67th Primetime Emmy Awards

The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards honored the best in U.S. prime time television programming from June 1, 2014 until May 31, 2015, as chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The ceremony was held on Sunday, September 20, 2015 at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, California, and was broadcast in the U.S. by Fox.[1] Andy Samberg hosted the show for the first time.[2] The nominations were announced on July 16, 2015.[3][4]

The Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony was held on September 12 and was broadcast by FXX on September 19.[5]

The Primetime Engineering Emmy Awards ceremony was held on October 28, 2015 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel.

The ceremony became notable for breaking two major milestones: Game of Thrones set a new record by winning 12 awards, the most for any show in a single year (it was also the second HBO show to win the Outstanding Drama Series award), while Viola Davis became the first African-American woman in Emmy history to win Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her performance as Annalise Keating in How to Get Away with Murder.[6][7][8][9]

This year also saw for the first time, two Streaming service networks win four Acting awards: Netflix, with Uzo Aduba in Orange Is the New Black and Reg E. Cathey in House of Cards;[10] and Amazon Studios, with Jeffrey Tambor for Transparent and Bradley Whitford[11] for the same show.

The Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series went to the HBO political satire Veep, which not only broke Modern Family's five-year hold on the award[12] but became the second time a premium channel won Outstanding Comedy Series (the first was for HBO's surrealist romantic comedy Sex and the City in 2001).[13]

67th Primetime Emmy Awards
The 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Poster
Promotional poster
Date
LocationMicrosoft Theater,
Los Angeles, California
Presented byAcademy of Television Arts and Sciences
Hosted byAndy Samberg
Most awardsComedy: Veep (4)
Drama: Game of Thrones (4)
Limited / Movie: Olive Kitteridge (6)
Most nominationsComedy: Veep (6)
Drama: Game of Thrones (7)
Limited / Movie: American Horror Story: Freak Show (8)
Television/radio coverage
NetworkFox [1]
Produced byDon Mischer

Rule changes

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced new rule changes for the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards. These new rules are:

  • All voters eligible for a category's nominations are now eligible to vote in that category, providing that they have seen the submitted material and attest to no specific conflicts of interest.
  • The number of nominees in the Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Comedy Series categories will expand from six nominees to seven, due to the increase in series production.
  • To clarify the difference between a Comedy series and a Drama series, any show where episodes average a length of 30 minutes is eligible to enter as a comedy and series with episodes that average a length of 1 hour is eligible as a drama. There may be exceptions to the rules, however: producers may formally petition to a new Academy panel to have the show be considered for the alternative category. This panel, consisting of five industry leaders appointed by the Academy Chairman and four appointees from the Board of Governors, will vote on a decision. A two-thirds vote was required for the show to be considered for the alternative category. So far, three petitions have been successful: Glee, Jane the Virgin, and Shameless were voted as eligible for "Outstanding Comedy Series".
  • The Outstanding Miniseries was renamed as "Outstanding Limited Series". A "Limited Series" is defined as a program consisting of two or more episodes totaling 150 minutes as a whole, tell a complete, non-recurring story, and do not have an ongoing storyline and/or main characters in subsequent seasons.
  • A "Guest Actor" is now defined as a performer appearing in less than 50% of the program's episodes. Only performers that fit this criteria are allowed to submit.
  • The Outstanding Variety Series category has been split into two separate categories: "Outstanding Variety Talk" and "Outstanding Variety Sketch".

Winners and nominees

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold:[14][15][16][17]

Jeffrey Tambor June 2015
Jeffrey Tambor, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series winner
Julia Louis-Dreyfus VF 2012 Shankbone 3
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series winner
Jon Hamm at PaleyFest 2014
Jon Hamm, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series winner
Viola Davis by Gage Skidmore
Viola Davis, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series winner
RichardJenkins2AAFeb09
Richard Jenkins, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie winner
Frances McDormand 2015 (cropped)
Frances McDormand, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie winner
Tony Hale at the 2010 Streamy Awards (cropped)
Tony Hale, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series winner
Allison-Janney in 2014
Allison Janney, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series winner
Peter Dinklage by Gage Skidmore
Peter Dinklage, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series winner
Uzo Abuda 2014 (cropped)
Uzo Aduba, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series winner
Bill Murray by Gage Skidmore
Bill Murray, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie winner
Regina King 2010
Regina King, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie winner

Programs

Outstanding Comedy Series Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Variety Talk Series Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
Outstanding Limited Series Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

Acting

Lead performances

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Supporting performances

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Directing

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special

Writing

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special

Most major nominations

By network [note 1]
  • HBO – 37
  • Comedy Central – 14
  • ABC / FX / Netflix – 13
  • AMC – 10
  • PBS / Showtime – 9
  • CBS / NBC – 7
  • Fox – 6
  • Amazon – 5
  • Sundance TV – 4
  • History – 2
By program
  • American Horror Story: Freak Show (FX) – 8
  • Game of Thrones (HBO) / Olive Kitteridge (HBO) – 7
  • American Crime (ABC) / Bessie (HBO) / Mad Men (AMC) / Veep (HBO) – 6

Most major awards

By network [note 1]
  • HBO – 14
  • Comedy Central – 4
  • ABC / Amazon – 2
By program
  • Olive Kitteridge (HBO) – 6
  • Game of Thrones (HBO) / Veep (HBO) – 4
  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central) – 3
  • Transparent (Amazon) – 2
Notes
  1. ^ a b "Major" constitutes the categories listed above: Program, Acting, Directing, and Writing. Does not include the technical categories.

Presenters and performers

The awards were presented by the following:[18][19]

Presenters

Name(s) Role
Amy Poehler
Amy Schumer
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson
Tracee Ellis Ross
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Ricky Gervais Presenter of the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Gina Rodriguez
John Stamos
Introducers of Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series winner Bradley Whitford
and Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series winner Joan Cusack
Joan Cusack
Bradley Whitford
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
Jimmy Kimmel Presenter of the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Seth Meyers Presenter of the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Keegan-Michael Key
Jordan Peele
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
James Corden Presenter of the accountants from Ernst & Young
Taraji P. Henson
Terrence Howard
Presenters of the awards for Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special
and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
John Oliver Presenter of the award for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special
Maggie Gyllenhaal
Liev Schreiber
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Rob Lowe
Kerry Washington
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Lady Gaga Presenter of the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Fred Savage Presenter of a special presentation paying tribute to series ending in the 2014–15 TV season
Marcia Gay Harden
Lena Headey
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Limited Series
Mindy Kaling
Zachary Levi
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series
Jane Lynch
Eric Stonestreet
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
Will Forte
Colin Hanks
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series
LL Cool J Presenter of the award for Outstanding Variety Talk Series
Jaimie Alexander
Ben McKenzie
Introducers of Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series winner Reg E. Cathey
Reg E. Cathey Presenter of the award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Jamie Lee Curtis
Emma Roberts
Presenters of the awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
and Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Viola Davis Presenter of the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Tina Fey Presenter of the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Adrien Brody Presenter of the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Mel Brooks Presenter of the award for Outstanding Comedy Series
Tracy Morgan Presenter of the award for Outstanding Drama Series

Performers

Name(s) Performed
Andy Samberg
Will Forte
"I Watched Every Show!"
Eva Cassidy "Over the Rainbow"

In Memoriam

The In Memoriam segment featured the song "Over the Rainbow" by Eva Cassidy:[20]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Emmys Returning to Sunday Night in 2015". Variety. February 4, 2015. Retrieved February 4, 2015.
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 4, 2015). "Andy Samberg To Host 2015 Emmy Awards For Fox". Retrieved March 12, 2015.
  3. ^ "List: 2015 Primetime Emmy nominees". USA Today. July 16, 2015. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  4. ^ "Game of Thrones set to dominate Emmys after netting 24 nominations". The Guardian. July 16, 2015. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  5. ^ "67th Primetime Emmy Awards to Air Sept. 20 on FOX; Creative Arts Emmy Awards to Air on FXX". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. February 4, 2015. Retrieved February 5, 2015.
  6. ^ "Jon Hamm thanks his ex as he FINALLY wins Best Actor at the Emmy Awards after eight years... but Mad Men loses the top honour to Game Of Thrones". Daily Mail. September 20, 2015. Retrieved September 21, 2015.
  7. ^ "Emmys 2015: winners and performances – as it happened". The Guardian. September 20, 2015. Retrieved September 21, 2015.
  8. ^ "Watch: Viola Davis makes history with Emmy win". Retrieved September 22, 2015.
  9. ^ "Viola Davis made Emmys history and spoke truth to power in her speech". The Guardian. September 21, 2015. Retrieved September 22, 2015.
  10. ^ Cathey won the weekend earlier at the Creative Arts Emmys for guest performance
  11. ^ Whitford won the weekend earlier at the Creative Arts Emmys for guest performance
  12. ^ A. Lincoln, Ross (September 20, 2015). "Emmys: 'Veep' Wins Best Comedy Series, Ending 'Modern Family' Streak". Retrieved September 20, 2015.
  13. ^ "Emmys: Tim Goodman Breaks Down the Comedy Show Contenders". June 13, 2013. Retrieved September 18, 2017.
  14. ^ "Emmy Awards 2015: The complete winners list". CNN. September 21, 2015. Retrieved September 22, 2015.
  15. ^ "Emmys 2015". The New York Times. September 21, 2015. Retrieved September 22, 2015.
  16. ^ "Emmy Awards 2015: Game of Thrones makes history". The Daily Telegraph. September 21, 2015. Retrieved September 22, 2015.
  17. ^ "Emmy Awards: The Complete Winners List". The Hollywood Reporter. September 20, 2015. Retrieved September 23, 2015.
  18. ^ "Final Presenters Announced for 67th Emmys". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. September 20, 2015. Retrieved September 23, 2015.
  19. ^ "Emmys: Viola Davis, Zachary Levi Among Final Group Of Presenters". Deadline Hollywood. September 18, 2015.
  20. ^ "67th Emmy Awards: In Memoriam". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. September 20, 2015. Retrieved July 15, 2016.

External links

2015 Emmy Awards

2015 Emmy Awards may refer to:

67th Primetime Emmy Awards, the 2015 Emmy Awards ceremony that honored primetime programming during June 2014 – May 2014

42nd Daytime Emmy Awards, the 2015 Emmy Awards ceremony that honored daytime programming during 2014

36th Sports Emmy Awards, the 2015 Emmy Awards ceremony that honored sports programming during 2014

43rd International Emmy Awards, the 2015 ceremony that honored international programming

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