Matthew McConaughey would have made history tonight if his portrayal of Detective Rust Cohle on HBO’s True Detective earned a dramatic acting win. He would have been the first actor to nab an Oscar and Emmy, in drama categories, in the same year. Though he proved a top contender, it was category favorite BryanCranston whose final bow as Walter White in September 2013 garnered him a sixth Emmy—four as lead actor in a drama series.
On the lighter side of things, Modern Family won for Best Comedy, its fifth consecutive honor in the category. And, host Seth Meyers remained true to his promise of keeping an Ellen Degeneres-style selfie at bay.
And the Emmy goes to...
Outstanding Drama: Breaking Bad
Outstanding Actress in a Drama: Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Outstanding Actor in a Drama: Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama: Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama: Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Outstanding Guest Actress in Drama: Allison Janney, Masters of Sex
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama: Joe Morton, Scandal
Outstanding Comedy: Modern Family
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Outstanding Actor In a Comedy: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy: Allison Janney, Mom
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy: Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Outstanding Guest Actress In a Comedy: Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy: Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live
Outstanding Miniseries or Movie: Fargo
Outstanding Actress in a Miniseries or Movie: Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
Outstanding Actor in a Miniseries or Movie: Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: His Last Vow
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie: Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Coven
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie: Martin Freeman, Sherlock: His Last Vow
Outstanding Made for TV Movie: The Normal Heart
Outstanding Reality Show Competition: The Amazing Race
Outstanding Variety Series: The Colbert Report
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Louis CK, Louie, “So Did the Fat Lady”
Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: Gail Mancuso, Modern Family, “Vegas”
Outstanding Writing For a Drama Series: Moira Walley-Beckett, Breaking Bad, “Ozymandias”
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series: Cary Joji Fukunaga, True Detective, “Who Goes There”
For a full list of winners, visit www.Emmys.com.