Breaking Bad, Modern Family Top Emmy Awards
Breaking Bad, Modern Family and Behind the Candelabra topped Sunday's 65th Primetime Emmy Awards.
After four losses, Breaking Bad finally won its first trophy for drama series, while Anna Gunn took home drama supporting actress honors.
Modern Family became the first show to four-peat in comedy series since Frasier won five in a row in the '90s and is now the fourth show to win four comedy series Emmys following The Dick Van Dyke Show, All in the Family and Cheers. The ABC comedy also won comedy directing for Gail Mancuso.
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Behind the Candelabra led all winners with three statuettes: TV movie/miniseries, Michael Douglas for lead actor and Steven Soderbergh for directing.
In the series drama lead acting races, Claire Danes (Homeland) repeated as lead actress and won her third Emmy overall, while Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom) defeated three-time champ Bryan Cranston and reigning champ Damian Lewis in lead actor.
Veep also took two awards: comedy supporting actor for Tony Hale and comedy lead actress for Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who won her fourth Emmy. Louis-Dreyfus is the first to defend since Patricia Heaton 11 years ago.
Jim Parsons became the fifth person to win comedy lead actor for the third time for his turn on The Big Bang Theory after Don Adams, John Lithgow, Tony Shalhoub and Dick Van Dyke.
In two big upsets, 10-time variety series defending champ The Daily Show was finally dethroned by The Colbert Report, which also won variety writing, and The Voice topped nine-time winner The Amazing Race to win reality-competition program, handing Race its second loss in 11 nominations.
Merritt Wever took home the first prize of the evening for comedy supporting actress for her turn in Nurse Jackie and gave what is arguably one of the shortest (and best) speeches ever: "Thanks so much. I gotta go. Bye."
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Other winners include Tina Fey, who won her eighth Emmy for co-writing the 30 Rock series finale with Tracey Wigfield, Bobby Cannavale (Boardwalk Empire) for drama supporting actor, Laura Linney (The Big C: Hereafter) for TV movie/miniseries actress and David Fincher (House of Cards) for drama directing.See the full list of winners below.
See the full list of winners below.
Drama Series: Breaking Bad
Comedy Series: Modern Family
Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Claire Danes, Homeland
Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk Empire
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Directing for a Drama Series: David Fincher, House of Cards ("Chapter 1")
Writing for a Drama Series: Henry Bromell, Homeland ("Q&A")
Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Tony Hale, Veep
Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie
Directing for a Comedy Series: Gail Mancuso, Modern Family ("Arrested")
Writing for a Comedy Series: Tina Fey and Tracey Wigfield, 30 Rock ("Last Lunch")
TV Movie/Miniseries: Behind the Candelabra
Actor in a TV Movie/Miniseries: Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
Actress in a TV Movie/Miniseries: Laura Linney, The Big C: Hereafter
Supporting Actor in a TV Movie/Miniseries: James Cromwell, American Horror Story: Asylum
Supporting Actress in a TV Movie/Miniseries: Ellen Burstyn, Political Animals
Directing for a TV Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special: Steven Soderbergh, Behind the Candelabra
Writing for a TV Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special: Abi Morgan, The Hour
Reality-Competition Program: The Voice
Variety, Music or Comedy Series: The Colbert Report
Directing for a Variety Series: Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live ("Host: Justin Timberlake")
Writing for a Variety Series: The Colbert Report
Choreography: Derek Hough, Dancing with the Stars