Emmys Honor Familiar Faces26 Aug, 2014 By: John Latchem
Winners list includes several old favorites available on home video
The acclaimed AMC drama “Breaking Bad” ended its run a year ago but left an impression with Emmy voters, capturing Outstanding Drama Series at the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards Aug. 25. It’s the second consecutive win in the category for the show, the complete series of which is available on DVD, Blu-ray and online from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
“Breaking Bad” won a total of six Emmys in its swan song. Bryan Cranston, as widely expected, won a fourth Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series playing teacher-turned-drug kingpin Walter White. In particular, Cranston won for the episode “Ozymandias” the third-to-last episode of the show which has been praised by many on the show’s creative team (including “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan on the episode’s disc commentary) as the series’ finest hour. “Ozymandias” also won for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series and was the cited episode for Anna Gunn’s win for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. Aaron Paul won a third Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, cited for the episode “Confessions.” “Breaking Bad” also won an award for editing.
On the comedy side, “Modern Family” won its fifth consecutive Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series, equaling the record of “Frasier” (which likewise won for its first five years). “Modern Family” won three Emmys total, with Ty Burrell earning a second statuette for playing Phil Dunphy. The show also won for directing. Fox is set to release the fifth season on DVD Sept. 23.
Other familiar faces winning Emmys again included Julia Louis-Dreyfus winning her fifth Emmy, and third in a row for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for HBO’s “Veep”; Jim Parsons won his fourth Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for playing Sheldon Cooper on “The Big Bang Theory” (season seven on disc Sept. 16 from Warner); Julianna Marguilies won her third Emmy, and second for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for “The Good Wife” (season five on DVD from Paramount and CBS); Jessica Lange won her third Emmy, and second for the “American Horror Story” franchise, this time for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for American Horror Story: Coven (on DVD and Blu-ray Oct. 7 from Fox); and Allison Janney won two Emmys to increase her career total to six, taking trophies for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy for “Mom” (season one on DVD Sept. 23 from Warner) and Guest Actress in a Drama Series for “Masters of Sex” (season one on DVD and Blu-ray Disc from Sony Pictures).
HBO’s The Normal Heart, released on Blu-ray and DVD Aug. 26, won two Emmys, including Outstanding Television Movie and a Creative Arts Emmy for non-prosthetic makeup.
FX’s “Fargo” won three Emmys, for Outstanding Miniseries, casting and directing. Fox releases the first season on DVD and Blu-ray Oct. 14.
Netflix original programming won a total of seven Emmys (out of 31 nominations), all at the Creative Arts ceremony Aug. 16. The most significant came for “Orange Is the New Black,” with Uzo Aduba winning Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. “Orange” also won for casting and editing to bring its total to three. The much-hyped “House of Cards” won an award for sound mixing.
The Netflix-aired documentary The Square, about the 2011 Egyptian revolution, won three Emmys for nonfiction programming, including directing, editing and cinematography. The wins come after the film earned an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Feature, the unique nature of the Netflix distribution model making it eligible for both awards.
2014 Primetime Emmy Winners on Disc
|American Horror Story: Coven||4||Miniseries Lead Actress — Jessica Lange; Supporting Actress — Kathy Bates; Costumes; Hairstyling||Fox||On DVD and Blu-ray Oct. 7|
|American Masters||2||Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series; Sound Mixing — "Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train a Comin'"||PBS||Available on DVD and Blu-ray|
|The Big Bang Theory||2||Best Actor in a Comedy — Jim Parsons; Editing||Warner||Season 7 available on DVD and Blu-ray Sept. 16|
|Black Sails||2||Sound Editing; Supporting Visual Effects||Anchor Bay||Season 1 not yet announced for disc|
|The Blacklist||1||Stunt Coordination||Sony Pictures||Available on DVD and Blu-ray|
|Boardwalk Empire||1||Art Direction||HBO||Season 4 available on DVD and Blu-ray|
|Bob's Burgers||1||Outstanding Animated Program — "Mazel-Tina"||Fox||Available online|
|Breaking Bad||6||Best Drama Series; Actor — Bryan Cranston; Supporting Actor — Aaron Paul; Supporting Actress — Anna Gunn; Writing; Editing||Sony Pictures||Complete series available on DVD and Blu-ray|
|Brooklyn Nine-Nine||1||Stunt Coordination||Universal||On DVD Sept. 23|
|Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey||4||Main Title Theme; Music Composition; Sound Editing; Nonfiction Writing||Fox||Available on DVD and Blu-ray|
|Downton Abbey||1||Hairstyling||PBS||Season 4 available on DVD and Blu-ray|
|Fargo||3||Best Miniseries; Directing; Casting||Fox||Season 1 on DVD and Blu-ray Oct. 14|
|Game of Thrones||4||Art Direction; Costumes; Prosthetic Makeup; Visual Effects||HBO||Season 4 on DVD and Blu-ray Feb. 17, 2015|
|The Good Wife||1||Best Actress in a Drama — Julianna Marguilies||Paramount/CBS||Season 5 available on DVD|
|House of Cards||1||Sound Mixing||Sony Pictures||Season 2 available on DVD and Blu-ray|
|House of Lies||1||Art Direction||Paramount/CBS||Season 2 available on DVD|
|How I Met Your Mother||1||Cinematography||Fox||Season 9, complete series on DVD Sept. 23|
|JFK (American Experience)||1||Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special||PBS||Available on DVD and Blu-ray|
|Louie||1||Comedy Series Writing||Fox||Available online|
|Masters of Sex||1||Guest Actress in a Drama — Allison Janney||Sony Pictures||Season 1 available on DVD and Blu-ray|
|Modern Family||3||Best Comedy Series; Supporting Actor — Ty Burrell; Directing||Fox||On DVD Sept. 23|
|Mom||1||Comedy Supporting Actress — Allison Janney||Warner||On DVD Sept. 23|
|The Normal Heart||2||Best TV Movie; Makeup||HBO||Available on DVD and Blu-ray|
|Nurse Jackie||1||Sound Mixing||Lionsgate||Season 5 available on DVD and Blu-ray|
|Orange Is the New Black||3||Guest Actress in a Comedy — Uzo Aduba; Casting; Editing||Lionsgate||Season 1 available on DVD and Blu-ray|
|Robot Chicken: DC Comics Special 2||1||Individual Achievement in Animation||Warner||On DVD Oct. 14|
|Scandal||1||Guest Actor in a Drama — Joe Morton||Disney/ABC||On DVD Sept. 23|
|Sherlock: His Last Vow||7||Best Actor in a Miniseries — Benedict Cumberbatch; Supporting Actor — Martin Freeman; Writing – Steven Moffat; Editing; Sound Editing; Music Composition; Cinematography||BBC||Available on the Sherlock: Season Three DVD and Blu-ray|
|The Simpsons||3||Animated Voiceover — Harry Shearer; Individual Achievement in Animation||Fox||Season 25 available online|
|The Sound of Music Live||1||Technical Direction||Universal||Available on DVD|
|The Square||3||Nonfiction Directing; Cinematography; Editing||Netflix||Available on Netflix|
|30 for 30 Shorts||1||Outstanding Short-Format Nonfiction Program||ESPN||30 for 30: 5th Anniversary Collection' on DVD and Blu-ray Nov. 25|
|Treme||1||Sound Mixing||HBO||Complete Series on DVD and Blu-ray|
|True Detective||5||Drama Series Directing; Casting; Makeup; Main Title Design; Cinematography||HBO||Available on DVD and Blu-ray|
|Veep||1||Best Actress in a Comedy — Julia Louis-Dreyfus||HBO||Season 3 not yet announced for disc|
|Visit Emmys.tv for a full list of winners|