Deadline’s Emmy Award Live Blog: HBO Dominates With ‘Game Of Thrones’, ‘Veep’ & ‘Olive Kitteridge’

By Nellie Andreeva, Dominic Patten, Lisa de Moraes

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HBO swept the marquee Comedy and Drama series categories tonight at the 67th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which just wrapped on Fox live from the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Game Of Thrones capped the winningest Emmy year ever with its 12th award — and fourth of the night — by scoring the Best Drama Series trophy and beating sentimental favorite Mad Men in the AMC series’ final shot in the category. It was HBO’s first Drama Series win since The Sopranos.

Meanwhile, Veep broke Modern Family‘s streak of wins in the Outstanding Comedy Series race with a victory. The show also marked another Outstanding Comedy Actress win for Julia-Louis Dreyfus, who won her fourth in a row in that category and sixth overall.

The night was dominated by HBO, which finished with 43 wins overall including last week’s Creative Arts Emmys. Second place? NBC, with 12.

While Mad Men missed its shot at a record fifth Drama Series win, it wasn’t a total wash: Jon Hamm won the Outstanding Drama Actor award for the first time in eight nominations.

Another HBO effort, its limited series Olive Kitteridge took six wins, including Best Actor and Actress wins for Richard Jenkins and Frances McDormand. And in the hyped category of Variety Talk Series, Jon Stewart’s farewell season topped farewell seasons of Late Night With David Letterman and The Colbert Report to take the top prize.

Here’s how the night went down per Deadline’s TV team, which provided commentary, analysis and everything in between:

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