Emmy Awards 2014 Recap: Seth Meyers, Winners, Speeches and More!
Host Seth Meyers took center stage as the 2014 Emmy Awards were handed out… and "Extra" gave a running commentary on Monday night's festivities.
10:57PM: The final award of the night goes to "Breaking Bad" for Best Drama Series. Creator Vince Gilligan gives a great sendoff speech... we really miss that show. Plus, the show ends three-minutes early!
10:51PM: "Modern Family" takes home the Best Comedy Series awards once again! It's won five times in a row.
10:47PM: Bryan Cranston wins Best Actor in a Drama Series for "Breaking Bad," his fourth win. "My family called me 'Sneaky Pete.' My own family."
10:37PM: Julianna Margulies wins Best Actress in a Drama Series for "The Good Wife." She misses Josh Charles, "What were you thinking?"
10:35PM: "Breaking Bad" wins for Best Writing for a Drama Series.
10:27PM: Anna Gunn wins Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for "Breaking Bad," her second win in a row. Could we see a pattern here?
10:25PM: Best Directing for a Drama Series goes to "True Detective."
10:15PM: Don't throw those tissues away just yet... Billy Crystal then takes the stage to pay tribute to the great Robin Williams.
10:11PM: Time to cry for the In Memoriam moment. Sara Bareilles sings a haunting rendition of "Smile" as those who passed flashed on the screen.
10:08PM: Yo, it's Aaron Paul for "Breaking Bad"! His acceptance speech is so Jesse Pinkman. Well done, Aaron.
10:06PM: Presenter Lucy Liu announces the nominees for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. The winner is...
10:04PM: Presenter Sofia Vergara gets to slowly turn on a pedestal as the TV Academy president talks about all the good they are doing. She steals the whole moment.
9:56PM: "The Colbert Report" wins Best Variety Series, it's second win in a row! Jimmy Fallon goes up on stage because presenter Gwen Stefani pronounces the name wrong, so he assumes "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" won. Then Colbert whispers the acceptance speech in Fallon's ear, who translates.
9:54PM: Glenn Weiss wins for Best Directing for a Variety Special for directing 67th Annual Tony Awards. Ironically, he accepts in the control booth because he is also directing the Emmy Awards.
9:53PM: Presenter Chris Hardwicke calls out the Internet trolls and tells them "Your" and "You're" are completely different!
9:51PM: The comedy team Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele aka Keegan and Peele try to introduce the Emmy accountants, but they can't seem to get it together.
9:45PM: Sarah Silverman wins Best Writing for a Variety Special, for her "Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles" show. "We are just molecules and hurling through space!"
9:44PM: Presenter Ricky Gervais gripes about losing to Jim Parsons, so he just gives his acceptance speech anyway.
9:41PM: "The Normal Heart" wins Best Movie. Director Ryan Murphy gives an emotional and poignant speech, as an ailing Larry Kramer joins them on stage.
9:33PM: "Fargo" wins Best Mini-Series! Well deserved. Seriously, if you haven't seen it, do so as soon as you can.
9:28PM: Seth brings out pal Adam Samberg to revamp current TV theme songs with lyrics, along with the help of "Weird Al" Yankovic. Okay, the "Game of Thrones" one is the best, especially when they hand "Thrones" author George R.R. Martin a typewriter in the audience. "Write it faster, write it faster, write it faster!"
9:25PM: Jessica Lange wins Best Actress in a Movie or Mini-Series for "American Horror Story: Coven." She looks stunning.
9:20PM: Benedict Cumberbatch wins the Best Actor in a Movie or Mini-Series for "Sherlock: His Last Vow," but alas, cutie Benedict isn't there to accept.
9:18PM: Woody starts off, "Alright, alright, alright!" Nice touch. Then Matthew tells a Woody story: When McConaughey said he was dealing with some stress on the "True Detective," he asked Harrelson how he dealt with it. Woody told him, "I pretty much forget about it."
9:16PM: Seth and Amy Poehler, together again! They read some sample intros for "True Detective" co-stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, who are about to come on as presenters.
9:10PM: "Fargo" takes Best Directing for a Movie or Mini-Series.
9:08PM: Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or Mini-Series goes to Martin Freeman for "Sherlock: His Last Vow." Freeman is a no-show, so Colbert takes it.
9:06PM: Presenter Stephen Colbert says, "When the President of TV asked me to present at the Emmys, I said, 'Yes, sir!'" Then pulls a "Harvey" and talks to his imaginary friend, Roscoe. Hmm.
9:00PM: Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Mini-Series goes to "American Horror Story: Coven" star Kathy Bates. She's really surprised!
8:58PM: "Sherlock: His Last Vow" wins for Best Writing for a Movie or Mini-Series.
8:54PM: Seth answers some questions about the Emmys. Best question? Melissa McCarthy asked about the parking situation. She rammed her car up on the curb because she was running late... will she get towed, because Edie Falco told her if she left a note it would be okay? ("Yes, you'll get towed," says Seth).
8:48PM: "The Amazing Race" wins for Best Reality-Competition Program... again!
8:45PM: Julia Louis-Dreyfus wins for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for "Veep"... and walking to the stage, promptly makes out with Bryan Cranston. "Yeah, he was on 'Seinfeld,'" she quips.
8:44PM: Presenter Jimmy Fallon: "For all our success, we will never make as much money as Kim Kardashian did for that game app."
8:38PM: Best Actor in a Comedy Series goes to Jim Parsons for "The Big Bang Theory," his fourth win!
8:36PM: Presenter Julia Louis-Dreyfus gushes over "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston, but she forgets that Cranston once starred with her on "Seinfeld." Anti-Dentite!
8:33PM: Billy Eichner and Seth Meyers hit the streets of NYC to ask people about the Emmys! The best part? Getting a woman to guess what an Emmy award looked like. Could be the highlight of the night!
8:29PM: Uzo Aduba, aka "Crazy Eyes" from "Orange Is the New Black," hands out the Best Director in a Comedy Series award to Gail Mancuso for "Modern Family." Mancuso is hilarious, saying she needs to speak directly to Matthew McConaughey or she'll cry.
8:21PM: Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series goes to Allison Janney for "Mom." She also won Best Guest Actress in a Drama for "Masters of Sex." Wow, she's won six Emmys in her career. Go girl!
8:19PM: Presenter Jimmy Kimmel tells Matthew McConaughey he looks "so fat" since the Oscars... "No offense, but how many speeches are we supposed to hear from you?" "McConaughney is not a TV face, he is a movie face. Ricky Gervais IS a TV face!" We get it, Jimmy, you don't think Matthew belongs there.
8:17PM: Best Writing in a Comedy Series goes to "Louie." Its star Louie C.K. kept it short.
8:11PM: Ty Burrell wins for "Modern Family"! His speech is appropriately hilarious.
8:07PM: Amy Poehler presents the "Best Onscreen Orgasm in a Civil War Re-Enactment," er, she means Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series...
8:05PM: Host Seth Meyers opens the show and riffs on the awards being on Monday night, first time since 1976. "That means the Emmys may soon be cancelled."
Here are some of his best jokes:
-- "In 1976 in the Best Drama category it was three cop series... basically it was was the one who wore the best hat. Also, you don't remember it because it was on Monday night."
-- "The Emmys are very chill... everyone is just waiting for the pills to kick in. Tonight, we are all Crazy Eyes."
-- "Dexter lives, Jesse Pinkman lives, but the mom in the story a dad is telling to his kids dies. Sleep tight!"
-- "This year we are saying goodbye to a few series... including all the new fall shows."
-- "HBO is like the kid we didn't like who grew up to be really successful. "We are going to make a show about dragons" [Laughs] "Good luck with that, HBO!"
-- "Cable is looking at Netflix like Justin Bieber looks at One Direction... through a cloud of marijuana."
-- "'Game of Thrones'... worst job security. Look, your character has been invited to a wedding."
8:00PM: Let the 2014 Emmys begin!