Another night came to an end on Sunday night as the glittering Emmy’s took precedence, sparking off a glorious celebration of all things popular on the television. Many mouths have uttered that this is the golden age of television, and quite rightly so, when you see the nominations from 2014’s Emmy awards you will brim with delight that you wasted so many hours dedicated to this shows. From the likes of Sherlock, Breaking Bad and Orange Is The New Black, the tension between the networks and hosting sites like Netflix and the glamourous stars all make this one of the best award ceremonies of the year.
So let’s see who scooped up a gong at the Emmys 2014.
And whilst Moffat gets a lot of flack, his award for writing should be applauded because he has done incredible work on Sherlock and the show alongside Mark Gatiss. A fanboy who has been awarded for his adaptation of one of his favourite literary heroes? I am actually totally thrilled for him.
Though The Normal Heart didn’t achieve these deserved awards, it did win Outstanding Drama in a Miniseries or A Movie and creator Ryan Murphy gave an empowered and tear inducing speech, celebrating those that the film portrays.
Comedy giants Modern Family scored Outstanding Comedy for the sixth year running. The powerhouse group of interlocking relationships has tickled us yet again, showing that you just can’t beat talented writing. In the comedy awards, Julia Louise-Dreyfuss won Outstanding Actress for Veep, Jim Parsons again won for Sheldon Cooper and the excellent Allison Janney won for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her role in Mom. Ty Burrell, a particular favourite, had his day when he won for Outstanding Supporting Actor as Phil Dunphy in Modern Family (a big fat yes for that win).
Other notary awards went to Julianna Marguilies for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for The Good Wife, Jessica Lange for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries for American Horror Story.
The biggest upset is that Netflix original shows were nominated respectively and received nothing. Despite Orange Is The New Black winning several at last week’s Creative Emmys, it left empty handed and shafted of the awards it so richly deserved. A lot of controversy followed with its entry as a comedy rather than a drama. Other Netflix Original show House of Cards was snubbed as well but had to do battle with Breaking Bad and we all know what hand we would have played.
What do you think? Check out the full list of winners here as well as the winners for the Creative Arts Emmys.