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The Normal Heart Film Named Outstanding TV Movie at 2014 Emmy Awards

Larry Kramer's drama took home a single award out of a possible nine.

Joe Mantello and Mark Ruffalo in the HBO Films adaptation of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart.
(© Jojo Whilden)

Ryan Murphy's acclaimed film adaptation of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart took home only one of its nine possible Emmys during the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards, held August 25. The drama received the Outstanding TV Movie honor, but was defeated by the popular U.K. series Sherlock in writing and acting categories.

The AMC series Breaking Bad was one of the big winners of the night, with its stars, 2014 All the Way Tony winner Bryan Cranston taking home his fourth Emmy for playing the cancer-riddled meth kingpin Walter White, and Anna Gunn, who wraps up an off-Broadway run this week in Sex With Strangers, taking home her second award for playing Walter's wife, Skylar. Julianna Margulies, who appeared on Broadway in the 2006 play Festen, was named Outstanding Actress in a Drama for The Good Wife.

On the comedy end, Ty Burrell (Burn This) received his second Emmy for Modern Family, while two-time Drama Desk Award winner Allison Janney (9 to 5) picked up her fifth for Mom, and Jim Parsons (The Normal Heart) his third for The Big Bang Theory. British stage favorites Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch picked up Emmys for their work on the series Sherlock, while American stage and screen veteran Jessica Lange won her third award for American Horror Story.

Representing the world of Broadway, Glenn Weiss took home a directing Emmy for his work on the 67th Annual Tony Awards.

These honors are in addition to the Creative Arts Emmys, which were presented last week.