The rich, star-studded line-up of the best and most popular television series, available only on the region’s leading pay-TV network, OSN, bagged record-breaking awards at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
Celebrating the ‘who’s who’ of television, from actors and supporting talent, to directors and writers, the annual celebration of TV’s best aired live and exclusively on OSN First HD providing viewers with several unforgettable moments including Weird Al Yankovic and Andy Samberg’s special appearance performing parodies of hit TV show theme songs, including “Game of Thrones,” “Mad Men,” “Scandal” and more.
With record-breaking nominations in various leading categories this year, the widely followed Breaking Bad won several awards from Exceptional Writing for a Drama Series, to Aaron Paul’s fantastic role as Jesse Pinkman, which landed him the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. Bryan Cranston picked up the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his unforgettable portrayal of Walter White and the critically-acclaimed series also won the Emmy for Best Drama Series.
Television’s favourite family, more commonly known as Modern Family, took home the Outstanding Comedy Series Award, for the fifth consecutive year, while Ty Burrell, the actor behind the persona of Phil Dunphy, was crowned the Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
Renowned and celebrated comedienne, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, was crowned Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (second win in a row), for her portrayal of the Vice President of the United States of America, Selena Meyer, and her reign over her disorderly administration in VEEP.
For the second year in a row The Colbert Report achieved the Outstanding Variety Series award, while the Outstanding Talk Show award went to Ellen Degeneres for her remarkable talk show, The Ellen Degeneres Show.
Washington’s favourite ‘fixing firm,’ Olivia Pope and Associates, depicted in Scandal, scooped the award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series; while HBO’s True Detective indeed proved its mettle through the Outstanding Directing and Casting for a Drama Series award.
Game of Thrones, which recently marked the culmination of its fourth season on OSN, and undoubtedly one of TV’s most-followed series, walked away with four awards including Outstanding Art Direction and Costumes for a series.
The secret of the coven was once again celebrated with the third season of American Horror Story: Coven, bagging two of its four nominations, including for Jessica Lange’s portrayal of Fiona Goode, the keeper of the coven.
OSN is the only broadcaster in the region showcasing the latest and biggest award-winning series’ at the same time as the US so viewers watch it first. The number of OSN shows nominated and winning awards at this year’s Emmy’s once again reinforces the choice and variety of the premium and award-winning content OSN brings exclusively for viewers across the region.