The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards took place today is Los Angeles, and they were overall a relatively predictable affair. Breaking Bad was the big winner for the night, with stars Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn all taking home awards for their phenomenal work in the final season of the show. Voters just couldn’t pass up their last chance to honour the stellar work of the entire Breaking Bad team, with the show also taking home the prestigious Best Drama Series award.
Voters had their chance to make a big statement tonight by crowning Orange is the New Black as Best Comedy Series, but they did not. Instead, they gave it to Modern Family for the fifth year in a row. This is getting ridiculous, as Modern Family is nowhere near being the best comedy series on tv right now. Orange is really more of a drama series anyway, but it was still the most deserving of the nominees. Maybe next year!
The acting awards were mostly given to previous winners, with Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jim Parsons, Julianna Margulies, Alison Janney, Ty Burrell and Jessica Lange all adding another Emmy to their previous collection of statues. While many of those actors are deserving of their awards, it would have been nice to see some new blood take an award or two.
Here is the complete list of winners from the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards:
Best Drama Series – Breaking Bad
Best Comedy Series – Modern Family
Best Actor (Drama) – Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad
Best Actress (Drama) – Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife
Best Writing (Drama) – Breaking Bad – ‘Ozymandias’
Best Supporting Actress (Drama) – Anna Gunn – Breaking Bad
Best Directing (Drama) – Cary Fukanaga – True Detective
Best Supporting Actor (Drama) – Aaron Paul – Breaking Bad
Variety Show – The Colbert Report
Variety Special Directing – Glenn Weiss – The 67th Annual Tony Awards
Writing for a Variety Special – Sarah Silverman: We are Miracles
Best TV Movie – The Normal Heart
Best Mini-Series – Fargo
Best Actress (TV Movie or Mini-Series) – Jessica Lange – American Horror Story: Coven
Best Actor (TV Movie or Mini-Series) – Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock: His Last Vow
Best Director (TV Movie or Mini-Series) – Colin Bucksey – Fargo
Best Supporting Actor (TV Movie or Mini-Series) – Martin Freeman – Sherlock: His Last Vow
Best Supporting Actress (TV Movie or Mini Series) – Kathy Bates – American Horror Story: Coven
Best Writing (Mini-Series or TV Movie) – Steven Moffat – Sherlock: His Last Vow
Outstanding Reality Series Competition – The Amazing Race
Best Actress (Comedy) – Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep
Best Actor (Comedy) – Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory
Best Director (Comedy) – Gail Mancuso – Modern Family
Best Supporting Actress (Comedy) – Allison Janney – Mom
Best Writing (Comedy) – Louie
Best Supporting Actor (Comedy) – Ty Burrell – Modern Family
And by the way, of the 18 categories that they predicted, Larry correctly guessed 8 and Alex correctly guessed 10. That’s what you get for making a few risky predictions!