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Game of Thrones win big at Emmys 2015

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Game of Thrones win big at Emmys 2015

'Game of Thrones' broke the record for winning the most Emmys in one year, taking their haul to 12 trophies last night (20.09.15).

The HBO show added to the eight prizes it scooped at the recent Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards by picking up another four awards, including the coveted Outstanding Drama Series, as well as Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series and Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series. Peter Dinklage, who has previously won for his role as Tyrion Lannister, took the prize for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for the fourth time.

Miniseries 'Olive Kitteridge' was the big winner of the evening at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, picking up six trophies, including Outstanding Limited Series and acting honours for Frances McDormand, Bill Murray, and Richard Jenkins.

Elsewhere, Viola Davis made history as the first woman of colour to win the Outstanding Actress in a Drama award for her part in 'How to Get Away With Murder'.

Viola, 50, quoted activist Harriet Tubman in her acceptance speech and paid tribute to fellow stars including Taraji P. Henson, Scandal star Kerry Washington, and Extant's Halle Berry for "taking us over that line."

She also said: "The only thing that separates women of colour from anyone else is opportunity.

"You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there."

Elsewhere at the awards, which honour excellence in television and were hosted by Andy Samberg, Amy Schumer bagged the Inaugural Outstanding Variety Sketch Series award and dedicated the prize to her sister.

She said: "(To) my sister Kim, who's the only reason I'm alive and breathing."

67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Full list of Winners:

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Allison Janney - 'Mom'

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series: 'Inside Amy Schumer'

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

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Tony Hale - 'Veep'

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series: Jill Soloway - 'Transparent'

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

Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special: Jane Anderson - 'Olive Kitteridge'

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV movie: Regina King - 'American Crime'

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

Outstanding Variety Talk Series: 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: 'The Voice'

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Uzo Aduba - 'Orange Is The New Black'

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: Bill Murray - 'Olive Kitteridge'

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

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

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

Outstanding Limited Series: 'Olive Kitteridge'

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: David Benioff and DB Weiss - 'Game Of Thrones'

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: 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'

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

Outstanding Drama Series: 'Game of Thrones'

Outstanding Comedy Series: 'Veep'

Outstanding Lead Sctor in a Drama Series: Jon Hamm - 'Mad Men'

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

Outstanding Television Movie: 'Bessie'

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 Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: Jane Lynch - 'Hollywood Game Night'

Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program: 'Deadliest Catch'

Outstanding Structured Reality Program: 'Shark Tan'

Outstanding Variety Special: 'The Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special'

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

Outstanding directing for a variety special: Don Roy King - 'The Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special'

Outstanding writing for a variety special: Louis CK - 'Louis CK: Live At The Comedy Store'

Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special: 'Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief'

Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series: 'The Jinx: The Life And Deaths Of Robert Durst'

Outstanding Informational Series or Special: 'Parts Unknown' - Anthony Bourdain