Breaking Bad, Modern Family Grab Top Emmys

They win best drama, best comedy series

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 25, 2014 7:12 PM CDT | Updated Aug 26, 2014 12:01 AM CDT

(Newser) – Seth Meyers opened tonight's Emmy Awards with quite a few jokes about the fact that the ceremony was held on a Monday night rather than a Sunday night before opening things up to the first presenter: none other than Amy Poehler, who handed out the night's first award, for supporting actor in a comedy, to Modern Family's Ty Burrell. Other awards went to:

  • Writing in a Comedy Series: Louis CK, Louie
  • Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Allison Janney, Mom
  • Directing in a Comedy Series: Gail Mancuso, Modern Family
  • Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
  • Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
  • Reality Competition Program: The Amazing Race
  • Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special: Sherlock
  • Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie: Kathy Bates, American Horror Story

  • Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie: Martin Freeman, Sherlock
  • Directing in a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special: Colin Bucksey, Fargo
  • Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie: Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock
  • Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie: Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
  • Outstanding Miniseries: Fargo
  • Outstanding Television Movie: The Normal Heart
  • Writing in a Variety Special: Sarah Silverman, We Are Miracles
  • Directing in a Variety Special: Glenn Weiss, Tony Awards
  • Outstanding Variety Series: The Colbert Report
  • Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
  • Directing in a Drama Series: Cary Joji Fukunaga, True Detective
  • Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
  • Writing in a Drama Series: Moira Walley-Beckett, Breaking Bad
  • Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
  • Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
  • Outstanding Comedy Series: Modern Family
  • Outstanding Drama Series: Breaking Bad

Host Seth Meyers speaks at the Television Academy's 66th Primetime Emmy Awards Press Preview Day and Red Carpet Rollout at Nokia Theater LA Live on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Los Angeles.
Host Seth Meyers speaks at the Television Academy's 66th Primetime Emmy Awards Press Preview Day and Red Carpet Rollout at Nokia Theater LA Live on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)
This March 11, 2014, file photo shows actor Ty Burrell at the premiere of the film  Muppets Most Wanted, in Los Angeles.
This March 11, 2014, file photo shows actor Ty Burrell at the premiere of the film "Muppets Most Wanted," in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
Allison Janney arrives at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre LA Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles.
Allison Janney arrives at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre LA Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Todd Spiewak, left, and Jim Parsons arrive at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre LA Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles.
Todd Spiewak, left, and Jim Parsons arrive at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre LA Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus arrives at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre LA Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus arrives at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre LA Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)
In this Dec. 8, 2013, file photo, actress Kathy Bates attends the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington.
In this Dec. 8, 2013, file photo, actress Kathy Bates attends the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington.   (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, file)
In this undated file publicity image released by PBS, Benedict Cumberbatch portrays Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock.
In this undated file publicity image released by PBS, Benedict Cumberbatch portrays Sherlock Holmes in "Sherlock."   (AP Photo/PBS, File)
Danny Huston, left, and Jessica Lange arrive at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre LA Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles.
Danny Huston, left, and Jessica Lange arrive at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre LA Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)
Jimmy Fallon, left, and Stephen Colbert pose at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre LA Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles.
Jimmy Fallon, left, and Stephen Colbert pose at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre LA Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)
Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul pose at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre LA Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles.
Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul pose at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre LA Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)
Anna Gunn arrives at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre LA Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles.
Anna Gunn arrives at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre LA Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)
Julianna Margulies presents the award for outstanding television movie on stage at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre LA Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles.
Julianna Margulies presents the award for outstanding television movie on stage at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre LA Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Bryan Cranston, left, kisses Julia Louis-Dreyfus as she picks up her award at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre LA Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles.
Bryan Cranston, left, kisses Julia Louis-Dreyfus as she picks up her award at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre LA Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
This photo released by ABC shows, from left, Ed O'Neill, Sarah Hyland, Sofia Vergara, Nolan Gould, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, and Rico Rodriguez in a scene from Modern Family's The Wedding, Part 2.
This photo released by ABC shows, from left, Ed O'Neill, Sarah Hyland, Sofia Vergara, Nolan Gould, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, and Rico Rodriguez in a scene from Modern Family's "The Wedding, Part 2."   (AP Photo/ABC, Peter "Hopper" Stone)
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