Emmy Awards, The: 66th Primetime (2014)


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards was held on Monday, August 25, 2014 at the Nokia Center in Los Angeles and broadcast live on NBC. Seth Meyers hosted the event. 

The 2014 Primetime Emmy Award season began on July 10, 2014 with the official nomination announcement at 5:40am PT. Congratulations to all the nominees! A complete list of the nominees and winners can be found on Emmys.com.

The Archive of American Television would also like to congratulate our interviewees who were nominated this year:

Paris Barclay for Oustanding Directing for a Comedy Series (Glee, "100")

Tom Bergeron for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program (Dancing with the Stars)

Janie Bryant for Outstanding Costumes for a Series (Mad Men)

Mark Burnett for Outstanding Reality- Competition Program (The Voice), Outstanding Structured Reality Show (Shark Tank)

David Crane for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Episodes, "Episode 305")

Robert A. Dickinson for Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Special (The Oscars, 67th Annual Tony Awards)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Veep)

Linda Ellerbee for Outstanding Children's Program (Nick News with Linda Ellerbee)

Julian Fellowes for Outstanding Drama Series (Downtown Abbey)

Vince Gilligan for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (Breaking Bad, "Felina"), Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Breaking Bad, "Felina"), Outstanding Drama Series (Breaking Bad)

Louis Horvitz, Oustanding Directing for a Variety Special (The Kennedy Center Honors)

Allison Janney for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Masters of Sex), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Mom)

Lisa Kudrow for Outstanding Structured Reality Show (Who Do You Think You Are?)

Susan Lacy for Outstanding Documentary of Nonfiction Series (American Masters)

Steve Levitan for Outstanding Comedy Series (Modern Family)

James Lipton for Outstanding Informational Series or Special (Inside the Actors Studio)

Christopher Lloyd for Outstanding Comedy Series (Modern Family)

Chuck Lorre for Outstanding Comedy Series (The Big Bang Theory)

Beth McCarthy Miller, Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special (The Sound of Music Live!)

Jonathan Murray for Outstanding Reality- Competition Program (Project Runway)

Gareth Neame for Outstanding Drama Series (Downtown Abbey)

Sheila Nevins for Outstanding Children's Program (One Last Hug: Three Days at Grief Camp, Wynton Marsalis: A YoungArts Masterclass),Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special (Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert), Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking (Life According to Sam)

Bob Newhart for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series (The Big Bang Theory)

Hector Ramirez for Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Series (Dancing with the Stars)

George Schlatter for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Specia (Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley)

John Shaffner for Outstanding Art Direction for a Contemporary Program (The Big Bang Theory)

Bertram van Munster for Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming (The Amazing Race) and Elise Doganieri for Outstanding Reality- Competition Program (The Amazing Race)

Tim Van Patten for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Boardwalk Empire, "Farewell Daddy Blues")

Matthew Weiner for Outstanding Drama Series (Mad Men)

Betty White for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program (Betty White's Off Their Rockers)

Highlights
Vince Gilligan on the moment he's proudest of on Breaking Bad,  when "Walter White" turns down a no-strings offer for money, which is supposed to be the reason he's making sacrifices, making his character less sympathetic from early on in the series
02:21
Allison Janney on the most important advice she ever received about acting
00:38
Julian Fellowes on his favorite storylines from Downton Abbey
06:40
Mark Burnett on the meaning of reality tv as a genre; "there are no rules"
00:46
Tom Bergeron on keeping Dancing With the Stars fresh and the crew of the show
01:52
Sheila Nevins on advice to aspiring female television executives
00:52
Lisa Kudrow on big-name stars signing on to participate on Who Do You Think You Are? and why she feels the show is important

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