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'Sherlock' producer says season 4 story is 'devastating'

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One of the biggest awards surprise Monday night at the Nokia Theatre: Perpetual bridesmaid Sherlock suddenly winning three Emmys, including honors for stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, as well as writer-producer Steve Moffat. The actors were absent, but Moffat was on hand to talk to reporters backstage after his big win and he gave some season 4 scoop.

Asked if the previously announced season 4 can top this Emmy-winning season, Moffat replied: “We have a plan to top it. And I do think our plan is devastating. We’ve practically reduced our cast to tears telling them the plan … we’re probably more excited that we’ve ever been about Sherlock.” READ FULL STORY

Jessica Lange: 'AHS: Freak Show' is 'most extraordinary' season yet

There have been rubber men, psychotic mental patients and plenty of crazy witches, but Jessica Lange says the upcoming season of American Horror Story is actually “the most extraordinary” yet.

Dubbed Freak Show, the upcoming season takes place in Jupiter, Florida in 1952, where Lange leads a troupe of circus performers whose arrival coincides with the emergence of a dark entity that threatens the lives of freaks and normal residents alike.

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Aaron Paul wins third Supporting Actor Emmy for 'Breaking Bad'

Aaron Paul, best known for his role as Jesse Pinkman on AMC’s Breaking Bad, won his third Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama award for his performance on the show’s fifth and final season. It was his fifth nomination.

Accepting the award, Paul asked the audience for another round of applause for the other nominees in the category: Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Jon Voight (Ray Donovan), Jim Carter (Downton Abbey), Mandy Patinkin (Homeland), and Josh Charles (The Good Wife).

“Thank you, thank you so much,” he continued. “My God, Breaking Bad. It has changed my life and I am standing up here because of one man, and that’s Vince Gilligan. … Thank you for believing in me, trusting me to play this guy. I miss him. I love him.”

View the full Emmys 2014 winners list here.

Jessica Lange wins Miniseries or Movie Lead Actress Emmy

Jessica Lange won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie on Monday night for her performance on American Horror Story: Coven on FX.

“I’m profoundly surprised at this, but very grateful,” Lange said in her acceptance speech. “Special thanks to everybody who is part of my life on this show, starting with, as Kathy [Bates] said, one of the greatest crews that work tirelessly.” She also thanked her castmates, “a cast that is a dream come true, beginning to end,” and added, “Thank you, thank you, thank you very much.” READ FULL STORY

Benedict Cumberbatch wins Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie Emmy

At the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Monday night, Benedict Cumberbatch won the 2014 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock. He was not present to accept the award.

Other actors nominated in the field were Chiwetel Ejiofor of Dancing on the Edge, Idris Elba of Luther, Martin Freeman and Billy Bob Thornton of Fargo, and Mark Ruffalo of The Normal Heart.

View the full Emmys 2014 winners list here.

Seth Meyers' best jokes from the 2014 Emmys

NBC decided to hold the Emmys a month earlier, in August,” began host Seth Meyers, about a third of the way through his opening monologue, “to avoid conflicting with Sunday Night Football. Which is keeping with the actors’ tradition of running away from jocks.”

Then he continued, aptly considering the muted response, “Jokes are like nominees: They can’t all be winners.”

That’s certainly true, though Meyers had a decent enough success rate during the evening. These were the best lines of the lot. READ FULL STORY

Kathy Bates wins Supporting Actress in a Miniseries Emmy

On Monday night in Los Angeles, actress Kathy Bates accepted the 2014 Emmy award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for her role in FX’s American Horror Story: Coven.

“I have to thank everybody who had anything to do with our show. Last season was awesome, this season’s gonna be great,” she said in her acceptance speech. “Our crew in New Orleans worked grueling hours to bring this wonderful show to light. This is for them. Thank you so very much.” READ FULL STORY

Martin Freeman wins Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie Emmy

Martin Freeman accepted an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie on Monday night for his performance as John Watson in Sherlock. He was not present at the ceremony to accept the award.

The other nominees in the category were Colin Hanks (Fargo), Jim Parsons, Alfred Molina, Joe Mantello, and Matt Bomer (all nominated for The Normal Heart).

View the full Emmys 2014 winners list here.

Allison Janney wins Emmy for Supporting Actress in a Comedy

On Monday night at the Primetime Emmy Awards, Allison Janney won the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. In her acceptance speech, Janney thanked her Mom costar Anna Faris for being “the sister I never had, the daughter I never had, the everything I never had.” READ FULL STORY

Ty Burrell wins Emmy for Supporting Actor in a Comedy

 Modern Family‘s Ty Burrell won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy on Monday for his role as Phil Dunphy.

Accepting the award, Burrell said he’d written a speech—but, he added, “apparently the kids of Modern Family wrote one for me too.” Switching to their script, he said, “I should probably thank my wife because she’s super pretty,” and added a thank-you to his real-life children. “They’re definitely cute,” Burrell read from the Modern Family actors’ script. “They’re just not I-can-support-my-whole-family cute.” READ FULL STORY

'Fargo' wins Outstanding Miniseries Emmy

On Monday night at the Primetime Emmy Awards, FX’s Fargo won the 2014 award for Outstanding Miniseries. Series creator Noah Hawley accepted the award onstage and thanked Joel and Ethan Coen, directors of the 1996 dark comedy film on which the TV adaptation is based.

“They let me pretend, if only for five minutes, that I was one of the greatest filmmakers alive, and I thank them for that,” Hawley said. He then thanked his production and writing teams: “Let’s do it again, what do you say?” READ FULL STORY

Jim Parsons wins another Lead Actor in a Comedy Emmy for 'Big Bang'

Jim Parsons, who plays Sheldon Cooper on CBS’ The Big Bang Theory, won his fourth Emmy for the role on Monday night at the Primetime Emmys.

“To say that I watch your work and feel inspired is an understatement,” he said to the other nominees in his category—Louis C.K. of Louie, Don Cheadle of House of Lies, Ricky Gervais of Derek, Matt LeBlanc of Episodes, and William H. Macy of Shameless. “There’s no accounting for taste, and it’s thanks to a lot of good fortune that I stand up here tonight.”

Parsons also thanked his late father, who encouraged him to be an actor.

View the full Emmys 2014 winners list here.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus wins third Lead Actress in a Comedy Emmy

On Monday night at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, Julia Louis-Dreyfus accepted her third Primetime Emmy for her performance as Selina Meyer on Veep. After accepting the award, she passionately kissed Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston, with whom she had joked a few moments earlier about his recurring role on Seinfeld as her character’s boyfriend, Tim Whatley.

“I have to say, [Veep] is very dense, as you might notice,” Louis-Dreyfus said in her acceptance speech. “It’s a huge labor of love, and every labor of love takes a lot of labor … this one in particular. I want to thank everyone on this show for having such extraordinary grace under pressure and for having so much fun.”

The other actresses nominated in the same field were Lena Dunham (Girls), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly), Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation), and Taylor Schilling (Orange Is the New Black).

View the full Emmys 2014 winners list here.

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