Cable Sweeps Emmy's with 24 Trophies, 69% of Wins
It was as close to a rout as a Primetime Emmy Awards night could possibly be. With a whopping 24 wins, cable took home the big kudos for being the most awarded platform for television. Broadcast left with 6 wins and online programers like Netflix and Amazon took a shared 5 wins. All told, 69 percent of Primetime Emmy Awards went to cable programs.
Nods for perhaps the most competitive and highly sought awards, Outstanding Comedy and Outstanding Drama, went to HBO’s Veep and HBO’s Game of Thrones. Veep broke ABC’s Modern Family’srecord-tying five win streak (shared with Frasier). Had Modern Family been given another win last night, they would have been the only comedy show to have won six years in a row.
Other important wins went to Mad Men’s Jon Hamm for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series (his first and only for the recently-sunsetted AMC drama series) and HBO’s lauded miniseries Olive Kitteridge, which took home an impressive six awards.
But rather than relay the details of a thrilling night word-for-word, we’ll let a few choice Tweets from the evening tell the story.
#Emmys Is this the Emmys or the cable network awards!
— Marty (@Marty230) September 21, 2015
Premium cable wins the #Emmys (or, Game of Thrones). Very happy that Jon Hamm was finally recognized for his tour-de-force performance.
Jon Hamm FINALLY Won An Emmy for His Work on Mad Men and Sweetly Thanked His Ex-Girlfriend… http://goo.gl/fb/oGIdCi
Jon Hamm FINALLY Won An Emmy for His Work on Mad Men and Sweetly Thanked His Ex-Girlfriend in His...vh1.com
VEEP becomes first cable comedy to win since SEX AND THE CITY in 2001 #Emmys
Veep writing is the best, that's a deserved win. #Emmys