Winner’s Circle: Bryan Cranston Bows Out with Sixth Emmy Win!


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.

Bryan Cranston Emmys

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 DramaBreaking 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 ComedyModern 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 MovieFargo

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 MovieThe Normal Heart

Outstanding Reality Show CompetitionThe Amazing Race

Outstanding Variety SeriesThe 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”

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