Emmy Awards 2014: the winners


The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards took place last night (25th August) at the Nokia Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles, California.

Breaking Bad and Sherlock gained the most recognition, with the former winning all four of the awards it was nominated for including the Outstanding Drama Series award against the likes of Games of Thrones and True Detective.

For the latter, Benedict Cumberbatch won his first Emmy Award for his outstanding performance as detective Sherlock Holmes. His co-star Martin Freeman also picked up an award for Supporting Actor in a TV Miniseries or Movie.

Elsewhere, Modern Family won its fifth consecutive Outstanding Comedy Series award where it was up against some of this year’s most popular comedies including Orange Is the New Black as well as Jessica Lange winning her third Emmy for her role in American Horror Story: Coven.

The ceremony also paid tribute to industry members who died in the past year including James Garner, Ruby Dee, Sid Caesar, Carmen Zapata, Elaine Stritch and Robin Williams. 

Below is the full list of nominees and winners.

Outstanding Comedy Series
Modern Family –WINNER
Orange Is the New Black
Silicon Valley
The Big Bang Theory

Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
Lena Dunham – Girls
Melissa McCarthy – Mike & Molly
Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie
Taylor Schilling – Orange Is the New Black
Amy Poehler – Parks and Recreation
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep –WINNER

Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
Louis CK – Louie
Don Cheadle – House of Lies
Ricky Gervais – Derek
Matt LeBlanc – Episodes
William H Macy – Shameless
Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory –WINNER

Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
Julie Bowen – Modern Family
Allison Janney – Mom –WINNER
Kate Mulgrew – Orange Is the New Black
Kate McKinnon – Saturday Night Live
Mayim Bialik – The Big Bang Theory
Anna Chlumsky – Veep

Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Andre Braugher – Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Adam Driver – Girls
Ty Burrell – Modern Family –WINNER
Jesse Tyler Ferguson – Modern Family
Fred Armisen – Portlandia
Tony Hale – Veep

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

Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Lizzy Caplan – Masters of Sex
Claire Danes – Homeland
Michelle Dockery – Downton Abbey
Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife –WINNER
Kerry Washington – Scandal
Robin Wright – House of Cards

Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad –WINNER
Jeff Daniels – The Newsroom
Jon Hamm – Mad Men
Woody Harrelson – True Detective
Matthew McConaughey – True Detective
Kevin Spacey – House of Cards

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

Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Anna Gunn – Breaking Bad –WINNER
Maggie Smith – Downton Abbey
Joanne Froggatt – Downton Abbey
Lena Headey – Game of Thrones
Christina Hendricks – Mad Men
Christine Baranski – The Good Wife

Outstanding TV Miniseries
American Horror Story: Coven
Bonnie & Clyde
The White Queen

Outstanding TV Movie
Killing Kennedy
Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight
The Normal Heart –WINNER
Sherlock: His Last Vow
The Trip to Bountiful

Lead Actor in a TV Miniseries or Movie
Chiwetel Ejiofor – Dancing On The Edge
Martin Freeman – Fargo
Billy Bob Thornton – Fargo
Idris Elba – Luther
Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock –WINNER
Mark Ruffalo – The Normal Heart

Lead Actress in a TV Miniseries or Movie
Jessica Lange – American Horror Story –WINNER
Sarah Paulson – American Horror Story
Helena Bonham Carter – Burton And Taylor
Minnie Driver – Return to Zero
Kristen Wiig – The Spoils of Babylon
Cicely Tyson – The Trip to Bountiful

Supporting Actor in a TV Miniseries or Movie
Colin Hanks – Fargo
Martin Freeman – Sherlock –WINNER
Jim Parsons – The Normal Heart
Joe Mantello – The Normal Heart
Alfred Molina – The Normal Heart
Matt Bomer – The Normal Heart

Supporting Actress in a TV Miniseries or Movie
Frances Conroy – American Horror Story
Kathy Bates – American Horror Story –WINNER
Angela Bassett – American Horror Story
Allison Tolman – Fargo
Ellen Burstyn – Flowers In The Attic
Julia Roberts – The Normal Heart


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