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Emmys 2014: The 'McConaissance' loses steam, thanks to Bryan Cranston
Emmys 2014: The 'McConaissance' loses steam, thanks to Bryan Cranston

Going into Monday night's Emmys, most pundits predicted that Matthew McConaughey would clinch the prize for lead actor in a drama series for his portrayal of haunted Louisiana cop Rust Cohle in HBO's brooding murder mystery "True Detective." The win would have capped off a transformational year for McConaughey, who took home an Oscar in March for his role as a swaggering AIDS patient fighting for access to unapproved drugs in the best picture nominee "Dallas Buyers Club." The 44-year-old Texan first gained notice in the '90s with roles in the stoner comedy "Dazed and Confused" and the legal thriller "A Time to Kill," but as...

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