Emmy Awards 2015 in Pictures
Here are some of the best pictures from the show.
Peter Dinklage was the only cast member to receive an award - for outstanding supporting actor.
On stage, he thanked the writers, his "screen partner" Lena Headey and "everyone else in the cast, which is like thousands of people".
Viola Davis made history by becoming the first black woman to win the best actress in a drama series.
She received a standing ovation for her acceptance speech, in which she said: "You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there."
Julia Louis-Dreyfus took home her sixth Emmy, this time for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series.
Veep's British creator Armando Iannucci (Alan Partridge, The Thick of It) accepted the show's award for outstanding comedy series from comedy legend Mel Brooks.
Comedian Tracy Morgan made a surprise return to the stage, 15 months after a fatal six-vehicle crash that left one of his best friends dead.
After seven years of being the bridesmaid, Jon Hamm won his first ever award for playing Mad Men's dapper advertising executive Don Draper.
He opted to avoid the stairs and clamber awkwardly onstage, much to the amusement of Tiny Fey, who was handing out the award.
"It was a very odd experience," he said afterwards. "After I made my hilarious joke of climbing on the stage the way I chose to, I turned around and realised people were clapping for me.
"I was mortified."
The actor regained his composure to celebrate his victory backstage.
Uzo Aduba won her second consecutive Emmy for playing Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren on Netflix's prison drama Orange Is the New Black.
HBO's Olive Kitteridge won all the prizes in the "limited series" (mini-series) category.
Anderson, who also had credits on Mad Men, The Facts of Life, and The Wonder Years, bounded up to the stage and paid tribute to her fellow writers.
"We all face that horrible, horrible blank page - but we're here and we solved our scripts. So isn't that remarkable?" she said.