Medieval fantasy drama takes home most prestigious award for first time in its five years on air
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American fantasy drama Game of Thrones dominated the 67th Emmy Awards on Sunday, winning the best drama award for the first time in its five years on air.
The HBO series, which also won Emmys for writing, directing and for supporting actor Peter Dinklage, toppled favorite Mad Men by earning the night's most prestigious prize.
In the best comedy series category, another HBO series, Veep, broke ABC's Modern Family's five-year streak.
Viola Davis became the first black woman to win an Emmy for best actress in a drama series when she earned the honor for her role as high-profile defense lawyer Annalise Keating in ABC's How to Get Away with Murder.
Jon Hamm, who plays hard-drinking, chain-smoking executive Don Draper in Mad Men, won the best actor in a drama series for the first time.
Veep's Julia Louis-Dreyfus was named best lead actress in a comedy for her portrayal of vice president Selina Meyer who eventually ascends to the Oval Office, while Jeffrey Tambor won best actor in a comedy for his role as a transgender in Amazon's Transparent.
Hosted by Andy Samberg, the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards took place at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.