Breaking Bad, Sherlock and Modern Family win big at 66th Primetime Emmy Awards
Breaking Bad and Sherlock were the big winners at the 66th Primetime Emmys, which took place last night (August 25th).
Breaking Bad fared the best, scooping five awards, including the award for Outstanding Drama Series, seeing off competition from series including Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey and True Detective.
Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn were also rewarded with awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Oustanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and Oustanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series respectively. Writer Moira Walley-Beckett was also rewarded for her work on the show, gaining the award for Oustanding writing in a Drama Series.
Sherlock's leading men Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman were both rewarded, taking home the gongs for Oustanding Leading Actor in a Mini Series or Movie and Oustanding Supporting Actor in a Mini Series or Movi, while Steven Moffat was also victorious, grabbing the award for Oustanding writing in a Mini Series or Movie.
Modern Family won its fifth consecutive Outstanding Comedy Series award, winning out against the likes of The Big Bang Theory, Louie, Orange Is the New Black, Silicon Valley and Veep. There were also awards for American Horror Story, The Big Bang Theory, Fargo, Veep, The Normal Heart and The Good Wife, whose star Julianna Margulies took home the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama.