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Awardswatch Emmy WINNERS: Mad Men Finishes On Top

Jon Hamm is pretty chill about Mad Men's AW Emmys wins
Jon Hamm is pretty chill about Mad Men‘s AW Emmys wins

 

The winners of the 2015 Awardswatch Emmys were announced last night and Mad Men‘s 7th season sendoff took the crown, winning Program of the Year. Winning a field best four awards, the show finishes its seven season run with a lifetime total of 28 wins since the inception of the awards.

Newcomer Transparent also performed strongly, winning three awards. Mega-breakout Amy Schumer won three for her show Inside Amy Schumer both writing and directing awards for the episode “12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer.”

The Americans, always a critics favorite if not an (actual) Emmy favorite, landed two big wins including Drama Series. The freshman season of the massive hit Empire brought Taraji P. Henson the wigs of all her lessors, snagging Actress in a Drama Series.

The full list of winners in bold (and nominees):

Program of the Year
1. Mad Men (AMC)
2. Transparent (Amazon)
3. The Americans (FX)
4. Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central)
5. Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
Broad City (Comedy Central)
The Comeback (HBO)
The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (HBO)
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Veep (HBO)

Drama Series
The Americans (FX)
Justified (FX)
The Leftovers (HBO)
Mad Men (AMC)
Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
Rectify (SundanceTV)

Comedy Series
Broad City (Comedy Central)
The Comeback (HBO)
Transparent (Amazon) 
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Veep (HBO)

Directing for a Drama Series
The Americans, “Stingers” (Directed by Larysa Kondracki)
Game of Thrones, “Hardhome” (Directed by Miguel Sapochnik)
Mad Men,”Person to Person” (Direcrted by Matthew Weiner)
Marvel’s Daredevil, “Cut Man” (Directed by Phil Abraham)
Rectify, “Weird as You” (Directed by Sanaa Hamri)

Directing for a Comedy Series
The Comeback, “Valerie Gets What She Really Wants” (Directed by Michael Patrick King)
Inside Amy Schumer, “12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer” (Directed by Ryan McFaul, Amy Schumer)
Parks and Recreation, “One Last Ride” (Directed by Michael Schur)
Transparent, “Best New Girl” (Directed by Jill Soloway)
Veep, “Testimony” (Directed by Armando Iannucci)

Writing for a Drama Series
The Americans, “Stingers” (Written by Joel Fields, Joe Weisberg)
Justified, “The Promise” (Written by Graham Yost, Fred Golan, Dave Andron, Benjamin Cavell)
The Leftovers, “Guest” (Written by Damon Lindelof, Kath Lingenfelter)
Mad Men, “The Milk and Honey Route” (Written by Carly Wray, Matthew Weiner)
Mad Men, “Person to Person” (Written by Matthew Weiner)
Orange is the New Black, “We Have Manners. We’re Polite” (Written by Jenji Kohen)
Orange is the New Black, “A Whole Other Hole” (Written by Sian Heder)

Writing for a Comedy Series
Broad City, “Knockoffs” (Lucia Aniello, Paul Downs)
Inside Amy Schumer, “12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer,” (Hallie Cantor, Kim Caramele, Kyle Dunnigan, Jon Glaser, Jessi Klein, Kurt Metzer, Christine Nangle, Daniel Powell, Tami Sagher, Amy Schumer)
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, “Charlie Work” (Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney)
Parks and Recreation, “One Last Ride” (Michael Schur, Amy Poehler)
Veep, “Election Night” (Story by Simon Blackwell & Armando Iannucci & Tony Roche; Teleplay by Simon Blackwell & Tony Roche)

Actor in a Drama Series
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Timothy Olyphant, Justified
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Aden Young, Rectify

Actor in a Comedy Series
Louis C.K., Louie
Thomas Middleditch, Silicon Valley
Andy Samberg, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Adam Scott, Parks and Recreation
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent 

Actress in a Drama Series
Gillian Anderson, The Fall
Eva Green, Penny Dreadful
Taraji P. Henson, Empire 
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Keri Russell, The Americans

Actress in a Comedy Series
Lisa Kudrow, The Comeback 
Julia Louise-Dreyfus, Veep
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer
Constance Wu, Fresh Off the Boat

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul
Christopher Eccleston, The Leftovers (TIE)
Walton Goggins, Justified (TIE)
Scoot McNairy, Halt and Catch Fire
Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline 

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Jaime Camil, Jane the Virgin
Tony Hale, Veep
Nick Offerman, Parks and Recreation

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Carrie Coon, The Leftovers 
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
January Jones, Mad Men
Yael Stone, Orange is the New Black
Lorraine Touissant, Orange is the New Black

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Anna Chlumsky, Veep 
Melissa Fumero, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Gaby Hoffman, Transparent
Allison Janney, Mom
Jane Krakowski, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Ensemble in a Drama Series
Empire
Game of Thrones
Justified
Mad Men
Orange is the New Black 

Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Jane the Virgin
Parks and Recreation
Silicon Valley
Transparent
Veep 

Guest Actor in a Drama/Comedy
Paul Giamatti, Inside Amy Schumer
Jon Hamm, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 
John Hawkes, Inside Amy Schumer
Jonathan Tucker, Justified
Bradley Whitford, Transparent

Guest Actress in a Drama/Comedy
Rosario Dawson, Marvel’s Daredevil
Susie Essman, Broad City
Kiernan Shipka, Mad Men 
Lois Smith, The Americans
Octavia Spencer, Mom

TV Movie/Miniseries
Black Mirror: White Christmas (Audience Network)
Happy Valley (Netflix)
The Honorable Woman (SundanceTV)
Olive Kitteridge (HBO) 
Wolf Hall (PBS)

Actor in a TV Movie/Miniseries
Jon Hamm, Black Mirror: White Christmas
Richard Jenkins, Olive Kitteridge
David Oyelowo, Nightingale
James Norton, Happy Valley
Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall 
Finn Wittrock, American Horror Story: Freak Show

Actress in a TV Movie/Miniseries
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honorable Woman
Nicole Kidman, Grace of Monaco
Sarah Lancashire, Happy Valley
Queen Latifah, Bessie
Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge 

Animated Program
Archer (FX)
Bob’s Burgers (Fox)
Bojack Horseman (Netflix) 
Gravity Falls (Disney Channel)
Over the Garden Wall (Cartoon Network)

Reality/Non-Fiction Program
The Amazing Race (CBS)
The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (HBO)
Nathan for You (Comedy Central)
RuPaul’s Drag Race (Logo)
Survivor (CBS)

Variety, Comedy or Music Program
The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
The Daily Show with John Stewart (Comedy Central)
Key and Peele (Comedy Central)
Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central) 
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

New Series
Better Call Saul (AMC)
Empire (Fox)
Jane the Virgin (CW)
Transparent (Amazon)
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

Win Tally:

Mad Men (AMC) – 4

Transparent (Amazon) – 3
Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central) – 3

The Americans (FX) – 2
The Leftovers (HBO) – 2
Olive Kitteridge (HBO) – 2
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix) – 2
Veep (HBO) – 2

Bloodline (Netflix) – 1
Bojack Horseman (Netflix) – 1
The Comeback (HBO) – 1
Empire (Fox) – 1
The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (HBO) – 1
Justified (FX) – 1
Orange is the New Black (Netflix) – 1
Wolf Hall (PBS) – 1

A few fun facts (courtesy of AW Emmy coordinator Jonathan Boehle):

Mad Men goes out the way it came in: As a Program of the Year and Best Actor winner at the AWEmmys (well, ADEmmys back then), along with wins in Guest Actress and Writing, bringing its lifetime win total here to 28, 16 ahead of the next nearest shows during my tenure (Breaking Bad and 30 Rock). This is also its fourth Program of the Year win, after winning for its first, second, and fifth seasons.

-If it seems odd that a show would win its respective Series category, but rank below another show from its category in Program of the Year (as so happened with The Americans and Mad Men), it has happened before. Party Down was the #5 Program of the Year despite losing Comedy Series to 30 Rock and How I Met Your Mother in 2009; Friday Night Lights won Drama Series in 2011, but ranked at #3 in Program of the Year, just behind Mad Men (there it is again!); and Enlightened pulled off a surprise Comedy Series win in 2013, but couldn’t even make the Top 5 in Program of the Year, while 30 Rock (#5) and Louie (#2) did.

Transparent also kicked some solid ass, becoming the first series to win Best Comedy Series or Best Drama Series in its freshman year since Mad Men back in 2008. Mighty impressive.

-This year was kind to new blood in general – the only repeat winners this year were all Mad Men‘s wins (Program, Hamm, Shipka, Writing), Goggins (from his win for season 2 four years ago!), the Ensemble categories, and Inside Amy Schumer in Variety Series. For the AWEmmys, that’s a nice amount of new blood.

-I’ll need to verify this, but I’m pretty sure that Ben Mendelsohn is the first acting nominee to win as the only nomination for his show since Katey Sagal won for Sons of Anarchy in 2010. Despite winning in a three-way tie, I’m still insanely impressed by the passion around him.

-Jon Hamm is actually not the first actor to win two AD/AWEmmys in the same year for different performances – Tina Fey won in 2009 for 30 Rock and for her Sarah Palin performance on SNL.

About Erik Anderson

Erik blames his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched them together since he opened his eyes. They also watched Miss Universe religiously every year (the pageantry!) and Erik came to the conclusion that the combination of these two things ultimately led him down the path to obsessing about awards and ACTRESSING. He began at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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