Emmys 2014: Breaking Bad, Jim Parsons won big; Billy Crystal tribute to Robin Williams

TV comedies “The Big Bang Theory” and “Modern Family” won big at Emmy Awards that took place on Monday night.

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McConaughey, who was nominated for “True Detective” brought some movie-star sizzle to the ceremony. Harrelson presented along with McConaughey, the winner of the best miniseries actor award to “Sherlock” star Benedict Cumberbatch. He teased his “True Detective” co-star about being greedy after winning an Oscar, People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive and now if an Emmy, too.

The best miniseries went to “Fargo”, and the Jessica Lange of “American Horror Story: Coven” won the award for best miniseries actress. Jim Parsons of “The Big Bang Theory” who plays Sheldon was crowned the best actor in comedy series. This is his fourth Emmy and he is in the of all-time sitcom winners Michael J. Fox and Kelsey Grammer.

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ABC’s “Modern Family” also won the best comedy supporting actor award for Ty Burrell. Allison Janney was given best supporting comedy actress for her role in “Mom”. Julia Louis-Dreyfus received her best comedy actress Emmy for third consecutive time for the political comedy “Veep”.

Bryan Cranston, the lead actor of “Breaking Bad” won his fourth Emmy Award for the Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series. He is now in the league of Dennis Franz who won it four times. “Breaking Bad” also scooped awards for the Outstanding Drama Series, Best Supporting Actor, Actress and Outstanding Writing – Drama.


First-time host Seth Meyers kept the audience in splits with his jokes about TV networks and awards. He bantered with Melissa McCarthy in audience and Andre Braugher for some light moments.

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Netflix scored Emmys nominations for online shows for the first time through comedy series nominee “Orange Is the New Black” and drama series contender “House of Cards”.

Comedian and actor Billy Crystal honored his longtime friend and fellow comedian actor Robin Williams in memoriam segment of Emmy’s.