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What went down at the 66th Primetime Emmys

It was Walter White’s night at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards today. Breaking Bad , which wrapped up its highly-acclaimed run last year, ended up being the biggest winner of the night with a total of six Emmys, including Best Drama Series as well as best actors in their respective categories for Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, and Aaron Paul.

Seth Meyers took the stage to host the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards.
“This year we’re doing the Emmys on a Monday night in August—which, if I understand television, means the Emmys are about to get cancelled,” he started off, taking a dig at the awards show.

Celebrities took to the popular micro-blogging website Twitter to post their own comments.

Modern Family and Sherlock were the second biggest winners of the night. While the former made history by winning the Best Comedy Series for the fifth year in a row, including Best Supporting Actor for Ty Burrell, the latter won acting honors for Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and won Best Writing in a Miniseries/Movie for Steven Moffat in Sherlock: His Last Vow .

Billy Crystal’s tribute to Robin William’s touched an emotional chord at the Emmys.

“He made us laugh hard, I spent many happy hours with him onstage, I used to think if I could keep a saddle on him and stay on for eight seconds I would be doing OK,” he said.

“Robin Williams kept us laughing for 40 years and it’s hard to believe he’s no longer here to put that smile on our faces.” 

Here is a complete list of winners :

Supporting actor, comedy: Ty Burrell, Modern Family

Supporting actress, comedy: Allison Janney, Mom

Best writing, comedy: Louis C.K., Louie

Best directing, comedy: Gail Mancuso, Modern Family  

Actor, comedy: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Actress, comedy: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Best reality competition Series: The Amazing Race  

Best writing, miniseries/movie: Steven Moffat, Sherlock: His Last Vow

Supporting actress, miniseries/movie: Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Coven

Supporting actor, miniseries/movie: Martin Freeman, Sherlock: His Last Vow  

Best Director, miniseries/movie: Colin Bucksey, Fargo

Actress, miniseries/movie: Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven

Actor, miniseries/movie: Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: His Last Vow

Best miniseries: Fargo

Best television movie: The Normal Heart  

Best writing, variety special: Sarah Silverman, Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles

Best directing, variety special: Glenn Weiss, 67th Annual Tony Awards 

Best variety series: The Colbert Report  

Supporting actor,drama: Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad  

Best directing, drama: Cary Joji Fukunaga, True Detective  

Supporting actress, drama: Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad  

Best writing, drama: Moira Walley-Beckett, Breaking Bad

Actress, drama: Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife  

Actor, drama, Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad  

Best comedy series: Modern Family

Best drama series: Breaking Bad


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