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Emmy Awards: 'The Colbert Report' adjudged best variety series

Los Angeles: 'The Colbert Report', which features political humorist Stephen Colbert giving satirical commentary on the big issues of the US, won the outstanding variety series at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards here.

Stephen Colbert and crew celebrate winning the Outstanding Variety Series Award for 'The Colbert Report' during the 66th Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles
Stephen Colbert and crew celebrate winning the Outstanding Variety Series Award for 'The Colbert Report' during the 66th Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Pic/AFP

The show was also awarded laurels for outstanding writing Monday night.

Sarah Silverman walked away with the award for outstanding writing for a variety special for 'Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles', and the outstanding directing for a variety special honour went to Glenn Weiss for the 67th Annual Tony Awards.

In the outstanding directing for a variety series category, Don Roy King won for his work on 'Saturday Night Live', hosted by Jimmy Fallon.

The outstanding variety special trophy was given to the team behind 'AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute To Mel Brooks'.

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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