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)

The big winner at this year’s Emmys was clearly HBO. Major awards went to “Veep,” which won best comedy series, “Game of Thrones” (best drama) and miniseries “Olive Kitteridge.” Other highlights included a win — finally! — for “Mad Men’s” Jon Hamm, who had been nominated numerous times, and the best lead actress award for a drama, which went to Viola Davis of “How to Get Away With Murder.” She’s the first black woman to win in that category. (Oh, and the host was actually entertaining.)

HIGHLIGHTS
Complete list of winners

The Emmys make sure to spoil every series finale

‘Olive Kitteridge’ won a ton of Emmys. Should you care about it?

In acceptance speech Amy Schumer casually drops that there will be two more seasons of ‘Inside Amy Schumer’

Andy Samberg’s Emmy monologue was actually hilarious. Here are some of the best jokes

Jill Soloway and Jeffrey Tambor of ‘Transparent’ highlight trans issues in Emmy acceptance speeches

Who wore the flashiest shoulderpads? Plus other Emmys red carpet superlatives.

Emmys red carpet: Lady Gaga, Kerry Washington, Amy Schumer, Sofia Vergara

THE SHOW (in reverse chronological order)

“Game of Thrones” won the award for outstanding drama series, which means that HBO basically owned this awards show.


Tracy Morgan showed up to present the final award, for best drama, and received a standing ovation. It was his first appearance since his heart-breaking interview on “Today” and, despite a couple attempts to crack jokes, his presentation was emotional as he talked about his lengthy rehabilitation following a car accident that left him in a coma for eight days and killed one of his close friends. “It’s been a long road back,” he said. “When I finally regained consciousness, I was ecstatic to learn I wasn’t the one who messed up.”


“Veep” continued its winning streak with its fourth Emmy, this time the biggie: outstanding comedy series. The HBO political satire beat out heavy-hitting newcomers “Transparent” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” not to mention old favorite “Parks and Recreation,” for the win.


Viola Davis, the star of Shonda Rhimes’ “How to Get Away With Murder,” won the Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a drama series — beating out Taraji P. Henson’s buzzy portrayal of Cookie on “Empire.” This is Davis’s first Emmy win, and she’s the first black woman to take home the award. She started her speech by quoting Harriet Tubman, before going on to say “You cannot win Emmys for roles that are not there.”


It’s about time. After 16 nominations, Jon Hamm finally won an Emmy for outstanding lead actor for the last season of the drama “Mad Men.” “There has been some mistake, clearly,” he said before giving a sincerely heartfelt speech that was basically the antithesis of Don Draper.


Peter Dinklage from “Game of Thrones” won outstanding supporting actor for a drama series. It’s not the first time — he also won in 2011 — and he’s been nominated every year since. “I wasn’t prepared at all,” he said when he took the stage. “I was even chewing gum.” But he still manages to come up with a solid speech, including a special shout-out to his scene partner and “inspiration,” Lena Headey.


The Emmy for outstanding directing for a drama series went to David Nutter for “Game of Thrones.” It’s the second time Nutter has won — he also directed “Band of Brothers” — and he’s been nominated for his work on “The Sopranos” and “The X Files,” as well.


A tearful Uzo Aduba won outstanding supporting actress in a drama for playing Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on “Orange Is the New Black.” She also won last year for the role, although in 2014 “Orange” was considered a comedy and Aduba was a guest actress on the series. Remember, according to Samberg’s monologue, Aduba and Janney are now the new Ed Asners.


David Benioff and D.B. Weiss accepted their first Emmy — for outstanding writing for a drama series — for “Game of Thrones” after nine nominations. “Thank you for taking a chance on two schmucks with no experience,” they told HBO before wishing “Thrones” writer George R.R. Martin a happy birthday. It was a particularly controversial year for the series with a rape scene and a child death that had people vowing they were giving up on the show. Emmy voters apparently weren’t among them.


“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” took home yet another award, for outstanding variety talk series. “Late Show With David Letterman” seemed like it might win for its final season, but instead Stewart took the stage. “I will never have another experience like this,” he said. “Thank you very much. You will never have to see me again.”


Chuck O’Neil’s first Emmy has been a long time coming. After 12 consecutive nominations, he won the award for outstanding directing for a variety series for “The Daily Show.”


“Inside Amy Schumer” won for outstanding variety sketch series. Schumer took the stage and thanked her sister and the girl who gave her “sort of a smoky eye.” It’s the first win for Schumer, who has already had a big year, writing and starring in the blockbuster romantic comedy “Trainwreck.”


The competition was stiff, but the Emmy for outstanding writing for a variety series went to the “Daily Show” — the ninth win for the series. It’s a nice send-off for Jon Stewart who retired as host in August.


Seven nominations, six wins. It was very nearly a clean sweep for “Olive Kitteridge” with its win for outstanding limited series. Since everyone involved had already won an award and made a speech, all they could say was “Yay HBO!” and “It started as a book.”


Richard Jenkins won the award for outstanding lead actor in a limited series — another win for “Olive Kitteridge.” That means the only actor who didn’t win for the HBO miniseries is Zoe Kazan.


It was another win for “Olive Kitteridge.” Frances McDormand won for outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie. It was her first Emmy, and her speech was almost as short as Bill Murray’s.


The Emmy for outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie went to Bill Murray for his role in “Olive Kitteridge.” Murray couldn’t be at the ceremony tonight — or to any awards show ever — so presenters Liev Schreiber and Maggie Gyllenhaal had to accept it on his behalf. Too bad. He could probably give a great speech


The “Olive Kitteridge” winners are officially the most self-serious. Lisa Cholodenko took home the award for outstanding directing for limited series, movie or dramatic special. Cholodenko is also an Oscar nominee for writing the screenplay for “The Kids Are Alright.” This is her first Emmy.


Regina King won outstanding supporting actress for limited series or movie for “American Crime.” “I should have brought one of those papers that all the comedy people had,” the genuinely shocked actress said. It’s the first Emmy for King, who started acting back in 1985, on the show “227.”


“Olive Kitteridge” won the award for outstanding writing for limited series, movie or dramatic special. Writer Jane Anderson, who adapted the script for HBO from Elizabeth Strout’s novel, accepted the award with an earnest shout-out to all the writers who have made it.


“The Voice” won the award for outstanding reality competition. It’s the second win for the singing tournament show that revived the careers of Carson Daly and Christina Aguilera.


“Veep” is cleaning up. Julia Louis-Dreyfus took home her fourth Emmy in a row (out of a whopping 20 nominations) for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series. “Parks and Rec” fans might not be too happy — they were holding out for Amy Poehler. And a lot of people thought the much buzzed-about Amy Schumer had this category on lock. But Louis-Dreyfus apparently can’t be stopped.


Another back-to-back win, this time for “Transparent.” No surprise here: Jeffrey Tambor won the award for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series for his role as transgender woman Maura. He dedicated his award to the transgender community.


Jill Soloway and all her polka dots won the award for directing a comedy series for the Amazon show “Transparent.” She used her acceptance speech to raise awareness for our country’s “trans civil rights problem.”


Back-to-back wins for “Veep.” Tony Hale won the award for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series. He won the same award two years ago, though he wasn’t necessarily the frontrunner, what with Tituss Burgess’s memorable turn on “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and Ty Burrell in the perennial awards favorite “Modern Family.”


The Emmy for outstanding writing for a comedy series went to the trio of Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci and Tony Roche for “Veep.”


The first award of the night, for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series, went to Allison Janney for “Mom” on CBS. It’s not the first time Janney has received an Emmy. She’s actually a prolific winner, having also taken home awards multiple times for playing C.J. Cregg on “The West Wing,” as well as for her role on “Mom” last year.


In the Emmys intro, Andy Samberg makes fun of “Peak TV,” locking himself in a bunker until he finishes “Transparent” and “Empire” and “House of Cards” and “Scandal” and even “Castle”! (Once he gets a stern look from Nathan Fillion.)

Andy Samberg gets on stage and breaks the bad news: Justin Timberlake won’t be there. But now it’s time to celebrate the best in TV this year. “Sorry books: Not tonight!”

Among his other jokes:

Some changes in how shows are classified this year: “‘Orange is the New Black’ is now technically a drama while ‘Louie’ is now technically jazz.”

Samberg notes that it’s the most diverse group of nominees in Emmy history. “Racism is over… don’t fact check that.”

About Emmys time-management: “The mean nun from ‘Games of Thrones’” will yell at you if your speech goes too long.

He hits the typical talking points: Donald Trump (“He’s racist!”). Paula Deen is on “Dancing With the Stars”: “If I wanted to see an intolerant woman dance, I would have gone to one of Kim Davis’s four weddings.”

It was a big year for goodbyes in TV: “We also said goodbye to ‘True Detective’ even though it’s still on the air.”

Samberg notes you can’t have an award show these days without some celebrity rivalries. Cue this look:


THE WINNERS (NOTED IN RED)

Outstanding Drama Series
“Downton Abbey” (PBS)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“Mad Men” (AMC)
“House of Cards” (Netflix)
“Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)
“Homeland” (Showtime)
“Better Call Saul” (AMC)

Outstanding Comedy Series
“Louie” (FX)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“Parks and Recreation” (NBC)
“Veep” (HBO)
“Silicon Valley” (HBO)
“Transparent” (Amazon)
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Kevin Spacey “House of Cards” (Netflix)
Jon Hamm “Mad Men” (AMC)
Jeff Daniels “The Newsroom” (HBO)
Bob Odenkirk “Better Call Saul” (AMC)
Kyle Chandler “Bloodline” (Netflix)
Liev Schreiber “Ray Donovan” (Showtime)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Claire Danes “Homeland” (Showtime)
Viola Davis “How to Get Away with Murder” (ABC)
Taraji P. Henson “Empire” (Fox)
Tatiana Maslany “Orphan Black” (BBC America)
Elisabeth Moss “Mad Men” (AMC)
Robin Wright “House of Cards” (Netflix)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Matt LeBlanc “Episodes” (Showtime)
Don Cheadle “House of Lies” (Showtime)
Louis C.K. “Louie” (FX)
William H. Macy “Shameless” (Showtime)
Jeffrey Tambor “Transparent” (Amazon)
Anthony Anderson “Black-ish” (ABC)
Will Forte “Last Man on Earth” (Fox)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Lisa Kudrow “The Comeback” (HBO)
Edie Falco “Nurse Jackie” (Showtime)
Amy Poehler “Parks and Recreation” (NBC)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus “Veep” (HBO)
Amy Schumer “Inside Amy Schumer” (Comedy Central)
Lily Tomlin “Grace and Frankie” (Netflix)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie
Frances McDormand “Olive Kitteridge” (HBO)
Maggie Gyllenhaal “The Honorable Woman” (SundanceTV)
Queen Latifah “Bessie” (HBO)
Emma Thompson “Sweeney Todd: Live From Lincoln Center” (PBS)
Jessica Lange “American Horror Story: Freak Show” (FX)
Felicity Huffman “American Crime” (ABC)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
Richard Jenkins “Olive Kitteridge” (HBO)
Adrien Brody “Houdini” (History)
Mark Rylance “Wolf Hall” (PBS)
Timothy Hutton “American Crime” (ABC)
Ricky Gervais “Derek: The Final Chapter” (Netflix)
David Oyelowo “Nightingale” (HBO)

Outstanding Variety Talk Series
“The Colbert Report” (Comedy Central)
“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” (Comedy Central)
“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” (HBO)
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC)
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC)
“Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS)

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
“Drunk History” (Comedy Central)
“Inside Amy Schumer” (Comedy Central)
“Key & Peele” (Comedy Central)
“Portlandia” (IFC)
“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)

Outstanding Limited Series
“Olive Kitteridge” (HBO)
“American Crime” (ABC)
“The Honorable Woman” (SundanceTV)
“American Horror Story: Freak Show” (FX)
“Wolf Hall” (PBS)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Jonathan Banks “Better Call Saul” (AMC)
Ben Mendelsohn “Bloodline” (Netflix)
Jim Carter “Downton Abbey” (PBS)
Peter Dinklage “Game Of Thrones” (HBO)
Alan Cumming “The Good Wife” (CBS)
Michael Kelly “House Of Cards” Netflix

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Joanne Froggatt “Downton Abbey” (PBS)
Lena Headey “Game Of Thrones” (HBO)
Emilia Clarke “Game Of Thrones” (HBO)
Christine Baranski “The Good Wife” (CBS)
Christina Hendricks “Mad Men” (AMC)
Uzo Aduba “Orange Is The New Black” (Netflix)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Mayim Bialik “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
Niecy Nash “Getting On” (HBO)
Julie Bowen “Modern Family” (ABC)
Allison Janney “Mom” (CBS)
Kate McKinnon “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
Gaby Hoffmann “Transparent” (Amazon Instant Video)
Jane Krakowski “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)
Anna Chlumsky “Veep” (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Andre Braugher “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” Fox
Adam Driver “Girls” (HBO)
Keegan-Michael Key “Key & Peele” (Comedy Central)
Ty Burrell “Modern Family” (ABC)
Tituss Burgess “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)
Tony Hale “Veep” (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or A Movie
Regina King “American Crime” (ABC)
Sarah Paulson “American Horror Story: Freak Show” (Fx)
Angela Bassett “American Horror Story: Freak Show” (Fx)
Kathy Bates “American Horror Story: Freak Show” (Fx)
Mo’Nique “Bessie” (HBO)
Zoe Kazan “Olive Kitteridge” (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or A Movie
Richard Cabral “American Crime” (ABC)
Denis O’Hare “American Horror Story: Freak Show” (Fx)
Finn Wittrock “American Horror Story: Freak Show” (Fx)
Michael Kenneth Williams “Bessie” (HBO)
Bill Murray “Olive Kitteridge” (HBO)
Damian Lewis “Wolf Hall” (PBS)

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
“The Amazing Race” (CBS)
“Dancing With the Stars” (ABC)
“Project Runway” (Lifetime)
“So You Think You Can Dance” (Fox)
“Top Chef” (Bravo)
“The Voice” (NBC)

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Tim Van Patten “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
David Nutter “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
Jeremy Podeswa “Game of Thrones (HBO)
Lesli Linka Glatter “Homeland” (HBO)
Steven Soderbergh “The Knick” (Cinemax)

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Joshua Brand “The Americans” (FX Networks)
Gordon Smith “Better Call Saul” (AMC)
David Benioff, D.B. Weiss “Game Of Thrones” (HBO)
Semi Chellas, Matthew Weiner “Mad Men” (AMC)
Matthew Weiner “Mad Men” (AMC)

Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series
James Hoskinson “The Colbert Report” (Comedy Central)
Chuck O’Neil “The Daily Show” (Comedy Central)
Amy Schumer and Ryan McFaul “Inside Amy Schumer” (Comedy Central)
Jerry Foley “Late Show with David Letterman” (CBS)
Dave Diomedi “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC)

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series
– Opus Moreschi, Stephen Colbert, Tom Purcell, Barry Julien, Paul Dinello, Matt Lappin, Jay Katsir, Michael Brumm, Rob Dubbin, Glenn Eichler, Max Werner, Eric Drysdale, Nate Charny, Aaron Cohen, Gabe Gronli and Ariel Dumas “The Colbert Report” (Comedy Central)
– Elliott Kalan, Adam Lowitt, Steve Bodow, Jon Stewart, Dan Amira, Travon Free, Hallie Haglund, Matt Koff, Dan McCoy, Jo Miller, Zhubin Parang, Daniel Radosh, Lauren Sarver, Owen Parsons and Delaney Yeager “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” (Comedy Central)
– Jessi Klein, Hallie Cantor, Kim Caramele, Kyle Dunnigan, Jon Glaser, Christine Nangle, Kurt Metzger, Daniel Powell, Tami Sagher and Amy Schumer “Inside Amy Schumer” (Comedy Central)
– Jay Martel, Ian Roberts, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele “Key & Peele” (Comedy Central)
– Kevin Avery, Tim Carvell, Dan Gurewitch, Geoff Haggerty, Jeff Maurer, John Oliver, Scott Sherman, Will Tracy, Jill Twiss, Juli Weiner and Josh Gondelman “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” (HBO)

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
Phil Lord and Chirs Miller “The Last Man on Earth” (Fox)
Louis C.K. “Louie” (FX)
Mike Judge “Silicon Valley” (HBO)
Jill Soloway “Transparent” (Amazon)
Armando Iannucci “Veep” (HBO)

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik “Episodes” (Showtime)
Will Forte “The Last Man on Earth” (Fox)
Louis C.K. “Louie” (FX)
Alec Berg “Silicon Valley” (HBO)
Jill Soloway “Transparent (Amazon)
Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci and Tony Roche “Veep” (HBO)

Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special
John Ridley “American Crime” (ABC)
Dee Rees, Christopher Cleveland, Bettina Gilois, Horton Foote “Bessie” (HBO)
Stephen Merchant, Gene Stupnitsky, Lee Eisenberg “Hello Ladies: The Movie” (HBO)
Hugo Blick “The Honorable Woman” (SundanceTV)
Jane Anderson “Olive Kitteridge” (HBO)
Peter Straughan “Wolf Hall” (PBS)

Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special
Ryan Murphy “American Horror Story: Freak Show” (FX)
Dee Rees “Bessie” (HBO)
Hugo Blick “The Honorable Woman” (SundanceTV)|
Uli Edel “Houdini” (History)
Tom Shankland “The Missing” (Starz)
Lisa Cholodenko “Olive Kitteridge” (HBO)
Peter Kosminsky “Wolf Hall” (PBS)


 

RED CARPET

[Emmys red carpet: Lady Gaga, Kerry Washington, Amy Schumer, Sofia Vergara]

As the red carpet wraps up, here’s a rundown of what we learned:

  • It’s very, very hot. It’s apparently 94 with a “real feel” of 92, according to weather.com, but wearing layers of clothes understandably ups that a bit. Guiliana Rancic told an interviewee earlier that she measured the temperature of her little E! area on the phone, and it hit 106 degrees.
  • Fewer “special cameras” for mani and clutch-spectating is one great step forward for womankind, but it might have made for a more boring red carpet. Though it was great to hear actual career-pertinent questions, there was none of the usual outrageous banter or faux-annoyed celebrities.
  • Red-carpet host Rancic calls everyone “sweetie.” Literally, everyone.
  • Ryan Seacrest is, yet again, wearing a tux by… Ryan Seacrest.

 

E!’s red-carpet coverage has been ridiculed in recent years for its use of special cameras — remember the mani cam? Yeah, that was demoralizing — as well as the typical line of questioning from Giuliana Rancic and Ryan Seacrest. With women, the interviews almost always revolved around what designer a given actress was wearing. But the male actors were asked about their roles.

The backlash has been pretty entertaining. Elisabeth Moss flipped off the mani-cam. Cate Blanchett called out the “glam cam,” asking the cameraman who was panning over her dress, “Do you do that to the guys?”

And Reese Witherspoon spearheaded the “ask her more” campaign.

But E!’s Emmys red carpet has been slightly less offensive. Ryan Seacrest didn’t even ask Amy Poehler who designed her dress, instead questioning her about (gasp!) her work, including her nominations for “Parks and Rec” and the recent “Wet Hot American Summer” series on Netflix.

There’s still a stiletto cam, alas. But at least it’s an equal opportunity offender. The first time E! put it to use, it was to examine Anthony Anderson’s classy kicks.

[Emmy Awards 2015 FAQ: Where to watch the show, red carpet, the pre-shows]


Kevin Spacey jokes (?) to Seacrest that he’s going to murder guinea pig Cashew next season on “House of Cards.”

Amy Poehler (nominated for “Parks and Rec”) confirms to Seacrest it was great to hang out with those “weird and wonderful” people when she filmed “Wet Hot American Summer” for Netflix. She also teases a bit with Andy Samberg that may or may not happen tonight, but is mostly looking forward to getting drunk and having no responsibilities since she’s not the host.

Anthony Anderson (nominated for “Black-ish”) says he didn’t bring his mom to the Emmys because she would make it all about her, but then his 15-year-old son joins him during the interview and totally steals the show by being charmingly adorable.


It might be 100 degrees on the red carpet, but nothing will stop E! red carpet hosts Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic from chatting with/harassing celebrities.


Leave it to Netflix to reinvent awards show transportation. Limos are passe now apparently. The only way to get to the ceremony — or at least the most fun way — is on a party bus, which is how the stars and creative teams from “House of Cards,” “Orange Is the New Black” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” are getting to the Emmys.

Don’t you wish you were there?

https://twitter.com/MyLifeIsBigBoo/status/636944880023941120

And champagne is apparently outdated, too.

https://twitter.com/OITNB/status/645711421372657664


 

EARLY AWARDS

On Sept. 12, the Television Academy presented the 2015 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Some of the notable winners:

[The complete list of creative arts winners]

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Reg E. Cathey as Freddy Hayes, “House Of Cards” (Netflix)

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Margo Martindale as Claudia, “The Americans” (Fx)

Outstanding Television Movie
“Bessie” (HBO)

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Bradley Whitford as Marcy, “Transparent” (Amazon)

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Joan Cusack as Sheila Jackson, “Shameless” (Showtime)

Outstanding short-format live-action entertainment program
“Between two Ferns with Zach Galfinakis” (funnyordie.com)
Mike Farah, Executive Producer
Scott Aukerman, Executive Producer
Zach Galifianakis, Executive Producer
BJ Porter, Executive Producer
Sean Boyle, Producer
Michelle Fox, Producer

Outstanding variety special
“The Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special” (NBC)
Lorne Michaels, Executive Producer
Ken Aymong, Supervising Producer
Lindsay Shookus, Producer
Erin Doyle, Producer
Rhys Thomas, Producer
Steve Higgins, Produced by
Erik Kenward, Produced by

Outstanding documentary or nonfiction special
“Going Clear: Scientology and the Proson of Belief” (HBO)
Chris Wilson, Executive Producer
Sheila Nevins, Executive Producer
Sara Bernstein, Supervising Producer
Alex Gibney, Producer
Lawrence Wright, Producer
Kristen Vaurio, Producer

Outstanding documentary or nonfiction series
“The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst” (HBO)
Jason Blum, Executive Producer
Zac Stuart-Pontier, Co-Executive Producer
Marc Smerling, Produced by
Andrew Jarecki, Produced by

Outstanding informational series or special
“Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown” (CNN)
Anthony Bourdain, Executive Producer
Chris Collins, Executive Producer
Lydia Tenaglia, Executive Producer
Sandra Zweig, Executive Producer
Tom Vitale, Producer
Erik Osterholm, Producer

Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking
“Citizenfour” (HBO)
Laura Poitras, Produced by
Mathilde Bonnefoy, Produced by
Dirk Wilutzsky, Produced by

Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program
“Deadliest Catch” (Discovery)
Thom Beers, Executive Producer
Jeff Conroy, Executive Producer
John Gray, Executive Producer
David Pritikin, Executive Producer
Joseph Boyle, Executive Producer
R. Decker Watson, Jr., Co-Executive Producer
Geoff Miller, Supervising Producer
Johnny Beechler, Supervising Producer

Outstanding Structured Reality Program
“Shark Tank” (ABC)
Mark Burnett, Executive Producer
Clay Newbill, Executive Producer
Phil Gurin, Executive Producer
Yun Lingner, Co-Executive Producer
Jim Roush, Co-Executive Producer
Max Swedlow, Co-Executive Producer
Brandon Wallace, Co-Executive Producer
Becky Blitz, Supervising Producer
Laura Roush, Senior Producer
Sami Aziz, Producer
Heather Dreiling, Producer
Michael Kramer, Producer
Kate Ryu, Producer
Dominique Worden, Producer
Ian Sambor, Producer

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program
Jayne Lynch, “Hollywood Game Night” (NBC)

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