The 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards Recap

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards delivered a few woah moments and some unexpected wins! Perhaps the biggest surprise wins of the evening were Steven Moffat winning for writing on Sherlock, Benedict Cumberbatch winning for Lead Actor for Sherlock and Martin Freeman winning for Supporting Actor for Sherlock…cue the Sherlockian screams! It was nice to see so much Sherlock love, it’s quite a great show with outstanding actors.


Billy Crystal honored the late Robin Williams in a beautiful tribute with stories about their friendship.“I spent many hours on stage with Robin and the brilliance was astounding. His relentless energy was thrilling. I used to think if I could just put a saddle on him and stay on for eight seconds I would do okay,” Crystal said. He talked about how Robin could be funny at any moment and that he’s the greatest friend you could ever imagine. He ended it with, “Robin Williams, what a concept”. They showed a montage of some of his talk show appearances and comedy skits. 


Also, this happened (Julia Louis-Dreyfus & Bryan Cranston):




Credit: NBC/Emmys

Credit: NBC/Emmys

There was also an awesome Weird Al Yankovic moment, where he added words to various theme songs (with Andy Samberg):


If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, this probably made your night like it made mine:


Below are all the winners of the night:

Drama Series – Breaking Bad (AMC)
Comedy Series- Modern Family (ABC)
Actor/Drama Series- Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Actress/Drama Series- Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Actor/Comedy Series- Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Actress/Comedy Series- Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Supporting Actor/Drama Series- Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Supporting Actress/Drama Series- Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Supporting Actor/Comedy Series- Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Supporting Actress/Comedy Series- Allison Janney, Mom
Guest Actor Drama- Joe Morton, Scandal
Guest Actress Drama- Allison Janney, Masters of Sex (SHOWTIME)
Writing/Drama Series- Moira Walley-Beckett, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Directing/Drama Series- Cary Joji Funkunaga, True Detective
Guest Actor Comedy- Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Guest Actresses Comedy- Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black (NETFLIX)
Writing/Comedy Series- Louis C.K., Louie (FX)
Directing/Comedy Series- Gail Mancuso, Modern Family
Competition Reality Program- The Amazing Race (CBS)
Reality Host- Jane Lynch, Hollywood Game Night (ABC)
Structured Reality Program- Shark Tank (ABC)
Unstructured Reality Program- Deadliest Catch (DISCOVERY)
Variety Series- The Colbert Report (COMEDY)
Writing/Variety Series- The Colbert Report (COMEDY)
Directing/Variety Series- Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live (Jimmy Fallon) (NBC)
Variety Special- AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards: A Tribute to Mel Brooks (TNT)
Writing Variety Special- Sarah Silverman: We Are All Miracles, (HBO)
Directing Variety Special- Glenn Weiss, 67th Annual Tony Awards, (CBS)
Mini Series or Movie- Fargo (FX)
Movie- The Normal Heart (HBO)
Actor in Mini Series or Movie- Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: His Last Vow (Masterpiece/PBS)
Actress in Mini Series or Movie- Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Supporting Actor in Mini Series or Movie- Martin Freeman, Sherlock: His Last Vow (Masterpiece/PBS)
Supporting Actress in Mini Series or Movie- Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Writing/Mini Series or Movie- Steven Moffat, Sherlock: His Last Vow, (Masterpiece/PBS)
Directing/Mini Series or Movie- Colin Bucksey, Fargo (FX)

There was lots of love for Breaking Bad and Sherlock. Fargo snagged a few awards, but a few surprises I thought were The Normal Heart not winning a lot of the awards they were up for. Not a lot of love for Game of Thrones and as usual, Modern Family came out on top for comedy. Another surprise was True Detective not winning as much as we all expected. What are your thoughts on the Emmys this year? Did your favorites win? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below!

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