‘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
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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