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Emmys 2014: Sherlock, Breaking Bad, Horror Story: Coven, True Detective and Many Repeat Winners Grab Gold

Emmy Winners 2014

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards were handed out on Monday night in Los Angeles, and Sherlock: His Last Vow came away the big winner, grabbing gold a total of seven times (including four at last week’s Creative Arts ceremony).

Breaking Bad‘s final run followed with six total wins — including best drama and trophies for Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn and Aaron Paul — while True Detective and Saturday Night Live collected five wins each. American Horror Story: Coven, Cosmos and Game of Thrones all grabbed gold four times.

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HBO was the most acclaimed outlet (with 19 total wins), followed by CBS and PBS (11 each), NBC (10) and ABC and FX (eight each).

TVLine has denoted Monday’s winners below. Your obligation, as Internet commenters, is to loudly register your excitement or indignation!

OUTSTANDING DRAMA
Breaking Bad — WINNER (5-time nominee, won in 2013)
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Mad Men
True Detective

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Lizzy Caplan, Masters of Sex
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife WINNER (10-time nominee, 2 previous wins)
Claire Danes, Homeland
Robin Wright, House of Cards

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Bryan Cranston, Breaking BadWINNER (9-time nominee, 4 previous wins)
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Woody Harrelson, True Detective
Matthew McConaughey, True Detective
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad – WINNER (3-time nominee, won in 2013)
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad – WINNER (5-time nominee, 2 previous wins)
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA
Breaking Bad, “Ozymandias” — WINNER
Breaking Bad, “Felina”
Game of Thrones, “The Children”
House of Cards, “Chapter 14″
True Detective, “The Secret Fate of All Life.”

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
True Detective – WINNER

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OUTSTANDING COMEDY
The Big Bang Theory
Louie
Modern Family —
WINNER (5-time nominee, 4 previous wins)
Orange Is the New Black
Silicon Valley
Veep

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep – WINNER (15-time nominee, 4 previous wins)
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Taylor Schilling, Orange Is the New Black

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A 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 – WINNER (7-time nominee, 3 previous wins)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Allison Janney, Mom – WINNER (8-time nominee, 5 previous wins)
Kate Mulgrew, Orange Is the New Black
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Anna Chlumsky, Veep

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Adam Driver, Girls
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family – WINNER (5-time nominee, also won in 2011)
Fred Armisen, Portlandia
Tony Hale, Veep

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY
Episodes, “Episode 305″
Louie, “So Did the Fat Lady” – WINNER (previously won in 2012)
Orange Is the New Black, “I Wasn’t Ready (Pilot)”
Silicon Valley, “Optimal Tip-to-Tip Efficiency”
Veep, “Special Relationship”

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY
Glee
Louie
Episodes

Modern Family -- WINNER
Orange Is the New Black
Silicon Valley

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OUTSTANDING TV MINISERIES
American Horror Story: Coven
Bonnie & Clyde
Fargo
– WINNER
Luther
Treme
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 ACTRESS IN A TV MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven – WINNER (6-time nominee, 2 previous wins)
Minnie Driver, Return to Zero
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Coven
Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful
Kristen Wiig, The Spoils of Babylon

LEAD ACTOR IN A TV MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: His Last Vow – WINNER (3-time nominee)
Idris Elba, Luther
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing On the Edge
Martin Freeman, Fargo
Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo
Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A TV MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Frances Conroy, American Horror Story: Coven
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Coven – WINNER (11-time nominee, won in 2012)
Angela Bassett, American Horror Story: Coven
Allison Tolman, Fargo
Ellen Burstyn, Flowers in the Attic
Julia Roberts, The Normal Heart

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A TV MINISERIES OR MOVIE
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 – WINNER (3-time nominee, including this year for Fargo)

OUTSTANDING WRITING IN A TV MINISERIES OR MOVIE
American Horror Story: Coven
Treme
The Normal Heart
Sherlock: His Last Vow – WINNER
Fargo
Luther

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING IN A TV MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Fargo WINNER
American Horror Story: Coven
Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight
Sherlock: His Last Vow
The Normal Heart

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OUTSTANDING REALITY SHOW COMPETITION
The Amazing Race – WINNER (11-time nominee, 9 previous wins)
Dancing With the Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef
The Voice

OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES
The Colbert Report – WINNER (10-time nominee, 2 previous wins)
Real Time With Bill Maher
The Daily Show
Saturday Night Live
Jimmy Kimmel Live
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING IN A VARIETY SPECIAL
The Beatles: The Night That Changed America
The Kennedy Center Honors
The Oscars
67th Annual Tony Awards — WINNER
Six By Sondheim
The Sound of Music Live!

OUTSTANDING WRITING IN A VARIETY SPECIAL
67th Annual Tony Awards
71st Annual Golden Globe Awards
The Beatles: The Night That Changed America
Billy Crystal: 700 Sundays
Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles – WINNER

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167 Comments
  1. origo says:

    ty burrell? no offense i think he’s a great actor but andre braugher deserved it so much this season

  2. Tran says:

    Hope Modern Family’s streak for Outstanding Comedy Series will end (fingers crossed).

  3. Tom says:

    seriously, why do other shows even bother trying?

  4. Jenny says:

    Julia Emmy-Dreyfus wins again.

  5. analog says:

    A lot of repeat winners…yet again. Might as well give Best Comedy to Modern Family then. Ugh.

  6. Tran says:

    Amazing Race didn’t deserve to win.

  7. KC says:

    Modern Family is so over-rated!

    • Jenny says:

      Agreed!

      • Kevin says:

        I don’t think it’s overrated, sure it’s not as good as it used to be but what other comedies or drama in fact have remained consistently great over the years (dont’ talk cable because they do less episodes every year)? Plus with this win, it now ties the all time high record for comedy series win in a row which i think is a title that modern family deserves. It probably won’t win next year but i think it at least deserves to win this year.

        • Whatevah says:

          I sooo agree with you. People get used to the writing on shows so they kind of know when the joke is going to come. This show is still funny to me and TOUCHING. I love this show and I’m glad it keeps winning awards.

  8. Tran says:

    Really hope Colbert Report will make a repeat for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series before Stephen Colbert takes over as host of The Late Show in 2015.

    • Angela says:

      Agreed. Fingers crossed for him.
      (And I know that Jon Stewart’s won a bunch of times already, but if he wins, I won’t complain about that, either.)

      • Angela says:

        And YAAAAAY, he won! Funny moment with Jimmy, and loved Stephen’s comments at the end, and his shoutout to his wife. Awwwwww :).

  9. Tony says:

    At the time of Kathy Bates’ acceptance speech, the only first-time winner so far is Steven Moffat! Appalling, Emmys! Recognise some new talent, as well as old talent yet to be recognised (see: Amy Poehler)

  10. I will never understand the Modern Family love…

  11. Winter says:

    Yay! Martin Freeman!!

  12. Kate says:

    I don’t understand letting the AHS in the mini series category when it has seasons like a regular show.

    • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

      Different premise/characters, no continuing storyline. Completely legit.

      • Kate says:

        It’s just confusing when Kathy was accepting and said this next season will be great too. Why do they separate mini series and movie overall but throw the acting categories together?

        • Kevin says:

          Because you can judge acting no matter what format it’s in, but it’s really hard to compare say a 2hr tv movie with a multiepisode miniseries.

      • JBC says:

        Matt, how are shows/actors nominated? Also, who does the voting? Do they actually watch all the entries? Thanks for any insight.

        • Stan Oppen says:

          The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS) has an Awards Committee in charge of the Emmy Awards each year. Members of the ATAS pay a fee to become a member in their own craft e.g., directors, writers, actors, etc. To be eligible, shows had to be aired on broadcast or cable television during prime time (6 p.m. to 2 a.m.) between June1 and May 31. Also, they had to be seen in markets representing at least 51 percent of the television viewers in the United States. People who worked on eligible shows can nominate themselves for awards. The entrants have to pay a fee, the amount of which is based on whether the nomination is commercial, individual or for a program.After the deadline for entries, ballots with all of the qualified entries are mailed to academy members. Each peer group member votes in his own category — performers for performers, directors for directors — and everyone votes in the program categories, such as best comedy series and best miniseries.The top 5 vote-getters in each category are then announced as the nominees. Then the academy asks for volunteers among the members to judge the nominees and choose the best in each category. The volunteer judges are grouped by peers, too, and the number of voters in each category varies. But again, everyone votes in the outstanding program categories. These panels of volunteer judges from the academy members then are sent tapes of the nominated categories to which they have volunteered to vote on, they are suppose to watch each submission from all 5 nominees (some say they don’t) and they then cast their ballots, which are mailed directly to Ernst and Young, and on Emmy night, the winners are announced (information taken from the the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences).

          • JBC says:

            Thank you for explaining that. I think these volunteer judges must not watch everything. At least it seems that way, as so many of the old familiar winners keep winning. Too bad because new and fresh talent gets overlooked.

    • analog says:

      It’s True Detective who’s doing a category fraud here.

    • peach tree says:

      I agree!

    • Alex30 says:

      I Like Martin Freeman, but Matt Bomer was robbed.!!! At least the Critics Choice recognized his heart breaking performance in The Normal Heart. Straight Actors who play Gay get rewarded for their bravery in playing Gay in a Drama, especially if the character has AIDS, but a Gay man playing Gay and giving the Best performance doesn’t. Typical of Hollywood Homophobia and lack of LGBT characters on TV, especially Dramas. All those Law and Order shows, but not one regular Gay character unless they are victims, or you find out when they leave. Absolutely no comparison between the glowing reviews Matt got, and just a typical episode of Sherlock.. Maybe Matt should play a stereotypical Gay character since the Academy seems to love their Gays swishy as in Modern Family.

      • Completely agree that Matt Bomer not winning in this category was a travesty. And I do have to wonder… if he’d been a straight man and given that performance in that role, would he have won? I can’t help but strongly suspect the answer is yes. Freeman’s good, but Matt’s performance was the clear stand out.

        • gb5 says:

          All the actors from Normal Heart probably split the votes from people who liked it

        • Stan Oppen says:

          The disdain we all feel that Matt Bomer was robbed of the award should be directed at the panel of academy voters that “volunteered” to sit on the panel that voted on the winner from the five nominees that were selected by any fee paying member in the acting craft of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The size of these volunteer panels varies from year to year and category to category. Very odd to me. I think all of the nominees from the Normal Heart were robbed, considered that Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, and Julia Roberts were favored to win in their respective categories. Very odd, and suspiciously homophobic or very Hollywood anti-Ryan Murphy projects.

  13. abz says:

    So disappointed for Matt Bomer. He really deserved to win that award. :(

  14. Bwhit says:

    I just witnessed a robbery live on air! How could Matt Bomer not win?!?! This Emmys is getting ridiculous.

  15. jouiie says:

    Sherlock is pretty much killing it. And by that, I mean, they killed everything-Ryan-Murphy-made. Almost feels bad gloating.

  16. JB says:

    Matt BOmer was absolutely ROBBED. Travesty!!!

    • rainey13 says:

      Yup, don’t understand that one at all. Bomer was brilliant, putting far more into his character than just the stunning weight loss. I changed channels after that.

    • arial2 says:

      I think he would have won had he been the only nominee from his movie, but FOUR of the stars were nominated in the same category! I guess voters may have loved the movie, but split their votes among the four, guaranteeing none of them won.

      • Whatevah says:

        Any one of them could have won and I would have been thrilled. It does seem they probably cancelled each other out. Doesn’t seem really fair.

    • Alex30 says:

      Totally agree, Matt broke your heart, I hope he gives an Oscar winning performance playing Montgomery Cliff to make up for this injustice.

  17. Eliza says:

    I’m very happy that Sherlock, Benedict & Martin won!

  18. analog says:

    Yes Matt Bomer lost!

  19. Sara says:

    Wow, wow, wow. those were some shockers in the Mini-series/Movie categories!!! Wow. I am so excited with the Sherlock wins, but I am shocked that Matt Bomer lost. Wow.

  20. Kat says:

    Yay Sherlock!! So excited!!

  21. Et al says:

    My condolences to anyone watching this sad, irrelevant, award show.

    • Matt says:

      Similar condolences to anyone taking the time to post in the comments section of the column reporting the winners from this sad, irrelevant, award show.

  22. Coal says:

    If you have Janney on your show and she doesn’t win an Emmy you are doing something wrong. She could probably beat Parsons and Modern family in their own categories.

  23. Kati says:

    Yay Sherlock!!! So excited!!

  24. Whatevah says:

    I hope Modern Family wins again. I love that show :)

  25. Aaron says:

    I would have agreed with Sherlock any other year, but this shocked me, especially going up against The Normal Heart.

  26. Tran says:

    Better luck next year Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show. Congrats to Stephen Colbert and we can’t wait to see him take over as the new host of The Late Show in 2015.

  27. Cara says:

    That award belonged to Peter Dinklage!

  28. abz says:

    Love Aaron Paul, but Josh Charles should’ve won it!!

  29. JJ says:

    Aaron Paul <3

    I love Josh Charles but Aaron Paul has a special place in my heart.

  30. Tran says:

    Jesse Pinkman 4ever. Congrats 2 Aaron Paul.

  31. Cindy says:

    I think it’s ridiculous to pit actors who have one two hour time period to create a character against those with a entire series to build on. I’m sure the Sherlock fellows are fine actors, but both Mark Ruffalo and Matt Bomer deserved to win. They separate the main prize, why not the acting categories as well?

    • JBC says:

      Agree, Agree, Agree. Mark and Matt really deserved to win!

    • Sara says:

      They still would have been competing if they were separated the acting categories into separate TV Movie and Miniseries categories. Sherlock was submitted as a TV movie. The show runners say that each “season” is technically 3 feature length movies, which is not untrue. Which is why Sherlock lost to The Normal Heart for Best TV Movie.

    • sarah j says:

      I agree, Matt and Mark should have one, I was upset that they didn’t!

  32. #outrageousindignationvoice

    Peter Dinklage was robbed. Love you, Aaron Paul, but that’s the truth. Jesse Pinkman was great, but Tyrion Lannister was much, much better.

    That is all.

  33. Tran says:

    No three-peat for Claire Danes (BUMMER) but Julianna Margulies deserves it.

  34. meresger says:

    Anyone else wondering what is with the damned wind chimes invading every theme song? Annoying for human viewers, even more annoying for canine viewers!

    (Julianna just won!)

  35. analog says:

    Congrats Juliana Margulies!

  36. Jillian says:

    This year’s awards just prove that voters don’t watch the shows they are voting on. Ty Burrell over Tony Hale? Modern Family directing? Allison Janney over Kate Mulgrew?

  37. “Your obligation, as Internet commenters, is to loudly register your excitement or indignation!” dang it, all I got is indifference.

  38. Tran says:

    Matthew McConaughey was robbed. But it’s ALL RIGHT ALL RIGHT ALL RIGHT

    • JJ says:

      Have you watched Breaking Bad? Do you know the definition of “robbed”?

      Clearly the answer to both of those questions is No. Bryan Cranston is fantastic, and was just as deserving.

      Matthew McCanaughey did a great job as well, but to say that he was robbed is a disservice to Bryan Cranston.

  39. abz says:

    YES!! Julianna Margulies. Extremely well-deserved.

  40. analog says:

    UGH. MODERN FAMILY AGAIN!?

  41. Tran says:

    BREAKING NEWS: Modern Family now ties Frasier for winning Outstanding Comedy Series five years in a row. Really hope next year, the streak will end for MF.

  42. jouiie says:

    realistically, this was all pretty expected… except Sherlock and Fargo winning so much over AHS/TNH

  43. Babybop says:

    I can think of 15 other shows that deserve the Emmy more than Modern Family.

  44. I just don’t get the Modern Family love….

  45. Fran says:

    I knew they probably wouldnt win anything else going against Breaking Bad, but I’m at least happy True Detective won for directing. That six minute scene in “Who Goes There” was absolutely riveting.

  46. Tran says:

    Very happy for Breaking Bad winning and ending on a high note.

  47. Stunned says:

    Can we just take a moment to realize that “Breaking Bad” just made history: winning two years in a row for the same season of television?

  48. Tony says:

    I’m sorry, but how Allison Tolman didn’t win is beyond me.

    • TinLV says:

      Because the Emmy voters don’t care about new blood in the industry, they only care about rewarding, over and over again, those who have won Emmys before. What a boring waste of time. I don’t plan to watch next year. I watched this year because there was so much amazing new talent on TV this year, I thought surely there would be some surprising winners.. but no.. they never stood a chance. No one is going to care next year because other than Breaking Bad, the same shows and the same people will be in the running again.

  49. Et al says:

    Tvline, I think you accidentally posted the winners list from 3 years ago.