2014 Emmy Award Winners: BREAKING BAD Wins Best Drama; MODERN FAMILY Wins Best Comedy

     August 25, 2014

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The 2014 Emmy Award winners were announced tonight.  The ceremony was effectively dedicated to Breaking Bad, winning Best Drama for its final season.  It was widely presumed Matthew McConaughey would continue his awards run with an Emmy win for True Detective, but Bryan Cranston triumphed once again with his fourth Best Actor award.  Anna Gunn and Aaron Paul won for their supporting roles and Breaking Bad also took home Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.

Modern Family won Best Comedy, joining Frasier as the only series to win the award five times.  Hit the jump for the full list of 2014 Emmy Award Winners.

The winners are bolded in green.  The nominees are listed below the winner in each category.


Outstanding Drama Series
breaking-bad-ozymandias-set-imageBreaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Mad Men
True Detective

Outstanding Lead Actor in a 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

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Lizzy Caplan, Masters of Sex
Claire Danes, Homeland
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a 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

breaking-bad-granite-state-anna-gunnOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Breaking Bad,” Ozymandias,” Moira Walley-Beckett
Breaking Bad, “Felina,” Vince Gilligan
Game Of Thrones, “The Children,” David Benioff and D.B. Weiss
House Of Cards,“Chapter 14,” Beau Willimon
True Detective,“The Secret Fate Of All Of Life,” Nic Pizzolatto

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


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

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly
Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation
Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Louis C.K., Louie
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Ricky Gervais, Derek
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
William H. Macy, Shameless

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

allison-janney-momOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Allison Janney, Mom
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Kate Mulgrew, Orange Is the New Black
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Anna Chlumsky, Veep

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

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Adam Driver, Girls
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Fred Armisen, Portlandia
Tony Hale, Veep


Outstanding TV Movie
the-normal-heart-mark-ruffaloThe Normal Heart
Killing Kennedy
Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight
Sherlock: His Last Vow
The Trip to Bountiful

Outstanding Miniseries
American Horror Story: Coven
Bonnie & Clyde

The White Queen

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor
Minnie Driver, Return to Zero
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Coven
Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful
Kristen Wiig, The Spoils of Babylon

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge
Idris Elba, Luther
Martin Freeman, Fargo
Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart
Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo

Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
Colin Bucksey, Fargo, “Buridan’s Ass”
fargo-billy-bob-thornton-buridans-assAlfonso Gomez-Rejon, American Horror Story: Coven,“Bitchcraft”
Adam Bernstein, Fargo, “The Crocodile’s Dilemma”
Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight, Stephen Frears
Ryan Murphy, The Normal Heart
Nick Hurran, Sherlock: His Last Vow

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

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Coven
Frances Conroy, American Horror Story: Coven
Angela Bassett, 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
Steven Moffat, Sherlock: His Last Vow
Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, American Horror Story: Coven,“Bitchcraft”
Noah Hawley, Fargo, “The Crocodile’s Dilemma”
Neil Cross, Luther
Larry Kramer, The Normal Heart
David Simon and Eric Overmyer, Treme …To Miss New Orleans


stephen-colbert-imageOutstanding 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 Directing for a Variety Special
67th Annual Tony Awards, Glenn Weiss
The Beatles: The Night That Changed America, Gregg Gelfand
The Kennedy Center Honors, Louis J. Horvitz
The Oscars, Hamish Hamilton
Six By Sondheim, James Lapine
The Sound Of Music Live!, Beth McCarthy Miller; Rob Ashford

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special
Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles, Sarah Silverman
The Beatles: The Night That Changed America, Ken Ehrlich and David Wild
Billy Crystal: 700 Sundays, Billy Crystal
The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards, Barry Adelman; special material by Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Jon Macks, Dave Boone, Alex Baze, Robert Carlock, Sam Means, Seth Meyers, Mike Shoemaker
67th Annual Tony Awards, Dave Boone; special material by Paul Greenberg

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

2014 Emmy Award Winners

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