Összefoglaló a 66. Emmy-díjátadóról.
Emmy Awards: Sherlock and Breaking Bad win big
BBC One drama Sherlock has won a hat-trick of awards at the US Primetime Emmys in Los Angeles.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman won best actor and best supporting actor in a mini-series, although neither was at the ceremony. Steven Moffat also won best writing in a mini-series for the final episode of Sherlock’s third season.
Drug drama Breaking Bad was the biggest winner on the night, scooping five awards including best drama series. It was the second consecutive year that the show, which ended last September after five seasons, had picked up the ceremony’s highest honour.
Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston was named best actor in a drama series for a fourth time as the teacher-turned-drug kingpin Walter White. He beat a host of Hollywood heavyweights including Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson for their roles in the acclaimed crime drama True Detective. His co-stars Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn were also honoured for best supporting actor and supporting actress in a drama series.
In other categories, The Good Wife star Julianna Margulies won the Emmy for best lead actress in a drama series for her part as lawyer Alicia Florrick. There were also best actress and best supporting actress in a mini-series awards for Oscar winners Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates for their roles in American Horror Story: Coven.
Although there was a considerable amount of British talent up for awards, success only came from Sherlock‘s triple win and a best director award for Colin Bucksey for Fargo. ITV drama Downton Abbey walked away empty-handed despite nominations for its stars Michelle Dockery, Dame Maggie Smith, Joanne Froggart and Jim Carter.
Sitcom Modern Family was named best comedy series for a fifth consecutive year, equalling the record set by 1990s show Frasier for most comedy wins. Ty Burrell also walked away with best supporting actor in a comedy for his role on the show. The Big Bang Theory‘s Jim Parsons won best actor in a comedy series. Julia Louis-Dreyfus won her third consecutive Emmy for playing foul-mouthed US Vice President Selina Meyer in political satire Veep.
The ceremony also paid tribute to industry members who died in the past year. They included James Garner, Ruby Dee, Sid Caesar, Carmen Zapata and Elaine Stritch. It concluded with a special homage to Robin Williams by long-time friend Billy Crystal, who remembered the actor as "the brightest star in a comedy galaxy".
a hat-trick of – hármas győzelem (sportban használják)
supporting actor – mellékszereplő
although – habár
to scoop – markolni, felszedni, begyűjteni
consecutive – egymásutáni
kingpin – kulcsember, fejes
heavyweight – nehézsúlyú
acclaimed – elismert
considerable – jelentős
to walk away empty-handed – üres kézzel távozni
nomination – jelölés
to equal – egyenlő valamivel
foul-mouthed – mocskosszájú
to pay tribute to – tisztelegni valaki előtt
special homage – rendkívüli megemlékezés