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The full list of winners at the 2015 Emmy Awards

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Published 21/09/2015 | 05:31

Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, poses in the Press Room with her award for Lead Actress in a Comdey Series during the 67th Emmy Awards
Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, poses in the Press Room with her award for Lead Actress in a Comdey Series during the 67th Emmy Awards
Actress Viola Davis, winner of the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for 'How to Get Away With Murder', poses in the press room at the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater
Actor Jon Hamm, winner of the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for 'Mad Men', poses in the press room at the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater
Amy Schumer poses in the Press Room with cast and crew following their award for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series during the 67th Emmy Awards

Viola Davis has earned a spot in entertainment history with her Primetime Emmy win.

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The 50-year-old won the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards for her role as Professor Annalise Keating in ABC network’s TV show How to Get Away with Murder.

And while accepting her trophy, Viola gave a riveting speech about equality.

“The only thing that separates women of colour from anyone else is opportunity,” she noted.

Actress Viola Davis, winner of the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for 'How to Get Away With Murder', poses in the press room at the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater
Actress Viola Davis, winner of the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for 'How to Get Away With Murder', poses in the press room at the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater

Viola is the first black woman in history to have won an Emmy in this category. The Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series contenders this year also included Taraji P. Henson of Empire, Homeland’s Claire Danes, Tatiana Maslany from Orphan Black, Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss and Robin Wright from House of Cards. The entire category was historic from the outset, as Taraji and Viola were the first two black women to have been nominated at the Emmys in this fashion.

This wasn’t the only history-making moment of the evening, as host Andy Samberg took viewers on a wild ride through multiple surprises during the ceremony.

Transgender issues also came to the forefront, as creator Jill Soloway’s Amazon Studios series Transparent was also a big winner on the night. Transparent actor Jeffrey Tambor was dubbed Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and Jill picked up a trophy in the Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series category.

Jeffrey dedicated his Emmy to everyone who has ever suffered for their identity.

Amy Schumer poses in the Press Room with cast and crew following their award for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series during the 67th Emmy Awards
Amy Schumer poses in the Press Room with cast and crew following their award for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series during the 67th Emmy Awards

“I had a teacher who used to say, 'When you act, you have to act as if your life depends on it.' Now I've been given the opportunity to act because people's lives depend on it,” he said, while on the verge of tears. “Not to repeat myself but to specifically repeat myself, I'd like to dedicate my performance and this award to the transgender community.”

The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards were held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

 

Winners at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards in 2015:

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series: Bradley Whitford, Transparent

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series: Reg E. Cathey, House of Cards

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series: Margo Martindale, The Americans

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program: Jane Lynch, Hollywood Game Night

Outstanding Structured Reality Program: Shark Tank

Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program: Deadliest Catch

Outstanding Television Movie: Bessie

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series: Allison Janney, Mom

Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series: Veep

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series, Tony Hale, Veep

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: Jill Soloway, Transparent

Outstanding Actor In a Comedy Series: Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Outstanding Actress In A Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Outstanding Reality Competition: The Voice

Outstanding Writing In A Limited Series/Movie: Jane Anderson, Olive Kitteridge

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series/Movie: Regina King, American Crime

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series/Movie: Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series/Movie: Richard Jenkins, Olive Kitteridge

Outstanding Limited Series: Olive Kitteridge

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series: Inside Amy Schumer

Outstanding Variety Talk Series: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

Outstanding Writing In A Drama Series: Game of Thrones

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series: Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black

Outstanding Directing In A Drama Series: David Nutter, Game of Thrones

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Outstanding Actor In A Drama Series: Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Outstanding Actress In A Drama Series: Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder

Outstanding Comedy Series: Veep

Outstanding Drama Series: Game of Thrones

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