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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

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  • 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
(Read more Emmy Awards stories.)

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