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. Comedian and Late Night host Seth Meyers hosted the ceremony for the first time. The nominations were announced on July 10, 2014.
|66th Primetime Emmy Awards|
|Location||Nokia Theatre, |
Los Angeles, California
|Presented by||Academy of Television Arts and Sciences|
|Hosted by||Seth Meyers|
|Most awards||Breaking Bad (5)|
|Most nominations||The Normal Heart (9)|
|Outstanding Comedy Series||Modern Family|
|Outstanding Drama Series||Breaking Bad|
|Outstanding Competition Program||The Amazing Race|
|Outstanding Variety Series||The Colbert Report|
|Produced by||Don Mischer|
|Directed by||Glenn Weiss|
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).