66th Primetime Emmy Awards

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards honored the best in U.S. prime time television programming from June 1, 2013 until May 31, 2014, as chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The ceremony was held on Monday, August 25, 2014, at the Nokia Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles, California, and was broadcast in the U.S. by NBC.[2] Comedian and Late Night host Seth Meyers hosted the ceremony for the first time.[3][4][5][6][7] The nominations were announced on July 10, 2014.[8][9][10]

66th Primetime Emmy Awards
Promotional poster
Date
LocationNokia Theatre,
Los Angeles, California
Presented byAcademy of Television Arts and Sciences
Hosted bySeth Meyers
Highlights
Most awardsBreaking Bad (5)
Most nominationsThe Normal Heart (9)
Outstanding Comedy SeriesModern Family
Outstanding Drama SeriesBreaking Bad
Outstanding MiniseriesFargo
Outstanding Competition ProgramThe Amazing Race
Outstanding Variety SeriesThe Colbert Report
Television/radio coverage
NetworkNBC[2]
Produced byDon Mischer
Directed byGlenn Weiss

The scheduling of the Primetime Emmy Awards is coordinated with that of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony, which was held the previous weekend on August 16, 2014.[1]

Breaking Bad was the major winner of the night, with five wins, including its second Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series for the second part of its fifth season. Modern Family won its fifth consecutive Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, tying with Frasier as the series with the most consecutive wins in the category. Gail Mancuso became the first woman in the history of the Primetime Emmy Awards to win the Outstanding Directing Emmy twice after her win for directing the Modern Family episode "Las Vegas". The Amazing Race won its tenth Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program as well. Other major winners of the night were Sherlock: His Last Vow (3 wins), American Horror Story: Coven and Fargo (2 wins each).


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