Emmys 2015: Recap, Biggest Winners and Best Moments from the 67th Emmy Awards

Emmys 2015: Recap, Biggest Winners and Best Moments from the 67th Emmy Awards
Source: AP
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The 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards kicked off Sunday night with a star-studded red carpet and exciting appearances from celebrities dressed head-to-toe in high-end designer clothing.

The Television Academy's red carpet began in Los Angeles at 6 p.m. Eastern, with the main event kicking off at 8 p.m. Brooklyn Nine-Nine star and comedian Andy Samberg hosted the awards show, opening the event with a musical performance dedicated to television's new normal: binge-watching shows. 

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We'll be updating this story with highlights from the 67th Annual Emmys as it continues. 

The first award of the 2015 Primetime Emmys went to Allison Janney for best supporting actress in a comedy. Janney, who won the award for her role in Mom, is now a seven-time Emmy award winner. 

Diversity was a key talking point of the night. Not only did Samberg address the fact that this year's event boasts the most diverse season in the Television Academy awards program's history, but several other celebrities address diversity-related issues during their speeches.

Transparent's Jeffrey Tambor, who won the award for lead actor in a comedy, dedicated his win to the trans community. 

Amy Schumer accepted outstanding variety sketch series award for Inside Amy Schumer, which was recently picked up for a fourth season by Comedy Central, according to Deadline. The star thanked her team, including her producers who collaborated on the variety show's development, as well as hilariously crediting the makeup stylist responsible for her "smoky eye" on Sunday night.

The heartfelt in memoriam reel, dedicated to beloved actors, producers, writers and others in the media industry who passed away in 2015, included Jan Hooks, Joan Rivers, Dick Patten and Leonard Nimoy.

Viola Davis blew down the doors with her acceptance speech for the outstanding lead actress in a drama series award for her work in How to Get Away With Murder. Davis, the first black woman to win the honor, quoted Harriet Tubman and discussed the challenges women of color face in Hollywood compared to white actresses. 

Davis also thanked a number of women, including Kerry Washington, Taraji P. Henson and Gabrielle Union for helping women of color break industry barriers.

In a surprise appearance, comedian Tracy Morgan announced the night's final award for outstanding drama series. Morgan, who sustained a traumatic brain injury in a 2014 car crash, took to the stage to thank fans for their support and joke about his relief when he discovered he was not at fault for the crash that caused his eight-day coma.

Below is the full list of award recipients from the night:

Outstanding lead actor in a comedy: Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Outstanding lead actress in a comedy: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Outstanding supporting actress: Allison Janney, Mom

Outstanding reality-competition program: The Voice

Outstanding supporting actor in a comedy: Tony Hale, Veep

Outstanding writing for a comedy: Armando Iannucci, Simon Blackwell and Tony Roche, Veep, "Election Night"

Outstanding directing for a comedy: Jill Soloway, Transparent, "Best New Girl"

Outstanding writing for a limited series: Jane Anderson, Olive Kitteridge

Outstanding supporting actress in a limited series or movie: Regina King, American Crime

Outstanding directing for a limited series, movie, or a dramatic special: Lisa Cholodenko, Olive Kitteridge

Outstanding supporting actor in a limited series or movie: Bill Murray, Olive Kitteridge

Outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie: Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge

Outstanding actor in a limited series or movie: Richard Jenkins, Olive Kitteridge

Outstanding limited series: Olive Kitteridge

Outstanding writing for a variety series: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

Outstanding variety sketch series: Inside Amy Schumer

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 directing for a variety series: Chuck O'Neil, The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

Outstanding variety talk series: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

Outstanding writing for a drama series: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, Game of Thrones, "Mother's Mercy"

Outstanding television movie: Bessie

Outstanding supporting actress in a drama series: Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black

Outstanding directing for a drama series: David Nutter, Game of Thrones, "Mother's Mercy"

Outstanding supporting actor in a drama series: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Outstanding lead actor in a drama series: Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Outstanding lead actress in a drama series: Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder

Outstanding comedy series: Veep

Outstanding drama series: Game of Thrones