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Emmy winner Viola Davis says 'it doesn't end here'

Viola Davis' Emmy win for lead actress in a drama had her feeling a certain way. 

"I feel really good, which if you knew me, you would know how rare that is," she told reporters backstage at the Microsoft Theater during Sunday night's awards telecast. "I'm always thinking about the work, I'm always thinking about how to keep myself grounded."

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Emmy Awards: Andy Samberg kept the show moving; Viola Davis, Jeffrey Tambor and Jon Hamm won big

Andy Samberg may have said he didn't care what the critics thought of his performance as host of this year's Emmys, but he oversaw a telecast that was a critic's dream. Fast-paced and mercifully uncluttered by too much "hostiness," the telecast mostly stayed out of its own way, with just enough jokes that didn't work to make us appreciate the ones that did.

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'Game of Thrones' ' Emmy is a win for dragons

Why did "Game of Thrones" win best drama at the Emmys?

"They said you could win with dragons," the show's co-creator, D.B. Weiss, said Sunday in the press room after winning the Emmy.

The cast of the show, which won 12 Emmys this year (including eight Creative Arts Emmys), briefly talked to reporters about everything from the perks of having a show on HBO to walking the red carpet in heels.

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Emmy Awards: Jon Hamm breaks his 'Mad Men' losing streak just in time

You know what they say: The eighth time's the charm.

Jon Hamm finally won an Emmy for his role as Don Draper on "Mad Men" after seven previous losses for lead actor in a drama series.

The win for Hamm — long overdue, according to many — was a fitting sendoff for the acclaimed "Mad Men," which had its series finale in May.

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Emmy Awards: Jon Stewart bows out big with 3 wins for 'Daily Show'

It may have been Stephen Colbert who told us we'd meet again some sunny day, but it was his friend and mentor Jon Stewart who returned on a starry night.

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Why 'Game of Thrones' won and how I did with my other Emmy picks

As I speculated before the Emmys, this year's rule changes turned the awards into more of a popularity contest that rewarded brand names and even produced a series win for "Game of Thrones," a triumph that should have fans waving their swords and canceling their annual dragon-themed pity parties.

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