Best: Writing and Best Series Wins for 'Veep,' 'Game of Thrones'
It's almost impossible to believe that Veep didn't win this writing award sooner — as in right after the first season, when the phrase "standing here like a fucking meerkat" was uttered by one of the characters. Too bad the show's brilliant creator and cowriter, Armando Iannucci, is stepping down after this season because the fast-paced, acid-tongued dialogue is his trademark. Thrones, meanwhile, succeeded while making significant departures from George R.R. Martin's source material, much to the relief of anyone who was ever threatened with spoilers from a braggy reader/the Internet (though points should be subtracted for adding even more sexual violence to this story). PR