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Emmys offers a mixed bag for 2014

As awards ceremonies go, all the major press outlets seem to agree that the 2014 Emmys were nothing short of a snooze, though many worthy competitors took home the trophies they richly deserved. However, the first major awards ceremony of the year left audiences feeling rather cold toward the voters themselves - with a notoriously lambasted ballot to choose from, critics have already expressed their exasperation with the show being a few television seasons behind the times.

When you earn extra money online with paid surveys, it can be fun to kick back and enjoy these star-studded broadcasts instead of fretting over everyday cash flow problems. For those who missed the Emmys, here are this year's highlights!

Seth Meyers' first time hosting
Instead of the Tina Fey and Amy Poehler super-team that the broadcast has favored in recent years, their fellow "Saturday Night Live" alum and host of his own NBC late-night show Seth Meyers took the stage as this year's host. While his energy couldn't touch the infectious chemistry of his former co-stars, Meyers held his own in a series of well-scripted bits and interactions with the crowd. 

"Meyers was funny the majority of the night," The Hollywood Reporter contributor Tim Goodman wrote. "While he didn't deliver searing jokes that could get belly laughs, Meyers was affable and steady and kept the banter light and upbeat."

In addition, the pacing of the show was fresh with a number of scripted interactions between television's brightest stars - this year's ceremony included fun banter between Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Bryan Cranston (both winners of the evening), Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson​, and Amy Poehler and Meyers himself.

Controversial picks and disappointments
Most fans and critics were pleased to see "Breaking Bad" given the sendoff many believe it deserved, winning Best Drama, Best Actor in a Drama (Bryan Cranston), Best Supporting Actress in a Drama (Anna Gunn) and Best Supporting Actor in a Drama (Aaron Paul). When asked how they felt about the AMC drama ruling the night, Opinion Outpost users had mixed thoughts. 41 percent felt that, given the show's reputation and fabulous narrative arc, "Breaking Bad" deserved it and they were sad the show was over. While only three percent of those surveyed said they didn't like the show, 51 percent admitted that they hadn't even watched it and were indifferent to the win, while five percent heard about the drama for the first time that evening.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus won Best Actress in a Comedic Series for the third time running for "Veep," netting her fifth Emmy overall and beating out contenders like Amy Poehler and Edie Falco, according to the official Emmys website.

"Modern Family" scored a strange win as Best Comedy in a category that included newer, fresher picks. Jim Parsons, who plays Sheldon Cooper on "The Big Bang Theory," was another pick that raised some eyebrows - it was Parsons' fourth win as the character, and he took home the trophy over big hitters like Louis C.K. and Don Cheadle. "Modern Family" stalwart Ty Burrell beat out first-time nominee Fred Armisen of "Portlandia" for the Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy, his second win and fifth nomination for the character of Phil Dunphy. Missing from the major winning roster were Netflix shows like "House of Cards" and "Orange is the New Black."

When you get paid to take surveys from the comfort of your own home, there are more opportunities to keep up with the television series and movies that are honored throughout the awards season. It is even more fun to watch shows like the Emmys with full knowledge of the nominees and the shows they represent, so earn extra money online and get caught up today!

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