The 7 Most Boring Winners at The Incredibly Boring 2014 Emmy Awards

The 7 Most Boring Winners at The Incredibly Boring 2014 Emmy Awards

Oh man. Tonight’s Emmy Awards offered predictable and boring winners even by the standards of the Emmy Awards. We can look the other way with the predictability of “Breaking Bad’ because, you know, it’s “Breaking Bad,” but overall these winners were behind the times, unsurprising and enough to keep things largely on mute… Here’s 7 of particularly snoozeworthy note: 

1. MODERN FAMILY!? Five in a row. FIVE IN A ROW for best comedy series. Over “Veep,” “Louie” and “Orange is the New Black.” 

2. Ty Burrell winning best supporting actor again. Adding insult to injury, voters gave Ty Burrell his third trophy, over the intensely  more deserving Andre Braugher and Adam Driver. Even Burrell’s co-star Jesse Tyler Ferguson would have least been a nice change of pace. 

3. “Modern Family” also wins for best directing. You get what we’re saying by now, but seriously… The Emmys self-profess this the golden age of television and throw all these trophies at a tired, hardly innovative series two seasons past its prime.

4. “The Amazing Race” gets a TENTH Emmy for best reality series. And it could have been deserved for all we know, but seriously — there must be something else out there good enough to spread some of this love.

5. Jim Parsons takes home his FOURTH Emmy for “The Bang Bang Theory.” And for the fourth time, Louis CK loses in this category. Apparently his $1 million/episode paycheck wasn’t enough to make his fellow Academy members resent him. 

6. Jessica Lange for “American Horror Story: Coven.”  We bow down to Ms. Lange, but seriously “Coven” was the most subpar edition of “AHS” yet and we feel like Emmy voters just vote for Lange on reflex. 

7. Julia Louis-Dreyfus makes it three a row. Okay, we love Julia and love “Veep” and this was a more than deserved win. But it was still a little boring… And Amy Poehler would have been fun.

What was exciting about the winners tonight, really? Julianna Margulies? If that’s the most exciting win, then we’re in trouble.

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Comments

BettinaK

Seriously. You are so right. Thank you! Modern Family again, really? JLD's same old shtick better than the breathtakingly fresh Tyler Schilling and the far far superior Orange is the New Black or the hilarious and truly "modern" story lines of Silicon Valley? How stupid and asleep in front of their TV sets are these voters?

James

I don't think it's fair to dislike a winner just because they've won before. All that says is that they're very good at their job and you resent them for beating your opinionated favourites. I'm not disagreeing with your choices, some of the winners probably didn't deserve to win, but this award show certainly isn't perfect. Few are.

RYMILL BONYTHON

Andre Braugher was ROBBED!

Grace

Agree with everything except Julia. You need to go sit in the corner for that one. Saying she doesn't deserve it a third time because YOU think it's boring? No. It was a totally deserved win.

juan

F*** you guys

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