Emmys: Cary Fukunaga Wins Outstanding Directing for 'True Detective'

The winner isn't coming back to direct season 2
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True Detective's Cary Fukunaga has taken home his first Emmy.

"This is awesome, and I'm at a loss for words," Fukunaga said.

The director helmed all eight episodes of True Detective's first season, and has been credited with its cinematic look. Rumors that he clashed with show creator Nic Pizzolatto began swirling when the show started production in 2013 — and grew more intense when it was revealed Fukunaga would not return to direct in season two, though he will stay on as an executive producer.

Pizzolatto recently told The Hollywood Reporter the rumors of a bad working relationship were untrue. 

"Cary and I worked together really smoothly," Pizzolatto said. "There was never any contention. Of course, you're going to have discussions and difference of opinion, but what matters is that everyone is working without ego toward the best realization of what we have." 

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A complete list of winners can be found here.

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