Emmys: Watch the 5 Biggest Moments
THR celebrates the award show's highlights with Tracy Morgan, Viola Davis, Uzo Aduba, Jon Hamm and the 'Game of Thrones' camp.
The 2015 Emmys endured its share of outrageous moments — most of which were during Andy Samberg's opening monologue — but the final awards of the night were the ones that stole the show.
The Hollywood Reporter celebrates the five biggest moments of the awards ceremony.
"If I could say thank you a thousand times it could not be enough for how I feel," she said of the show's creator, Jenji Kohan. "Thank you for creating a platform. I love you so much. I appreciate you for putting belief back in my heart." Aduba continued to thank everyone important in her life, including her agents, lawyers and her family: "I love you mostly because you let me be me."
"There has been a terrible mistake, clearly," said Hamm after crawling onstage. "This is impossible. It's impossible to be named with all these extraordinary gentlemen. It's impossible to be standing up here. It's impossible to have done this show with all these incredible people, these incredible actors, incredible writers, incredible crew."
"It's been a long road back. I suffered a traumatic brain injury that put me in a coma for eight days," said Morgan before presenting the final award of the night. "When I finally regained consciousness, I was ecstatic to learn I wasn't the one who messed up. Only recently I've started to feel like myself again, which means a whole lot of y'all women are gonna get pregnant at the afterparty."
For the first time, the HBO series took home the final award of the night, for its fifth season. The show had previously been nominated four times.
After quoting Harriet Tubman, Davis — the first-ever black lead actress in a drama to win — told the audience, "The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity. You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there." Outside of the How to Get Away With Murder camp — "people who have redefined what it means to be beautiful, to be sexy, to be a leading woman, to be black" — she also thanked the likes of Kerry Washington, Taraji P. Henson, Halle Berry, Meagan Good and Gabrielle Union.