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Emmys 2014 Winners List: ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Modern Family’ and ‘Sherlock’ Win Big

Emmys 2014 Winners List: 'Breaking Bad,' 'Modern Family' and 'Sherlock' Win Big

It was a familiar night for many returning winners at Monday night’s 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Held at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, CA, both series winners from last year repeated in 2014, as “Modern Family” took home Outstanding Comedy and “Breaking Bad” won for Drama. Both series also scored wins in the acting categories. Ty Burrell won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, and Anna Gunn all won for “Breaking Bad.” 

Despite being praised as a top contender in multiple categories, “True Detective” only managed a win for its director, Cary Fukunaga. Matthew McConaughey lost to Bryan Cranston for “Breaking Bad” and the show’s creator and writer, Nic Pizzolatto, was bested by Moira Walley-Beckett, also for “Breaking Bad.” 

Freshman series “Orange is the New Black,” which was nominated for its first season at this year’s Emmys, also fared poorly against pre-established programs. Star Taylor Schilling lost to Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who took home her third straight trophy for “Veep,” and Kate Mulgrew lost to Allison Janney in the Supporting Actress field. Janney has now won six total Emmys, two this year (one for “Masters of Sex” and another for “Mom”). Surprisingly, Netflix went home empty-handed from the ceremony Monday night despite scoring seven trophies at the Creative Arts’ ceremony two weeks ago.

CBS had a solid evening, coming in tied-for-second in total wins (11) thanks in part to Jim Parsons pulling down his fourth Emmy for “The Big Band Theory” and Juliana Margulies earning her second win for “The Good Wife.” Right there with “the Eye” was PBS, who landed two big wins for “Sherlock: His Last Vow.” Both Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman won for the show, even though competitors were highly favored. HBO managed to score the most wins for any network with 19, despite “The Normal Heart” under-performing. While it failed to win many of the acting honors it was nominated for, Ryan Murphy’s drama did win Outstanding TV Movie. “Fargo” took home the honor of Outstanding Miniseries for FX.  

Check out the full list of winners below. 


Outstanding Drama Series
“Breaking Bad”
“Downton Abbey”
“Game of Thrones”
“House of Cards”
“Mad Men”
“True Detective”

Outstanding Comedy Series
“The Big Bang Theory”
“Modern Family”
“Orange is the New Black”
“Silicon Valley”

Outstanding Variety Series
“The Colbert Report”
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”
“Real Time with Bill Maher”
“Saturday Night Live”
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”

Outstanding Miniseries
“American Horror Story Coven”
“Bonnie & Clyde”
“The White Queen”

Outstanding TV Movie
“Killing Kennedy”
“Muhammed Ali’s Greatest Fight”
“The Normal Heart”
“Sherlock: His Last Vow”
“The Trip to Bountiful”

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
“The  Amazing  Race”
“Dancing With the Stars”
“Project  Runway”
“So You Think You Can  Dance”
“Top Chef”
“The Voice” 


Best Actor – Drama
Bryan Cranston – “Breaking Bad”
Jeff Daniels – “The Newsroom”
Jon Hamm – “Mad Men”
Woody Harrelson – “True Detective”
Matthew McConaughey – “True Detective”
Kevin Spacey – “House of Cards”

Best Actress – Drama
Lizzy Caplan – “Masters of Sex”
Claire Danes – “Homeland”
Michelle Dockery – “Downton Abbey”
Julianna Marguilles – “The Good Wife”
Kerry Washington – “Scandal”
Robin Wright – “House of Cards”

Best Supporting Actor – Drama
Aaron Paul – “Breaking Bad”
Jim Carter – “Downton Abbey”
Peter Dinklage – “Game of Thrones”
Josh Charles – “The Good Wife”
Mandy Patinkin – “Homeland”
Jon Voight – “Ray Donovan”

Best Supporting Actress – Drama
Anna Gunn – “Breaking Bad”
Maggie Smith – “Downton Abbey”
Joanne Forggatt – “Downton Abbey”
Lena Headey – “Game of Thrones”
Christine Baranksi – “The Good Wife”
Christina Hendricks – “Mad Men”

Outstanding Writing For a Drama Series
“Breaking Bad” –  Ozymandias by Moira Walley-Beckett

“Breaking Bad” – Felina by Vince  Gilligan
“Game of Thrones” – The Children by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss

“House of Cards” – Chapter 14 by Beau Willimon
“True Detective” – The  Secret Fate of All of Life by Nic Pizzolatto

Outstanding Direction for a Drama Series
“Boardwalk Empire” –  Farewell Daddy Blues, directed by Tim Van Patten
“Breaking Bad” –  Felina, directed by Vince Gilligan
“Downton  Abbey” –  Episode 1, directed by David Evans
“Game of Thrones” – The Watchers On the Wall, directed by Neil Marshall
“House of Cards” – Chapter 14, directed by Carl Franklin
“True  Detective” –  Who Goes There, directed by  Cary Joji Fukunaga 


Best Actor – Comedy
Louis CK – “Louie” 
Don Cheadle – “House of Lies”
Ricky Gervais – “Derek”
Matt LeBlanc – “Episodes”
William H. Macy – “Shameless”
Jim Parsons – “The Big Bang Theory”

Best Actress – Comedy
Lena Dunham – “Girls”
Edie Falco – “Nurse Jackie”
Julie Louis-Dreyfus – “Veep”
Melissa McCarthy – “Mike and Molly”
Amy Poehler – “Parks and Recreation”
Taylor Schilling – “Orange is the New Black”

Best Supporting Actor – Comedy
Andre Braugher – “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
Adam Driver – “Girls”
Jesse Tyler Ferguson – “Modern Family”
Ty Burrell – “Modern Family”
Fred Armisen – “Portlandia”
Tony Hale – “Veep”

Best Supporting Actress – Comedy
Mayim Bialik – “The Big Bang Theory”
Julie Bowen – “Modern Family”
Allison Janney – “Mom”
Kate Mulgrew – “Orange is the New Black”
Kate McKinnon – “Saturday Night Live”
Anna Chlumsky – “Veep”

Outstanding Writing For a Comedy Series
“Episodes” – Episode 305 by David  Crane and Jeffrey Klarik
“Louie” –  So  Did the  Fat  Lady by Louis  C.K.
“Orange Is the New Black” – I  Wasn’t  Ready  (Pilot) by Liz Friedman
“Silicon Valley” –  Optimal Tip-To-Tip  Efficiency by Alec Berg
“Veep” –  Special  Relationship by Simon Blackwell,  Tony  Roche and Armando Iannucci

Outstanding Directing For a Comedy Series
“Episodes” – Episode 309, directed by Iain B. MacDonald
“Glee” – 100, directed by Paris Barclay
“Louie” –  Elevator Part 6, directed by Louis  C.K.
“Modern  Family” – Vegas, directed by  Gail Mancuso
“Orange Is the New Black” –  Lesbian  Request  Denied, directed by Jodie Foster
“Silicon Valley” – Minimum Viable Product, directed by Mike Judge

TV Movie/Minseries

Best Actor – TV Movie/Miniseries
Benedict Cumberbatch – “Sherlock: His Last Vow”
Chiwetel Ejiofior – “Dancing on the Edge”
Idris Elba – “Luther”
Martin Freeman – “Fargo”
Mark Ruffalo – “The Normal Heart”
Billy Bob Thornton – “Fargo”

Best Actress – TV Movie/Miniseries
Minnie Driver – “Return to Zero”
Jessica Lange – “American Horror Story: Coven”
Sarah Paulson – “American Horror Story: Coven”
Cicely Tyson – “The Trip to Bountiful”
Kristen Wiig – “The Spoils of Babylon”
Helena Bonham Carter – “Burton and Taylor”

Best Supporting Actor – TV Movie/Miniseries
Colin Hanks – “Fargo”
Jim Parsons – “The Normal Heart”
Joe Mantello – “The Normal Heart”
Alfred Molina – “The Normal Heart”
Matt Bomer – “The Normal Heart”
Martin Freeman – “Sherlock: His Last Vow”

Best Supporting Actress – TV Movie/Miniseries
Frances Conroy – “American Horror Story: Coven”
Kathy Bates – “American Horror Story: Coven”
Angela Basset – “American Horror Story: Coven”
Allison Tolman – “Fargo”
Ellen Burstyn – “Flowers in the Attic”
Julia Roberts – “The Normal Heart”

Outstanding Writing For a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
“American  Horror  Story: Coven” – Bitchcraft by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk
“Fargo” – The Crocodile’s Dilemma by Noah Hawley
“Luther” by Neil Cross
“The Normal Heart” by Larry Kramer
“Sherlock: His  Last Vow” (Masterpiece) by Steven Moffat
“Treme” –  …To Miss New Orleans by David Simon and Eric Overmyer

Outstanding Directing For a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
“American  Horror  Story: Coven” – Bitchcraft directed by Alfonso  Gomez-Rejon
“Fargo” – The Crocodile’s Dilemma directed by Adam Bernstein
“Fargo” – Buridan’s Ass directed by  Colin Bucksey
“Muhammad  Ali’s Greatest Fight” directed by Stephen Frears
“The Normal  Heart’ directed by Ryan Murphy
“Sherlock:  His  Last Vow” (Masterpiece) directed by Nick Hurran

Variety Series

Outstanding Writing For a Variety Special
“The Beatles: The Night That Changed America”
“Billy Crystal: 700 Sundays”
The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards
“Sarah  Silverman:  We  Are Miracles”
67th Annual Tony Awards

Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series
“The Beatles: The Night That Changed America” directed by Gregg Gelfand
The Kennedy Center Honors directed by Louis J.  Horvitz
The Oscars  directed by  Hamish  Hamilton
“Six By Sondheim” directed by James Lapine
“The Sound  Of Music  Live!” directed by Beth McCarthy Miller; theatrical direction by Rob Ashford
67th  Annual Tony Awards directed by Glenn Weiss

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