Emmy Awards 2014 live ceremony coverage

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Here's what we thought of Seth Meyers' hosting.

Twitter you crack me up! It seems it's not only the stars who get to make the gags:

Because of all the social media chatter about how Sarah Silverman appeared 'stoned' on the red carpet, here is a raw form of her speech:

Just recapping the top five moments of the ceremony had to be:

1. Billy Crystal's dedication to Robin Williams: "It's very hard to talk about him in the past because he was so present for almost 40 years. He was the brightest star in the comedy galaxy ... Robin Williams, what a concept." 

2. Bryan Cranston dedicating his award to "all the Sneaky Petes of the world" - his own family's childhood nickname for him.

3. Cranston kissing Julia Louis-Dreyfus after her win for Veep got announced, and her quick response: "Yeah he was in Seinfeld."

4. Julianna Margulies' surprise win and her nod to Josh Charles: "I miss you every day, what were you thinking?"

4. The spotlight shone on Matthew McConaughey throughout the ceremony, can I get an "Alright, alright, alright"?

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As soon as the curtain goes down, the partying begins. The official after-party, The Governor's Ball, takes place at the LA Convention Centre straight after the awards. Despite the dozens of channels and studios represented on the night, there are only four official after-parties: the Fox party at the LA venue Vibiana, the AMC and IFC party at another LA venue, Boa, the Netflix party at the iconic Chateau Marmont and the night's hottest after-party ticket: the HBO party, which is held at LA's Pacific Design Centre.

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Well that's it for the ceremony, with not many surprise Emmys being awarded.

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Halle Berry has won "an Emmy, an Oscar and the genetic lottery" says Seth Meyers. The Extant star presents best drama series, and it goes to ... Breaking Bad. I feel a little sorry for the guys from True Detective but it's impossible to begrudge the success of BB. But someone should tell that to the damned piano player: even Vince Gilligan gets tinkled over. Have they no respect?

Vince Gilligan finally gets to hold an Emmy! It seems Netflix isn't quite a contender just yet with House of Cards and Orange is the New Black losing out in their categories. Maybe next year when Breaking Bad isn't a contender.

Emmy Awards

Outstanding Drama

Breaking Bad

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones

House of Cards

Mad Men

True Detective

Winner: Breaking Bad

*Last year's winner: Breaking Bad


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There are about 45 people on stage for Modern Family's win as best comedy series, and as the piano starts tinkling mid-speech you realise that's about one second per person. Brutal.

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OK, that's a great speech. Bryan Cranston dedicates his award to "all the Sneaky Petes of the world" - it was his own family's childhood nickname for him, because he always tried to take the easy option - "take a chance, rekindle your passion, because it's worth it". 

Emmy Awards

Outstanding Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory


Modern Family

Orange is the New Black

Silicon Valley


Winner: Modern Family

*Last year's winner: Modern Family


<i>Breaking Bad</i> stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul embrace.
Breaking Bad stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul embrace. Photo: Getty Images

I'm giving a personal "woot, woot" to Cranston's win.

"Even I thought about voting for Matthew," Cranston joked. "[Even as a kid] I always looked for the shortcut - a schemer - my own family nicknamed me "sneaky Pete", my own family! And I stumbled upon a passion that really bloomed for me, I love acting. .. My dear friend Aaron Paul, I love you so much .. to Anna Gunn, my TV wife extraordinaire ... acting with you is amazing, especially those scenes in bed."

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"Even I thought about voting for Matthew," says Bryan Cranston. Wonder if he's thinking of going the tongue on him too. If not, he might be the only one in the room who isn't.

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Oustanding Actor time. Look, I love The Newsroom, but Jeff Daniels really is a left-field entry in this company. 

"This is horrible. This is a horrible category," says Julia Roberts. "I apologise to anyone who doesn't hug me in the next 10 seconds."

Ad it goes to Bryan Cranston, his fourth win as Walter White out of five seasons. That's a pretty good batting record. 

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Emmy Awards

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

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)

Winner: Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)

*Last year's winner: Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom.


Julia Roberts almost forgot to mention what category we're talking about now, she's definitely putting her own spin on the announcements "alright, alright, alright". "This is a horrible category ... God I'm glad I'm not in this category ... and you're all fabulous by the way."

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Please welcome a woman who starred in Mystic Pizza 25 years ago and was never heard from again ... Julia Roberts. Cute

Positive responses to Williams' 'In Memoriam' speech:

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Julianna Margulies collects her Emmy.
Julianna Margulies collects her Emmy. Photo: Getty Images

And here's a great result: Julianna Margulies wins best actress for the perennially terrific The Good Wife. "What a wonderful time for women on television," she says, and she's right. She pays tribute to co-star Christine Baranski, so good as Diane Lockhart, and to departed star Josh Charles (Will Gardner) she has this: "What were you thinking?" Great actor, great show, great speech.

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