If you’re like most sane people, you spent Sunday night mocking the almost ghoulishly awful series finale of Dexter (Incompetent plotting!  CGI hurricanes!  Unfortunate beards!) and reveling in the gloriously excellent penultimate episode of Breaking Bad.  Thus, this post is for you, the people who didn’t waste their time watching the 65th Annual Emmy Awards, and opulent, multi-hour fashion show that, oh yeah, takes some time out every few minutes to award achievements in television.

That said, it was an (occasionally) surprising night—while Modern Family of course scored Best Comedy Series, and Breaking Bad of course nabbed Best Drama Series, there were some upsets: specifically, Jeff Daniels scoring a Best Actor Emmy for his role in The Newsroom, and Anna Gunn for her under appreciated work in Breaking Bad.  Check out the rest of the heavy hitters below.

  • Drama Series: “Breaking Bad,” AMC.
  • Actor, Drama Series: Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom,” HBO.
  • Actress, Drama Series: Claire Danes, “Homeland,” Showtime.
  • Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Bobby Cannavale, “Boardwalk Empire,” HBO.
  • Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Anna Gunn, “Breaking Bad,” AMC.
  • Directing, Drama Series: David Fincher, “House of Cards,” Netflix.
  • Writing, Drama Series: Henry Bromell, “Homeland,” Showtime.
  • Comedy Series: “Modern Family,” ABC.
  • Actor, Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS.
  • Actress, Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep,” HBO.
  • Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Tony Hale, “Veep,” HBO.
  • Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Merritt Wever, “Nurse Jackie,” Showtime.
  • Directing, Comedy Series: Gail Mancuso, “Modern Family,” ABC.
  • Writing, Comedy Series: Tina Fey, Tracey Wigfield, “30 Rock,” NBC.
  • Miniseries or Movie: “Behind the Candelabra,” HBO.
  • Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Michael Douglas, “Behind the Candelabra,” HBO.
  • Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Laura Linney, “The Big C: Hereafter,” Showtime.
  • Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: James Cromwell, “American Horror Story: Asylum,” FX Networks.
  • Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Ellen Burstyn, “Political Animals,” USA.
  • Directing, Miniseries or Movie: Steven Soderbergh, “Behind the Candelabra,” HBO.
  • Writing, Miniseries or Movie: Abi Morgan, “The Hour,” BBC America.
  • Reality-Competition Program: “The Voice,” NBC.
  • Variety Series: “The Colbert Report,” Comedy Central.
  • Writing, Variety Series: “The Colbert Report,” Comedy Central.
  • Directing, Variety Series: Don Roy King, “Saturday Night Live,” NBC.

What do you think of the winners?

Source:  Huffington Post