Veep, GOT, Olive Kitteridge Rack Up Honors

The 67th awards show is underway
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 20, 2015 7:17 PM CDT
Andy Samberg Kicks Off Show in LA
Joanna Newsom, left, and host Andy Samberg arrive at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards today at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

The steamy walk down the red carpet complete, the 67th Emmy Awards kicked off today at Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater, with a frenetic opening musical piece and cheerful, well-received monologue from host Andy Samberg of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Amy Poehler and Amy Schumer handed out the first award for supporting actress in a comedy series to Allison Janney for Mom (she won in the same category last year as well). Other awards went to:

  • Writing in a Comedy Series: Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, and Tony Roche, Veep
  • Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Tony Hale, Veep
  • Guest Actor and Actress in a Comedy Series: Bradley Whitford, Transparent; Joan Cusack, Shameless
  • Director, Comedy Series: Jill Soloway, Transparent
  • Lead Actor, Comedy Series: Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
  • Lead Actress, Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
  • Reality Competition Program: The Voice
  • Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie: Regina King, American Crime
  • Director, Limited Series or Movie: Lisa Cholodenko, Olive Kitteridge
  • Supporting Actor, Limited Series or Movie: Bill Murray, Olive Kitteridge
  • Lead Actress, Limited Series or Movie Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge
  • Lead Actor, Limited Series or Movie: Richard Jenkins, Olive Kitteridge
  • Limited Series: Olive Kitteridge
  • Writing for a Variety Series: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
  • Variety Sketch Series: Inside Amy Schumer
  • Directing for a Variety Series: Chuck O'Neil, The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
  • Variety Talk Series: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
  • Guest Actor and Actress, Drama Series: Reg E. Cathey, House of Cards; Margo Martindale, The Americans
  • Writing for a Drama Series: David Benioff and DB Weiss, Game of Thrones
  • Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
  • Directing, Drama Series: David Nutter, Game of Thrones
  • Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
  • Actor in a Drama Series: Jon Hamm, Mad Men
  • Actress in a Drama Series: Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
  • Outstanding Comedy Series: Veep
  • Outstanding Drama Series: Game of Thrones
Check back here for updates throughout the show. (More Emmy Awards stories.)

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