The 67th Annual Emmy Awards are being held Sunday, September 20 starting at 8 p.m. Eastern. While this awards show is generally known for sticking to tradition — like rewarding ABC sitcom Modern Family with Outstanding Comedy, which it's done five times in a row — there are some factors that could make this show a slightly different experience.
Hosting duties are being handled by Andy Samberg of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and the relentlessly goofy parody group The Lonely Island. He has hired the Comedy Bang! Bang! writers to help him out, meaning we can probably expect a high dose of absurdist asides and a musical number or two to keep things moving.
In response to the truly astonishing amount of television on these days, the Emmys have made a few important changes that could change the overall landscape. The Outstanding Comedy/Drama categories have expanded to include seven nominees instead of six. What was once the "Variety Series" category is now two separate ones: "Variety Sketch Series" and "Variety Talk Series."
Most importantly, the final votes for the top two awards (Drama and Comedy Series) will now be cast by everyone in the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences — some 19,000 professionals — instead of a pre-selected group of "blue ribbon" older voters that tended to get lazy with their choices.
The Creative Arts Emmys already handed out a whole bunch of technical and guest actor awards, but the ones in your betting pool will be awarded tonight. HBO's Game of Thrones leads the pack with 24 nominations, and has already won eight of those at the Creative Arts Emmys.
It's also Mad Men's final year for consideration, and while the series has won before, nominated stars Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, and Christina Hendricks have not. (In fact, no Mad Men actor has ever won an Emmy.) Elsewhere in the acting awards, the lead drama actresses are fighting a particularly stacked battle, with Moss going up against Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany, How to Get Away with Murder's Viola Davis, and Taraji P. Henson for her instantly iconic Empire character, Cookie.
So without further ado, here is the full list of 2105 Emmy Awards winners. We'll continue to update the results as they come in.
Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role in a Comedy Series
Allison Janney, Mom
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Simon Blackwell, Armando Ianucci, and Tony Roche, Veep, "Election Night"
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Tony Hale, Veep
Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
Jill Soloway, Transparent
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Outstanding Reality-Competition Series
Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or a Dramatic Special
Jane Anderson, Olive Kitteridge
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie
Regina King, American Crime
Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or a Dramatic Special
Lisa Cholodenko, Olive Kitteridge
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie
Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
Richard Jenkins, Olive Kitteridge
Outstanding Limited Series
Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
Inside Amy Schumer
Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series
Chuck O'Neil, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Outstanding Variety Talk Series
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, Game of Thrones
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
David Nutter, Game of Thrones
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Jon Hamm, Man Men
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder
Outstanding Comedy Series
Outstanding Drama Series
Game of Thrones