Gold Derby TV Awards: ‘Game of Thrones’ sweeps, big wins for Amy Schumer, ‘Parks and Rec’

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The results are in, and the big winner at the 12th Annual Gold Derby Awards was “Game of Thrones.” The HBO fantasy series entered the awards with seven nominations across six categories, and it won all six awards: Best Drama Series, Best Drama Supporting Actor (Peter Dinklage), Best Drama Supporting Actress (Lena Headey), Best Drama Guest Actress (Diana Rigg), Best Drama Episode (“Mothers Mercy“) and Ensemble of the Year. (Click here for the complete history of the Gold Derby Awards.)

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It was the first ever Drama Series victory for “Thrones.” Dinklage and Headey were also first-time winners. Rigg previously won in 2013, as did the show’s ensemble. “Mother’s Mercy” is the show’s second victory for Best Drama Episode, following “The Rains of Castamere” in 2013, but it has a long way to go before it catches “Lost,” which won that category a record five times.

Best Drama Actor went to fan-favorite Sam Heughan for his breakthrough role in the freshman period drama “Outlander.” Best Drama Actress was awarded to Tatiana Maslany for “Orphan Black” for the second year in a row. Maslany is now a three-time champ, having also won Breakthrough Performer of the Year in 2013. Best Drama Guest Actor was awarded to Michael J. Fox for “The Good Wife“; this is actually the first victory for the TV veteran.

Best Comedy Series went to the farewell season of “Parks and Recreation.” It was the second win in the top category for the NBC comedy, following its victory in 2013. Star Amy Poehler also won Best Comedy Actress. That was Poehler’s fourth win in the category; she previously won from 2011-2013. That sets a new record for the most victories in that race. In all, Poehler has won a remarkable nine performance awards at the Gold Derby TV Awards, including another four victories for Best Variety Performer and a 2012 win for Performer of the Year. However, Poehler is still awaiting her first Emmy.

Our users spread the wealth in the rest of the comedy field. “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” won a pair of performance awards: Best Comedy Supporting Actor (Tituss Burgess) and Best Comedy Guest Actor (Jon Hamm). It was the first win for Burgess and the third acting win for Hamm, who previously won Best Drama Actor for “Mad Men” in 2011 and Breakthrough Performer of the Year in 2008. But he too is still waiting for his first Emmy.

Transparent” won once: Best Comedy Actor for Jeffrey Tambor; it was Tambor’s first win at the Gold Derby Awards. Best Comedy Supporting Actress went to another first-time champ, Anna Chlumsky for “Veep.” Christine Baranski won Best Comedy Guest Actress for “The Big Bang Theory,” which is her first victory as well. “Modern Family” rounded out the field by taking Best Comedy Episode for the innovative, social-media driven “Connection Lost.”

Voters spread the wealth in longform categories as well, giving “Olive Kitteridge” top honors for Best Movie/Miniseries and Best Movie/Mini Actress (Frances McDormand). Meanwhile, “American Horror Story Freak Show” took both supporting awards, for Finn Wittrock and Sarah Paulson. This was the first win for Wittrock and the second for Paulson, who also won Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actress for “American Horror Story: Asylum.” Claiming the last award, Best Movie/Mini Actor, was David Oyelowo for HBO’s single-character drama “Nightingale.”

Amy Schumer was a dual winner. The breakout comedian won the highest honor, Performer of the Year, and she also took Best Variety Performer for her Comedy Central series “Inside Amy Schumer.” However, the series itself lost the Best Variety Series prize to “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” which won for the second year in a row. Jimmy Fallon’s “Late Night” was also a winner back in 2012.

The Voice” prevailed as Best Reality Program for the third time in four years. It won in 2012 and 2013, but lost last year to the science series “Cosmos.” Meanwhile, “The Simpsons” made a comeback for Best Animated Program, winning for the first time since 2007. This was the third win for the venerable FOX toon, but it still trails the record four victories tallied by “Family Guy.”

The last award of the year, Breakthrough Performer of the Year, went to the star of CW’s “Jane the Virgin,” Gina Rodriguez. She was also nominated for Best Comedy Actress, and the series contended for Best Comedy.

Check out our video announcement below, as well the complete list of winners, and make sure you predict the Primetime Emmys before the telecast on Sunday, September 20.

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BEST DRAMA SERIES
“The Americans”
“Better Call Saul”
X — “Game of Thrones”
The Good Wife
“House of Cards”
“Mad Men”
“Orange is the New Black”

BEST DRAMA ACTOR
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
X — Sam Heughan, “Outlander
Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”
Timothy Olyphant, “Justified”
Matthew Rhys, “The Americans”
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”

BEST DRAMA ACTRESS
Viola Davis, “How to Get Away with Murder”
Taraji P. Henson, “Empire”
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”
X — Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black
Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Men”
Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTOR
Jonathan Banks, “Better Call Saul”
X — Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”
Walton Goggins, “Justified”
Michael Kelly, “House of Cards”
Ben Mendelsohn, “Bloodline”
Mandy Patinkin, “Homeland”

BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Uzo Aduba, “Orange is the New Black”
Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife”
Carrie Coon, “The Leftovers”
X — Lena Headey, “Game of Thrones”
Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men”
Lorraine Toussaint, “Orange is the New Black”

BEST DRAMA GUEST ACTOR
Beau Bridges, “Masters of Sex”
X — Michael J. Fox, “The Good Wife”
Walton Goggins, “Sons of Anarchy”
Lars Mikkelsen, “House of Cards”
David Hyde Pierce, “The Good Wife”
Pablo Schreiber, “Orange is the New Black”

BEST DRAMA GUEST ACTRESS
Allison Janney, “Masters of Sex”
Julianne Nicholson, “Masters of Sex”
X — Diana Rigg, “Game of Thrones”
Kiernan Shipka, “Mad Men”
Cicely Tyson, “How to Get Away with Murder”
Lois Smith, “The Americans”

BEST DRAMA EPISODE
“Better Call Saul” – “Five-O”
Written by Gordon Smith
Directed by Adam Bernstein

“Game of Thrones” – “Hardhome”
Written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss
Directed by Miguel Sapochnik

X — “Game of Thrones” – “Mother’s Mercy”
Written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss
Directed by David Nutter

“Mad Men” – “Person to Person”
Written and directed by Matthew Weiner

“Orange is the New Black” – “40 Oz. of Furlough”
Written by Lauren Morelli
Directed by S.J. Clarkson

“Orange is the New Black” – “We Have Manners. We’re Polite.”
Written by Jenji Kohan
Directed by Constantine Makris

BEST COMEDY SERIES
“The Comeback”
Jane the Virgin
Modern Family
X — “Parks and Recreation
Transparent
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Veep

BEST COMEDY ACTOR
Louis C.K., “Louie”
Will Forte, “The Last Man on Earth”
Jonathan Groff, “Looking”
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory
Andy Samberg, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
X — Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent”

BEST COMEDY ACTRESS
Ellie Kemper, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
Lisa Kudrow, “The Comeback”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
X — Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”
Gina Rodriguez, “Jane the Virgin”
Constance Wu, “Fresh Off the Boat”

BEST COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTOR
Andre Braugher, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
X — Tituss Burgess, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
Tony Hale, “Veep”
Nick Offerman, “Parks and Recreation”
Chris Pratt, “Parks and Recreation”

BEST COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Julie Bowen, “Modern Family”
X — Anna Chlumsky, “Veep”
Allison Janney, “Mom”
Jane Krakowski, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
Eden Sher, “The Middle”
Lauren Weedman, “Looking”

BEST COMEDY GUEST ACTOR
Adam DeVine, “Modern Family”
X — Jon Hamm, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
Nathan Lane, “Modern Family”
Ben Schwartz, “Parks and Recreation”
Billy Bob Thornton, “The Big Bang Theory”
Bradley Whitford, “Transparent”

BEST COMEDY GUEST ACTRESS
Elizabeth Banks, “Modern Family”
X — Christine Baranski, “The Big Bang Theory”
Joan Cusack, “Shameless”
Tina Fey, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
Megan Mullally, “Parks and Recreation”
Kyra Sedgwick, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”

BEST COMEDY EPISODE
“The Comeback” – “Valerie Gets What She Really Wants”
Written by Michael Patrick King and Lisa Kudrow
Directed by Michael Patrick King

X — “Modern Family” – “Connection Lost
Written by Steven Levitan and Megan Ganz
Directed by Steven Levitan

“Parks and Recreation” – “Leslie and Ron”
Written by Michael Schur
Directed by Beth McCarthy-Miller

“Parks and Recreation” – “One Last Ride”
Written by Michael Schur and Amy Poehler
Directed by Michael Schur

“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” – “Kimmy Goes Outside!”
Written by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock
Directed by Tristram Shapeero

“Veep” – “Convention”
Written by Armando Iannucci, Sean Gray, and David Quantick
Directed by Stephanie Laing

BEST MOVIE/MINISERIES
“American Crime”
“American Horror Story: Freak Show”
“Bessie”
“The Honorable Woman”
X — “Olive Kitteridge
“24: Live Another Day”

BEST MOVIE/MINISERIES ACTOR
Adrien Brody, “Houdini”
Richard Jenkins, “Olive Kitteridge”
X — David Oyelowo, “Nightingale
Evan Peters, “American Horror Story: Freak Show”
Mark Rylance, “Wolf Hall”
Kiefer Sutherland, “24: Live Another Day”

BEST MOVIE/MINISERIES ACTRESS
Maggie Gyllenhaal, “The Honorable Woman”
Felicity Huffman, “American Crime”
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Freak Show”
Queen Latifah, “Bessie”
X — Frances McDormand, “Olive Kitteridge”
Emma Thompson, “Sweeney Todd (Live from Lincoln Center)”

BEST MOVIE/MINISERIES SUPPORTING ACTOR
Michael Chiklis, “American Horror Story: Freak Show”
Damian Lewis, “Wolf Hall”
John Carroll Lynch, “American Horror Story: Freak Show”
Bill Murray, “Olive Kitteridge”
Cory Michael Smith, “Olive Kitteridge”
X — Finn Wittrock, “American Horror Story: Freak Show”

BEST MOVIE/MINISERIES SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Angela Bassett, “American Horror Story: Freak Show”
Kathy Bates, “American Horror Story: Freak Show”
Frances Conroy, “American Horror Story: Freak Show”
Claire Foy, “Wolf Hall”
Mo’Nique, “Bessie”
X — Sarah Paulson, “American Horror Story: Freak Show”

BEST VARIETY SERIES
“The Colbert Report”
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”
“Inside Amy Schumer
“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”
“Saturday Night Live”
X — “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

BEST VARIETY PERFORMER
Jimmy Fallon, “The Tonight Show”
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, “72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards”
Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live”
John Oliver, “Last Week Tonight”
X — Amy Schumer, “Inside Amy Schumer
Jon Stewart, “The Daily Show”

BEST REALITY PROGRAM
“The Amazing Race”
“Hollywood Game Night”
“RuPaul’s Drag Race”
“Shark Tank”
“Survivor”
X — “The Voice

BEST ANIMATED PROGRAM
“Archer”
“Bob’s Burgers”
“BoJack Horseman”
Family Guy
X — “The Simpsons
“South Park”

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
Tituss Burgess
Carrie Coon
Ellie Kemper
Ben Mendelsohn
X — Gina Rodriguez
Finn Wittrock

ENSEMBLE OF THE YEAR
“American Horror Story: Freak Show”
X — “Game of Thrones”
“Mad Men”
“Orange is the New Black”
“Parks and Recreation”
“Veep”

PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
Viola Davis
Jon Hamm
Taraji P. Henson
Amy Poehler
X — Amy Schumer
Jeffrey Tambor

 

6 Wins
“Game of Thrones”

2 Wins
“American Horror Story: Freak Show”
“Olive Kitteridge”
“Parks and Recreation”
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

1 Win
“The Big Bang Theory”
“The Good Wife”
“Inside Amy Schumer”
“Modern Family”
“Nightingale”
“Orphan Black”
“Outlander”
“The Simpsons”
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”
“Transparent”
“Veep”
“The Voice”

Photo: “Game of Thrones.” Credit: HBO

Photo: “Parks and Recreation.” Credit: NBC

Photo: Amy Schumer. Credit: Ken McKay/ITV/REX

Photo: Sam Heughan in “Outlander.” Credit: Starz

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