“Game of Thrones” Wins Outstanding Drama Emmy; “Veep” Wins for Comedy

No, former winner “Mad Men” did not win the Outstanding Drama Series Emmy in recognition of its final season. No, “Modern Family” did not continue its streak of winning the Outstanding Comedy Series Emmy.

This year’s awards show honored two first-time winners in the most important categories.

“Game of Thrones” took home the trophy for Outstanding Drama. The HBO series beat out the aforementioned “Mad Men,” as well as “Better Call Saul,” “Downton Abbey,” “Homeland,” “Orange is the New Black,” and “House of Cards.”

Fellow HBO series “Veep,” meanwhile, ended the five-year “Modern Family” streak. It bested that series, “Louie,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Silicon Valley,” “Transparent,” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” for the coveted prize.

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