Cranston, Paul and Gunn take home trophies as Breaking Bad dominates the Primetime Emmy Awards for the last time


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 SeriesBreaking Bad

Best Comedy SeriesModern 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 ShowThe Colbert Report

Variety Special Directing – Glenn Weiss – The 67th Annual Tony Awards

Writing for a Variety SpecialSarah Silverman: We are Miracles

Best TV MovieThe 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 CompetitionThe 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!


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