21 September, 2015:Â
The fantasy show; Game of Thrones won best drama series and 11 other prizes at Emmy awards, while Viola Davis became the first black woman to win a lead actress prize for her role in How To Get Away With Murder.
Jon Hamm won a best actor award for his role as Don Draper in Mad Men.Â Political comedy Veep was the winner in the best comedy series category.Â And Inside Amy Schumer was named best variety sketch series.
It was the first time Game of Thrones won the best drama series award since its birth on 2011. Its other accolades included best writing, best direction and best supporting actor for Peter Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannister.
The TV Academy awarded only four prizes to the main US broadcast networks. But while the pre-awards talk had revolved around streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon, it was cable channel HBO that swept the board, with shows like Veep, Game of Thrones and Olive Kitteridge performing well.