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‘Breaking Bad’ Finally Wins Emmy For Outstanding Drama Series

AMC’s Breaking Bad finally earned the outstanding drama award on Sunday at the 2012-2013 65th Primetime Emmys Awards, a title that has been eluded the show for years.

The show’s creator, Vince Gilligan, announced up on stage that the award was unexpected. “I thought this was going to be House of Cards,” he admitted referring to the Netflix series starring Kevin Spacey. Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston, who plays the show’s lead character Walter White, standing behind Gilligan onstage, applauded as he made his remarks.

Cranston was a favorite to win the  award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, but lost to Jeff Daniels for his performances in HBO’s Newsroom.

ABC’s Modern Family won its fourth consecutive Best Comedy Series award, tying with all-time classics All In The Family, Cheers and The Dick Van Dyke Show.

The show was hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.

Below is a complete list of all the winners.

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Tony Hale  – Veep

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
Tina Fey, Tracey Wigfield – 30 Rock

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Merritt Wever  – Nurse Jackie

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
Gail Mancuso – Modern Family, “Arrested”

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE
Laura Linney – The Big C: “Hereafter”

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
Henry Bromell – Homeland; Q&A

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Anna Gunn – Breaking Bad

OUTSTANDING REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM
NBC • One Three, Inc., Talpa Media USA, Inc. in association with Warner Horizon Television – The Voice

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Bobby Cannavale  – Boardwalk Empire

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Jeff Daniels – The Newsroom

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Claire Danes – Homeland

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
David Fincher – House of Cards; Chapter 1 

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY SERIES
Comedy Central • Hello Doggie, Inc. with Busboy Productions and Spartina – The Colbert Report

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY SERIES
Saturday Night Live –  “Host: Justin Timberlake” – Don Roy King

OUTSTANDING HOST FOR A REALITY OR REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM              Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn – Project Runway

 

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY
Derek Hough – Dancing with the Stars

OUTSTANDING VARIETY SERIES
Comedy Central • Hello Doggie, Inc. with Busboy Productions and Spartina Productions – The Colbert Report

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A DRAMATIC SPECIAL
Abi Morgan – The Hour

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE
James Cromwell – American Horror Story: “Asylum”

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A DRAMATIC SPECIAL
Steven Soderbergh – Behind The Candelabra

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE
Ellen Burstyn – Political Animals

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE
Michael Douglas – Behind The Candelabra

OUTSTANDING MINISERIES OR MOVIE
HBO • Jerry Weintraub Productions in association with HBO Films – Behind The Candelabra

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
Modern Family –  ABC • Picador Productions & Steve Levitan Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
Breaking Bad  –  AMC • Sony Pictures Television

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