Entertainment Emmy Awards 2014: Winners and highlights Julia Louis-Dreyfus, wearing a Caroline Herrera gown, wins outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for "Veep." Fellow Emmy winner Bryan Cranston plants a kiss on her to remind her of their kissing scene years ago on "Seinfeld." Photo Credit: Getty Images / Kevin Winter By NINA RUGGIERO Updated August 25, 2014 11:02 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email "Modern Family" took home the outstanding comedy series award for the fifth time at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Monday night, beating out "Orange is the New Black" in a category many believed the Netflix series didn't belong in. The awards, already experiencing a decline in viewership, remained predictable, with veteran shows beating out popular newcomers. "Breaking Bad" ruled the night, raking in five honors that included outstanding drama series and Bryan Cranston's victory over Matthew McConaughey for lead actor in a drama series. Louis C.K. and Allison Janney both accepted their sixth career Emmys, he for outstanding writing for a comedy series for "Louie," she for best supporting actress in a comedy series for "Mom." Jim Parsons took outstanding lead actor in a comedy series for "The Big Bang Theory." Things perked up a bit when Julia Louis-Dreyfus picked up outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for "Veep," and also scored a mini-makeout sesh with Cranston-- all in the name of comedy, of course. Weird Al Yankovic kept the fun rolling with a memorable theme-song mash-up performance, and Sarah Silverman, who was caught with a "liquid pot" vaporizer pen in her clutch by E! News host Giuliana Rancic on the red carpet, gave an -- umm -- colorful acceptance speech after winning an Emmy for "We Are Miracles." The night took an offensive turn, according to Internet haters, at least, when Sofia Vergara put her curves on full display with a showy twirl on-stage, a move they believed set feminists back a few steps after Beyonce's girl power-themed performance at Sunday's VMAs. But all hearts were full when Billy Crystal gave a poignant tribute to Robin Williams. See 2014's big winners, below. OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES "Breaking Bad" OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES "Modern Family" OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES Bryan Cranston-- "Breaking Bad" OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES Julianna Margulies-- "The Good Wife" OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES Anna Gunn-- "Breaking Bad" OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES Aaron Paul-- "Breaking Bad" OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES Cary Joji Fukunaga-- "True Detective" OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL Sarah Silverman-- "We Are Miracles” OUTSTANDING TELEVISION MOVIE "The Normal Heart" OUTSTANDING MINISERIES "Fargo" OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES Jim Parsons-- "The Big Bang Theory" OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES Julia Louis-Dreyfus-- "Veep" OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES Ty Burrell-- "Modern Family" OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES Allison Janney-- "Mom" OUTSTANDING REALITY COMPETITION PROGRAM "The Amazing Race" OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE Kathy Bates-- "American Horror Story: Coven" OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES Louis C.K.-- "Louie" OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES Gail Mancuso-- "Modern Family" OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A DRAMATIC SPECIAL Steven Moffat -- "Sherlock: His Last Vow" OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE Martin Freeman -- "Sherlock" OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE Jessica Lange -- "American Horror Story: Coven" -- With Melissa Kravitz By NINA RUGGIERO Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.