Modern Family, Breaking Bad Take Top Honors at the Emmys


LOS ANGELES: While there were plenty of new faces among the winners of the Primetime Emmy Awards, the night did have its fare share of repeats, with Homeland's Claire Danes winning for lead actress in a drama, Modern Family taking the top comedy win and Breaking Bad scoring the best drama nod.

Danes took home her second Primetime Emmy for the role of Carrie Mathison in the hit Showtime drama Homeland. Jeff Daniels won for the best actor for his role as Will McAvoy in The Newsroom. Outstanding supporting actor in a drama went to Bobby Cannavale for Boardwalk Empire and supporting actress in a drama was Anna Gunn for Breaking Bad. The hit AMC series, which is one episode away from ending its series run, also took the big win for best drama. Homeland won for outstanding writing for a drama, and Netflix's House of Cards won for outstanding directing in the category.

Modern Family was dubbed best comedy. Veep's Julia Louis-Dreyfus took the comedic actress Emmy last night, while The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons was named best actor in a comedy. The supporting nods went to Merritt Wever for Nurse Jackie and Tony Hale for Veep. Outstanding writing for a comedy went to 30 Rock, and outstanding directing to Modern Family.

In the mini-series or movie category, lead actress went to Laura Linney for The Big C: Hereafter and lead actor to Michael Douglas for Behind the Candelabra. Supporting performance Emmys went to Ellen Burstyn for Political Animals and James Cromwell for American Horror Story: Asylum. Behind the Candelabra won the big win in the category. Outstanding writing for mini-series or movie went to The Hour and directing went to Behind the Candelabra.

The Voice won for outstanding reality competition program. Outstanding variety series was The Colbert Report.