"My husband was like, 'I didn't know where you were going with that thing.' I think the most surprising thing is the impact it's made on people's lives. That it wasn't just, 'Oh, you made a really good speech.' It really is, it meant a lot in people's lives and kind of transforming them and shifting them just a little bit"
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"
Accepting her prize at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, the 50-year-old actress evoked the spirit of African-American freedom fighter Harriet Tubman. "In my mind, I see a line. And over that line, I see green fields and lovely flowers and beautiful, white women with their arms stretched out to me over that line, but I can't seem to get there no how" she said
Jon Hamm is no longer the Leonardo DiCaprio of TV. Jon Hamm was named Best Actor - Drama for his performance as Don Draper in hit show Mad Men after being nominated for several years. For the least seven years since 2008, he has left the Emmys empty-handed
Actress Viola Davis made Emmy history on September 20 when she won the award for Best Actress in a Drama Series, becoming the first black woman to take the honor in the prestigious category. Also Mad Men star Jon Hamm finally took home Best Actor - Drama, after several years of being nominated
Actress Viola Davis made Emmy history on September 20 when she won the award for Best Actress in a Drama Series, becoming the first black woman to take the honor in the prestigious category. Viola won for her starring role in How to Get Away with Murder
Temperatures soared past 32 degrees Celsius during the Emmy Awards and the A-listers walked the red carpet showing lots of skin, mopping their brows, touch up their make-up and talk about their top tips for staying cool. From Lady Gagas to Taraji Henson heres a look at who wore what
The Emmy Awards, the biggest honors in television, will be handed out at a star-studded ceremony in Los Angeles that could see some major surprises - and maybe even a history-making win for black women. Will blood-splattered fantasy epic Game of Thrones finally take home top television honors?
Dr Siddhartha Mukherjee's documentary is based on his Pulitzer Prize-winning 2010 book Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies