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
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)

(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

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Aug 26, 2014 5:45 PM CDT
I haven't looked at the Emmy Awards yet. I just DVRed them. But it is no shock that the entertainment medium designed for the masses would award television series that extol drug dealing and homosexuality. I cannot help but wonder if anybody else at all notices the decadence of our society.
Aug 26, 2014 5:44 AM CDT
The Emmys, an award for shows that are no longer around and on the verge of being cancelled in the hope of drumming up viewership. One of the "top" five shows in the country has not been listed in the past three years that I know of. The show is almost always rated in the top "ten" even during re-runs. Yet, the show and members of it's cast have not been considered for an Emmy Award. The Emmys are like all other award shows, a joke.
Aug 26, 2014 12:47 AM CDT
My teen neighbor liked "Breaking Bad" so much that he decided to make his own meth and sell it for money. He had a very successful business until the police busted this addict and sent him to jail. Again. And again. And again. THANK GOD he is not my neighbor anymore. That show was such an inspiration!