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Bryan Cranston giving his acceptance speech for winning Best Actor in a Drama Series.

Robert Dedonatis, Staff Writer

On Monday August 25, 2014, the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards (commonly know as “The Emmys”) took place in the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California with host Seth Meyers leading the show. The Emmys recognize excellence in the television industry, with over 150 different show and actor nominations this year.

The AMC show Breaking Bad took home the most awards this year with five Emmys. Awards went to Bryan Cranston for Best Lead Actor in a drama series, Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn for Outstanding Supporting Actor and Actress in a Drama Series, and Moira Walley-Beckett for Outstanding Writer for a Drama Series. The show itself picked up the award for Outstanding Drama Series for its second year in a row.

It was great seeing some familiar shows receive a lot of awards, but it also would have been nice to see some smaller, less popular shows receive more recognition,” freshman Sofia Viglucci said.

Breaking Bad was not the only big winner of the night. ABC’s Modern Family took a well deserved second place, going home with three awards. The Emmys were given to Ty Burrell for Outstanding Supporting Actor and Gail Mancuso for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, and the show itself won Outstanding Comedy Series.

The British crime drama Sherlock was also awarded three Emmys, tying with Modern Family. The awards went to Benedict Cumberbatch for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries , Martin Freeman for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries and Steven Moffat for Outstanding Writing in a Miniseries.

Multiple other shows won one or two Emmys. Notable were American Horror Story and Fargo, which each won two awards. Louie, Mom, The Big Bang Theory, Veep, The Amazing Race, The Normal Heart, True Detective, The Good Wife and The Colbert Report all received one award.

This year I only had enough time to watch the first half of the Emmys. I have however watched the full ceremony in previous years, because I’m a bit of a TV junkie and love seeing all my favorite actors and actresses make fun of themselves,”  junior Jordan Payne said.

The 2014 Emmy Awards were full of many shockers, disappointments and successes: a total of 153 nominations and 27 awards were given to a wide variety of shows. From the mix of funny celebrities to the sad showing of the “In Memoriam” slide show as a tribute to Robin Williams, the Emmys have proven to be one of the most interesting award ceremonies of the year.