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'Breaking Bad' and 'Sherlock' Dominate Primetime Emmy Awards

Those hoping that newcomers True Detective, Fargo and Orange Is the New Black might sweep their categories, or that Game of Thrones would at last get its due, might have been a bit disappointed last night, as the Primetime Emmy Awards largely embraced old favorites.

As many expected, the ceremony served as a fond farewell to AMC's Breaking Bad, which took home honors for Outstanding Drama, Lead Actor for Bryan Cranston (his fourth), Supporting Actor for Aaron Paul (his third), Supporting Actress for Anna Gunn (her second), and Outstanding Writing for Moira Walley-Beckett ("Ozymandias").

Less expected, perhaps, were Sherlock's first Emmy statuettes, with Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie going to Benedict Cumberbatch, Supporting Actor to Martin Freeman, and Writing to Steven Moffat ("His Last Vow"). Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates won Lead Actress and Supporting Actress, respectively, in the Miniseries category for their roles in FX's American Horror Story: Coven.

True Detective, which HBO entered in the drama category rather than in miniseries, had a rough night, with stars Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey losing to Cranston. However, Cary Koji Fukunaga was honored for Outstanding Directing for the episode "Who Goes There." FX's Fargo won Outstanding Miniseries.

Perennial favorite Modern Family won Outstanding Comedy for the fifth consecutive year, with Ty Burrell earning the trophy for Supporting Actor in a Comedy. Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus took home her third consecutive Emmy for Lead Actress in a Comedy.

See the complete list of last night's winners below:

Outstanding Drama Series

Breaking Bad (AMC)

Outstanding Comedy Series

Modern Family (ABC)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (AMC)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Julianna Marguiles, The Good Wife (CBS)

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

Moira Walley-Beckett, "Ozymandias," Breaking Bad (AMC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad (AMC)

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

Cary Joji Fukunaga, "Who Goes There," True Detective (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting actor in a Drama Series

Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad (AMC)

Outstanding Variety Series

The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)

Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special

Glenn Weiss, 67th annual Tony Awards (CBS)

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special

Sarah Silverman, Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles (ABC)

Outstanding Television Movie

The Normal Heart (HBO)

Outstanding Miniseries

Fargo (FX)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven (FX)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock Holmes: His Last Vow (Masterpiece)

Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special

Colin Bucksey, "Buridan's Ass," Fargo (FX)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

Martin Freeman, Sherlock: His Last Vow (Masterpiece)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Coven (FX)

Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special

Steven Moffat, Sherlock: His Last Vow (Masterpiece)

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

The Amazing Race (CBS)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

Gail Mancuso, "Vegas," Modern Family (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Allison Janney, Mom (CBS)

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

Louis C.K., "So Did the Fat Lady," Louie (FX)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Ty Burrell, Modern Family (ABC)

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