2014 Primetime Emmys Winners List – ‘Breaking Bad’, ‘Fargo’ & More

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We return again to the Nokia Theatre for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards – this time on Monday, thanks to the NFL – to find out which shows in the vast landscape of television will be receive the industry’s coveted award. NBC’s new Late Night host Seth Meyers will serving as this year’s host, replacing Neil Patrick Harris from the previous year.

This year Game of Thrones goes into the Emmys as the most nominated show overall with 19, while FX’s new series Fargo comes in a close second with 18 nominations. In comedy, Orange is the New Black tops the list with 12 nominations (2 wins already at the Creative Emmys). Of course, with Louie, Veep and HBO’s new show Silicon Valley in the running, there’s always a chance for an upset – and that goes in either category.

In acting, it’s going to be a heavy battle in both drama and comedy as Breaking Bad’s best goes up against the duos of True Detective and House of Cards, while Louis CK, Don Cheadle, Matt LeBlanc, William H. Macy and Jim Parsons make up the all-star lineup of television’s funny men.

Check out the complete list of award winners below:


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Outstanding Drama Series
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Mad Men
True Detective

Lead Actor in a Drama
Bryan Cranston  – Breaking Bad
Jeff Daniels – The Newsroom
Jon Hamm – Mad Men
Woody Harrelson – True Detective
Matthew McConaughey – True Detective
Kevin Spacey – House of Cards

Lead Actress in a Drama
Lizzy Caplan – Masters of Sex
Claire Danes – Homeland
Michelle Dockery – Downton Abbey
Julianna Marguiles – The Good Wife
Kerry Washington – Scandal
Robin Wright – House of Cards

Supporting Actor in a Drama
Aaron Paul – Breaking Bad
Jim Carter -Downton Abbey
Peter Dinklage – Game of Thrones
Josh Charles – The Good Wife
Mandy Patinkin – Homeland
Jon Voight – Ray Donovan

Supporting Actress in a Drama
Anna Gunn – Breaking Bad
Maggie Smith – Downton Abbey
Joanne Froggatt – Downton Abbey
Lena Headey – Game of Thrones
Christine Baranski – The Good Wife
Christina Hendricks – Mad Men


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Outstanding Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family
Orange is the New Black
Silicon Valley

Lead Actor in a Comedy
Louis CK – Louie
Don Cheadle – House of Lies
Ricky Gervais – Derek
Matt LeBlanc – Episodes
William H Macy – Shameless
Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory

Lead Actress in a Comedy
Lena Dunham – Girls
Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep
Melissa McCarthy – Mike and Molly
Amy Poehler – Parks and Recreation
Taylor Schilling – Orange is the New Black

Supporting Actor in a Comedy
Andre Braugher – Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Adam Driver – Girls
Jesse Tyler Ferguson – Modern Family
Ty Burrell – Modern Family
Fred Armisen – Portlandia
Tony Hale – Veep

Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Mayim Bialik – The Big Bang Theory
Julie Bowen – Modern Family
Allison Janney – Mom
Kate Mulgrew – Orange is the New Black
Kate McKinnon – Saturday Night Live
Anna Chlumsky – Veep


Miniseries/TV Movie

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Outstanding Miniseries
American Horror Story: Coven
Bonnie & Clyde
The White Queen

Outstanding TV Movie
Killing Kennedy
Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight
The Normal Heart
Sherlock: His Las Vow
The Trip to Bountiful

Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock
Chiwetel Ejiofor – Dancing on the Edge
Idris Elba – Luther
Martin Freeman – Fargo
Mark Ruffalo – The Normal Heart
Billy Bob Thornton – Fargo

Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Helena Bonham Carter – Burton and Taylor
Minnie Driver – Return to Zero
Jessica Lange – American Horror Story: Coven
Sarah Paulson – American Horror Story: Coven
Cicely Tyson – The Trip to Beautiful
Kristen Wiig – The Spoils of Babylon

Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Colin Hanks – Fargo
Jim Parsons – The Normal Heart
Joe Mantello – The Normal Heart
Alfred Molina – The Normal Heart
Matt Bomer – The Normal Heart
Martin Freeman – Sherlock

Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Frances Conroy – American Horror Story: Coven
Kathy Bates – American Horror Story: Coven
Angela Bassett – American Horror Story: Coven
Allison Tolman – Fargo
Ellen Burstyn – Flowers In the Attic
Julia Roberts – The Normal Heart


Outstanding Reality Competition Program
The Amazing Race
Dancing With the Stars
So You Think You Can Dance
Project Runway
Top Chef
The Voice


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Outstanding Variety Series
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon


The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards aired on August 25th @8PM ET on NBC with host Seth Meyers.

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  1. How on earth can any intelligent person think Aaron Paul a better actor than Peter Dinklage! Madness, sheer madness!

    • Just no. I feel bad that Dinklage didn`t win because he has one and Paul had two already, but the truth is they both equally deserved it this year and only one could take it home, that`s it.

      • Aaron Paul and Peter Dinklage are both so great, but you must remember that Aaron Paul’s show just ended. It was the final season, the cast and crew gave more effort, and, more importantly, the show will never return so be happy knowing Paul’s story:
        He moved to California at age 17, he needed money from his parents from a lack of movie roles, then bada bing bada boom, he auditions for Breaking Bad and everything changes. Soon, he’s known worldwide as Jesse Pinkman, he gets married, he makes more money, is able to sustain a house.
        It’s a great story, really, I’m just putting the highlights and important parts in it. Paul’s story is actually quite inspiring because he had a dream and that dream wasn’t really taking flight, or giving him a house, until he auditioned for BrBa, and then, you know the rest.

        • It’s great that your such a fan and all but it has nothing to do with winning the award.

    • Or John Voight

  2. Jim Parsons won best actor in a comedy, not Louis CK.

    • Also Cumberbatch won lead actor miniseries, not Freeman.

    • i know! what a load of crap!

  3. boy do i bet True Detective regrets not going as miniseries. they would’ve swept in that category

    • I`m glad the pretentious True Detective (and it`s fans) got dominated by the superior Breaking Bad tonight, shows the Emmys indeed have some taste yet. Not saying TD wasn`t good because i thoroughly enjoyed it but…it wasn`t fair to consider it any better than BB or Game of Thrones.

      • thx for insulting me, mate,

        have a nice life

        • Yeah, exactly! I’m thinking “thanks for ‘dominating’ me and my fandom, Frank.” Well I like all three shows, so it seems we can’t even agree which fan base ought to get “dominated” by another in this particular popularity contest. I could mention the fact that I think BB and Got are better shows…but that would hardly be the point. What a sad little world.

    • Hopefully HBO has learned it’s lesson. I was saying from the start, if True Detective goes for Miniseries, they’ll win nearly everything and then they announced it was in the Drama Series categories and I was like WHAT?! Such a dumb move. I mean sure, the miniseries emmys aren’t as prestigious as the drama series emmys, but an emmy is an emmy ya’know?

      • I agree with the “an Emmy is an Emmy” comment 100%.

        It’s like when you see posters / DVD covers for movies where they say they won or were nominated for umpteen Oscars; it sounds impressive and isn’t a lie, even though the Oscars could be for best use of coconut shell in sound production or most convincing wig.

        It’s not what the award is for, it’s the fact the Emmy name is recognisable as a barometer of quality and, in this case, if you can market the home-release of True Detective as “The Emmy award-winning…” or Season 2 as “The follow-up to the Emmy award-winning…”, then it can only be good for you.

  4. Marguiles is nice and dandy, but come the F on Lizzy Caplan deserve the recognition waaay more.

  5. This category:

    “Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie”

    I assume they really wanted to try and get The Normal Heart to win somehow and still failed, huh?

    Lead Actor In A Comedy was wrong (should’ve been Gervais) and I can only assume that the judges either lost their minds or decided to give Breaking Bad one more dominant string of wins over the far superior Game Of Thrones and True Detective (which would prove them to be clinically insane so either way, they lost their minds).

  6. Breaking Bad by far superior than True Detective. Period.
    and Don’t worry Dinklage and GoT fans, there are still other seasons that let the show spot on and come to sweep the award.

    • Yeah i mean, seriously? People wanted Mcconaughey to win the Emmy because he`s a movie star and True Detective was such a “macho/atheist/moody/badass” show? Please, Cranston was astonishing as was Breaking Bad and deserved to win all six times he was nominated, he was bound to take the last possible one home as an appropriate farewell to the his role and the series. The Breaking Bad`s 2014.

  7. Although I love both True Detective and Breaking Bad I think McConaughey should of won but I’m not complaining they are both great in their shows, I actually thought Dinklage was a sure thing, Glad Cumberbatch and Freeman got love for Sherlock that show is phenomenal.

  8. Yeah, HBO cost itself and McConaughey Emmys by snubbing the miniseries category.

    Dinklage is owed one in the future.

    I demand Emmys by combat.

  9. Same people that always win won again huh….. ok

  10. i disagree with every single award )

    Awesome right? hurray!

    btw, how do these get judged? Televoting?

  11. “Phil the Dunph-eat!”

  12. A big win for Martin Freeman. First he won for Best Supporting actor in ‘Sherlock’. His best mate Cumberbatch also won.
    Then ‘Fargo’ got another win.
    So glad for Jim Parsons.

  13. the emmy’s are more political than who’s better than who. take breaking bad, its the last season so lets throw every award they’re way. B.S.. more people watch reruns of game of thrones than any show in history. its estimated that somewhere around 100 million people worldwide watch thrones. it could be more if so many people weren’t pirating it. if those numbers are true & i do believe the numbers. look at it another way. if you were to translate the 4 seasons of thrones into a 3 film trilogy it would be the highest grossing trilogy of all-time… ALL-TIME! when thrones introduced it’s seasons premiere in new york at the barclays center it had standing room only. i doubt any television show enjoys such a fandom. and it doesn’t matter if thrones is considered fantasy. if something is done well, then its done well!

    • Just because something is popular doesn’t mean it should win awards and be considered amazing. Hell transformers makes over a billion whenever they get released.

    • I have not seen one episode of Game of Thrones. I am in the ‘minority’ of the remaining 6.9 billion people on Earth that haven’t.

      Unfortunately, along with the majority of internet commentators, no matter how you judge the numbers or figures, you simply do not make a dent in the ultimate scheme of things.

      Please keep watching your shows and voicing your opinion, but in the grand scheme of things it makes no difference whatsoever, despite what you (mis)believe.

  14. I just wanted to point out that they found the most unflattering photo of ricky gervais…. ever

    I almost want to believe it was intentional.

  15. Hey does anybody know where I can find a full stream of the 2014 emmy awards? I’ve been searching everywhere but havn’t found any streams at all, help please?

    • You will need to download it off a torrent site, or wait a few days/weeks for it to get posted to Youtube.

  16. Wow–there was nothing–NOTHING!!–on that list at all that I watch, many were shows that other than hearing the titles I am totally unfamiliar with (and in some cases ignorant even of the titles, with no real desire to educate myself on that ignorance), and some of the shows were absolute junk (in my Sainted opinion) like The Big Bang Theory, watched by many in their ignorance of good quality programming. No wonder I don’t hold much stock in the Emmies. So at the risk of me being called ignorant and no one holding much stock in my opinions, I sure am disappointed in where some of our shows take us nowadays (I do watch alot of shows; just not ones on this list. Guess everyone’s preferences are different. To paraphrase, before everyone piles on, fists and feet a-flying, you may not agree with what I say, but you should defend to the death my right to say it. Your turn…).

    • PS: In fairness, a couple of the shows on the list like House of Cards I have heard from other sources are supposed to be pretty good, even though I have never watched it.

  17. I really thought this was Big Bang’s year for Best Comedy Series… instead, five consecutive for Modern Family? Don’t get me wrong; I like MF quite a bit, but really?

  18. As long as that overrated garbage, True Detective didn’t win. Woot Breaking Bad.

    • True Detective is Not Overrated garbage, and to think so means your TV opinion is terrible.

  19. I liked True Detective, but I found Rustin Cohle to be a very unconvincing character. I dunno if it’s the fact it was McConaughey’s over acting or the fact I had a friend who ranted and raved how Cohle was the ‘BEST CHARACTER IN ANY SERIES EVER!!’…kinda turned me off from him. He was a loon who thought he had the world figured out and felt like he was displaced…I’m only halfway into season 4 of Breaking Bad (been binge watching for the past few weeks) and I find Walter White to be a much more conflicted character that makes bad decisions, but finds his way through them in his own way.

    • Rust Cohle is a Fantastic character. You can’t compare him to Walter White at all, two completely different Men.

      • Obviously your opinion is biased towards the former…

  20. Tatiana Maslany, the most amazing actress in the world has been snubbed by the Emmy’s two years in a row.

    Screw the Emmy’s.

    I’ll never watch it again.

  21. I’m glad to see Breaking Bad go out with another win.

    As others have said HBO took a chance placing True Detective in the Drama Series category and sadly it didn’t pay off.
    It’s to bad because if they placed it in mini series the headlines today would have been “Breaking Bad and True Detective Win Big”.

  22. Congrats to “Sherlock” with I believe 7 total Emmys with the additional 3 last night. BTW more then any other television series this year. Brilliant!

  23. Marguiles = completely overrated actress. And what’s with this Stephen Colbert? How is he ever going to be a worthy replacement of David Letterman? The man’s anything but funny. That whole imaginary friend bit… Painful to watch.
    House of Cards deserved a little more than it got, but it was great and very moving too to see the cast and crew of Breaking Bad win their awards. A show destined to fail with poor ratings becoming the must watch series of the decade over time, surely must’ve created a huge bond between everyone involved. And now, finally, after the series finale, taking a those awards home, it was one big sign of appreciation from everyone in the industry. Great to see.