Let's face it - Breaking Bad was always going to win big. As a global phenomenon, we weren't surprised when it won the award for Best Drama Series, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress...we'd go on but our arms are getting tired.
This, however, is fairly unfortunate in relation to True Detective, which received critical acclaim and was tipped to win big. Aside from winning Best Director, the show basically went away empty handed. It deserved so much more you guys.
We also didn't blink twice when Modern Family won best comedy series for its fifth consecutive year, though we may have raised an eyebrow. We mean, really, Emmy voters? It's hilarious, but give someone else a go! You may as well just name it the 'Modern Family award' and have done with it. We're bored already, especially when there's so much great comedy available with hardly any recognition. Boo!
On the other hand, we're completely and 100% on board with Ty Burrell winning Best Supporting Actor in a comedy role. We love you, Phil.
Sadly, Modern Family's success meant that new fan favourite Orange is the New Black didn't win big, with it's only award going to Best Guest Actress Uzo Abuda.
Then we all let out a little fangirly cheer when Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman scooped up the awards for Outstanding lead and supporting actors in a miniseries or movie.
Are you pleased with the results? Here they all are in their award-winning glory...
Emmy 2014 Winners
Outstanding drama series
- Breaking Bad
- Downton Abbey
- Game of Thrones
- House of Cards
- Mad Men
- True Detective
Outstanding comedy series
- The Big Bang Theory
- Modern Family
- Orange is the New Black
- Sillicon Valley
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
- Lizzie Caplan (Masters of Sex)
- Michelle Dockery (Dowton Abbey)
- Claire Danes (Homeland)
- Julianna Margullies (The Good Wife)
- Robin Wright (House of Cards)
- Kerry Washington (Scandal)
Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series
- Louis CK (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 & Molly)
- Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation)
- Taylor Schilling (Orange Is the New Black)
Outstanding supporting actor in a drama series
- Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad)
- Jim Carter (Dowton Abbey)
- Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones)
- Mandy Patinkin (Homeland)
- Josh Charles (The Good Wife)
- Jon Voight (Ray Donovan)
Outstanding supporting actress in a drama series
- Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad)
- Joanne Froggatt (Dowton Abbey)
- Christina Hendricks (Mad Men)
- Maggie Smith (Dowton Abbey)
- Lena Heady (Game of Thrones)
- Christine Baranski (The Good Wife)
Outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series
- Andre Braugher (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
- Adam Driver (Girls)
- Ty Burrell (Modern Family)
- Jesse Tyler Fergusom (Modern Family)
- Fred Armisen (Portlandia)
- Tony Hale (Veep)
Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series
- Julie Bowen (Modern Family)
- Kate Mulgrew (Orange is the New Black)
- Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory)
- Allison Janney (Mom)
- Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live)
- Anna Chlumsky (Veep)
- American Horror Story: Coven
- The White Queen
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This was written by Emmy Griffiths. Follow her on Twitter at @emmyfg!
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