

Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series

  • Anthony Anderson – Black-ish
  • Louis CK – Louie
  • Don Cheadle – House of Lies
  • Will Forte – The Last Man on Earth
  • Matt LeBlanc – Episodes
  • William H Macy – Shameless
  • Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent (winner)

Outstanding lead actress in a comedy series

  • Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie
  • Lisa Kudrow – The Comeback
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep (winner)
  • Amy Poehler – Parks and Recreation
  • Amy Schumer – Inside Amy Schumer
  • Lily Tomlin – Grace and Frankie

Outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series

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

Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series

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

Outstanding lead actor in a drama series

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

Outstanding lead actress in a drama series

  • Claire Danes – Homeland
  • Viola Davis – How to Get Away with Murder (winner)
  • Taraji P Henson – Empire
  • Tatiana Maslany – Orphan Black
  • Elisabeth Moss – Mad Men
  • Robin Wright – House of Cards

Outstanding supporting actor in a drama series

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

Outstanding supporting actress in a drama series

  • Uzo Aduba – Orange is the New Black (winner)
  • Christine Baranski – The Good Wife
  • Emilia Clarke – Game of Thrones
  • Joanne Froggatt – Downton Abbey
  • Lena Headey – Game of Thrones
  • Christina Hendricks – Mad Men

Outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie

  • Adrien Brody – Houdini
  • Ricky Gervais – Derek
  • Timothy Hutton – American Crime
  • Richard Jenkins – Olive Kitteridge (winner)
  • David Oyelowo – Nightingale
  • Mark Rylance – Wolf Hall

Outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie

  • Maggie Gyllenhaal – The Honourable Woman
  • Felicity Huffman – American Crime
  • Jessica Lange – American Horror Story: Freak Show
  • Queen Latifah – Bessie
  • Frances McDormand – Olive Kitteridge (winner)
  • Emma Thompson – Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Outstanding supporting actor in a limited series or movie

  • Richard Cabral – American Crime
  • Damian Lewis – Wolf Hall
  • Bill Murray – Olive Kitteridge (winner)
  • Denis O’Hare – American Horror Story: Freak Show
  • Michael Kenneth Williams – Bessie
  • Finn Wittrock – American Horror Story: Freak Show

Outstanding supporting actress in a limited series or movie

  • Angela Bassett – American Horror Story: Freak Show
  • Kathy Bates – American Horror Story: Freak Show
  • Zoe Kazan – Olive Kitteridge
  • Regina King – American Crime (winner)
  • Mo’Nique – Bessie
  • Sarah Paulson – American Horror Story: Freak Show
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