Game of Thrones
The cast and crew of HBO's "Game of Thrones" pose backstage with their Outstanding Drama Series awards at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California September 20, 2015. Reuters/Mike Blake

The 67th annual TV Emmy Awards was a big night for HBO, as its epic "Game of Thrones" won its first Best Drama award on Sunday night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

"Game of Thrones" beat four-time winner "Mad Men" in the Best Drama category and also took home the awards for writing, directing and for supporting actor Peter Dinklage. In the comedy category, HBO's "Veep" beat "Modern Family," which had been a big winner the past five years.

"Veep's" Julia Louis Dreyfus won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Emmy, marking her total Emmy awards count to four.

Actor Jon Hamm took home Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama series for the final season of “Mad Men” while “How To Get Away With Murder's” Viola Davis became the first black woman to win Outstanding Lead Actress in the same category.

"There's been a mistake, clearly," Hamm said about his fellow nominees. "It's impossible to be named with all of those extraordinary gentlemen."

"The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity," Davis said in her emotional acceptance speech. "You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there."

Actor Jeffrey Tambor won Best Actor in a comedy for his role as a transgender in Amazon's "Transparent." The actor dedicated his award to the transgender community. "Thank you for your courage. Thank you for your stories. Thank you for your inspiration," he said.

List of winners for the 2015 Emmy Awards, according to CNN:

  • Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Allison Janney, "Mom," CBS.
  • Writing, Comedy Series: Simon Blackwell, Amando Iannucci, Tony Roche, "Veep," HBO.
  • Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Tony Hale, "Veep," HBO.
  • Directing, Comedy Series: Jill Soloway, "Transparent," Amazon Instant Video.
  • Actor, Comedy Series: Jeffrey Tambor, "Transparent," Amazon Instant Video.
  • Actress, Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep," HBO.
  • Reality-Competition Program: "The Voice," NBC.
  • Writing, Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special: Jane Anderson, "Olive Kitteridge," HBO.
  • Supporting Actress, Limited Series or Movie: Regina King, "American Crime," ABC.
  • Directing, Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special: Lisa Cholodenko, "Olive Kitteridge," HBO.
  • Supporting Actor, Limited Series or Movie: Bill Murray, "Olive Kitteridge," HBO.
  • Actress, Limited Series or Movie: Frances McDormand, "Olive Kitteridge," HBO.
  • Actor, Limited Series or Movie: Richard Jenkins, "Olive Kitteridge," HBO.
  • Limited Series: "Olive Kitteridge," HBO.
  • Writing, Variety Series: "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," Comedy Central.
  • Variety Sketch Series: "Inside Amy Schumer," Comedy Central.
  • Directing, Variety Series: Chuck O'Neil, "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart."
  • Variety Talk Series: "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," Comedy Central.
  • Writing, Drama Series: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, "Game of Thrones," HBO.
  • Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Uzo Aduba, "Orange is the New Black," Netflix.
  • Directing, Drama Series: David Nutter, "Game of Thrones," HBO.
  • Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Peter Dinklage, "Game of Thrones," HBO.
  • Actor, Drama Series: Jon Hamm, "Mad Men," AMC.
  • Actress, Drama Series: Viola Davis, "How to Get Away With Murder," ABC.
  • Comedy Series: "Veep," HBO.
  • Drama Series: Game of Thrones," HBO.

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