The stardust has settled on another year of America’s biggest and brightest telly awards, but don’t despair – you can get your very own piece of the Emmy action by catching up with the best of the night’s winners and nominees right here on Vision TV.
Best Actor in a Drama: Bryan Cranston for Breaking Bad. This is Cranston’s third Emmy in a row for his pitch-perfect performance in this nerve-tearing drama about a cancer-stricken Chemistry teacher-turned-drug dealer. Co-star Aaron Paul also scored with Best Supporting Actor.
Best Actress in a Drama: Kyra Sedgewick for The Closer. Five-times Emmy-nominated Sedgewick – aka Mrs Kevin Bacon – finally takes home a winged-woman-holding-an-atom statuette thanks to a mesmerising turn as hard-bitten southern detective Brenda Johnson in the US’s biggest and best cop drama.
Best Actress in a Comedy: Edie Falco for Nurse Jackie (coming to Vision TV in November). Falco follows her Sopranos triumph with the titular Vicodin-scoffing anti-heroine of this blackly comic hospital saga. It’s the first time any actress has won best lead in a drama and gone on to scoop the top comedy gong
Best Actor in a Comedy: Jim Parsons for The Big Bang Theory. Ridiculously funny sitcom about four socially inept college pals with the combined IQ of a small European country.
Best Costume: The Tudors. Get up close and personal with Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Henry VIII in this electrifyingly lavish, high budget historical drama.
Best Comedy Series: The Office: An American Workplace. If you still haven’t checked out the hilarious Stateside offspring of Ricky Gervais’ megalith, step to it.
Best Actress in a Drama: Glenn Close for Damages. Close puts in a tour-de-force Golden Globe-winning performance as super-litigator Patty Hewes in this complex, clever and suspenseful legal thriller.
Best Actor in a Comedy: Larry David for Curb Your Enthusiasm. David’s dazzling improvised comedy about himself and his Hollywood pals – now in its eleventh season – chalks up an incredible 34th Emmy nomination.
Best Directing in a Drama: Dexter. Riveting high-concept Showtime ratings phenomenon starring Six Feet Under’s Michael C. Hall as a psychopath who holds down a forensics gig at the Miami PD and only kills other serial killers.
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