'Breaking Bad', 'Modern Family' Win Top Honors At 2014 Emmy Awards

Walter White may have had a rough year, but Breaking Bad had a great one. The AMC drama practically swept the 2014 Emmy Awards tonight with five wins, including Best Drama Series. The only series to pick up more statuettes this year was Sherlock: His Last Vow — and that's only if you count the four Creative Arts Emmys it won earlier this month on top of the three it picked up during the telecast.

On the comedy side, Emmy voters continued to be high on Modern Family, which won Best Comedy Series for the fifth year in a row. Indeed, the most noticeable pattern to emerge in 2014, better or for worse, was Emmy's preference for repeat winners over new ones. All four victors in the major acting categories had won before. Meanwhile, newbies like Orange Is the New Black and Silicon Valley were shut out. Even True Detective managed just one win during the ceremony, for director Cary Joji Fukunaga. Oh well. At least Fargo went home with Best Miniseries.

Hit the jump for the full list of winners.

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom

Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Woody Harrelson, True Detective

Matthew McConaughey, True Detective

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Lizzy Caplan, Masters of Sex

Claire Danes, Homeland

Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Kerry Washington, Scandal

Robin Wright, House of Cards

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE

Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: His Last Vow

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge

Idris Elba, Luther

Martin Freeman, Fargo

Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart

Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE

Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor

Minnie Driver, Return to Zero

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven

Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Coven

Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful

Kristen Wiig, The Spoils of Babylon

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Louis C.K., Louie

Don Cheadle, House of Lies

Ricky Gervais, Derek

Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

William H. Macy, Shameless

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Lena Dunham, Girls

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Melissa McCarthy, Mike and Molly

Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation

Taylor Schilling, Orange Is the New Black

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad

Jim Carter, Downton Abbey

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Josh Charles, The Good Wife

Mandy Patinkin, Homeland

Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad

Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Joanne Froggart, Downton Abbey

Lena Headey, Game of Thrones

Christine Baranski, The Good Wife

Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE

Colin Hanks, Fargo

Jim Parsons, The Normal Heart

Joe Mantello, The Normal Heart

Alfred Molina, The Normal Heart

Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart

Martin Freeman, Sherlock: His Last Vow

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE

Frances Conroy, American Horror Story: Coven

Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Coven

Angela Bassett, American Horror Story: Coven

Allison Tolman, Fargo

Ellen Burstyn, Flowers in the Attic

Julia Roberts, The Normal Heart

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Adam Driver, Girls

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family

Ty Burrell, Modern Family

Fred Armisen, Portlandia

Tony Hale, Veep

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory

Julie Bowen, Modern Family

Allison Janney, Mom

Kate Mulgrew, Orange Is the New Black

Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

Anna Chlumsky, Veep

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad

Moira Walley-Beckett, Breaking Bad

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, Game of Thrones

Beau Willimon, House of Cards

Nic Pizzolatto, True Detective

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A DRAMATIC SPECIAL

Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, American Horror Story: Coven

Noah Hawley, Fargo

Neil Cross, Luther

Larry Kramer, The Normal Heart

Steven Moffat, Sherlock: His Last Vow

David Simon and Eric Overmyer, Treme

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL

The Beatles: The Night That Changed America

Billy Crystal: 700 Sundays

The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards

Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles

67th Annual Tony Awards

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik, Episodes

Louis C.K., Louie

Liz Friedman and Jenji Kohan, Orange Is the New Black

Alec Berg, Silicon Valley

Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche and Armando Iannucci, Veep

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

Tim Van Patten, Boardwalk Empire

Vince GIlligan, Breaking Bad

David Evans, Downton Abbey

Neil Marshall, Game of Thrones

Carl Franklin, House of Cards

Cary Joji Fukunaga, True Detective

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A DRAMATIC SPECIAL

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, American Horror Story: Coven

Colin Bucksey, Fargo

Adam Bernstein, Fargo

Stephen Frears, Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight

Ryan Murphy, The Normal Heart

Nick Hurran, Sherlock: His Last Vow

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL

Glenn Weiss, 67th Annual Tony Awards

James Lapine, Six By Sondheim

Gregg Gelfand, The Beatles: The Night That Changed America

Louis J. Horvitz, The Kennedy Center Honors

Hamish Hamilton, The Oscars

Beth McCarthy Miller and Rob Ashford, The Sound Of Music Live!

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

Iain B. McDonald, Episodes

Paris Barclay, Glee

Louis C.K., Louie

Gail Mancuso, Modern Family

Jodie Foster, Orange Is the New Black

Mike Judge, Silicon Valley

OUTSTANDING REALITY – COMPETITION PROGRAM

The Amazing Race

Dancing With the Stars

Project Runway

So You Think You Can Dance

Top Chef

The Voice

OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES

The Colbert Report

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Jimmy Kimmel Live

Real Time with Bill Maher

Saturday Night Live

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

OUTSTANDING MINISERIES

American Horror Story: Coven

Bonnie and Clyde

Fargo

Luther

Treme

The White Queen

OUTSTANDING TELEVISION MOVIE

Killing Kennedy

Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight

The Normal Heart

Sherlock: His Last Vow

The Trip to Bountiful

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES

The Big Bang Theory

Louie

Modern Family

Orange Is the New Black

Silicon Valley

Veep

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

Breaking Bad

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones

House of Cards

Mad Men

True Detective

In addition, there were several Creative Arts Emmys handed out on August 16. The full list can be found at Emmys.com (PDF), but here are a few notable standouts.

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Joe Morton, Scandal

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Allison Janney, Masters of Sex

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: Jane Lynch, Hollywood Game Night

Outstanding Animated Program: Bob's Burgers

Outstanding Main Title Design: True Detective

Outstanding Special and Visual Effects: Game of Thrones

Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program: Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis

Outstanding Short-Format Nonfiction Program: 30 for 30 Shorts

Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series: Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: The Colbert Report