Jon Hamm, who finally won an Emmy (for Best Actor in a Drama Series) after seven nominations, talked about his mission almost 'impossible'. Actress Viola Davis, star of How To Get Away With Murder re-wrote history by becoming the first black woman to win the award for Best Actress in a Drama Series
A slideshow of over 40 well-known names flickered across the screen as What A Wonderful World played in the background. The slideshow concluded on an emotional note with a clip of Leonard Nimoy as Spock from Star Trek reciting the famous Vulcan salute: "Live long and prosper"
"Thank you for your patience, thank you for your courage, thank you for your stories, thank you for your inspiration, thank you for letting us be part of the change. God bless you," said Jeffrey Tambor in his acceptance speech. He won an Emmy for Best Actor in a Comedy Series
"To everybody on television, I just want to tell you: Cling to it, as long as you can. Like death, like in the Titanic', the guy - cling to it. I have been off television for six weeks, seven weeks - this is the first applause I've heard. It is a barren wasteland out there"