History was made at the Emmys for two very different reasons as Jon Hamm and Viola Davis took home the accolades for Outstanding Lead Actor and Outstanding Lead Actress.

After eight nominations in the leading actor category over the years, the 44-year-old Hamm is finally a winner. Instead of taking the stairs, he clambered onto the stage and thanked everyone for watching his show.

Meanwhile, How To Get Away With Murder’s Viola Davis is the first black actress to ever win her category. The 50-year-old received a standing ovation for her acceptance speech.

But it was a disappointing night for the Brits. Despite nominations in several categories, only Veep’s Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci and Tony Roche flew the flag for Blighty.

Here is a full list of winners:

Outstanding Drama Series: Game of Thrones

Other nominees:

Better Call Saul

Downton Abbey


House of Cards

Mad Men

Orange is the New Black

Lead actor, Drama: Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Jon Hamm accepts the award for outstanding lead actor in a drama series for “Mad Men (Phil McCarten/Invision for the Television Academy/AP)Jon Hamm accepts the award for outstanding lead actor in a drama series for “Mad Men (Phil McCarten/Invision for the Television Academy/AP)

Other nominees:

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Kyle Chandler, Bloodline

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Outstanding Comedy Series: Veep

The Veep team on stage (Phil McCarten/AP)The Veep team on stage (Phil McCarten/AP)

Other nominees:


Modern Family

Parks and Recreation

Silicon Valley


Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Lead actress, Drama: Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder

Viola Davis makes history on Emmy night Viola Davis makes history on Emmy night (Chris Pizzello/AP)

Other nominees:

Taraji P Henson, Empire

Claire Danes, Homeland

Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black

Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Robin Wright, House of Cards

Outstanding writing for a drama series: David Benioff and DB Weiss, Game Of Thrones

Other nominees:

Joshua Brand, The Americans

Gordon Smith, Better Call Saul

Semi Chellas and Matthew Weiner, Mad Men

Matthew Weiner, Mad Men

Outstanding writing for a comedy series: Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci and Tony Roche, Veep

Other nominees:

David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik, Episodes

Will Forte, The Last Man on Earth

Louis CK, Louie

Alec Berg, Silicon Valley

Jill Soloway, Transparent

Lead actor, Limited Series or Movie: Richard Jenkins, Olive Kitteridge

Richard Jenkins, winner of the award for outstanding lead actor in a limited series for Richard Jenkins, winner of the award for outstanding lead actor in a limited series for “Olive Kitteridge”, poses in the press room (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Other nominees:

Timothy Hutton, American Crime

Ricky Gervais, Derek Special

Adrien Brody, Houdini

David Oyelowo, Nightingale

Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall

Lead Actress, Limited series or movie: Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge

Frances McDormand (Vince Bucci/Invision for the Television Academy)Frances McDormand (Vince Bucci/Invision for the Television Academy)

Other nominees:

Felicity Huffman, American Crime

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story

Queen Latifah, Bessie

Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honorable Woman

Emma Thompson, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street

Lead actor, Comedy: Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Jeffrey TamborJeffrey Tambor (Vince Bucci/Invision/AP)

Other nominees:

Anthony Anderson, black-ish

Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

Don Cheadle, House of Lies

Will Forte, The Last Man On Earth

Louis CK, Louie

William H Macy, Shameless

Lead actress, Comedy: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Jordan Strauss/AP/Press Association Images)Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Jordan Strauss/AP)

Other nominees:

Lisa Kudrow, The Comeback

Lily Tomlin, Grace And Frankie

Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Amy Poehler, Parks And Recreation

Reality- Competition Series: The Voice

Other nominees:

The Amazing Race

Dancing With The Stars

Project Runway

So You Think You Can Dance

Top Chef

Limited series: Olive Kitteridge

Other nominees:

American Crime

American Horror Story: Freak Show

The Honorable Woman

Wolf Hall

Television Movie: Bessie

Other nominees:

Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Curtain, Poirot’s Last Case

Grace of Monaco

Hello Ladies: The Movie

Killing Jesus


Supporting actor, Drama: Peter Dinklage, Game Of Thrones

Game of Thrones' Peter Dinklage (Chris Pizzello/Invision)Game of Thrones’ Peter Dinklage (Chris Pizzello/Invision)

Other nominees:

Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul

Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline

Jim Carter, Downton Abbey

Alan Cumming, The Good Wife

Michael Kelly, House Of Cards

Supporting actress, Drama: Uzo Aduba, Orange Is The New Black

Orange is the New Black star Uzo Aduba (Phil McCarten/Invision)Orange is the New Black star Uzo Aduba (Phil McCarten/Invision)

Other nominees:

Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey

Lena Headey, Game Of Thrones

Emilia Clarke, Game Of Thrones

Christine Baranski, The Good Wife

Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Guest actor, drama: Reg E Cathey, House of Cards

Reg E Cathey (Phil McCarten/Invision/AP)Reg E Cathey (Phil McCarten/Invision/AP)

Other nominees:

Alan Alda, The Blacklist

Michael J Fox, The Good Wife

F Murray Abraham, Homeland

Beau Bridges, Masters Of Sex

Pablo Schreiber, Orange Is The New Black

Guest actress, drama: Margo Martindale, The Americans

Margo Martindale (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)Margo Martindale (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Other nominees:

Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones

Rachel Brosnahan, House Of Cards

Cicely Tyson, How To Get Away With Murder

Allison Janney, Masters Of Sex

Khandi Alexander, Scandal

Outstanding writing for a limited series, movie or dramatic special: Jane Anderson, Olive Kitteridge

Other nominees:

John Ridley, American Crime

Dee Rees, Christopher Cleveland, Bettina Gilois and Horton Foote, Bessie

Stephen Merchant, Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg, Hello Ladies: The Movie

Hugo, The Honorable Woman

Peter Straughan, Wolf Hall

Supporting actor, comedy: Tony Hale, Veep

Tony Hale (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)Tony Hale (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Other nominees:

Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Adam Driver, Girls

Keegan-Michael Key, Key & Peele

Ty Burrell, Modern Family

Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Supporting actress, comedy: Allison Janney, Mom

Allison Janney wins for MomAllison Janney wins for Mom (Jordan Strauss/Invision)

Other nominees:

Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory

Niecy Nash, Getting On

Julie Bowen, Modern Family

Kate McKinnon Saturday Night Live

Gaby Hoffmann, Transparent

Jane Krakowski, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Anna Chlumsky, Veep

Guest actor, comedy: Bradley Whitford, Transparent

Other nominees:

Mel Brooks, The Comedians

Paul Giamatti, Inside Amy Schumer

Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live

Louis C.K., Saturday Night Live

Jon Hamm, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Guest actress, comedy: Joan Cusack, Shameless

Other nominees:

Christine Baranski, The Big Bang Theory

Gaby Hoffmann, Girls

Pamela Adlon, Louie

Elizabeth Banks, Modern Family

Tina Fey, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Supporting actor, limited series or movie: Bill Murray, Olive Kitteridge

Other nominees:

Richard Cabral, American Crime

Denis O’Hare, American Horror Story: Freak Show

Finn Wittrock, American Horror Story: Freak Show

Michael Kenneth Williams, Bessie

Damian Lewis, Wolf Hall

Supporting actress, limited series or movie: Regina King, American Crime

Other nominees:

Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Freak Show

Angela Bassett, American Horror Story: Freak Show

Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Freak Show

Mo’Nique, Bessie

Zoe Kazan, Olive Kitteridge