'Breaking Bad' and 'Modern Family' Top the 2014 Emmys

Well, it was a good night for the shows that won last year, as the Emmys went back to its usual repeat winners in most categories, and chose to shut out Orange is the New Black in favor of Modern Family again, as it now ties Frasier's record with five wins in the comedy series category. Breaking Bad also dominated, proving that the drama voters actually watched the tapes, resisting movie star McConaughey to instead make Bryan Cranston a four time winner. Here are the complete results:


    •    Series: Breaking Bad
    •    Lead Actor: Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
    •    Lead Actress: Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
    •    Supporting Actor: Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
    •    Supporting Actress: Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
    •    Writing: Breaking Bad
    •    Directing: True Detective


    •    Series: Modern Family
    •    Lead Actress: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
    •    Lead Actor: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
    •    Supporting Actress: Allison Janney, Mom
    •    Supporting Actor: Ty Burrell, Modern Family
    •    Writing: Louie
    •    Directing: Modern Family


    •    Miniseries: Fargo
    •    TV Movie: The Normal Heart
    •    Lead Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: His Last Vow
    •    Lead Actress: Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
    •    Supporting Actor: Martin Freeman, Sherlock: His Last Vow
    •    Supporting Actress: Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Coven
    •    Writing: Sherlock: His Last Vow
    •    Directing: Fargo


    •    Variety Series: The Colbert Report
    •    Reality-Competition Series: The Amazing Race
    •    Writing for a Variety Special: Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles
    •    Directing for a Variety Special: The 67th Annual Tony Awards

As you can see, the big upsets came in the miniseries categories, as the Emmy voters seem to have discovered Sherlock all of a sudden, awarding both Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, while also resisting Julia Roberts and Cicely Tyson for Kathy Bates and Jessica Lange. I don't quite know what to say about all that Sherlock love, except that they obviously didn't like The Normal Heart that much (that lone TV Movie win seems a little bit like a guilt vote since they liked none of the actors, or the writing and directing. More thoughts on the Emmy show to come later, as I once again did badly predicting these (a woeful 8/18)- as it turns out I should have gone with my alternate choices for a bunch of these categories (six of my alternates were right this year).