"Breaking Bad," "Modern Family," "Sherlock" Win Big At Emmys
(Los Angeles, CA) -- With one final shot to add to its Emmy haul, "Breaking Bad" went out on top. The acclaimed AMC show earned five trophies at Sunday's 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, including a second consecutive Outstanding Drama Series honor. Bryan Cranston also won a fourth award for Lead Actor in a Drama, while Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn swept the categories for Supporting Actor and Actress in a Drama. On the comedy side, "Modern Family" nabbed a fifth consecutive Outstanding Comedy Series victory, and star Ty Burrell won for Supporting Actor in a Comedy. "Veep's" Julia Louis-Dreyfus brought her winning streak up to three with another Emmy for Lead Actress in a Comedy, and got an overly passionate kiss from her one-time "Seinfeld" co-star Cranston as she was walking to the stage.
Stephen Colbert helped create another memorable acceptance speech after Gwen Stefani said his name wrong when she announced the winner for Outstanding Variety Series. Fellow-nominee Jimmy Fallon took the stage with "The Colbert Report" host and suggested there must be some mistake because Stefani mispronounced the winner. Colbert kept the award anyway, but let Fallon relay his speech as he whispered it in his ear. Other Emmy victors from Sunday's ceremony in Los Angeles included "Sherlock" stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, "The Good Wife's" Julianna Margulies, "The Big Bang Theory's" Jim Parsons, "American Horror Story" vets Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates, and "Mom" actress Allison Janney, who won her sixth Emmy. "Fargo" won Outstanding Miniseries, "The Normal Heart" won Outstanding Television Movie, and "The Amazing Race" won Outstanding Reality-Competition Program.
This year's Emmys also included a few musical moments, including "Weird Al" Yankovic adding lyrics to the wordless theme songs of some of today's most popular shows. Sara Bareilles sang Nat King Cole's "Smile" during the "In Memoriam" tribute, which culminated with Billy Crystal's emotional tribute to his friend Robin Williams. "Late Night" host Seth Meyers served as the emcee for the Emmy ceremony, which was broadcast live on NBC.
Here are the winners from the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards:
Outstanding Drama Series:
Outstanding Comedy Series:
Outstanding Variety Series:
"The Colbert Report"
Outstanding TV Movie:
"The Normal Heart"
Outstanding Reality-Competition Program:
"The Amazing Race"
Lead Actor in a Drama Series:
Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"
Lead Actress in a Drama Series:
Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"
Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie:
Benedict Cumberbatch, "Sherlock"
Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie:
Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story: Coven"
Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:
Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory"
Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"
Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:
Aaron Paul, "Breaking Bad"
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:
Anna Gunn, "Breaking Bad"
Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series:
Ty Burrell, "Modern Family"
Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:
Allison Janney, "Mom"
Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie:
Martin Freeman, "Sherlock"
Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie:
Kathy Bates, "American Horror Story: Coven"
Directing for a Drama Series:
Cary Joji Fukunaga, "True Detective"
Directing for a Comedy Series:
Gail Mancuso, "Modern Family"
Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special:
Colin Bucksey, "Fargo"
Directing for a Variety Special:
Glenn Weiss, "67th Tony Awards"
Writing for a Drama Series:
Moira Walley-Beckett, "Breaking Bad"
Writing for a Comedy Series:
Louis C.K., "Louie"
Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special:
Steven Moffat, "Sherlock"
Writing for a Variety Special:
"Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles"