Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Breaking Bad Sweeps Emmys Night, with Wins for Fargo & Modern Family


At the Emmys last night, the number of nominations never mattered in the end as Game of Thrones and House of Cards failed to grab any major awards.

On the other hand, the show was stolen by Breaking Bad with 5, Modern Family and Sherlock: His Last Vow with 3 each and 2 each for American Horror Story: Coven and Fargo.

The most successful networks were also not the one with the most nominations. AMC and CBS topped the tally with 5 awards each, while HBO stood at 4.

The following is the list of program-wise award winning tally for multiple award winners.
  

Show

Genre

Network

Primetime Telecast
Total including
Creative Arts
TV Movie
BBC/PBS
3
7
Drama
AMC
5
6
Variety Series
NBC
-
5
Drama
HBO
1
5
Miniseries
Fox
2
4
Non-Fiction
Fox/Nat Geo
-
4
Drama
HBO
-
4
Non-Fiction
CBS
1
3
Reality
Discovery
-
3
Comedy
Disney
-
3
Miniseries
Fox
2
3
Comedy
ABC
3
3
Comedy
Netflix
-
3
Comedy
Fox
-
3
Non-Fiction
GathrFilms
-
3
Non-Fiction
PBS
-
2
Drama
Starz
-
2
Comedy
AMC
1
2
Variety Series
Comedy Central
1
2
Reality
ABC
-
2
TV Movie
HBO
1
2
Reality
Fox
-
2

The outstanding comedy series went to Modern Family, the miniseries to Fargo, while the Best TV movie went to The Normal Heart.

Prominent winners among acting nominations include Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Veep, and Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates for American Horror Story: Coven. Benedict Cumberbatch clinched the TV movie/miniseries lead acting award for Sherlock: His Last Vow.

True Detective only managed one win with Director Cary Juji Fukunaga winning for Outstanding Directing in Drama.

The acting awards in drama category were swept by Breaking Bad, while things were a lot more scattered in the Comedy genre.

The biggest shock of the evening was a rather predictable one. For the Lead Actor category in Drama, Bryan Cranston finally prevailed over the formidable lineup of Matthew McConaughey, Kevin Spacey, Jeff Daniels and Woody Harrelson. Though McConaughey was teased quite a few time for his nomination in the show.

But yes, it's no shock.


Doesn't this New Yorker cartoon seem even funnier now?

A lot of people, including this blog, was pretending that the race for lead actor was closer than it was, but we all knew that Breaking Bad was going out of its love affair with the Emmys in a grand note.

In addition to Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad also clinched the Outstanding Supporting Actor and Actress Emmys for Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn respectively.

Finally, which other show but Breaking Bad could possibly win the Outstanding Drama award? And who else but Vince Gilligan could receive it.

The complete list of winners on the Primetime night can be seen here.

And that's not all.

If you missed the breathtaking Billy Crystal tribute to Robin Williams, here is a glimpse.

Also, if you are a Seinfeld fan, well this happened.