The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards was held at NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on 25th August and late night host Seth Meyers kicked off the award with a hilarious opening monologue, poking fun at the crowd’s favourite TV series that were nominated for the award show.

Comedian Andy Samberg then showed up on stage, pretending to be a co-host of Meyers to discuss the iconic TV show theme songs. The comedian then transformed himself into villainous “Game of Thrones” character, Joffrey, during Weird Al Yankovic’s performance. The singer took to the stage to perform a medley of revamped TV show theme songs with his own lyrics.

As the script of “Game of Thrones” is in development, the duo poked fun at the author George R.R Martin by offering him a typewriter before Andy faked his own death as the fallen evil King Joffrey:


While Lena Headey (who plays Cersei Lannister in #GoT) was presenting an award on the show, Andy Samberg showed up as the poisoned Joffrey again and continued the gag by yelling, “Mother, mother, I think I drank poison! Mother, why don’t you love me like you love Uncle Jaime?” 

As for the “In Memoriam” segment, American singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles was invited on stage to perform “Smile” and honour well-known entertainment figures including Paul Walker, Casey Kasem, Lauren Bacall, Don Pardo, Sid Caesar, Ann B. Davis, Philip Seymour Hoffman, James Garner, and many more. The segment then featured a tribute to honour late actor Robin Williams with comedian Billy Crystal delivering a touching tribute to his longtime friend.

“He made us laugh, big time. I spent many happy hours with Robin on stage,” Crystal said. Crystal’s speech was then followed by a short video montage of some of Williams’ best moments on late night television:

Meanwhile, PBS’s detective series “Sherlock” emerged as the big winner of the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards as they collected a whopping total of 7 trophies, including Martin Freeman for “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries”, Steven Moffat for “Outstanding Writing for a Mini”, and Benedict Cumberbatch for “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Mini”.

Despite leading the award with 19 nominations, HBO’s hit fantasy TV series  “Game of Thrones” nabbed a total of 4 trophies for Creative Emmys instead. With that in mind, who do you think got snubbed at 66th Primetime Emmy Awards?

Check out the list of winners here:


Outstanding Comedy Series

  • “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
  • “Louie” (FX)
  • “Modern Family” (ABC) – Winner
  • “Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)
  • “Silicon Valley” (AMC)
  • “Veep” (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Lena Dunham, “Girls”
  • Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep” – Winner
  • Melissa McCarthy, “Mike & Molly”
  • Amy Poehler, “Parks & Recreation”
  • Taylor Schilling, “Orange is the New Black”

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Louis C.K., “Louie”
  • Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”
  • Ricky Gervais, “Derick”
  • Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes”
  • William H. Macy, “Shameless”
  • Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory” – Winner

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Primetime Emmys Allison Janney
Allison Janney at the 66th Primetime Emmys
  • Mayim Bialik, “The Big Bang Theory”
  • Julie Bowen, “Modern Family”
  • Anna Chlumsky, “Veep”
  • Allison Janney, “Mom” – Winner
  • Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live”
  • Kate Mulgrew, “Orange is the New Black”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Fred Armisen, “Portlandia”
  • Andre Braugher, “Brookyln Nine-Nine”
  • Ty Burrell, “Modern Family” – Winner
  • Adam Driver, “Girls”
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Modern Family”
  • Tony Hale, “Veep”

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Steve Buscemi, “Portlandia”
  • Louis C.K., “Saturday Night Live”
  • Gary Cole, “Veep”
  • Jimmy Fallon, “Saturday Night Live” – Winner
  • Nathan Lane, “Modern Family”
  • Bob Newhart, “The Big Bang Theory”

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Uzo Aduba, “Orange is the New Black” – Winner
  • Laverne Cox, “Orange is the New Black”
  • Joan Cusack, “Shameless”
  • Tina Fey, “Saturday Night Live”
  • Natasha Lyone, “Orange is the New Black”
  • Melissa McCarthy, “Saturday Night Live”

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

  • “Episodes”: “Episode 305” (David Crane)
  • “Louise”: “So Did The Fat Lady” (Louis C.K.) – Winner
  • “Orange Is the New Black”: “I Wasn’t Ready” (Jenji Kohan and Liz Friedman)
  • “Silicon Valley”: “Optimal Tip-To-Tip Efficiency” (Alec Berg)
  • “Veep”: “Special Relationship” (Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche and Armando Iannucci)

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

  • “Episodes”: “Episode 309” (Iain B. MacDonald)
  • “Glee”: “100” (Paris Barclay)
  • “Louis”: “Elevator, Part 6” (Louis C.K.)
  • “Modern Family”: “Vegas” (Gail Mancuso) – Winner
  • “Orange Is the New Black”: “Lesbian Request Denied” (Jodie Foster)
  • “Silicon Valley”: “Minimum Viable Product” (Mike Judge)

Outstanding Drama Series

  • “Breaking Bad” (AMC) – Winner
  • “Downton Abbey” (PBS)
  • “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
  • “House of Cards” (Netflix)
  • “Mad Men” (AMC)
  • “True Detective” (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

  • Lizzy Caplan, “Masters of Sex”
  • Claire Danes, “Homeland”
  • Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey”
  • Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife” – Winner
  • Kerry Washington, “Scandal”
  • Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

  • Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad” – Winner
  • Kevin Spacey, “House Of Cards”
  • Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
  • Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom”
  • Woody Harrelson, “True Detective”
  • Matthew McConaughey “True Detective”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  • Anna Gunn, “Breaking Bad” – Winner
  • Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”
  • Joanne Froggatt, “Downton Abbey”
  • Lena Headey, “Game of Thrones”
  • Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife”
  • Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Aaron Paul Breaking Bad Primetime Emmys
Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul at the 66th Primetime Emmys
  • Jim Carter, “Downton Abbey”
  • Josh Charles, “The Good Wife”
  • Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”
  • Mandy Patinkin, “Homeland”
  • Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad” – Winner
  • Jon Voight, “Ray Donovan”

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

  • Dylan Baker, “The Good Wife”
  • Reg E. Cathey, “House of Cards”
  • Paul Giamatti, “Downton Abbey”
  • Robert Morse, “Mad Men”
  • Beau Bridges, “Masters of Sex”
  • Joe Morton, “Scandal” – Winner

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

  • Kate Burton, “Scandal”
  • Jane Fonda, “The Newsroom”
  • Allison Janney, “Masters of Sex” – Winner
  • Kate Mara, “House of Cards”
  • Margo Martindale, “The Americans”
  • Diane Rigg, “Game of Thrones”

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

  • “Breaking Bad”: “Ozymandias” (Moira Walley-Beckett) – Winner
  • “Breaking Bad”: “Felina” (Vince Gilligan)
  • “Game of Thrones”: “The Children” (David Benioff and D.B. Weiss)
  • “House of Cards”: “Chapter 14” (Beau Willimon)
  • “True Detective”: “The Secret Fate of All Life” (Nic Pizzolatto)

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

  • “Boardwalk Empire”: “Farewell Daddy Blues” (Tim Van Patten)
  • “Breaking Bad”: “Felina” (Vince Gilligan)
  • “Downton Abbey”: “Episode 1” (David Evans)
  • “Game Of Thrones”: “The Watchers on the Wall” (Neil Marshall)
  • “House Of Cards”: “Chapter 14” (Carl Franklin)
  • “True Detective”: “Who Goes There” (Cary Joji Fukunaga) – Winner

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie

  • “American Horror Story: Coven” (FX)
  • “Fargo” (FX) – Winner
  • “Luther” (BBC America)
  • “Treme” (HBO)
  • “The White Queen” (Starz)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

Jessica Lange at the 66th Primetime Emmys
Jessica Lange at the 66th Primetime Emmys
  • Cicely Tyson, “The Trip to Bountiful” (Lifetime)
  • Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Coven” – Winner
  • Sarah Paulson, “American Horror Story: Coven”
  • Kristen Wiig, “Spoils of Babylon”
  • Helena Bonham Carter, “Burton and Taylor”
  • Minnie Driver, “Return to Zero”

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

  • Chiwetel Ejiofor, “Dancing on the Edge”
  • Mark Ruffalo, “The Normal Heart”
  • Billy Bob Thornton, “Fargo”
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock: His Last Vow” – Winner
  • Idris Elba, “Luther”

Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special 

Steven Moffat of Sherlock Primetime Emmys
Steven Moffat of Sherlock at the 66th Primetime Emmys
  • “American Horror Story: Coven” — “Bitchcraft” (Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk)
  • “Fargo” — “The Crocodile’s Dilemma” (Noah Hawley)
  • “Luther” (Neil Cross)
  • “The Normal Heart” (Larry Kramer)
  • “Sherlock: His Last Vow” (Steven Moffat) – Winner
  • “Treme” — “…To Miss New Orleans” (Eric Overmyer and David Simon)

* Photos courtesy of the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards.

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