Was That a Repeat? Emmys Hand Out Trophies to Familiar Winners


The Television Academy edged a bit further toward irrelevance Monday night as it bypassed True Detective, Orange is the New Black, House of Cards and Game of Thrones and instead offered a repeat.

"This year, we're doing the Emmys on a Monday night in August, which, if I understand television means that the Emmys are about to get canceled," said host Seth Meyers in his opening monologue.

He had no idea how right he was.

For the next three hours, trophies were handed out to Breaking Bad, Modern Family, The Good Wife, The Colbert Report,  Veep and Big Bang Theory, which took home the top Emmys last year, and the year before, and in the case of Modern Family and Big Bang Theory, the year before and the year before that.

Idaho native Aaron Paul took home another Supporting Actor Emmy for his role in Breaking Bad, joining co-stars Bryan Cranston and Anna Gunn. The now-gone series also took home the Best Drama Series award.

The most inspired moment of the evening came when Billy Crystal took the stage to make his first public comments on the passing of his good friend Robin Williams.

"For almost 40 years, he was the brightest star in the comedy galaxy," said Crystal. "As genius as he was onstage, he was the greatest friend you could ever imagine."