HBO, AMC take top Emmys home


Emmy AwardWhile Netflix burst into the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards Sunday night, it was cable nets with the most to celebrate as HBO dominated and (predictably) AMC grabbed the prestigious best drama prize for “Breaking Bad.” Netflix won a total of three Emmys out of 14 nominations, including two creative awards.

HBO took home the most primetime Emmy trophies, 27 in total, for series including “Veep,” “The Newsroom,” and “Boardwalk Empire,” plus the Liberace movie “Behind the Candelabra.” ABC’s “Modern Family” won best comedy.

Netflix, which made history with the first Emmy nominations in major categories for a TV series delivered online, walked away with one honor, going to David Fincher for drama series directing for “House of Cards.”

HBO’s awards included a best comedy actress award for Julia Louis-Dreyfus, best actor in a miniseries for Michael Douglas as Liberace in “Behind the Candelabra,” and Jeff Daniels of “The Newsroom” for best actor in a drama.

Showtime scored seven awards, including best actress for Claire Danes in “Homeland.”

For the second year in a row, broadcast networks were shut out of the best drama category. However, ABC won best comedy for “Modern Family,” one of four awards it took home. CBS finished second among all networks with 16 trophies, including best comedy actor for Jim Parsons (Sheldon Cooper) on “The Big Bang Theory.”

FX’s American Horror Story: Asylum entered the Emmys as the most-nominated program with 17 and instead settled for only two wins. Surprisingly, a good number of nominations for AMC’s “Mad Men,” but no wins on Sunday.

Here are the wins:

Network (two+)

HBO 27

CBS 16

NBC 11

Showtime 7


Comedy Central 4


Cartoon Network 3 3

FX Networks 3

Netflix 3

Nickelodeon 3



Discovery Channel 2

Fox 2

History 2

Starz 2

Program (two+)

Behind the Candelabra 11

Boardwalk Empire 5

66th Annual Tony Awards 4

Saturday Night Live 4

The Big Bang Theory 3

Breaking Bad 3

Disney Mickey Mouse Croissant de Triomphe 3

House of Cards 3

Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God 3

30 Rock 2

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards 2

American Horror Story: Asylum 2

American Masters 2

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown 2

The Colbert Report 2

Da Vinci’s Demons 2

Deadliest Catch 2

Game of Thrones 2

Homeland 2

How I Met Your Mother 2

The Kennedy Center Honors 2

The Men Who Built America 2

Modern Family 2

Nurse Jackie 2

Veep 2

The Voice 2