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Emmy winners 2014: Breaking Bad and Sherlock take major gongs

Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul embrace. Credit: Reuters

Breaking Bad and Sherlock were the biggest winners at the 2014 Emmy Awards - the US television equivalent of the Oscars.

British trio Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and Steven Moffat all took awards for the hit BBC drama at the ceremony in Los Angeles.

Steven Moffat collects his award for Sherlock. Credit: Reuters

However, writer Steven Moffat did turn up to take his for Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special, while British-born director Colin Bucksey also took a prize for his work on Fargo.

Modern Family won the prize for best comedy. Credit: Reuters

Meanwhile Breaking Bad took inevitable glory following its dramatic final season.

Stars Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn won best lead actor, best supporting actor and best supporting actress for their roles in the show.

Other big winners were Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife) and Julia Louis Dreyfus (Veep) for leading actresses in drama and comedy series respectively.

Tributes were paid to late comedian and actor Robin Williams who died in an apparent suicide earlier this month.

Williams' friend Billy Crystal said Williams would be remembered as the "brightest star in a comedy galaxy".

"It is very hard to talk about him in the past because he was so present in our lives," said Crystal.

Emmys 2014: The highlights

  • Drama Series: Breaking Bad
  • Actor, Drama Series: Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
  • Actress, Drama Series: Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
  • Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
  • Supporting Actress, Drama: Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
  • Direction, Drama Series: Cary Joji Fukunaga, True Detective
  • Comedy Series: Modern Family
  • Actor, Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
  • Actress, Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
  • Miniseries: Fargo
  • Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: His Last Vow
  • Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
  • Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Martin Freeman, Sherlock: His Last Vow
  • Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Coven
  • Writing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Steven Moffat, Sherlock: His Last Vow