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

Directing for a Drama Series
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True Detective, "Who Goes There," Cary Joji Fukunaga (director) — WINNER
Boardwalk Empire, "Farewell Daddy Blues," Tim Van Patten (director)
Breaking Bad, "Felina," Vince Gilligan (director)
Downton Abbey, "Episode 1," David Evans (director)
Game of Thrones, "The Watchers on the Wall," Neil Marshall (director)
House of Cards, "Chapter 14," Carl Franklin (director)

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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