Two of the most-nominated projects, FX's Fargo and HBO's The Normal Heart, grabbed the most prestigious Emmy awards in their respective categories.
FX continued its strong night, earning the top miniseries Emmy for its adaptation of Fargo, while the premium network's The Normal Heart took home the statue for oustanding television movie.
Fargo, which collected 18 nods and posted an earlier win for outstanding directing, beat out fellow FX entry American Horror Story, premium network Starz'sThe White Queen, along with HBO's Treme, as well as Lifetime's Bonnie & Clyde, which was simulcast on A&E and History.
In addition to The Normal Heart, HBO also had Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight in contention, alongside Lifetime's The Trip to Bountiful, Nat Geo Channel's Killing Kennedy, and PBS's Sherlock: His Last Vow.
Meanwhile, in the final roundup of AMC's Breeaking Bad, Aaron Paul brought home his third best supporting actor trophy for his portrayal of Jesse Pinkman.
Comedy Central's The Colbert Report pocketed a second straight Emmy for outstanding variety series, as Stephen Colbert, who will succeed David Letterman on CBS's Late Show next year, was joined on stage by fellow nominee and timeslot competitor, Jimmy Fallon of NBC's The Tonight Show.
Earlier, Julia Louis-Dreyfus garnered a comedy actress three-peat for HBO's Veep.
The actress' portrayal of Selina Myer topped a cable-heavy category, whose nominees comprised Lena Dunham for HBO’s Girls; Melissa McCarthy for CBS’s Mike & Molly; Edie Falco for Showtime’s Nurse Jackie, Taylor Schilling for Orange Is the New Black; and Amy Poehler for NBC’s Parks and Recreation.