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The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday.

The show, hosted by actor Neil Patrick Harris, saw performances by singers Elton John and Carrie Underwood. The star-studded event marked the presence of actors like Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin and Jimmy Kimmel.

While Harris entertained the audience with his vibrant hosting, it was his impromptu dance to a musical "It's the number in the middle of the show" that was well-received.

Another special feature of the award ceremony was the addition of the Outstanding Choreographer Award, which was bagged by Derek Hough for dance reality show "Dancing With the Stars".

Who all were nominated and who won at this year's 65th Primetime Emmy Awards? Here is the list of major winners and nominees.

DRAMA SERIES
Winner: Breaking Bad (AMC)
Nominees: Breaking Bad (AMC), Downton Abbey (PBS), Homeland (Showtime), Game of Thrones (HBO), House of Cardsn (Netflix), Mad Men (AMC)

COMEDY SERIES
Winner: Modern Family (ABC)
Nominees: The Big Bang Theory (CBS), Girls (HBO), Louie (FX), Modern Family (ABC), 30 Rock (NBC), Veep (HBO)

MINI SERIES OR TV MOVIE
Winner: Behind the Candelabra (HBO)
Nominees: American Horror Story: Asylum (FX), Behind the Candelabra (HBO), Phil Spector (HBO), Political Animals (USA), The Bible (History), Top of the Lake (Sundance Channel)

LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Winner: Claire Danes, Homeland, Showtime
Nominees: Connie Britton, Nashville (ABC), Claire Danes, Homeland (Showtime), Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey (PBS), Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel (A&E), Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men (AMC), Kerry Washington, Scandal (ABC), Robin Wright, House of Cards (Netflix).

LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Winner: Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom (HBO)
Nominees: Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey (PBS), Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (AMC), Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom (HBO), Jon Hamm, Mad Men (AMC), Damian Lewis, Homeland (Showtime), Kevin Spacey, House of Cards (Netflix).

Click here to view pictures from the Awards Ceremony.

LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Winner: Jim Parsons, Big Bang Theory, CBS
Nominees: Jason Bateman, Arrested Development, Netflix; Louis CK, Louie, FX; Don Cheadle, House of Lies, Showtime; Matt LeBlanc, Episodes, Showtime; Jim Parsons,Big Bang Theory, CBS; Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock, NBC

LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Winner: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep, HBO
Nominees: Lena Dunham, Girls, HBO; Laura Dern, Enlightened, HBO; Tiny Fey, 30 Rock (NBC), Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation (NBC), Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO), Eddie Falco, Nurse Jackie (Showtime).

LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Winner: Michael Douglas, Behind The Candelabra, HBO
Nominees: Michael Douglas, Behind The Candelabra, HBO; Matt Damon, Behind The Candelabra, HBO; Toby Jones, The Girl, HBO; Benedict Cumberbatch, Parade's End, HBO; Al Pacino, Phil Spector, HBO

LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINI SERIES OR MOVIE
Winner: Laura Linney, The Big C: Hereafter, Showtime
Nominees: Jessica Lange, American Horror Story, FX; Laura Linney, The Big C: Hereafter, Showtime; Helen Mirren, Phil Spector, HBO; Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals, USA; Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake, Sundance Channel

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Winner: Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk Empire, HBO
Nominees: Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk Empire, HBO; Jonathan Banks, Breaking Bad, AMC; Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad, AMC; Jim Carter, Downton Abbey, PBS; Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones, HBO; Mandy Patinkin, Homeland, Showtime

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Winner: Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad, AMC
Nominees: Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad, AMC; Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey, PBS;Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones, HBO; Christine Baranski, The Good Wife, CBS;Morena Baccarin, Homeland, Showtime; Christina Hendricks, Mad Men, AMC

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Winner: Tony Hale, Veep, HBO
Nominees: Adam Driver, Girls, HBO; Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family, ABC; Ed O'Neill, Modern Family, ABC; Ty Burrell, Modern Family, ABC; Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live, NBC; Tony Hale, Veep, HBO

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Winner: Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie, Showtime
Nominees: Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory, CBS; Jane Lynch, Glee, Fox; Sofia Vergara, Modern Family, ABC; Julie Bowen, Modern Family, ABC; Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie, Showtime; Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock, NBC; Anna Chlumsky, Veep, HBO

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINI SERIES OR MOVIE
Winner: Ellen Burstyn, Political Animals, USA
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Asylum, FX; Charlotte Rampling, Restless, Sundance; Imelda Staunton, The Girl, HBO; Ellen Burstyn, Political Animals, USA; Alfre Woodard, Steel Magnolias; Lifetime

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINI SERIES OR MOVIE
Winner: James Cromwell, American Horror Story: Asylum, FX
Nominees: James Cromwell, American Horror Story: Asylum, FX; Zachary Quinto,American Horror Story: Asylum, FX; Scott Bakula, Behind The Candelabra, HBO; John Benjamin Hickey, The Big C: Hereafter, Showtime; Peter Mullan, Top of the Lake, Sundance Channel

DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
Winner: House of Cards, Netflix
Nominees: Boardwalk Empire, HBO; Breaking Bad, AMC; Downton Abbey, PBS;Homeland, Showtime; House of Cards, Netflix

DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
Winner: Modern Family, ABC
Nominees: Girls, HBO; Glee, Fox; Louie, FX; Modern Family, ABC; 30 Rock, NBC

WRITING FOR A MINI SERIES OR MOVIE
Winner: The Hour, BBC America
Behind the Candelabra, HBO; Parade's End; HBO, Phil Spector, HBO; The Hour, BBC America; Top of the Lake; Sundance Channel

Click on the slider to view pictures from the award ceremony.

Winners of the Best Drama Series Award for Breaking Bad

Actors RJ Mitte, Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Bob Odenkirk and Jonathan Banks, winners of the Best Drama Series Award for Breaking Bad pose during the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

Choreographer Derek Hough Performs

Choreographer Derek Hough (L) performs onstage during the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

Michael Douglas Accepts The Award

Michael Douglas accepts the award for outstanding lead actor in a mini series or movie for his role in Behind The Candelabraî.

Producer Carson Daly and Executive Producer Mark Burnett

Producer Carson Daly (L) and Executive Producer Mark Burnett, winners of the Outstanding Reality - Competition Program Award for The Voice, pose during the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

Cast, Crew Of Modern Family

Steven Levitan, foreground right, and the cast and crew of Modern Family accept the award for Outstanding Comedy Series at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards.

The Cast Of Modern Family

Julie Bowen, from left, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, Sarah Hyland, Sofia Vergara and Ariel Winter, winners of outstanding comedy series for Modern Family pose backstage.

Dancers Perform On Stage At The Emmy Awards 2013

Dancers perform on stage at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards.

Stephen Colbert Receives Award

Actresses Alyson Hannigan and Cobie Smulders present an award to Stephen Colbert onstage during the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

Actor Mickey Rooney

Actor Mickey Rooney attends the Governors Ball during the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

Cast Of Breaking Bad

The cast of Breaking Bad, from left, Bob Odenkirk, Betsy Brandt, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris and Bryan Cranston, right, congratulate creator Vince Gilligan, second right, after he accepted the award for Outstanding Drama Series at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards.

Actor Stephen Colbert With Wife Evelyn Colbert

Actor Stephen Colbert, winner of the Best Writing for a Variety Series Award and the Variety Series Award for The Colbert Report, and his wife Evelyn Colbert attends the Governors Ball during the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

Jim Parsons Speaks At The Emmy Awards 2013

Winner of the Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, Jim Parsons speaks onstage during the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California

Zooey Deschanel, Emily Deschane Present Award

Zooey Deschanel, right, and Emily Deschanel present the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a comedy series to Tony Hale.

Neil Patrick Harris Hosts The Emmy Awards 2013

Host Neil Patrick Harris speaks on stage at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre, California.

Tina Fey Walks To The Stage

Tina Fey walks to the stage to accept the award for Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series for 30 Rock at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards.

Elton John Performs At The Emmy Awards

Elton John performs onstage during the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

Gail Mancuso Speaks At The Emmy Awards

Winner for Best Directing for a Comedy Series, Gail Mancuso speaks onstage during the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A.

Actresses Zooey Deschanel, Emily Deschanel Speak At Emmy Awards

Actresses Zooey Deschanel and Emily Deschanel speak onstage during the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Hale Pose

Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, winner of the Best Lead Actress In A Comedy Series Award for Veep and actor Tony Hale, winner of the Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Award for Veep pose.

Tina Fey And Amy Poehler

Writer/actresses Tina Fey and Amy Poehler speak onstage during the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

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