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.
Shows like "Modern Family", "Breaking Bad", "Behind the Candelabra" and "The Colbert Report" went back home with more than one trophy.
The team of comedy show "Modern Family" was ecstatic after it won the award for outstanding comedy series. This is the fourth consecutive year that the show has bagged the award for best comedy series at Emmy. The sitcom follows three generations of a diverse and affluent Southern California family. "Modern Family" director Gail Mancuso, also took back home the trophy of outstanding director for a comedy series. The show features actors Sofia Vergara, Ed O'Neill, Julie Bowen and Eric Stonestreet among others.
The US singing reality show "The Voice", won the award for outstanding reality competition series. The show, judged by singers Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green, was competing with "The Amazing Race", "Dancing With The Stars"," Project Runway", "So You Think You Can Dance" and "Top Chef".
Fashion reality show "Project Runway" hosts - model Heidi Klum and fashion consultant Tim Gunn - won the award for outstanding host for reality competition programme.
The reality show gives aspiring fashion designers a chance to compete with each other and create the best clothes in a restricted in time, material and theme.
Other hosts, who competed for the title were Ryan Seacrest ("American Idol"), Betty White ("Betty White's Off Their Rockers"), Tom Bergeron ("Dancing With The Stars"), Cat Deelay ("So You Think You Can Dance") and Anthony Bourdain ("The Taste").
The show also gave tribute to actors who passed away, including "Glee" star Cory Monteith and "The Sopranos" actor James Gandolfini.
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".
Here's a list of the Primetime Emmy Winners:
Drama Series: "Breaking Bad" (AMC)
Actor, Drama Series: Jeff Daniels, "The Newsroom (HBO)
Actress, Drama Series: Claire Danes, "Homeland" (Showtime)
Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Bobby Cannavale, "Boardwalk Empire" (HBO)
Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Anna Gunn, "Breaking Bad" (AMC)
Directing, Drama Series: David Fincher, "House of Cards" (Netflix)
Writing, Drama Series: Henry Bromell, "Homeland" (Showtime)
Comedy Series: "Modern Family" (ABC)
Lead Actor, Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory" (CBS)
Lead Actress, Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep," (HBO)
Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Tony Hale, "Veep" (HBO)
Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Merritt Wever, "Nurse Jackie" (Showtime)
Directing, Comedy Series: Gail Mancuso, "Modern Family" (ABC)
Writing, Comedy Series: Tina Fey and Tracey Wigfield, "30 Rock" (NBC)
Miniseries or Movie: "Behind the Candelabra" (HBO)
Lead Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Michael Douglas, "Behind the Candelabra" (HBO)
Lead Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Laura Linney, "The Big C: Hereafter" (Showtime)
Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: James Cromwell, "American Horror Story: Asylum" (FX)
Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Ellen Burstyn, "Political Animals" (USA)
Directing, Miniseries or Movie: Steven Soderbergh, "Behind the Candelabra" (HBO)
Writing, Miniseries or Movie: Abi Morgan, "The Hour" (BBC America)
Reality-Competition Program: "The Voice" (NBC)
Variety Series: "The Colbert Report" (Comedy Central)
Writing, Variety Series: "The Colbert Report" (Comedy Central)
Directing, Variety Series: Don Roy King, "Saturday Night Live" (NBC)
Choreography: Derek Hough, "Dancing With the Stars" (ABC)