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
Ty Burrell Wins Night's First Emmy
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)

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
(Read more Emmy Awards stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.