The highlights and winners at the Emmys 2015 were many in number. There were highs and lows and overall it was a fun-filled celebrity extravaganza.
The Emmys 2015 were held with pomp and show. The awards show was possibly the cutest and the most cry-out-loud beautiful event. There were several stars who made the audience shed tears of sadness.
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The emotionally charged speech by Tracy Morgan left everyone stunned. Jon Hamm received an award for his performance in Mad Men. It all started with a song. There was something about beans in the mix.
And then the series “Olive Kitteridge” won the award for having the Best Writer as well as several other accolades. To accept the award the diminutive Jane Anderson made an appearance.
After Jane had said her goodbye, Louis C.K. who had made a video about comedy writing was an all-time low of the award ceremony. And then came the big moment when Jon Hamm won an Emmy for his role in Mad Men.
While this may have been madness of the highest kind, it was its own cure too. Then Terence smooched Taraji. He tried to prove that he was a hero in his own right but the effort was in vain and only made him look like a fool.
Game of Thrones won an award for Best Writing too. Amy Schumer thanked someone for the smoky eyes look that was directed towards her. Viola Davis won an award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama.
As a Black American, Viola gave a speech that was the best of the best. Other Black American women who won awards included Uzo Aduba and Regina King. There were several females who won awards in the capacity of writers and directors. This was a fine accomplishment indeed.
There were awkward moments too such as those of Ricky Gervais and Jimmy Kimmel. A high was the Jon Stewart body slam. As for Tracy Morgan, he returned to the scene of the Emmys and claimed his rightful place among the bevy of celebs.
It seems that strong women who were funny as well ruled the roost at the Emmys. There were several people who chose to dedicate their award to the transgender community and their basic human rights.
Kerry Washington started the waterworks upon hearing Viola Davis’s speech. As for Julia Louis Dreyfus, she made a sarcastic remark about Donald Trump. One of the actresses also spoke about addiction and the lives it manages to destroy on a regular basis. There is hope for addicts, she said. All is not lost.
Tracy Morgan said that it would take a lot to make him stop from making the audiences laugh their heads off. Meanwhile, it had been almost a decade since Jon Hamm had been going home without an Emmy.
But now that he had managed to finally win an award, the irony was not lost upon him. Tatiana Maslany didn’t quite make it to Emmy Gold. Jamie Lee Curtis said that just pronouncing Uzo Aduba’s name was the biggest hurdle of a lifetime.
Uzo said somewhere that her real name was Uzoamaka. But she had shortened it for the sake of greater clarity and simplicity of expression. She did mention that if you could say such names in Western Civilization as Tchaikovsky, Dostoyevsky and Michelangelo, then surely you could pronounce Uzo.
As for Amy Poehler’s mimetic efforts they paid off generously by making audience members laugh like crazy. Game of Thrones was the most Outstanding Drama Series of the lot. Veep was Outstanding Comedy Series.
Jeffrey Tambor made it to the Outstanding Lead Actor category. Allison Janney won an award for her role in Mom. Previously, she had won five awards for her role in The West Wing.
Amy Poehler and Amy Schumer were together wisecracking away at the awards ceremony. They sure tickled everyone’s funny bone. Samberg quipped a good one about Trump by saying that he was running for president to the delight of so many uncles everywhere. This was indeed the patent truth. House of Cards got a nomination too. It was there among the best of the best.
Complete list of 2015 Primetime Emmy winners is given below:
Outstanding Drama Series
"Game Of Thrones" (HBO)
Outstanding Comedy Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Viola Davis, "How to Get Away With Murder"
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Jeffrey Tambor, "Transparent"
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Peter Dinklage, "Game of Thrones"
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Uzo Aduba, "Orange Is the New Black"
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Allison Janney, "Mom"
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Tony Hale, "Veep"
"Olive Kitteridge" (HBO)
Outstanding Television Movie
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Richard Jenkins, "Olive Kitteridge"
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Frances McDormand, "Olive Kitteridge"
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Bill Murray, "Olive Kitteridge"
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Regina King, "American Crime"
Outstanding Variety Talk Series
"The Daily Show" (Comedy Central)
Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series
"The Daily Show" (Comedy Central)
Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series
"The Daily Show" (Comedy Central)
Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
"Inside Amy Schumer" (Comedy Central)
Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
"The Voice" (NBC)
Outstanding Structured Reality Program
"Shark Tank" (ABC)
Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program
"Deadliest Catch" (Discovery)
Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program
Jane Lynch, "Hollywood Game Night"
Outstanding Variety Special
"The Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special" (NBC)
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 Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Bradley Whitford, "Transparent"
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Joan Cusack, "Shameless"
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
"Game Of Thrones" -- "Mother's Mercy" (David Benioff and D.B. Weiss)
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
"Veep" -- "Election Night" (Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci and Tony Roche)
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
"Game Of Thrones" -- "Mother's Mercy" (David Nutter)
Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
"Transparent" -- "Best New Girl" (Jill Soloway)
Outstanding Writing For A Limited Series, Movie Or A Dramatic Special
"Olive Kitteridge" (Jane Anderson)
Outstanding Directing For A Limited Series, Movie Or A Dramatic Special
"Olive Kitteridge" (Lisa Cholodenko)
The Emmy Awards are all about the stars and starlets of television. The Emmy statuette was made by Louis McManus, a television engineer, after using his wife’s picture as a model. As for that name “Emmy” it is a derivative of Immy which comes from image orthicon tube.
Since Emmy sounded more female-like in its tone, that name stuck instead of the original. The awards began their regular ceremonies in 1949. Today, in 2015, the tickets cost from $200 to $400 each.
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Television is a world unto itself rather like the silver screen. And whereas Hollywood is famous for its movies, America is also a place where television is the basic unit of entertainment and cultural consumption. Television is indeed a platform where the sun always shines.