The 66th Annual Emmy Primetime Awards is currently happening at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles with the brightest stars in television competing for this year's most prestigious TV honour. Leading the nominations is HBO's epic fantasy series "Game of Thrones" with 19 nods, including another nomination for Emmy winner Peter Dinklage for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
Hosted by Seth Meyers, the 2014 Emmys is packed with A-list presenters and performers to celebrate a year of amazing TV programs from June 1, 2013 until May 31, 2014 and to honour the best in U.S. primetime television programming. Chosen by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, this year's award show coincides with the 66th Creative Arts Awards ceremony.
"Sherlock: His Last Vow" lead actor, Benedict Cumberbatch took home the Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie award, beating Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman in Fargo. "Breaking Bad's" Aaron bagged his third Emmy for playing Jesse Pinkman in AMC's highly rated drama series. Co-star Anna Gunn also took home the Outstanding Supporting Actress award just like last year when she won the same award, this will be second Emmy victory.
Another returning winner is "The Big Bang Theory" star Jim Parsons, who got his fourth win for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy for Episode "The Relationship Diremption." Parsons beat fellow nominees, including William H. Macy in Showtime's "Shameless" and Ricky Gervais in Netflix's "Derek."
HBO's "Veep" lead actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus got two Emmys for Lead Actress in a Comedy for her outstanding performance. The brunette bested in five other nominees including HBO's Lena Dunham for "Girls," Melissa McCarthy for "Mike & Moly," Taylor Schilling for "Orange Is the New Black," Edie Falco for "Nurse Jackie" and Amy Poehler for "Parks and Recreation."
Here are the complete list of winners of the 2014 Emmy Primetime Awards
Drama Series Breaking Bad Downton Abbey Game of Thrones House of Cards Mad Men True Detective
Comedy Series The Big Bang Theory Louie Modern Family Orange Is the New Black Silicon Valley Veep
Lead Actor in a Drama 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
Lead 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 Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: His Last Vow
Lead Actress in a Drama Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife Claire Danes, Homeland Robin Wright, House of Cards Lizzy Caplan, Masters of Sex Kerry Washington, Scandal
Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie 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 to Bountiful
Lead Actor in a Comedy 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
Lead Actress in a Comedy Lena Dunham, Girls Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie Taylor Schilling, Orange Is the New Black Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Reality Competition Program The Amazing Race Dancing With the Stars Project Runway So You Think You Can Dance Top Chef The Voice
Variety Series 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
Miniseries American Horror Story: Coven Bonnie & Clyde Fargo Luther Treme The White Queen
Television Movie Killing Kennedy Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight The Normal Heart Sherlock: His Last Vow The Trip to Bountiful
Supporting Actor in a Drama 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 in a Drama Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey Lena Headey, Game of Thrones Christine Baranski, The Good Wife Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
Guest Actor in a Drama Paul Giamatti, Downton Abbey Dylan Baker, The Good Wife Reg E. Cathey, House of Cards Robert Morse, Mad Men Beau Bridges, Masters of Sex Joe Morton, Scandal
Guest Actress in a Drama Margo Martindale, The Americans Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones Kate Mara, House of Cards Allison Janney, Masters of Sex Jane Fonda, The Newsroom Kate Burton, Scandal
Writing for a Drama Moira Walley-Beckett, Breaking Bad Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, Game of Thrones Beau Willimon, House of Cards Nic Pizzolatto, True Detective
Directing for a Drama Tim Van Patten, Boardwalk Empire Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad David Evans, Downton Abbey Neil Marshall, Game of Thrones Carl Franklin, House of Cards Cary Joji Fukunaga, True Detective
Supporting Actor in a Comedy Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine Adam Driver, Girls Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family Ty Burrell, Modern Family Fred Armisen, Portlandia Tony Hale, Veep
Supporting Actress in a Comedy Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory Julie Bowen, Modern Family Allison Janney, Mom Kate Mulgrew, Orange Is the New Black Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live Anna Chlumsky, Veep
Guest Actor in a Comedy Bob Newhart, The Big Bang Theory Nathan Lane, Modern Family Steve Buscemi, Portlandia Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live Louis C.K., Saturday Night Live Gary Cole, Veep
Guest Actress in a Comedy Natasha Lyonne, Orange Is the New Black Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black Laverne Cox, Orange Is the New Black Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live Joan Cusack, Shameless
Writing for a Comedy David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik, Episodes Louis C.K., Louie Liz Friedman and Jenji Kohan, Orange Is the New Black Alec Berg, Silicon Valley Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche, and Armando Iannucci, Veep
Directing for a Comedy Iain B. MacDonald, Episodes Paris Barclay, Glee Louis C.K., Louie Gail Mancuso, Modern Family Jodie Foster, Orange Is the New Black Mike Judge, Silicon Valley
Supporting Actor in a 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 Martin Freeman, Sherlock: His Last Vow
Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie Frances Conroy, American Horror Story: Coven 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
Writing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, American Horror Story: Coven Noah Hawley, Fargo Neil Cross, Luther Larry Kramer, The Normal Heart Steven Moffat, Sherlock: His Last Vow David Simon and Eric Overmyer, Treme
Directing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, American Horror Story: Coven Adam Bernstein, Fargo Colin Bucksey, Fargo Stephen Frears, Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight Ryan Murphy, The Normal Heart Nick Hurran, Sherlock: His Last Vow
Writing for a Variety Special The Beatles: The Night That Changed America Billy Crystal: 700 Sundays The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles 67th Annual Tony Awards
Directing for a Variety Special Gregg Gelfand, The Beatles: The Night That Changed America Louis J. Horvitz, The Kennedy Center Honors Hamish Hamilton, The Oscars James Lapine, Six by Sondheim Beth McCarthy Miller and Rob Ashford, The Sound of Music Live! Glenn Weiss, 67th Annual Tony Awards