In an award thirsty period such as this, the Emmys couldn’t have come at a better time. Here are some of our best highlights from Monday night. 
1. Breaking the Emmys

The Cast of breaking Bad 

Yeah Mr. White, yeah science! It was good to see one of our favorite shows break the Emmys in a bad (good) way. The now finished AMC hit show took home five awards. We couldn’t agree more with the creator, Vince Gilligan that this was a perfect farewell to a great show “Thank you so much for this wonderful farewell, you have been very kind to us indeed,” said Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan, who lauded his crew and cast for their work on the series.

One for The Road: oh, and they all (Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn) all got one award each. 
2. Wanna Spin? : 

Sofia Vergara and Rosenblum

Now if you need to put any TV actress on a turntable and let her spin who would she be? If we took a poll, you can be sure 80% would say Sofia Vergara. Oh well, the the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Chairman Bruce Rosenblum after being introduced by Vergara asked the Latina to stand on the pedestal that spun 360 degrees as he spoke about the state of the Television industry. “What truly matters is that we never forget that our success is based on always giving the viewer something compelling to watch.” Rosenblum said while Sofia (compelling of course) spun some more and joked “Ok, enough enough, this is why I stopped doing the car shows”. 

Now, we are certain this was done in a bid to pop some humor into the ceremony but some people are saying it was a very sexist thing to do. Sofia Vergara is a 42-yr- old successful actress (highest paid TV actress too) and if she wasn’t threatened to stand there, why should it be sexist? We all know Sofia is much more than just a hot body so why can’t we have that body on display? And she looked good in that white dress too. Let’s not find inequality in everything, enjoy some moments for what they are. 
3. EGOT McCONAUGHEY?  Matthew McConaughey, who won an Academy Award for best actor this year (for “Dallas Buyers Club”), was nominated for his performance in HBO’s “True Detective.”Jimmy Kimmel, when invited on stage poked fun at McConaughey for rudely winning all the awards (“Should we just give you the BET Award for Best Male Hip Hop Artist, too?”). McConaughey didn’t win the category but that was a very hilarious one from Kimmel. 
4. Do You Remember? 

She remembered alright 

When they came up to present, Bryan Cranston and Julia Louis-Dreyfus had a little run in. Louis-Dreyfus couldn’t “remember” that Cranston was a guest star on Seinfeld and that the two even made out on camera.  On her way to the stage to collect her prize for Best Actress, Cranston rushed to her and swept her into a deep kiss (yeah, there was some serious tongue), until she finally remembered. It made for excellent TV and was probably the best highlight of the night. Little wonder they got Best Actor and Actress respectively. 

5. OUR VERDICT: As said previously, we would watch any award, ogle at beauty gowns and hot guys but the Emmys were just OK. But in all seriousness and sincerity, the awards have become generic with awards given to the same old same old people: Jim Parsons won his fourth Emmy for best actor in a comedy series for The Big Bang Theory, Julia Louis-Dreyfus won her third consecutive lead comedy actress award for Veep, and The Amazing Race won best reality-competition program for the tenth time! Seriously? 
 Even parsons knew he shouldn’t be standing there “There is no accounting for taste and it’s with good fortune that I stand up here tonight,” he said whilst accepting his award. Now, when is Scandal going to win an award? Why was House of Cards shut out? Hmm we smell a conspiracy… who do we need to fix this for OPA and the President?
See the list of Emmy Winners Below: 
Supporting Actor, Comedy Series
Andre Braugher (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
Adam Driver (Girls)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family)
WINNER: Ty Burrell (Modern Family)
Fred Armisen (Portlandia)
Tony Hale (Veep)
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
WINNER: Louis C.K. (Louie)
David Crane & Jeffrey Klarik (Episodes)
Liz Friedman & Jenji Kohan (Orange Is the New Black)
Alec Berg (Silicon Valley)
Simon Blackwell & Tony Roche & Armando Iannucci (Veep)
Supporting Actress, Comedy Series
Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory)
Julie Bowen (Modern Family)
WINNER: Allison Janney (Mom)
Kate Mulgrew (Orange Is the New Black)
Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live)
Anna Chlumsky (Veep)
Outsanding Directing for a Comedy Series
Iain B. MacDonald (Episodes)
Paris Barclay (Glee)
Louis C.K. (Louie)
WINNER: Gail Mancuso (Modern Family)
Jodie Foster (Orange Is the New Black)
Mike Judge (Silicon Valley)
Best Actor in a Comedy Series
WINNER: Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)
Ricky Gervais (Derek)
Matt LeBlanc (Episodes)
Don Cheadle (House of Lies)
Louis C.K. (Louie)
William H. Macy (Shameless)
Best Actress in a Comedy Series
Lena Dunham (Girls)
Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie)
WINNER: Julia Louis Dreyfus (Veep)
Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly)
Amy Poehler (Parks & Recreation)
Taylor Schilling (Orange Is the New Black)
Reality-Competition Program
WINNER: The Amazing Race
So You Think You Can Dance
Dancing with the Stars
Top Chef
Project Runway
The Voice
Outstanding Writing in a TV Miniseries or Movie
Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk (American Horror Story: Coven)
Noah Hawley (Fargo)
Neil Cross (Luther)
WINNER: Steven Moffat (Sherlock)
Larry Kramer (The Normal Heart)
David Simon & Eric Overmyer (Treme)
Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie
Frances Conroy (American Horror Story: Coven)
WINNER: Kathy Bates (American Horror Story: Coven)
Angela Bassett (American Horror Story: Coven)
Allison Tolman (Fargo)
Ellen Burstyn (Flowers In the Attic)
Julia Roberts (The Normal Heart)
Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie
Colin Hanks (Fargo)
Jim Parsons (The Normal Heart)
Joe Mantello (The Normal Heart)
Alfred Molina (The Normal Heart)
Matt Bomer (The Normal Heart)
WINNER: Martin Freeman (Sherlock: His Last Vow)
Outstanding Direction in a TV Miniseries or Movie
Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (American Horror Story: Coven)
Adam Bernstein (Fargo)
WINNER: Colin Bucksey (Fargo)
Stephen Frears (Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight)
Nick Hurran (Sherlock)
Ryan Murphy (The Normal Heart)
Best Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Chiwetel Ejiofor (Dancing on the Edge)
Martin Freeman (Fargo)
Billy Bob Thornton (Fargo)
Idris Elba (Luther)
Mark Ruffalo (The Normal Heart)
WINNER: Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock: His Last Vow)
Best Actress Miniseries or Movie
WINNER: Jessica Lange (American Horror Story: Coven)
Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story: Coven)
Helena Bonham Carter (Burton and Taylor)
Minnie Driver (Return to Zero)
Kristen Wiig (The Spoils of Babylon)
Cicely Tyson (The Trip Bountiful)
Best Miniseries or Movie
American Horror Story: Coven
Bonnie & Clyde
The White Queen
Outstanding TV movie
Killing Kennedy
Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight
Sherlock: His Last Vow
WINNER: The Normal Heart
The Trip to Bountiful
Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special
David Boone (67th Annual Tony Awards)
Billy Crystal (Billy Crystal: 700 Sundays)
WINNER: Sarah Silverman (Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles)
Barry Adelman (The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards)
Ken Ehrlich & David Wild (The Beatles: The Night That Changed America)
Variety Series
WINNER: The Colbert Report
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Real Time with Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Supporting Actor, Drama Series
WINNER: Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad)
Jim Carter (Downton Abbey)
Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones)
Josh Charles (The Good Wife)
Mandy Patinkin (Homeland)
Jon Voight (Ray Donovan)
Supporting Actress, Drama Series
WINNER: Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad)
Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey)
Lena Headey (Game of Thrones)
Christine Baranski (The Good Wife)
Christina Hendricks (Mad Men)
Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey)
Best Actress in a Drama Series
Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex)
Claire Danes (Homeland)
Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey)
WINNER: Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife)
Kerry Washington (Scandal)
Robin Wright (House of Cards)
Best Actor in a Drama Series
WINNER: 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)
Best Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory
WINNER: Modern Family
Orange Is the New Black
Silicon Valley
Best Drama Series
WINNER: Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Mad Men
True Detective
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