2014 Emmy Award Winners Dominated by ‘Breaking Bad’

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2014 Emmy Award Nominations Announced

Last night the 2014 Emmy Award winners were announced with “Breaking Bad” taking home top honors with five wings including Outstanding Drama Series, followed by “Modern Family” with three wins including Outstanding Comedy Series. FX programs “American Horror Story: Coven” and “Fargo” each took home two awards including an Outstanding Miniseries win for “Fargo”.

Meanwhile, new shows such as “Orange is the New Black” and “Silicon Valley” went home empty handed and for all the fanfare it received in its first season, including 12 Emmy nominations, “True Detective” only took home one win, that being for director Cary Joji Fukunaga“.

Personally, I don’t give a lick about the Emmys, it’s right there with the Grammys in terms of worthless awards shows for me. It’s a show wherein people must nominate themselves and while most award shows are no better, this one is down there near the bottom for me.

So, with that said, here are the winners including wins for Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston, who were certainly great in “Breaking Bad”, but given their competition, as someone who doesn’t even watch TV that much, I know there are better out there.

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Mad Men
True Detective

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES

The Big Bang Theory
Louie
Modern Family
Orange Is the New Black
Silicon Valley
Veep

OUTSTANDING MINISERIES

American Horror Story: Coven
Bonnie and Clyde
Fargo
Luther
Treme
The White Queen

OUTSTANDING TELEVISION MOVIE

Killing Kennedy
Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight
The Normal Heart
Sherlock: His Last Vow
The Trip to Bountiful

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

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 SERIES

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

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE

Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: His Last Vow
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge
Idris Elba, Luther
Martin Freeman, Fargo
Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart
Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE

Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor
Minnie Driver, Return to Zero
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Coven
Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful
Kristen Wiig, The Spoils of Babylon

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

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

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Melissa McCarthy, Mike and Molly
Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation
Taylor Schilling, Orange Is the New Black

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

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

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Joanne Froggart, Downton Abbey
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A 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

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE

Frances Conroy, American Horror Story: Coven
Kathy Bates, 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 SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Adam Driver, Girls
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Fred Armisen, Portlandia
Tony Hale, Veep

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Allison Janney, Mom
Kate Mulgrew, Orange Is the New Black
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Anna Chlumsky, Veep

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad
Moira Walley-Beckett, Breaking Bad
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, Game of Thrones
Beau Willimon, House of Cards
Nic Pizzolatto, True Detective

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A DRAMATIC SPECIAL

Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, American Horror Story: Coven
Noah Hawley, Fargo
Neil Cross, Luther
Larry Kramer, The Normal Heart
Steven Moffat, Sherlock: His Last Vow
David Simon and Eric Overmyer, Treme

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL

The Beatles: The Night That Changed America
Billy Crystal: 700 Sundays
The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards
Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles
67th Annual Tony Awards

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik, Episodes
Louis C.K., Louie
Liz Friedman and Jenji Kohan, Orange Is the New Black
Alec Berg, Silicon Valley
Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche and Armando Iannucci, Veep

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

Tim Van Patten, Boardwalk Empire
Vince GIlligan, Breaking Bad
David Evans, Downton Abbey
Neil Marshall, Game of Thrones
Carl Franklin, House of Cards
Cary Joji Fukunaga, True Detective

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A DRAMATIC SPECIAL

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, American Horror Story: Coven
Colin Bucksey, Fargo
Adam Bernstein, Fargo
Stephen Frears, Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight
Ryan Murphy, The Normal Heart
Nick Hurran, Sherlock: His Last Vow

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL

Glenn Weiss, 67th Annual Tony Awards
James Lapine, Six By Sondheim
Gregg Gelfand, The Beatles: The Night That Changed America
Louis J. Horvitz, The Kennedy Center Honors
Hamish Hamilton, The Oscars
Beth McCarthy Miller and Rob Ashford, The Sound Of Music Live!

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

Iain B. McDonald, Episodes
Paris Barclay, Glee
Louis C.K., Louie
Gail Mancuso, Modern Family
Jodie Foster, Orange Is the New Black
Mike Judge, Silicon Valley

OUTSTANDING REALITY – COMPETITION PROGRAM

The Amazing Race
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
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Real Time with Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon