2013 Emmy Winners Announced; BREAKING BAD Wins Best Drama, MODERN FAMILY Gets Best Comedy

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I usually don’t get too worked up over the Emmys, and most of the winners are photocopied from the previous years.  It’s tough to get invested, but I’m still happy when shows I like when things, and I was ecstatic that Breaking Bad finally took home Best Drama Series.  That’s what happens when you’re in the empire business.  Breaking Bad also got another major win with Anna Gunn taking home a statue for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama.  Over on the comedy side, Modern Family won yet again, and while it’s a very funny show, I think Louie is more deserving, but I guess Emmy voters don’t know what to do with something so original.  Finally, Behind the Candelabra did well in the Movie/TV Miniseries categories by picking up Best Movie/TV Miniseries, Best Director for Steven Soderbergh, and Best Actor for Michael Douglas.

Hit the jump for all the winners.

breaking-bad-season-5-part-2-posterVia Variety.

Best Drama Series
WINNER “Breaking Bad” – AMC
“Downton Abbey” – PBS
“Game of Thrones” – HBO
“Homeland” – Showtime
“House of Cards” – Netflixf
“Mad Men” – AMC

Best Comedy Series
“The Big Bang Theory” – CBS
“Girls” – HBO
“30 Rock” – NBC
“Louie” – FX
WINNER “Modern Family” – ABC
“Veep” – HBO

Lead Actor – Drama Series
Hugh Bonneville, “Downton Abbey”
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
WINNER Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”
Damian Lewis, “Homeland”

Lead Actress – Drama Series
Connie Britton, “Nashville”
WINNER Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey”
Vera Farmiga, “Bates Motel”
Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Men”
Kerry Washington, “Scandal”
Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

Lead Actor – Miniseries or Movie
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Parade’s End”
WINNER Michael Douglas, “Behind The Candelabra”
Matt Damon, “Behind The Candelabra”
Toby Jones, “The Girl”
Al Pacino, “Phil Spector”

Lead Actress – Miniseries or Movie
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Asylum”
WINNER Laura Linney, “The Big C: Hereafter”
Helen Mirren, “Phil Spector”
Elisabeth Moss, “Top of the Lake”
Sigourney Weaver, “Political Animals”

Lead Actor – Comedy Series
Jason Bateman, “Arrested Development”
WINNER Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”
Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes”
Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”
Louie C.K., “Louie”
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”

veep-season-2-posterLead Actress – Comedy Series
Laura Dern, “Enlightened”
Lena Dunham, “Girls”
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”
Tina Fey, “30 Rock”
WINNER Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”

Reality-Competition Program
“The Amazing Race” – CBS
“Project Runway” – Lifetime
“So You Think You Can Dance” – Fox
“Top Chef” – Bravo
WINNER “The Voice” – NBC

Variety Series
WINNER “The Colbert Report” – Comedy Central
“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” – Comedy Central
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – ABC
“Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” – ABC
“Real Time With Bill Maher” – HBO
“Saturday Night Live” – NBC

Miniseries or Movie
“American Horror Story: Asylum” • FX Networks
WINNER “Behind the Candelabra” • HBO
“The Bible” • History
“Phil Spector ” • HBO
“Political Animals” • USA
“Top Of The Lake” • Sundance Channel

Supporting Actor – Drama Series
WINNER Bobby Cannavale, “Boardwalk Empire “
Jonathan Banks, “Breaking Bad”
Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad”
Jim Carter, “Downton Abbey”
Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”
Mandy Patinkin, “Homeland”

Supporting Actress – Drama Series
WINNER Anna Gunn, “Breaking Bad”
Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”
Emilia Clarke, “Game of Thrones”
Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife”
Morena Baccarin, “Homeland”
Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men”

homeland-season-2-posterWriting – Drama Series
George Mastras, “Breaking Bad” • Dead Freight
Thomas Schnauz, “Breaking Bad” • Say My Name
Julian Fellowes, “Downton Abbey” • Episode 4
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, “Game of Thrones” • The Rains of Castamere
WINNER Henry Bromell, “Homeland” • Q&A •

Directing – Drama Series
Tim Van Patten, “Boardwalk Empire” • Margate Sands
Michelle MacLaren, “Breaking Bad” • Gliding Over All
Jeremy Webb, “Downton Abbey” • Episode 4
Lesli Linka Glatter, “Homeland” • Q&A
WINNER David Fincher, “House Of Cards” • Chapter 1

Supporting Actor – Comedy Series
Adam Driver, “Girls”
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Modern Family”
Ed O’Neill, “Modern Family” as Jay Pritchett
Ty Burrell, ”Modern Family” as Phil Dunphy
Bill Hader, “Saturday Night Live”
WINNER Tony Hale, “Veep”

Supporting Actress – Comedy Series
Mayim Bialik, “The Big Bang Theory” as Amy Farrah Fowler
Jane Lynch, “Glee” as Sue Sylvester
Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family” as Gloria Pritchett
Julie Bowen, “Modern Family” as Claire Dunphy
WINNER Merritt Wever, “Nurse Jackie” as Zoey Barkow
Jane Krakowski, “30 Rock” as Jenna Maroney
Anna Chlumsky, “Veep” as Amy Brookheimer

Writing – Comedy Series
David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik, “Episodes” • Episode 209
Louis C.K. and Pamela Adlon, “Louie” • Daddy’s Girlfriend (Part 1)
Greg Daniels, “The Office” • Finale
Jack Burditt and Robert Carlock, “30 Rock” • Hogcock!
WINNER Tina Fey and Tracey Wigfield, “30 Rock” • Last Lunch

Directing – Comedy Series
Lena Dunham, “Girls” • On All Fours
Paris Barclay, “Glee • Diva
Louis C.K., “Louie” • New Year’s Eve
WINNER Gail Mancuso, “Modern Family” • Arrested •
Beth McCarthy-Miller, “30 Rock” • Hogcock! / Last Lunch

american-horror-story-asylum-coat-hangeSupporting Actor – Miniseries or a Movie
WINNER James Cromwell, “American Horror Story: Asylum”
Zachary Quinto, “American Horror Story: Asylum”
Scott Bakula, “Behind The Candelabra”
John Benjamin Hickey, “The Big C: Hereafter”
Peter Mullan, “Top Of The Lake”

Supporting Actress – Miniseries or a Movie
Sarah Paulson, “American Horror Story: Asylum”
Imelda Staunton, “The Girl”
WINNER Ellen Burstyn, “Political Animals”
Charlotte Rampling, “Restless”
Alfre Woodard, “Steel Magnolias”

Writing – Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
Richard LaGravenese, “Behind rhe Candelabra”
WINNER Abi Morgan, “The Hour”
Tom Stoppard, “Parade’s End”
David Mamet, “Phil Spector”
Jane Campion and Gerard Lee, “Top of the Lake”

Directing – Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
WINNER Steven Soderbergh, “Behind the Candelabra”
Julian Jarrold, “The Girl”
David Mamet, “Phil Spector”
Allison Anders, “Ring of Fire”
Jane Campion and Garth Davis, “Top of the Lake” • Part 5

Directing – Variety Series
James Hoskinson, “The Colbert Report” • Episode 8131
Chuck O’Neil, “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” • Episode 17153
Andy Fisher, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” • Episode 13-1810
Jerry Foley, “Late Show With David Letterman” • Episode 3749
Jonathan Krisel, “Portlandia” • Alexandra
WINNER Don Roy King, “Saturday Night Live” • Host: Justin Timberlake


WINNER “Dancing With the Stars” • Routines: Heart Cry / Stars
“Dancing With the Stars” • Routines: Hey Pachuco / Para Los Rumberos / Walking on Air
“Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel (Live From Lincoln Center)”
“So You Think You Can Dance” • Routines: Possibly Maybe / Turning Page / Sailr
“So You Think You Can Dance” • Routines: The Power of Love / Wild Horses
“So You Think You Can Dance” • Routines: Call of the Wild (Circle Of Life) / Love Cats / Beautiful People
“So You Think You Can Dance” • Routines: Where the Light Gets In / Without You / Unchained Melody

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  • Nick

    Guess I need to check out the newsroom. I find it hard to believe that Jeff Daniels is putting out a better or more convincing performance than bryan Cranston. Oh well.. Guess they’re saving it for next year

    • Lex Walker

      He’s not. He was great, but the Emmys voters have their heads up their asses.

      • Nerdgasm

        Totally disagree. Bryan Cranston has been playing the same emotional level of the character for too long. It’s getting stale. His performance this summer is better than last do he will take next year but Danials is way better IMHO. But even this “season” of BB isn’t as impressive as ppl have made it out to be. I’ve predicted 99% of it so far. So. As far last summer goes…. Jeff was miles better in his role. “Heads up their asses” is a bit harsh cause at least Jeff was good and I bet deserving in your eyes.

      • Lex Walker

        “Heads up their asses” was more of an overarching statement towards the majority of Emmy decisions that seem to stem from only watching 2 shows and then handing out the rest of the awards randomly. As for Cranston v. Daniels, I won’t argue that Cranston has been coasting on the “frantic man getting in way over his head into the land ne’er do wells”, but I think where Cranston has plateaued is more than was ever demanded of Daniels in the entirety of the first season of Newsroom (and even this season). I enjoy Daniels’s performance immensely, but more in that I think his comic timing in Newsroom is excellent, not because his dramatic chops are showing through in this particular character.

      • Nick

        I think you’re falling for the classic “new is better” thing people tend to fall for. Cranston may up be p,aging the same character, but he elevates him every year. Now, where he is as of today and all year, he is in a new place… Showing his full deck of cards. He is a powerhouse of conflicting emotions. He gives the audience a feeling of empathy for an unforgivable person. I call total bullshit on you predicting 99% of this season. Guessing that Jesse was caught. Guessing hank dies and guessing that the nazis are the final battle are pretty obvious, but the 5 Ws of each of these have been the mystery. They showed a flash forward. You can get credit for guessing something they revealed lol.

      • Nerdgasm

        You get credit for calling people shallow without knowing them and being a complete dick congrats on that. Has nothing to do with newsroom being new it has everything to do with the fact that season seven to eight part one Walter White hasn’t changed. He had flattened out. Sure this eight part two he has transcended a bit but it’s not about this summer it’s about last and why give him an award for doing the same thing two years in a row. Now there’s no doubt he will grab it next year. Just because ppl don’t agree with ypu doesn’t give you a right to be a giant assclown. Just shows your maturity level and it’s truly a sad sight. Ppl really need to stop being snarky about the Emmys. There are rules around the votes and honestly if they just watched two shows you know they’d be BB and Newsroom anyways. News room and house of cards has some of the best dialogue around. Throw BB in with those two and you have the best characters to date and acting. Plot writing is pretty top notch though nothing has been surprising on BB it’s still entertaining.

      • Norrtron

        Are you watching the same Breaking Bad as everyone else on the planet? He’s not being rude at all, but you are. Nick was very civil and explained his opinions then you went on the attack with name calling.

      • Nerdgasm

        Ohhhhhh I’m sorrrrrry… Maybe next time I’ll just hide “You’re an idiot that has no idea what he’s talking about cause you’re like everyone else” a little better like this sentence “I think you’re falling for the classic “new is better” thing people tend to fall for.” or this “They showed a flash forward. You can get credit for guessing something they revealed lol.” How is that not attacking me? ohhhh that’s right cause you think someone’s opinion is wrong and are using that as a reason to stand up for someone who clearly attacked my intelligence. Shut up, seriously. I did not enjoy season 8 part 1… Where part 2 is very entertaining it isn’t as perfect or unpredictable as people are saying it is. It’s being treated as the second coming of Christ and it’s just not THAT good. Based upon Newsroom season 1 and BB season 8 part 1 – Jeff deserves the gold. Now next year yes Bcranston will take it home for sure unless there’s just a different stellar performance.

      • Nick

        Not sure where you saw me calling you shallow, but I guess I was a dick about it too? Just because someone has won for showing the same caliber of acting multiple years in a row doesn’t mean they should be exempt from winning. That’s like saying the Yankees aren’t allowed to win any more World Series. If you’re better, your better. As to Walters character, the episodes in consideration show from Gus death on to hanks discovery. In that time, we see hi, as a completely sinister king pin. We see him manipulate Jesse with the ricin and wear about 50 emotions while consoling him. We see his ego spiral out of control and arguably we don’t see Walter white until the last episode when he says he out of the business. These are all new character developments. But hey what do I know, I’m just a complete dick ;)

      • Nerdgasm

        have you seen Newsroom? … I believe you haven’t. I rest my case till then. Annnnd come on you were being a snarky asshat. We all do it, don’t act like your clever and try to hide shit.

      • Nerdgasm

        And It’s really been the same performance. So The yankee arguments makes no sense. Cause it has been as Walker pointed out “frantic man getting in way over his head into the land ne’er do wells” for the past two seasons [Not counting the current one] So no if he doesn’t do anything different or new and inventive with his character for a second season in a row… NO he shouldn’t be given an award. Now was that because they split a complete arch in two… possibly as this second half he has been better. The story is still drawn out and messy. BB should have stuck with a 6 shot season for 5 seasons. The first season was so tight and thorough. It has just as much filler as every other show out there. Aaron Paul has been reduced to a bitch of a character and I detest when he is on screen specially this season… they’ve done nothing with him. The only thing that show had going for them is Cranston and forgive me I don’t know the dudes name that plays Hank. other than that there really is no levity to call it the greatest show on TV. Sorry if you disagree.

      • Nick

        I really don’t care to discuss our differing opinions on the show. I do happen to disagree with your thoughts on it, but oh well. I think Cranston is head and shoulders above any other actors performances Ive seen, and I clearly states I haven’t seen the newsroom. Anyhow, I wasn’t being snarky but with insults like asshat and a clear sensitivity to anyone not sharing your views, I’m thinking you have some self esteem issues to work out. I’ll let you get to taking care of that. I tip my ‘asshat’ to you and I’m going to leave it at that lol

      • Norrtron

        You’re extremely defensive, try going outside for a few minutes and breathing.

      • bombinUSA

        You’re a complete imbecile Nerdgasm, No one on the planet can touch Bryan Cranston and his portrayal of Walter White. I watch Newsroom and Daniels is ALRIGHT. But in no way even close to showing the acting chops of Cranston. The only reason he won is because season 5 of B.B is being broken down into 2 parts…and i’m 100% certain B.B will sweep every single award next year in the drama department. Also cranston won 3 emmy’s already. This was a ‘lets just give this to a good actor that isn’t bryan and not exclusively on netflix’ award.

      • Ned

        This ‘season’ of BB is the best yet, by far. So you’re totally and completely wrong. But this is the Internet, so that’s entirely unsurprising.

      • TBagger

        Yup cause opinions are right and wrong… Lol. It’s true they still let idiots on the Internet.

      • TBagger

        Yup cause opinions are right and wrong… Lol. It’s true they still let idiots on the Internet.

      • NathanArizona

        lol really? You predicted Walt kidnapping Holly, the Nazis assassinating Andrea while Jesse watches, Jesse working with the DEA to take down Walt? I’m not talking guessing after the previous week’s episode, I’m talking before this batch of 8 started. That’s a real prediction, anything you may have “known” in advance was educated guesses based on info the show provided. Look, it’s cool you’re down with the Jeff Daniels win, the Emmys are a silly exercise anyways, but BB is every bit as good as people are saying this year, and it has firmly cemented its legacy in tv history. I’ve seen every Newsroom episode and I don’t see it passing the test of time, or becoming part of popular culture the way BB has.

      • Nick

        Hey were all guilty of TRYING to guess it. Truth is we’ve know. For a year where it is headed with the flash forward. But it’s the particulars of it that have been the mystery. I think everyone could guess that Jesse would be the nazis cooking slave but that’s about it aside from the week to week guessing. Everyone thought skyler would be dead. Jr too by now. No one guess “99%” of what’s happened. And who the hell knew greymatter would be the specific cause for his rampage or whatever we will see next week? No one.

      • bombinUSA

        to be fair nick, grey matter was the reason why walt wanted to become a king pin in the first place. he lost out on BILLIONS…actually he didn’t lose it, he was screwed out of it! he’s been extremely bitter over this and one of the driving forces behind his actions. He’s the best in the world at something and thats cooking meth and he loves the power, something he would’ve had at grey matter. Now those assholes want to say he had no part in the creation of the grey matter empire to the world ? We should understand that gretchen and elliot are just trying to distance themselves from walter to protect their own interests, but walt is extremely proud…and his hardwork is being thrown under the bus. Lets not forget that Walts cancer could have been caused from the fumes he worked under when he was involved with Grey Matter. So the animosity intensifies. I’m soooo happy they brought back Grey Matter into this episode, so many people forget the relevance of this arc…it was the very first thing that caused walts spiral into heisenberg. Its awesome how it invigorated the spark in him again! Great writing.

      • Nerdgasm

        BB has always had a nior spark to it in many ways. So it was kind of a no brainer that Grey Matter was going to come back into the picture. With two episodes left and him “leaving” there had to be something to make him come unglued. So you look back at the beggining. A lot of things on BB have come full circle in the ways that fans of OTHER shows wanted it to go and BB is just doing what no producer wanted to do with other shows. Sure it makes sense but being outside of the box on things can also be very predictable. Also yes… Holly was pretty easy to figure out. We all knew Hank was gunna get it and I knew going into the season that Walt wasn’t going to do it directly. I knew that Todd was gunna be set up to take Jesse out since that HAD to be a ploy taken this season there was no way around that since the Ricin was going to come to light. Walt would feel upset about Hanks death and being Walt would at that point see his kingdom fall and need to protect his family. It didn’t play out as dramatically as i thought it would but him stealing the baby and making himself look like a total crazed lunatic was the only feasible way in my mind to separate himself from Skyler when push came to shove. I haven’t denied that this season has been good. But the thing is… is that is not very innovating cause they are just doing to this show what we wanted writers to do to others but were too soft. We have all thought all of this stuff through before.

      • Nerdgasm

        Plus it’s the way of the writer. Hank was doomed from last years “Finale” but he couldn’t be the villain. Walt and Skyler also can’t be the villains. They are the main characters – you can’t tear down what you’ve you created emotionally with the audience. They built Todd and the Nazis up but so much so that they still stayed in the back ground but you need a different villain so that your audience doesn’t start to hate Walt or Hank. That’s just a rule. You need to have your audience still invested so you make it internal with Walt and Hank where there is a physically lashing and you bring in someone else to do the dirty work so there for Hank dies a hero and still loved but not enough to make us think Walt is a monster other wise the rest of the show wouldn’t work. So yea the Nazi thing was easy. Now I will say jesse’s fate is lost on me and I knew Grey matter had to come back into play but not exactly how until after he got in the van. but i did say 99%. And Borck’s mom dying at the hand of the Nazis… that’s another thing. They are using techniques i was taught in school and it’s cool they are sticking to them. you look at your characters and you know there are certain ones you just can’t kill. If Walts gunna die that won’t be until the closing of the season right? So then you have to go through and pick which other ones you can do with out. You want to add shock but these guys are also looking for story. jesse was a man child that has slowly matured but because of loss and tragedy this wasn’t going to be an easy season plus we all knew he was going to be the Nazis bitch at somepoint that was obvious. It was also obvious he was going to work with Hank…see how i put all this together? Jesse in my head {again things more dramatic in my head} wasn’t going to sit pretty with teh Nazis and do as they said having witnessed what he was going to witness. they needed leverage. and we know the Nazis don’t leave things behind if they don’t need to. I mean really. It’s all writing 101. Thats the things about shows if they are done well it’s all puzzle pieces. There are only so many ways to fit it.

      • Nick

        You’re like the guy AFTER the Super Bowl who say “ah shit I knew that was gonna be ther score!” Lol. Saying things that already happened and saying of course a lot isn’t proving you knew anything. And the things you’re saying you deduced these guesses from dont even imply that you understand the show. The nazis weren’t the villain this season until they showed up to kill hank. Did we all know it was headed there? Yeah mostly, but most fans of this show have either turned on hank, vilified him. Completely turned on Jesse and many completely on Walt. The nazis being an easy deflection of villainy is such a poor sad misunderstanding by you. The fact that they’re nazis isn’t to make them worse than Walt, it’s to make them bad enough to take out hank. Shoot Andrea. Beat Jesse. Kill Declan’s crew etc. without wasting valuable camera time showing how and why they’re so evil. Throw a swastika on their neck and you’ve done a whole lot of story telling without saying a word. Most people hate one of the main characters, dead or alive. The show is polarizing and everyone who watches it seams to feel differently about why they like who they like. They say it like its guilty. “Hate to say it but I actually want Walt to make it out alive.” Stick with something more your speed if you can’t keep up.. <—- that's me being a dick by the way :)

      • Nerdgasm

        But that’s the whole point. It’s putting other people in the cross hairs. I don’t think Anybody completely turned on Walt, Hank or Jesse. If the Nazis hadn’t been there audiences would have taken full sides. Instead audiences are still keeping doors open for Walt to stay alive and people were saying that about Hank before he got his. The point I was making was that there needed to be a middle point and the Nazis and Todd were always going to be that. I knew that it was never going to be Hank Vs. Walt. Hank wasn’t going to make it cause a show like this wasn’t going to end with Hank taking in Walt. Hank knew [before going into the this last 8 episodes.] of Walt So it was pretty easy to deduce Hank was going to die cause there was no way Hank would make it easy. So as a writer you need to keep a even tilt for a bad person like Walt and a good guy [Hank] that you’ve written with a slight villain esque shade to him only because Walter is the main character and nothing to do with Hank a person…Audience will always tilt toward your “Hero” regardless how bad he is. Which means there needed to be way to spread the ground from Hank to Walt so that we don’t hate Walt outright other wise the final episodes just aren’t going to have impact. So yes It’s not that hard to deduce that Hank was going to die at their hands by indirect way of Walt. Which would also be easy to deduce how Jesse was going to end up in Todds hands since he really doesn’t know how to cook and needs Jesse to prove himself cause everyone knew Hank was going to get Jesse on his side before the final 8 even aired. That being said Jesse was alright complacent and a moody little bitch at the end of part one last year and was clear he was going to run his own track so Todd would need leverage. We all knew body count was going to be high and Brock’s mom is a throw away character….very easy to deduce. Go take some classes on writing. Lots of things will become clear to you. The thing is … people write to formula rather than doing a story where you plant, explain, grow and transcend. The way they are writing BB, while isn’t Formula… is very on point with what they teach .. at least at the university i went to. You can tell what characters are there for what reasons very quickly. patterns exist and are executed almost seamlessly in BB cause it needs to mean something… But it doesn’t make it unpredictable.But it is quite hilarious to see you try and squander my intelligence. “Stick with something more your speed if you can’t keep up” … You’re mother must be proud about the ‘man’ she has raised.

      • Nick

        You’re just so silly. The wonderfully vast intelligence you have… “Easy to deduce” as your full explanation to how you ‘knew’ something that you clearly didn’t. My mom is proud of me, because I don’t pretend to be a writer and make a fool of myself. Before hank died, people were wishing, he Jesse or Walt would die. I’d say they took sides. Take your community college writing101 course and flush it, friend. It’s not even worthy of an Internet disagreement. I guess the super formulaic writing and obvious plot developments is why this show is considered one of the best shows ever on tv. You’re a failed achiever with low self esteem. You aspired higher than your reach and you try to justify yourself by pretending you know something. You’ve made it clear, however. You know nothing :)

      • Nerdgasm

        The ineptitude…

      • Nick

        Glad you can admit your faults :)

      • NathanArizona

        Yeah, Daniels is good, but Cranston, Hamm and even occasionally Lewis are all at a higher level. I can imagine the votes were so split three ways that Daniels’ votes pushed him over.

  • OldManLesbianJeffWells

    Abi Morgan beating out David Mamet, Richard LaGravenese, Jane Campion and Tom Stoppard? Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha …

    • OldManLesbianJeffWells

      P.S. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.

      • Nerdgasm

        Have you seen the “Hour” or do you think other people should get it cause they are just bigger names? The other productions weren’t as good as the Hour. This was a fine win.

      • OldManLesbianJeffWells

        I have seen ‘The Hour’. It’s witlessly written, conceptually derivative, hackneyed in its plotting and characterizations and ALWAYS over-the-top in delivering theme. Abi Morgan at her best (and I guess this is her best) isn’t half as interesting as the other writers at their worst. It’s like comparing the doodlings of a child to a series of grand masters: insulting to them and patronizing to the child.

  • jamesbrody

    I have been watching Breaking Bad AND The Newsroom, and believe me when I say that I’m not being bias, but the Newsroom is probably one of the most underrated shows of the last ten years. It really is. The reason a lot of people don’t give it as much credit as these other shows is because they don’t agree with its politics most of the time. But judging it purely as a show, it’s fantastic: Incredibly well acted, extremely well written and expertly directed. What else does a good show require? Oh and yes, Jeff Daniels deserves the HELL out of that Emmy. He really does. You can’t take your eyes off him whenever he’s on screen in the Newsroom. So, good call Emmy.

    • -

      I agree with most of its politics and I hate The Newsroom.

      • jamesbrody


  • Norrtron

    What are peoples thoughts on Modern Family? I’m into comedies like Arrested Development, Parks and Rec, Community, and Louie so whenever I see any clips from Modern Family it just seems kind of vanilla.

    Good innovative show or just something nice and easy to please the masses?

    • Doug_101

      Modern Family is hilarious, BUT Louie definitely should have won for Best Comedy this year. What Louie CK is doing on that show is way beyond what the rest of the pack is doing. He also got robbed on Best Actor in a Comedy. Modern Family’s best seasons are probably behind it, but it’s still a funny show. I think its win this year is another case of the voters just voting for the standard as opposed to trying anything new. Emmy voters generally take a long time to catch on to new things, which is why Homeland’s win last year shocked me so much. Hell, it took The Sopranos five tries to finally win the damn Best Drama award.

    • Hey…HEY!

      Modern Family was funny and fresh its first two seasons but now it’s just redundant and has fallen into the sameness that permeates sitcom writing. But, that being said, it will win the Emmy every year because it’s “diverse” and a safe pick.

    • The507thDoctor

      All the shows you’ve listed are my favourite comedies with the exception being Louie, mainly cos I haven’t seen it but plan to in the future. But as for Modern Family like others have said the first two seasons are hilarious without a single weak episode. Season’s 3 and 4 are still pretty excellent but have a few let downs but I would recommend checking it out.

  • Mixed Race rich kid NYC

    Walking dead is the best drama
    The middle is the best comedy
    At least in my book

    • Strong Enough

      “Walking dead is the best drama”



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    I’m quite happy about Bobby Cannavale winning, I really wasn’t expecting that. Breaking Bad winning is cool too, although that was kind of obvious, lol.
    Jeff Daniels, though. Just no. I think it’s amazing how good his performance is considering how bad the show as a whole is, but the rest of the nominees that I’ve seen (i.e. all of them bar Hugh) were better, especially Jon Hamm and Damian Lewis. (If I’m being honest, Lewis probably edges Hamm out in ‘Q&A’, but Hamm seriously needs to win an Emmy already. I guess 2015 will be his year if it’s going to happen at all, but I’m sure he’ll somehow lose again) I also would’ve liked Elisabeth Moss to win, although I haven’t seen any of the other nominees in the miniseries category and I can’t really argue with Claire Danes winning.

  • Kevin

    Who cares

  • Ian

    oh justified where art thou

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    I’d prefer fecal matter over chocolate.

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