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The 66th annual Primetime Emmys were last night on NBC, honoring the best in television from the past season. The Television Academy mostly focused its honors on familiar faces, although Fargo was the one standout new show that won a few awards. Otherwise, fans of new shows were disappointed.
It’s also worth noting that, despite Netflix’s ballyhooed presence this year, it was shut out. House of Cards and Orange is the New Black both failed to win anything. Ricky Gervais was surprisingly nominated for the streaming company’s Derek, but he lost as well.
HBO shows were also mostly ignored when it came to actually winning. Although the premium cable network earned 99 nominations, only Ryan Murphy’s The Normal Heart and Veep came home with a top award.
You can check out the full list of winners below. Also, be sure to read our reaction to the winners.
Lead Actress: Julianna Margulies - The Good Wife, CBS
Lead Actor: Bryan Cranston - Breaking Bad, AMC
Supporting Actor: Aaron Paul - Breaking Bad, AMC
Supporting Actress: Anna Gunn - Breaking Bad, AMC
Directing: Cary Joji Fukunaga - True Detective, HBO (“Who Goes There”)
Writing: Moira Walley-Beckett - Breaking Bad, AMC (“Ozymandias”)
Drama Series: Breaking Bad, AMC
Lead Actress: Julia Louis-Dreyfus - Veep, HBO
Lead Actor: Jim Parsons - The Big Bang Theory, CBS
Supporting Actor: Ty Burrell - Modern Family, ABC
Supporting Actress: Allison Janney - Mom, CBS
Directing: Gail Mancuso - Modern Family, ABC (“Vegas”)
Writing: Louis CK - Louie, FX (“So Did The Fat Lady”)
Comedy Series: Modern Family, ABC
Miniseries: Fargo, FX
Movie: The Normal Heart, HBO
Lead Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch - Sherlock: His Last Vow, PBS/BBC
Lead Actress: Jessica Lange - American Horror Story: Coven, FX
Supporting Actor: Martin Freeman - Sherlock: His Last Vow, PBS/BBC
Supporting Actress: Kathy Bates - American Horror Story: Coven, FX
Directing: Colin Bucksey - Fargo, FX (“Buridan’s Ass”)
Writing: Steven Moffat - Sherlock: His Last Vow, PBS/BBC
Variety Series: The Colbert Report, Comedy Central
Reality Competition Program: The Amazing Race, CBS
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