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67TH PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS

More diversity on show and validation for HBO

Actress Viola Davis and comedy series Transparent celebrate breakthroughs

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(Above) The cast and crew of Game of Thrones, which won the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series; Viola Davis, who became the first African-American woman to win an Emmy for Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series; and Jon Hamm, winner of Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
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The cast and crew of Game of Thrones, which won the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series; (above) Viola Davis, who became the first African-American woman to win an Emmy for Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series; and Jon Hamm, winner of Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
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The cast and crew of Game of Thrones, which won the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series; Viola Davis, who became the first African-American woman to win an Emmy for Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series; and (above) Jon Hamm, winner of Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.

Los Angeles

IT was a night of firsts, and a night for establishment cable at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday.

Viola Davis became the first African-American woman to win an Emmy for best lead actress in a drama series, for her role as a defence lawyer in ABC's How to Get