The 2015 Emmys: The Winners

The Emmys are a night of celebration in the TV industry. From our favorite shows to our favorite night time talk shows, the night consists of (yet, again) glamor and glitz as stars take to the stage to accept awards granted for their success in TV roles. The winners are hardly ever a surprise. Television is an industry that we have come to love, and the industry has transformed into a binge-watching success–many shows turning into bandwagon franchises that we just can’t stop watching.

That’s why it’s no surprise when shows like Game of Thrones win awards like Outstanding Drama Series or when The Voice takes Outstanding Reality-Compeition Program. Typically, the winners are clear–the show with the largest¬†fanbase takes the win. Here are last night’s Emmy Awards winners for Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, and Oustanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

Outstanding Drama Series

“Better Call Saul” (AMC)

“Downton Abbey” (PBS)

“Game Of Thrones” (HBO) *WINNER

“Homeland” (Showtime)

“House Of Cards” (Netflix)

“Mad Men” (AMC)

“Orange Is The New Black” (Netflix)

It’s no wonder “Game of Thrones” took the win for Oustanding Drama Series. The show has become an international phenomenon. Set in a world very much different than ours, “Game of Thrones” has become a thrilling show surrounding fictional history. After an angering ending with season 5 this past spring, the show will continue into season 6 on HBO and there’s no doubt it will continue to uphold its bandwagon tradition.

Outstanding Comedy Series

“Louie” (FX)

“Modern Family” (ABC)

“Parks And Recreation” (NBC)

“Silicon Valley” (HBO)

“Transparent” (Amazon)

“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)

“Veep” (HBO) *WINNER

I’ll be honest–I’ve never seen “Veep.” It’s an HBO political comedy that has received critical acclaim and several other major awards in its time. Because I have not seen the series, it’s hard to judge that any other show is deserving, but based on my opinion, there were other comedy series in the nominatiosn that should have won, like “Parks and Recration” or “Modern Family”–shows that have stood the test of time through making people laugh.

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Claire Danes, “Homeland”

Viola Davis, “How to Get Away With Murder” *WINNER

Taraji P. Henson, “Empire”

Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black”

Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Men”

Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

No surprise here. Viola Davis has become the face of “How to Get Away with Murder,” and last night, she was the first African-American women to take home a leading actress Emmy award. She plays a powerful,¬†strong woman who endures an emotoional roller coaster throughout the series.

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18:  Actor Peter Dinklage poses in the press room at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards on September 18, 2011 in Los Angeles, United States.  (Photo by Jordan Strauss/WireImage)

Oustanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Jonathan Banks, “Better Call Saul”

Ben Mendelsohn, “Bloodline”

Jim Carter, “Downton Abbey”

Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones” *WINNER

Michael Kelly, “House of Cards”

Alan Cumming, “The Good Wife”

Peter Dinklage took home a win for a supporting actor for “Game of Thrones.” The actor has been an incredible contribution to the ongoing series, and without a doubt deserved the award among the other nominees. Peter Dinglage has almost stepped out of a supporting actor role and become a lead as the “Game of Thrones” fanbase has evolved and grown around him. Many fans have threatened that if ever Dinklage was removed from the show, they would stop watching, giving more reason as to why this actor took home this win.