Jon Hamm finally snapped his losing streak, taking home his first and last Emmy award for "Mad Men," and Viola Davis made history by becoming the first African American to win best actress in a drama. Here are the highlights from this year's award show. (Nicki DeMarco/The Washington Post)

Outstanding lead actress in a drama series

Viola Davis —

“How to Get Away

With Murder” (ABC)

Outstanding lead actor in a drama series

Jon Hamm —

“Mad Men” (AMC)

Outstanding drama series

“Game of Thrones” (HBO)

Outstanding comedy series

Viola Davis accepts the award for outstanding lead actress in a drama series for “How to Get Away With Murder.” (Phil McCarten/Invision for the Television Academy/AP)

“Veep” (HBO)

Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series

Jeffrey Tambor — “Transparent” (Amazon)

Outstanding lead actress in a comedy series

Julia Louis-Dreyfus — “Veep” (HBO)

Outstanding supporting actor in a drama series

Peter Dinklage — “Game of Thrones” (HBO)

Outstanding supporting actress in a drama series

Uzo Aduba — “Orange Is the New Black” (Netflix)

Outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series

Tony Hale — “Veep” (HBO)

Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series

Allison Janney — “Mom” (CBS)

Outstanding directing for a drama series

David Nutter — “Game of Thrones” (HBO)

Outstanding directing for a comedy series

Jill Soloway — “Transparent” (Amazon)

Outstanding reality competition program

“The Voice” (NBC)

Outstanding limited series

“Olive Kitteridge” (HBO)

Outstanding lead actor in a limited series, movie or a dramatic special

Richard Jenkins — “Olive Kitteridge” (HBO)

Outstanding lead actress in a limited series, movie or a dramatic special

Frances McDormand — “Olive Kitteridge” (HBO)

Outstanding directing in a limited series, movie or a dramatic special

Lisa Cholodenko — “Olive Kitteridge” (HBO)

Outstanding supporting actor in a limited series, movie or a dramatic special

Bill Murray — “Olive Kitteridge” (HBO)

Outstanding supporting actress in a limited series, movie or a dramatic special

Regina King — “American Crime” (ABC)

Outstanding writing for a drama series

David Benioff, D.B. Weiss — “Game of Thrones” (HBO)

Outstanding writing for a comedy series

Simon Blackwell, Armando Ianucci, Tony Roche — “Veep” (HBO)

Outstanding writing for a limited series, movie or a dramatic special

Jane Anderson — “Olive Kitteridge” (HBO)

Outstanding variety talk series

“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” (Comedy Central)

Outstanding variety sketch series

“Inside Amy Schumer” (Comedy Central)

Outstanding directing for a variety series

Chuck O’Neil — “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” (Comedy Central)

Outstanding writing for a variety series

“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” (Comedy Central)