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Full list of winners for the Emmys 2014

August 26th, 2014 by Derek Robertson Comments

Let’s be honest here, the Emmys are always a predictable affair lacking in any real rebellious affair and tending to keep nominations and winners within a particularly domain. The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards were not any different, picking familiar winners from previous years in familiar categories for the most part. Thus, leaving some of the fresh, critically acclaimed shows to hang around on the sidelines (Silicon Valley anyone??!).

The final season of Breaking Bad dominated the drama category, nabbing almost all the awards in it, including Best Drama series, three acting nods and best writing. The only major awards for drama it missed out on were best actress, which went to Juliana Marguiles in The Good Wife and best directing which went to True Detective.

It seemed somewhat inevitable that True Detective would have garnered a good few awards, but HBO opted to play it as a nominee for a drama series as opposed to a mini-series. It would still have been up against some stiff competition, as it would have played against the BBC’s Sherlock which took three of the awards in that category including acting honors for Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.

Fargo took the win in the mini-series category with Jessica Lange taking best actress in that category again this year.

In the Comedy department it was pretty standardised affairs with Modern Family winning and also Ty Burrell winning best supporting actor in a Comedy series. Julia-Louis Dreyfuss took the award for best actress in Veep again and Jim Parsons took best actor for The Big Bang Theory for the fourth time running. Allison Janney was a double winner for supporting actress in a comedy and guest actress in a drama.

In the various tech awards Sherlock took seven awards, Breaking Bad, took six and True Detective took five awards. Also Game of Thrones, Cosmos and American Horror Story: Coven all tied with four awards each.

Safely played with no radical upsets makes awards shows like these hard to get excited about. Oh and Ricky  Gervais seemed to take his once again not winning well… check out the video at the bottom of the article

Full list of this year’s winners:

Best Drama Series
“Breaking Bad”

Best Comedy Series
“Modern Family”

Outstanding Miniseries

Outstanding Television Movie
“The Normal Heart”

Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”

Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Julia-Louis Dreyfus, “Veep”

Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock”

Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Coven”

Supporting Actor, Drama
Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad”

Supporting Actress, Drama
Anna Gunn, “Breaking Bad”

Supporting Actor, Comedy
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”

Supporting Actress, Comedy
Allison Janney, “Mom”

Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie
Martin Freeman, “Sherlock”

Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie
Kathy Bates, “American Horror Story: Coven”

Guest Actor, Drama
Joe Morton, “Scandal”

Guest Actress, Drama
Allison Janney, “Masters of Sex”

Guest Actor, Comedy
Jimmy Fallon, “Saturday Night Live”

Guest Actress, Comedy
Uzo Aduba, “Orange Is the New Black”

Outstanding Variety Series
“The Colbert Report”

Outstanding Variety Special
“The 67th Annual Tony Awards”

Outstanding Reality Series Program
“The Amazing Race”

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series
“True Detective”: Who Goes There

Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series
“Modern Family”: Vegas

Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special
“Fargo”: Buridan’s Ass

Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special
“The 67th Annual Tony Awards”

Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series
“Breaking Bad”: Ozymandias

Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series
“Louie”: So Did The Fat Lady

Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special
“Sherlock”: His Last Vow

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special
“Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles”

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Derek Robertson has dabbled in many aspects of the media industry from a young age. He has always had an admiration for, film, science fiction and all things geek-like. Working in the music industry with Sony/BMG Records gave Derek insight and experience into video directing. Thusly, for many years he took a hands-on, multi-disciplinary approach in creating and editing treatments; working with performance artists, writing and producing music and working both; in front of, and behind the camera. Studying a Msc in Forensic Psychology has embedded a conceptual ethos that has spawned his signature writing style that he now infuses whilst blogging for numerous websites; writing music reviews, movie news, and reviewing network shows et al., . Derek continues to try and erase the boundaries between the homogenous and the insanely dull, culturally enmeshing contemporary socio-political aspects into the mix of the monolithic media industry.