From ‘Breaking Bad’ to ‘The Big Bang Theory:’The 2014 Emmy Award Winners
OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
No surprises here. It’s the fifth time Breaking Bad has been nominated for Best Drama Series and the second time it’s won, making this year a repeat victory.
OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Cranston racks up a fourth Emmy for his dynamic and powerful playing of Walter White. Cranston, always charming, said last night during his acceptance speech that even he thought about voting for McConnaughey. You deserve it, Bryan.
OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Julianna Marguilles, The Good Wife
This is Julianna Marguilles’ third Emmy award, as she adds The Good Wife to her two previous wins for ER in 1995 and The Good Wife in 2011. She championed her fellow actresses nominated in the category, saying it’s currently a “wonderful time for women on television.”
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Aaron Paul once again joins Cranston on the Emmy stage for his portrayal of Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad. He even mentioned his wife’s website during his acceptance speech, subsequently causing it to crash. What a guy.
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Pile it on Breaking Bad. A repeat win for Anna Gunn in the celebrated series’ final season.
OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
Breaking Bad – “Ozymandias” by Moira Walley-Beckett
Okay, this is the last one. For good. No more Breaking Bad. But you have to admit, these writers did a killer job. Well done.
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
True Detective – “Who Goes There,” directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga
While HBO was probably too ambitious entering True D as a Drama Series and not a Miniseries, you’ve got to give Cary Joji Fukunaga props, if only for choreographing this epic 6-minute-single-take-tracking-shot in the episode he won the category for.
OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
The popular NBC comedy won its fifth consecutive Best Comedy Emmy.
OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Always a surprise, Parsons, with his fourth Emmy win, joins the ranks of TV-comedy legends Kelsey Grammer and Michael J. Fox.
OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Julie Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Not only did Louis-Dreyfus win her fifth Emmy last night, but she got to make-out with Bryan Cranston.
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Ty Burrell is hilarious, and so good at playing the ditzy but lovable American dad. Burrell was sporting some sexy clear-framed glasses last night.
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Allison Janney, Mom
Janney won her fifth Emmy last night for her role in the first season of Mom. The second season of Mom premieres September 29th.
OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
Louie – “So Did the Fat Lady,” by Louis C.K.
The second Emmy win for Louie, which is expertly written by Louie C.K. himself. It’s especially recommended for New Yorkers.
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
Modern Family – “Vegas,” directed by Gail Mancuso
A repeat win for Modern Family director Gail Mancuso.
OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A TV MOVIE/MINISERIES
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: His Last Vow
OUSTANDING ACTRESS IN A TV MOVIE/MINISERIES
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A TV MOVIE/MINISERIES
Martin Freeman, Sherlock: His Last Vow
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A TV MOVIE/MINISERIES
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Coven
OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL
Steven Moffat, Sherlock: His Last Vow
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE, OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL
Fargo – “Buridan’s Ass,” directed by Colin Bucksey
OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL
Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY SERIES
67th Annual Tony Awards, directed by Glenn Weiss