Breaking Bad Cleans Up At The Emmy Awards

Last night Walter White pretty much crushed the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Breaking Bad took home five statues, including Best Drama Series. I’d complain that True Detective was robbed, but I loved Breaking Bad so damn much that I’ll hold my tongue. Besides, we’re apparently still handing out Emmy awards for The Big Bang Theory, so what the hell does winning one of these even mean?

For the fifth year in a row, Emmy voters gave the award for “Best Comedy Series” to Modern Family. Over Louie, Silicon Valley and Veep. All hail mediocrity. At least it beat The Big Bang Theory.

Fargo took the Best Miniseries award, and I gotta say: I totally agree. I didn’t expect much from that series when it was first announced, but man, that turned out to be an incredible show.

I won

Obligatory.

Here’s a full list of the award winners from last night:

Best Drama Series

Breaking Bad — WINNER
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Mad Men
True Detective

Best Comedy Series

Modern Family — WINNER
The Big Bang Theory
Louie
Orange Is the New Black
Silicon Valley
Veep

Lead Actor in a Drama

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad — WINNER
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

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife — WINNER
Lizzy Caplan, Masters of Sex
Claire Danes, Homeland
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Writing for a Drama Series

Breaking Bad, “Ozymandias,” Moira Walley-Beckett (writer) — WINNER
Breaking Bad, “Felina,” Vince Gilligan (writer)
Game of Thrones, “The Children,” David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (writers)
House of Cards, “Chapter 14,” Beau Willimon (writer)
True Detective, “The Secret Fate of All of Life,” Nic Pizzolatto (writer)

Supporting Actress in a Drama

Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad — WINNER
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Directing for a Drama Series

True Detective,”Who Goes There,” Cary Joji Fukunaga (director) — WINNER
Boardwalk Empire, “Farewell Daddy Blues,” Tim Van Patten (director)
Breaking Bad, “Felina,” Vince Gilligan (director)
Downton Abbey, “Episode 1,” David Evans (director)
Game of Thrones, “The Watchers on the Wall,” Neil Marshall (director)
House of Cards, “Chapter 14,” Carl Franklin (director)

Supporting Actor in a Drama

Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad — WINNER
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

Variety Series

The Colbert Report — WINNER
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Directing for a Variety Special

67th Annual Tony Awards, Glenn Weiss (director) — WINNER
The Beatles: The Night That Changed America, Gregg Gelfand (director)
The Kennedy Center Honors, Louis J. Horvitz (director)
The Oscars, Hamish Hamilton (director)
Six By Sondheim, James Lapine (director)
The Sound of Music Live!, Beth McCarthy Miller (director); Rob Ashford (theatrical direction)

Writing for a Variety Special

Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles, Sarah Silverman (writer) — WINNER
The Beatles: The Night That Changed America, Ken Ehrlich and David Wild (writers)
Billy Crystal: 700 Sundays, Billy Crystal (writer)
The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards, Barry Adelman (writer), special material by Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Jon Macks, Dave Boone, Alex Baze, Robert Carlock, Sam Means, Seth Meyers, Mike Shoemaker
67th Annual Tony Awards, Dave Boone (writer); special material by Paul Greenberg

TV Movie

The Normal Heart — WINNER
Killing Kennedy
Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight
Sherlock: His Last Vow
The Trip to Bountiful

Miniseries

Fargo — WINNER
American Horror Story: Coven
Bonnie & Clyde
Luther
Treme
The White Queen

Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven — WINNER
Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor
Minnie Driver, Return to Zero
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Coven
Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful
Kristen Wiig, The Spoils of Babylon

Lead Actor in a Miniseries or 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

Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special

Fargo, “Buridan’s Ass,” Colin Bucksey (director) — WINNER
American Horror Story: Coven, “Bitchcraft,” Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (director)
Fargo, “The Crocodile’s Dilemma,” Adam Bernstein (director)
Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight, Stephen Frears (director)
The Normal Heart, Ryan Murphy (director)
Sherlock: His Last Vow, Nick Hurran (director)

Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

Martin Freeman, Sherlock — WINNER
Colin Hanks, Fargo
Jim Parsons, The Normal Heart
Joe Mantello, The Normal Heart
Alfred Molina, The Normal Heart
Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart

Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Coven — WINNER
Frances Conroy, American Horror Story: Coven
Angela Bassett, American Horror Story: Coven
Allison Tolman, Fargo
Ellen Burstyn, Flowers in the Attic
Julia Roberts, The Normal Heart

Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special

Sherlock: His Last Vow, Steven Moffat (writer) — WINNER
American Horror Story: Coven, “Bitchcraft,” Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk (writers)
Fargo, “The Crocodile’s Dilemma,” Noah Hawley (writer)
Luther, Neil Cross (writer)
The Normal Heart, Larry Kramer (screenplay)
Treme, “… To Miss New Orleans,” David Simon and Eric Overmyer (writers)

Reality Competition

The Amazing Race — WINNER
Dancing With the Stars
So You Think You Can Dance
Project Runway
Top Chef
The Voice

Lead Actress in a Comedy

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep — WINNER
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly
Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation
Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black

Lead Actor in a Comedy

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory — WINNER
Louis C.K., Louie
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Ricky Gervais, Derek
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
William H. Macy, Shameless

Directing for a Comedy Series

Modern Family, “Vegas,” Gail Mancuso (director) — WINNER
Episodes, “Episode 309,” Iain B. MacDonald (director)
Glee, “100,” Paris Barclay (director)
Louie, “Elevator, Part 6,” Louis C.K. (director)
Orange Is the New Black, “Lesbian Request Denied,” Jodie Foster (director)
Silicon Valley, “Minimum Viable Product,” Mike Judge (director)

Supporting Actress in a Comedy

Allison Janney, Mom — WINNER
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Kate Mulgrew, Orange Is the New Black
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Anna Chlumsky, Veep

Writing for a Comedy Series

Louie, “So Did The Fat Lady,” Louis C.K. (writer) — WINNER
Episodes, “Episode 305,” David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik (writers)
Orange Is The New Black, “I Wasn’t Ready (Pilot),” Liz Friedman and Jenji Kohan (writers)
Silicon Valley, “Optimal Tip-To-Tip Efficiency,” Alec Berg (writer)
Veep, “Special Relationship,” Simon Blackwell and Tony Roche (story and teleplay), Armando Iannucci (story)

Supporting Actor in a Comedy

Ty Burrell, Modern Family — WINNER
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Adam Driver, Girls
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Fred Armisen, Portlandia
Tony Hale, Veep