(CNN)The comedies “Transparent” and “Veep” were vast early winners Sunday night during a 67th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.
Actor Jeffrey Tambor won best actor in a comedy for Amazon’s “Transparent,” about a prime father who transitions to life as a woman. Tambor, who had been nominated for 6 before Emmys though had never won, dedicated his endowment to a transgender community.
“Thank we for your courage. Thank we for your stories. Thank we for your inspiration,” he said.
His endowment came after Jill Soloway won an Emmy for directing a comedy series, again for “Transparent.” In usurpation a award, Soloway remarkable that notwithstanding new gains, many transgender people still face taste and violence.
“We don’t have a trans tipping indicate yet,” she said. “We have a trans polite rights problem.”
For a fourth uninterrupted year, Julia Louis-Dreyfus won a Emmy for lead singer in a comedy array for her starring spin in HBO’s “Veep,” about a neglected womanlike vice-president who ascends to a Oval Office.
Her castmate Tony Hale won best ancillary actor in a comedy array for personification her constant domestic aide. The uncover also won a essay award.
But a night’s biggest leader might have been “Olive Kittredge,” a acclaimed HBO miniseries about 25 years in a life of an acerbic, late schoolteacher in a clearly peaceful Maine town.
It took home Emmys for best singular series, best singer in a singular array (Frances McDormand, who played a pretension character), best actor in a singular array (Richard Jenkins, her pleasantly on-screen husband) and best ancillary actor in a singular array (Bill Murray, who didn’t uncover adult to explain his award, unfortunately).
“Kittredge” executive Lisa Cholodenko and screenwriter Jane Anderson were also honored.
Earlier, singer Allison Janney won best ancillary singer in a comedy for her purpose in “Mom,” in that she plays a rude mom of a immature adult daughter played by Anna Faris. It was Janney’s sixth Emmy; she won 5 times before for “The West Wing.”
The endowment was presented by Amy Poehler and a ever-provocative Amy Schumer, who quipped, “Let’s not forget what this night is unequivocally about — celebrating waggish women and vouchsafing a Internet import in on who looks a worst.”
Actor-comedian Andy Samberg is hosting a live show, approaching to run til about 11 pm ET on Fox.
The uncover non-stop with Samberg in a video that poked fun during TV’s overabundance of buzzed-about shows. After being mocked by friends for not gripping adult with renouned new series, Samberg thatch himself in a fort and watches zero though TV for a year until he emerges, hairy and wild-eyed, to provoke everybody around him.
Samberg afterwards did a brief digression in that he burst jokes about farrago in Hollywood, Paula Deen on “Dancing With a Stars” and — fundamentally — presidential claimant Donald Trump.
“Donald Trump is using for president, to a pleasure of uncles everywhere,” Samberg said. “And is it only me, or does Bernie Sanders always demeanour like his moody is delayed?”
The Television Academy will palm out awards in 25 categories, culminating with a night’s dual biggest prizes: superb comedy and play series. “Game of Thrones,” “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” “House of Cards” and “Transparent” tip a list of shows with a many nominations.
For those gripping score, HBO leads all networks with 126 nominations (HBO is a section of Time Warner, as is CNN). Far behind in second is ABC with 42, followed by CBS and NBC with 41 each.
The Television Academy announced new manners this year that allows all 15,000 academy members, not only smaller groups, to opinion for awards — a change some observers trust could advantage shows with vast fan bases such as “Game of Thrones.”