2014 Emmy – Report
If you are a fan of HBO’s True Detective and/or Netflix’s Orange is the New Black, you are probably very disappointed by last night Emmy Award Ceremony. Breaking Bad took all but one key category in which it was nominated, in spite of the fact that it has been almost a year since the last episode of the late AMC series aired. Bryan Cranston won his 4th (and final) Emmy for playing professor Walter White. Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn, last year’s supporting winners, repeated their victories. As for the writer Moira Walley-Backett, she nabbed another writing nod for a drama.
Personally, I had money on Matthew McConaughey scoring a best actor win for his role in True Detective. However, Cary Fukunaga, the director of the show, broke through! This made me believe that True Detective wasn’t ignored by 2014 Emmy jury.
Julianna Margulies, although she was not nominated last year, scored lead actress in a drama win for her role in The Good Wife. Frankly, it was strange that this CBS show wasn’t even mentioned in the best drama category, though the last season was probably the best yet.
Modern Family notched another win in the category, beating stiff competition from Veep, Orange is the New Black and several other comedy shows. What’s more, Ty Burell took the supporting actor nod, too. When it comes to Veep, Julia Louis-Dreyfus won her 3rd leading actress trophy for the show. Jim Parsons repeated his win for The Big Bang Theory. Although Allison Janney may be new blood in supporting actress category for her role in Mom, she’s undoubtedly no stranger to the Emmys.
Something of a surprise was Jessica Lange’s lead actress win for the role in FX anthology’s Coven installment. Well, she scored the supporting trophy for the first season, as well.
HBO’s The Normal Heart yesterday earned a win for the best movie, when it comes to telepics. However, Sherlock bested it in the writing race.