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Olive Kitteridge and Game of Thrones score big at Primetime Emmy Awards

TV drama Olive Kitteridge and fantasy series Game Of Thrones dominated the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night (20Sep15).

Olive Kitteridge, based on the award-winning book by Elizabeth Stout, picked up the lion's share of trophies with a total of six, including three acting prizes for stars Richard Jenkins, Frances McDormand and Bill Murray.


The program was also named Outstanding Limited Series, while Jane Anderson picked up the Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special title and Lisa Cholodenko claimed the Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special award.


Game of Thrones, which went into the ceremony with a staggering 24 nominations, landed four trophies, including Outstanding Drama Series, beating out the likes of Better Call Saul, Downton Abbey, Homeland, House of Cards, Orange Is the New Black and Mad Men, which ended its seven-season run earlier this year (15).


Peter Dinklage received the lone Game of Thrones acting prize for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, while additional awards went to David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series) and David Nutter (Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series).


With its four wins, Game of Thrones, based on author George R.R. Martin's popular novels, has won 83 Emmy Awards to date.


Comedy series Veep also scored four trophies, including the top category of Outstanding Comedy Series.


Repeat winners Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Tony Hale won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, respectively, and Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci and Tony Roche also won for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series.


Jon Stewart marked the end of his tenure as host of The Daily Show after 16 years with three final wins for Outstanding Variety Talk Series, Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series and Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series.


Other big winners included Viola Davis (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series), Allison Janney (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series), Uzo Aduba (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series), Regina King (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie) and Jon Hamm, who after seven nominations for his role as Don Draper in Mad Men, was given the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series trophy.


The main list of winners at the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by comedian Andy Samberg, is as follows:


Outstanding Drama Series - Game of Thrones


Outstanding Comedy Series - Veep


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Jon Hamm, Mad Men


Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder


Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent


Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep


Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Tony Hale, Veep


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Allison Janney, Mom


Outstanding Limited Series - Olive Kitteridge


Outstanding Television Movie - Bessie


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie - Richard Jenkins, Olive Kitteridge


Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie - Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge


Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Bill Murray, Olive Kitteridge


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Regina King, American Crime


Outstanding Variety Talk Series - The Daily Show With Jon Stewart


Variety Sketch Series - Inside Amy Schumer


Outstanding Reality-Competition Program - The Voice


Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series - Reg E. Cathey, House of Cards


Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Margo Martindale, The Americans


Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - Bradley Whitford, Transparent


Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Joan Cusack, Shameless


Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series - David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Game Of Thrones


Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series - Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci and Tony Roche, Veep


Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special - Jane Anderson, Olive Kitteridge


Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series - The Daily Show With Jon Stewart


Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series - David Nutter, Game of Thrones


Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series - Jill Soloway, Transparent


Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series - Chuck O'Neil, The Daily Show


Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special - Lisa Cholodenko, Olive Kitteridge.