Jon Hamm won his first Emmy, taking home the prize for best actor in a drama series for his portrayal of seductive, mysterious 1960s ad man Don Draper on “Mad Men.”
A humble Hamm thanked his co-stars and honored his fellow nominees, saying it was “impossible to be named with all of those extraordinary gentlemen.”
Viola Davis made Emmy history when she won the award for best actress in a drama series, becoming the first black woman to take the honor in the prestigious category.
Davis, who won for her starring role in ABC’s “How to Get Away with Murder,” said: “The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity.”
HBO hit show “Game of Thrones” bested another hot favorite, “Mad Men,” to win the Emmy for outstanding drama series on Sunday.
The blood-spattered fantasy epic also saw off “Better Call Saul,” “Downton Abbey,” “Homeland,” “House of Cards” and “Orange is The New Black” for the evening’s biggest prize.