Julia Louis-Dreyfus was honored as best actress in comedy for Veep.
Andy Griffith topped a segment honoring industry members who died during the previous year. Ron Howard, who played Griffith's son Opie in The Andy Griffith Show, said he belonged "in the pantheon."
"Dang if he didn't make it look powerful easy while he was going about it," Howard said.
Phyllis Diller, Davy Jones of The Monkees, Sherman Hemsley and Richard Dawson were among the others honored in a montage.
In picture: Julia Louis-Dreyfus accepts the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Veep.