I have to imagine most Chewers were watching Breaking Bad‘s amazing penultimate episode last night and missed the Emmy’s, perhaps catching the fallout from tweets. From those that did watch, I got the impression the ceremony was relatively entertaining, with lots of well-deserved, if completely irrelevant awards handed out. There’s a distinct lack of men or women of the Mad variety (I’m imagining the show will clean up in 2016, covering the final half of their ultimate season), but there’s a good variety of surprises and sure-things in here.
Obviously Breaking Bad winning for dramatic series is big, but there are some other notable coups scattered in there, like The Colbert Report finally wrestling the best variety series award from the decade+ grasp of The Daily Show. Some big-screen filmmaking masters also cleaned up, with David Fincher and Steven Soderbergh both winning directing awards.
Check out the results:
Drama Series: “Breaking Bad,” AMC.
Actor, Drama Series: Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom,” HBO.
Actress, Drama Series: Claire Danes, “Homeland,” Showtime.
Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Bobby Cannavale, “Boardwalk Empire,” HBO.
Directing, Drama Series: David Fincher, “House of Cards,” Netflix.
Writing, Drama Series: Henry Bromell, “Homeland,” Showtime.
Comedy Series: “Modern Family,” ABC.
Actor, Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS.
Actress, Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep,” HBO.
Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Tony Hale, “Veep,” HBO.
Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Merritt Wever, “Nurse Jackie,” Showtime.
Directing, Comedy Series: Gail Mancuso, “Modern Family,” ABC.
Writing, Comedy Series: Tina Fey, Tracey Wigfield, “30 Rock,” NBC.
Miniseries or Movie: “Behind the Candelabra,” HBO.
Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Michael Douglas, “Behind the Candelabra,” HBO.
Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Laura Linney, “The Big C: Hereafter,” Showtime.
Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: James Cromwell, “American Horror Story: Asylum,” FX Networks.
Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Ellen Burstyn, “Political Animals,” USA.
Directing, Miniseries or Movie: Steven Soderbergh, “Behind the Candelabra,” HBO.
Writing, Miniseries or Movie: Abi Morgan, “The Hour,” BBC America.
Reality-Competition Program: “The Voice,” NBC.
Variety Series: “The Colbert Report,” Comedy Central.
Writing, Variety Series: “The Colbert Report,” Comedy Central.
Directing, Variety Series: Don Roy King, “Saturday Night Live,” NBC.
Choreography: Derek Hough, “Dancing With the Stars,” ABC.