So the 2014 Emmy Awards were handed out last night …

66th Primetime Emmy Awards

66th Primetime Emmy Awards

Well, that was anticlimactic. Yes, I actually managed to watch the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards last night hosted by Seth Meyers, and yes, they went off pretty smoothly. But I stick with my initial reaction: There were no real surprises. It was like a repeat performance, watching all the previous winners (Breaking Bad! Modern Family! Jim Parsons, the only saving grace of The Big Bang Theory!) all get yet another win. Anyway, here’s the complete list of winners, via Us Weekly

Drama Series
Breaking Bad

Comedy Series
Modern Family

Lead Actor in a Drama
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: His Last Vow

Lead Actress in a Drama
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven

Lead Actor in a Comedy
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Lead Actress in a Comedy
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Reality Competition Program
The Amazing Race

Variety Series
The Colborg Report (Sorry, couldn’t resist throwing in an Easter Egg. – JF)


Television Movie
The Normal Heart

Supporting Actor in a Drama
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad

Supporting Actress in a Drama
Anna Gunn, Breaking Ba

Guest Actor in a Drama
Joe Morton, Scandal

Guest Actress in a Drama
Allison Janney, Masters of Sex

Writing for a Drama
Moira Walley-Beckett, Breaking Bad

Directing for a Drama
Cary Joji Fukunaga, True Detective

Supporting Actor in a Comedy
Ty Burrell, Modern Family

Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Allison Janney, Mom

Guest Actor in a Comedy
Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live

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

Writing for a Comedy
Louis C.K., Louie

Directing for a Comedy
Gail Mancuso, Modern Family

Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Martin Freeman, Sherlock: His Last Vow

Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Coven

Writing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special
Steven Moffat, Sherlock: His Last Vow

Directing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special
Colin Bucksey, Fargo

Writing for a Variety Special
Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles

Directing for a Variety Special
Glenn Weiss, 67th Annual Tony Awards

See what I mean? With the one offs, miniseries, movies and specials, at least there you can see a surprise or two. But for the most part, a lot of the winners were pretty much the old standbys. Not to say they didn’t deserve it — they absolutely did — but it would have been nice to see at least one surprise in a crowd expectant winners. Actually, the one big moment last night was Gwen Stefani somehow not knowing how to pronounce The Colbert Report. I mean really. Colbert. Coal-Bear. He’s been doing this for like nine years now, you should know this.

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