67th Primetime Emmy Awards
|67th Primetime Emmy Awards|
|Location||Microsoft Theater, |
Los Angeles, California
|Presented by||Academy of Television Arts and Sciences|
|Hosted by||Andy Samberg|
|Most awards||Comedy: Veep (4) |
Drama: Game of Thrones (4)
Limited / Movie: Olive Kitteridge (6)
|Most nominations||Comedy: Veep (6) |
Drama: Game of Thrones (7)
Limited / Movie: American Horror Story: Freak Show (8)
|Produced by||Don Mischer|
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. Andy Samberg hosted the show for the first time. The nominations were announced on July 16, 2015.
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.
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; and Amazon Studios, with Jeffrey Tambor for Transparent and Bradley Whitford 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 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).
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
|Outstanding Comedy Series||Outstanding Drama Series|
|Outstanding Variety Talk Series||Outstanding Variety Sketch Series|
|Outstanding Limited Series||Outstanding Reality-Competition Program|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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
- "Major" constitutes the categories listed above: Program, Acting, Directing, and Writing. Does not include the technical categories.
Presenters and performers
|"I Watched Every Show!"|
|Eva Cassidy||"Over the Rainbow"|
- Mike Nichols
- Polly Bergen
- Jerry Weintraub
- B. B. King
- Wes Craven
- Gary Owens
- Clark Terry
- Anne Meara
- Taylor Negron
- Jack Rollins
- Martin Milner
- Bud Yorkin
- Stuart Scott
- Brandon Stoddard
- Merv Adelson
- Bob Simon
- Patrick Macnee
- Harris Wittels
- Glen A. Larson
- Stan Freberg
- James Best
- Jenna McMahon
- Harve Bennett
- Ed Sabol
- Ann Marcus
- Joan Rivers
- Ernest Kinoy
- Marty Pasetta
- Gilbert Lewis
- Albert Maysles
- Sam Simon
- Jack Carter
- Dick Van Patten
- Ian Fraser
- Jan Hooks
- Elizabeth Peña
- Howard Lipstone
- Frank Gifford
- Judy Carne
- Ray Charles
- Rod Taylor
- Donna Douglas
- Richard Dysart
- Joseph Sargent
- Edward Herrmann
- Jayne Meadows
- Alex Rocco
- Dean Jones
- Leonard Nimoy
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