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2014 Emmy Winners: ‘Breaking Bad’ Wins Big Over ‘True Detective’

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The 2014 Emmy winners were announced during Monday’s awards ceremony, broadcast on NBC and hosted by ‘SNL‘ vet and ‘Late Night’ show host Seth Meyers. While there are always a fair share of shockers — like how last year saw ‘The Newsroom‘ star Jeff Daniels beating out Bryan Cranston for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama — everyone had their eyes on ‘Breaking Bad,’ given it finished its final season late last year, HBO’s breakout hit ‘True Detective,’ Netflix’s ‘Orange Is the New Black‘ and FX’s buzzed-about ‘Fargo‘ series.

So, who took home the big awards?

‘Breaking Bad’ was the clear frontrunner tonight in the Drama category. Bryan Cranston (after stealing the awards ceremony by making out with Julia Louis-Dreyfus right before she accepted her Emmy), Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn all won in their respective categories — Lead Actor, Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress — while the series at large took home Outstanding Drama over ‘True Detective,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘House of Cards,’ ‘Downton Abbey’ and ‘Mad Men,’ the latter of which just can’t catch a break. McConaughey, who would’ve been the second male actor in history to win an Oscar and an Emmy in the same year (the only one being George C. Scott in 1971 for ‘Patton’ and ‘ITV Sunday Night Theatre’), but he couldn’t stand against Heizenberg.

As for Comedy, ‘Modern Family,’ once again, took home the Outstanding Comedy Series Emmy (having done so for the past five years, now), while Ty Burrell was the only singular cast member who won in his respective category. Netflix’s ‘Orange Is the New Black,’ while winning Creative Emmys, was once again left in the dust in the primary award categories.

Check out all the major wins from the 2014 Emmys below, and let us know in the comments who should have taken home top honors.

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

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Claire Danes, ‘Homeland’
Robin Wright, ‘House of Cards’
Kerry Washington, ‘Scandal’
Julianna Margulies, ‘The Good Wife’ — WINNER
Lizzy Caplan, ‘Masters of Sex’
Michelle Dockery, ‘Downton Abbey’

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

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Jessica Lange, ‘American Horror Story: Coven’ — WINNER
Sarah Paulson, ‘American Horror Story: Coven’
Helena Bonham Carter, ‘Burton and Taylor’
Minnie Driver, ‘Return to Zero’
Cecily Tyson, ‘The Trip to Bountiful’
Kristen Wiig, ‘The Spoils of Babylon’

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Jim Parsons, ‘The Big Bang Theory’ — WINNER
Matt LeBlanc, ‘Episodes’
Don Cheadle, ‘House of Lies’
Louis C.K., ‘Louie’
William H. Macy, ‘Shameless’
Ricky Gervais, ‘Derek’

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Melissa McCarthy, ‘Mike & Molly’
Taylor Schilling, ‘Orange Is the New Black’
Lena Dunham, ‘Girls’
Edie Falco, ‘Nurse Jackie’
Amy Poehler, ‘Parks and Recreation’
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, ‘Veep’ — WINNER

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Ty Burrell, ‘Modern Family’ — WINNER
Tony Hale, ‘Veep’
Andre Braugher, ‘Brooklyn Nine Nine’
Adam Driver, ‘Girls’
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, ‘Modern Family’
Fred Armisen, ‘Portlandia’

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Julie Bowen, ‘Modern Family’
Allison Janney, ‘Mom’ — WINNER
Kate Mulgrew, ‘Orange Is the New Black’
Kate McKinnon, ‘SNL’
Mayim Bialik, ‘The Big Bang Theory’
Anna Chlumsky, ‘Veep’

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

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

Outstanding TV Miniseries
‘American Horror Story: Coven’
‘Bonnie and Clyde’
‘Fargo’ — WINNER
‘Luther’
‘Treme’
‘The White Queen’

Outstanding Comedy Series
‘The Big Bang Theory’
‘Louie’
‘Modern Family’ — WINNER
‘Orange is the New Black’
‘Silicon Valley’
‘Veep’

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

Outstanding TV Movie
‘The Normal Heart’ — WINNER
‘Killing Kennedy’
‘The Trip to Bountiful’
‘Sherlock’
‘Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight’

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Aaron Paul, ‘Breaking Bad’ — WINNER
Peter Dinklage, ‘Game of Thrones’
Mandy Patinkin, ‘Homeland’
Jim Carter, ‘Downton Abbey’
Jon Voight, ‘Ray Donovan’
Josh Charles, ‘The Good Wife’

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Anna Gunn, ‘Breaking Bad’ — WINNER
Maggie Smith, ‘Downton Abbey’
Lena Headey, ‘Game of Thrones’
Christine Baranski, ‘The Good Wife’
Christina Hendricks, ‘Mad Men’
Joanne Froggatt, ‘Downton Abbey’

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries
Colin Hanks, ‘Fargo’
Martin Freeman, ‘Sherlock’ — WINNER
Jim Parsons, ‘The Normal Heart’
Joe Mantello, ‘The Normal Heart’
Alfred Molina, ‘The Normal Heart’
Matt Bomer, ‘The Normal Heart’

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries
Kathy Bates, ‘American Horror Story: Coven’ — WINNER
Angela Bassett, ‘American Horror Story: Coven’
Frances Conroy, ‘American Horror Story: Coven’
Allison Tomay, ‘Fargo’
Ellen Burstyn, ‘Flowers in the Attic’
Julia Roberts, ‘The Normal Heart’

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