‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Modern Family’ & ‘Sherlock’ Take The 2014 Emmy Awards

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For months, the only suspense in the Emmy race has been focused on the battle between AMC’s “Breaking Bad” and HBO’s “True Detective.” But the long awaited showdown was very one-sided at the 66th Annual Emmy Awards.

The winner and still heavyweight champion is “Breaking Bad.”

“Breaking Bad” swept almost all of the major drama categories with a fourth lead actor win for Bryan Cranston, a third supporting actor win for Aaron Paul and a second supporting actress win for Anna Gunn, as well as an outstanding writing in a drama win for Moira Walley-Beckett and a second win for best drama series.

“True Detective” took home the award for outstanding direction in a drama, courtesy of Cary Joji Fukunaga. Julianna Margulies won again in the lead actress category for her role on “The Good Wife;” which was also the only drama category win for a broadcast network.

But in comedy, the broadcast networks were once again king of the hill. Or at least, “Modern Family” was. The series won its fifth straight outstanding comedy Emmy in addition to a second supporting actor in a comedy win for Ty Burrell and a win in the outstanding comedy director for Gail Mancuso.

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In the other comedy awards, Jim Parsons took home his fourth Emmy for lead actor in “The Big Bang Theory,” while Julia Louis-Dreyfus won for the third time in a row as lead actress in “Veep.” Allison Janney from “Mom” was this year’s outstanding supporting actress in a comedy.

While “Fargo” and The Normal Heart took home the respective awards for outstanding miniseries and movie, the night belonged to BBC’s “Sherlock,” which picked up leading and supporting actor wins for Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as well as a writing award for “Sherlock” co-creator, Steven Moffat.

There were very few first time winners at this year’s Emmy awards, as the TV academy voters once again favored performers and shows who had won before. “The Amazing Race” won for the tenth time in the outstanding reality series competition while “The Colbert Report” picked up another win as the outstanding variety series.

A full list of the 2014 Emmy winners is reproduced below.


 

Outstanding Drama Series

Breaking Bad

AMC • Sony Pictures Television

Outstanding Comedy Series

Modern Family

ABC • Picador Productions and Steven Levitan Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

Bryan Cranston as Walter White

Breaking Bad • AMC • Sony Pictures Television

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick

The Good Wife • CBS • Eye Productions in association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions

Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series

Breaking Bad • Ozymandias • AMC • Sony Pictures Television

Moira Walley-Beckett, Written by

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

Anna Gunn as Skyler White

Breaking Bad • AMC • Sony Pictures Television

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series

True Detective • Who Goes There • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Neon Black, Anonymous Content, Parliament of Owls and Passenger

Cary Joji Fukunaga, Directed by

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman

Breaking Bad • AMC • Sony Pictures Television

Outstanding Variety Series

The Colbert Report

Comedy Central • Hello Doggie, Inc. with Busboy Productions and Spartina Productions

Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special

67th Annual Tony Awards

CBS • White Cherry Entertainment

Glenn Weiss, Directed by

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special

Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Funny or Die and Black Gold Films

Sarah Silverman, Written by

Outstanding Television Movie

The Normal Heart

HBO • HBO Films in association with Plan B Entertainment, Blumhouse and Ryan Murphy Productions

Outstanding Miniseries

Fargo

FX Networks • MGM and FX Productions

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie

Jessica Lange as Fiona Goode

American Horror Story: Coven • FX Networks • 20th Century Fox Television

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie

Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock: His Last Vow (Masterpiece) • PBS • Hartswood West for BBC/Cymru Wales in co-production with Masterpiece

Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special

Fargo • Buridan’s Ass

FX Networks • MGM and FX Productions

Colin Bucksey, Directed by

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie

Martin Freeman as John Watson

Sherlock: His Last Vow (Masterpiece) • PBS • Hartswood West for BBC/Cymru Wales in co-production with Masterpiece

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie

Kathy Bates as Madame Delphine LaLaurie

American Horror Story: Coven • FX Networks • 20th Century Fox Television

Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special

Sherlock: His Last Vow (Masterpiece)

PBS • Hartswood West for BBC/Cymru Wales in co-production with Masterpiece

Steven Moffat, Written by

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

The Amazing Race

CBS • WorldRace Productions, Inc.

Bertram van Munster, Executive Producer Elise Doganieri, Executive Producer

Jerry Bruckheimer, Executive Producer Jonathan Littman, Executive Producer Mark Vertullo, Executive Producer

Dan Coffie, Co-Executive Producer Giselle Parets, Co-Executive Producer Matt Schmidt, Co-Executive Producer Patrick Cariaga, Co-Executive Producer Phil Keoghan, Co-Executive Producer Michael Norton, Supervising Producer Darren Bunkley, Supervising Producer Neil Jahss, Supervising Producer Micheal DiMaggio, Supervising Producer Chad Baron, Senior Producer

Vanessa Abugho Ballesteros, Senior Producer

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Vice President Selina Meyer

Veep • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Dundee Productions

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series

Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper

The Big Bang Theory • CBS • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television

Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series

Modern Family • Vegas

ABC • Picador Productions and Steven Levitan Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television

Gail Mancuso, Directed by

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

Allison Janney as Bonnie

Mom • CBS • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television

Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series

Louie • So Did The Fat Lady

FX Networks • Pig Newton, Inc. and FX Productions

Louis C.K., Written by

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

Ty Burrell, Modern Family