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Emmy Awards: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jessica Lange win best actors in mini-series, movie

Los Angeles: At the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards here Monday, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jessica Lange won for their outstanding performance as lead actor and actress in "Sherlock: His Last Vow" and "American Horror Story: Coven" respectively here.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Jessica Lange
Benedict Cumberbatch and Jessica Lange. Pic/AFP

Cumberbatch's performance as the brilliant but idiosyncratic sleuth Sherlock Holmes in "Sherlock: His Last Vow" helped him beat actors like Mark Ruffalo ("The Normal Heart"), Billy Bob Thornton ("Fargo"), Martin Freeman ("Fargo"), Chiwetel Ejiofor ("Dancing On The Edge") and Idris Alba ("Luther") for the title.

Two-time Academy Award winner Jessica Lange, who played Fiona Goode in "American Horror Story: Coven", pipped others like Sarah Paulson " "American Horror Story: Coven", Helena Bonham Carter ("Burton And Taylor"), Minnie Driver ("Return To Zero"), Kristen Wiig ("The Spoils Of Babylon") and Cicely Tyson (The Trip To Bountiful").

The outstanding supporting actress in a mini-series or movie honour was bagged by Kathy Bates for her role as Madame Delphine LaLaurie in "American Horror".

Martin Freeman walked away with the outstanding supporting actor title for "Sherlock: His Last Vow", which also won the outstanding writing for a mini-series, movie or a dramatic special for Steven Moffat.

In the outstanding directing for a mini-series, movie or a dramatic special category, Colin Bucksey received the trophy for "Fargo".

"Fargo", a dark comedy-crime drama TV series, was named the best min-series and "The Normal Heart", based on a play of the same name, got the award for the outstanding television movie.

Here's the complete list of winners at 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2014

Outstanding Drama Series - Winner: 'Breaking Bad'

Outstanding Comedy Series- Winner: 'Modern Family'

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series- Winner: Bryan Cranston for 'Breaking Bad'

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Winner: Julianna Margulies for 'The Good Wife'

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series - Winner: 'Breaking Bad' - Moira Walley-Beckett

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Winner: Anna Gunn for 'Breaking Bad'

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series - Winner: 'True Detective' - Cary Fukunaga

Outstanding Television Movie - Winner: The Normal Heart

Outstanding Miniseries - Winner: 'Fargo'

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie - Winner: Jessica Lange for 'American Horror Story'

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie - Winner: Benedict Cumberbatch for 'Sherlock: His Last Vow'

Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special - Winner: 'Fargo' - Colin Bucksey

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie - Winner: Martin Freeman for 'Sherlock: His Last Vow'

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie - Winner: Kathy Bates for 'American Horror Story'

Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special - Winner: 'Sherlock: His Last Vow'

Outstanding Reality Competition Program - Winner: 'The Amazing Race'

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Winner: Julia Louis-Dreyfus for 'Veep'

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Winner: Jim Parsons for 'The Big Bang Theory'

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series - Winner: 'Modern Family' - Gail Mancuso

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Winner: Allison Janney for 'Mom'

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series - Winner: 'Louie' - Louis C.K.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Winner: Ty Burrell for 'Modern Family'

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series - Winner: 'The Colbert Report'

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program - Winner: Jane Lynch for 'Hollywood Game Night'

Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series - Winner: 'Saturday Night Live' - Don Roy King

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Winner: Uzo Aduba for 'Orange Is the New Black'

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - Winner: Jimmy Fallon for 'Saturday Night Live'

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Winner: Allison Janney for 'Masters of Sex'

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series - Winner: Joe Morton for 'Scandal'

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special - Winner: Sarah Silverman for Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Winner: Aaron Paul for 'Breaking Bad'

Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special - Winner: Glenn Weiss for The 67th Annual Tony Awards

Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series- Winner: 'The Colbert Report'

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