Best Drama Series
It was an epic battle between the Clone Club and the Gladiators — this category had the most votes cast overall (23,740) — and in the end, BBC America’s Orphan Black defeated ABC’s Scandal by 882 votes.
Orphan Black — 31.07%
Scandal — 27.36%
Sons of Anarchy — 17.61%
Parenthood — 13.45%
The Americans — 10.51%
Best Actor, Drama
We made an executive decision to place Scandal star Tony Goldwyn, who submitted as supporting for the Emmys, into the lead actor EWwy race because he plays the president. But we did not rig his win — by 594 votes — over two-time runner-up Timothy Olyphant.
Tony Goldwyn, Scandal — 27.98%
Timothy Olyphant, Justified — 24.08%
Jonny Lee Miller, Elementary — 23.21%
Matthew Rhys, The Americans — 18.23%
Aden Young, Rectify — 6.49%
Best Actress, Drama
Last year, this category was the closest race. This year, it has the largest margin of victory — 3,331 votes. That proves, once again, that clone-playing Tatiana Maslany was the snub of the 2013 Emmys.
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black — 42.77%
Emmy Rossum, Shameless — 24.75%
Katey Sagal, Sons of Anarchy — 13.66%
Keri Russell, The Americans — 10.34%
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife — 8.47%
Best Supporting Actor, Drama
Nominated for each of his five seasons on Fringe, John Noble has scored a hat trick: This is his third win. (Naturally, Scandal‘s Cyrus Beene, Jeff Perry, ran a good race — only 368 votes separated them, making it this year’s tightest.) Noble also accepted golden ewes in 2010 and 2012; he was runner-up in 2009 and 2011.
John Noble, Fringe — 26.32%
Jeff Perry, Scandal — 23.71%
Freddie Highmore, Bates Motel — 19.25%
Corey Stoll, House of Cards — 13.02%
Michael Cudlitz, Southland — 9.94%
David Harewood, Homeland — 7.76%
Best Supporting Actress, Drama
Natalie Dormer’s powers of persuasion work off-screen as well: The Game of Thrones star courted 458 more voters than Parenthood‘s Monica Potter.
Natalie Dormer, Game of Thrones — 29.99%
Monica Potter, Parenthood — 26.38%
Hayden Panettiere, Nashville — 14.31%
Maggie Siff, Sons of Anarchy — 12.04%
Regina King, Southland — 11.97%
Abigail Spencer, Rectify — 5.31%
Special shout-out: If you haven’t watched Sundance’s Rectify, the quality of its ewe-y campaign for actors Abigail Spencer and Aden Young alone should be enough of an incentive.
Best Comedy Series
The runner-up last year in this category, NBC’s Parks and Recreation finally takes home the golden ewe, which should feel perfectly at home in Pawnee. While 1,947 votes separated it from second place New Girl, only seven votes separated New Girl from How I Met Your Mother.
Parks and Recreation — 37.71%
New Girl — 25.51%
How I Met Your Mother — 25.47%
The Mindy Project — 8.66%
Enlightened — 2.66%
Best Actor, Comedy
First-time EWwy nominee Jake Johnson (New Girl) made Parks and Recreation‘s Adam Scott a runner-up for the second year in a row. The difference: 1,343 votes.
Jake Johnson, New Girl — 38.02%
Adam Scott, Parks and Recreation — 28.25%
Neil Flynn, The Middle — 23.23%
Adam DeVine, Workaholics — 7.63%
Josh Gad, 1600 Penn — 2.87%
Best Actress, Comedy
As with their shows’ time slots on Fox, Zooey Deschanel comes right before Mindy Kaling. The difference: 1,160 votes.
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl — 33.37%
Mindy Kaling, The Mindy Project — 24.52%
Portia de Rossi, Arrested Development — 19.38%
Lea Michele, Glee — 18.42%
Dakota Johnson, Ben & Kate — 4.31%
Best Supporting Actor, Comedy
New Girl scores its own hat trick with Max Greenfield besting Happy Endings‘ Damon Wayans Jr. by 1,430 votes.
Max Greenfield, New Girl — 37.20%
Damon Wayans Jr., Happy Endings — 24.47%
Will Arnett, Arrested Development — 22.83%
Taran Killam, Saturday Night Live — 11.43%
Keegan-Michael Key, Key & Peele — 2.38%
Jordan Peele, Key & Peele — 1.69%
Best Supporting Actress, Comedy
Arrested Development‘s Jessica Walter was a formidable opponent for How I Met Your Mother‘s Cobie Smulders, but Robin Daggers was just too legen—waitforit—dary. The difference: 720 votes.
Cobie Smulders, How I Met Your Mother — 29.77%
Jessica Walter, Arrested Development — 23.66%
Casey Wilson, Happy Endings — 22.37%
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live — 10.37%
Zosia Mamet, Girls — 9.50%
Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer — 4.34%