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Primetime Emmys 2014: Main winners

Breaking Bad actors Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn and Bryan Cranston with their Emmy Awards. 25 Aug 2014 Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Breaking Bad actors Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn and Bryan Cranston with their Emmy Awards

The winners at the 2014 Primetime Emmy awards have been announced in Los Angeles, with drug drama Breaking Bad winning five awards on the night.

Here is a selection of the key winners.

Outstanding comedy series

Winner: Modern Family

Also nominated:

  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Louie
  • Orange is the New Black
  • Silicon Valley
  • Veep

Outstanding drama series

Winner: Breaking Bad

Also nominated:

  • Downton Abbey
  • Game of Thrones
  • House of Cards
  • Mad Men
  • True Detective

Outstanding miniseries

Winner: Fargo

Also nominated:

  • American Horror Story: Coven
  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • Luther
  • Treme
  • The White Queen

Outstanding TV movie

Winner: The Normal Heart

Also nominated:

  • Burton and Taylor
  • Killing Kennedy
  • Return to Zero
  • Sherlock: His Last Vow
  • The Trip to Bountiful

Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series

Winner: Jim Parsons - The Big Bang Theory

Also nominated:

  • Louis CK - Louie
  • Don Cheadle - House of Lies
  • Ricky Gervais - Derek
  • Matt LeBlanc - Episodes
  • William H Macy - Shameless

Outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series

Winner: Ty Burrell - Modern Family

Also nominated:

  • Fred Armisen - Portlandia
  • Andre Braugher - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • Adam Driver - Girls
  • Tony Hale - Veep
  • Jessie Tyler-Ferguson - Modern Family

Outstanding lead actress in a comedy series

Winner: Julia Louis-Dreyfus - Veep

Also nominated:

  • Lena Dunham - Girls
  • Edie Falco - Nurse Jackie
  • Melissa McCarthy - Mike & Molly
  • Amy Poehler - Parks and Recreation
  • Taylor Schilling - Orange Is the New Black

Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series

Winner: Allison Janney - Mom

Also nominated:

  • Mayim Bialik - The Big Bang Theory
  • Julie Bowen - Modern Family
  • Anna Chlumsky - Veep
  • Kate McKinnon - Saturday Night Live
  • Kate Mulgrew - Orange is the New Black

Outstanding lead actor in a drama series

Winner: Bryan Cranston - Breaking Bad

Also nominated:

  • Jeff Daniels - The Newsroom
  • Jon Hamm - Mad Men
  • Woody Harrelson - True Detective
  • Matthew McConaughey - True Detective
  • Kevin Spacey - House of Cards

Outstanding supporting actor in a drama series

Winner: Aaron Paul - Breaking Bad

Also nominated:

  • Jim Carter - Downton Abbey
  • Josh Charles - The Good Wife
  • Peter Dinklage - Game of Thrones
  • Mandy Patinkin - Homeland
  • Jon Voight - Ray Donovan

Outstanding lead actress in a drama series

Winner: Julianna Margulies - The Good Wife

Also nominated:

  • Lizzy Caplan - Masters of Sex
  • Claire Danes - Homeland
  • Michelle Dockery - Downton Abbey
  • Kerry Washington - Scandal
  • Robin Wright - House of Cards

Outstanding supporting actress in a drama series

Winner: Anna Gunn - Breaking Bad

Also nominated:

  • Christine Baranski - The Good Wife
  • Joanne Froggatt - Downton Abbey
  • Lena Headey - Game of Thrones
  • Christina Hendricks - Mad Men
  • Dame Maggie Smith - Downton Abbey

Outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or movie

Winner: Benedict Cumberbatch - Sherlock: His Last Vow

Also nominated:

  • Chiwetel Ejiofor - Dancing on the Edge
  • Idris Elba - Luther
  • Martin Freeman - Fargo
  • Mark Ruffalo - The Normal Heart
  • Billy Bob Thornton - Fargo

Outstanding supporting actor in a miniseries or movie

Winner: Martin Freeman - Sherlock: His Last Vow

Also nominated:

  • Matt Bomer - The Normal Heart
  • Colin Hanks - Fargo
  • Joe Mantello - The Normal Heart
  • Alfred Molina - The Normal Heart
  • Jim Parsons - The Normal Heart

Outstanding lead actress in a miniseries or movie

Winner: Jessica Lange - American Horror Story: Coven

Also nominated:

  • Helena Bonham Carter - Burton and Taylor
  • Minnie Driver - Return to Zero
  • Sarah Paulson - American Horror Story: Coven
  • Cicely Tyson - The Trip to Bountiful
  • Kristen Wiig - The Spoils of Babylon

Outstanding supporting actress in a miniseries or movie

Winner: Kathy Bates - American Horror Story: Coven

Also nominated:

  • Angela Bassett - American Horror Story: Coven
  • Ellen Burstyn - Flowers in the Attic
  • Frances Conroy - American Horror Story: Coven
  • Julia Roberts - The Normal Heart
  • Alison Tolman - Fargo

Outstanding writing in a drama

Winner: Moira Walley-Beckett - Breaking Bad

Also nominated:

  • Vince Gilligan - Breaking Bad
  • David Benioff, DB Weiss - Game of Thrones
  • Beau Willimon - House of Cards
  • Nic Pizzolatto - True Detective

Outstanding writing in a comedy

Winner: Louis CK - Louie

Also nominated:

  • David Crane, Jeffrey Klarik - Episodes
  • Liz Friedman, Jenji Kohan - Orange is the New Black
  • Alec Berg - Silicon Valley
  • Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche, Armando Iannucci - Veep

Outstanding writing in a miniseries or movie

Winner: Steven Moffat - Sherlock: His Last Vow

Also nominated:

  • Neil Cross - Luther
  • Noah Hawley - Fargo
  • Larry Kramer - The Normal Heart
  • Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk - American Horror Story: Coven
  • David Simon, Eric Overmyer - Treme

A complete list of winners, including in the technical categories, is available on the Emmys website.

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