Northwestern alums take home Emmy awards

Actress Anna Gunn, winner of Outstanding Drama Series Award and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for "Breaking Bad" poses in the press room during the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Evanston was well represented at last nights 66th Primetime Emmy Awards as a few locals took home some awards for their programs.

Northwestern’s Seth Meyers hosted the annual award show and opened up with some jokes to lighten up the crowd. It was Meyers first time hosting the award show.

The TV show Breaking Bad was the big winner throughout the night racking up the awards as the show wrapped up its final season last year. Actress Anna Gunn, who graduated from Northwestern, won Outstanding Supporting Actress for her role as Skyler White on the show. The Chicago Sun-Times writes:

“Breaking Bad” was still very much at the forefront of the minds of voters, who gave Northwestern grad Anna Gunn her second consecutive statuette. The AMC series also snagged a writing honor for the episode “Ozymandias,” possibly the most perfect hour of television we’ll ever see.

[Read the full article at the Chicago Sun-Times]

The big local winner on the night was Stephen Colbert whose show The Colbert Report won the award for Outstanding Variety Series. This is the shows second time in a row winning the award.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, a Northwestern graduate, won her third straight Emmy award as she took home Outstanding Lead Actress for a comedy.

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