‘Breaking Bad’ Wins Best Drama in an Emmys Filled With Upsets

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The male leads of Breaking Bad might not have walked away with any individual awards during last night’s Emmys ceremony, but the the hit series earned its fair share of accolades. The AMC show won for Outstanding Drama Series and also saw Anna Gunn walk away with the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

The Neil Patrick Harris-hosted telecast featured a good deal of upsets: Jeff Daniels beat out such heavy hitters as Mad Men‘s John Hamm and Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, while The Colbert Report and The Voice toppled longtime Variety and Reality Series juggernauts The Daily Show and The Amazing Race. Here’s the full list of winners:

  • Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series: Merritt Wever as Zoey Barkow on Nurse Jackie
  • Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series: 30 Rock
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series: Tony Hale as Gary Walsh on Veep
  • Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer on Veep
  • Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series: Modern Family “Arrested” director by Gail Mancuso
  • Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series: Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory
  • Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie: Laura Linney as Cathy Jamison on The Big C: Hereafter
  • Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series: Homeland
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series: Anna Gunn as Skyler White on Breaking Bad
  • Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: The Voice
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series: Bobby Cannavale as Gyp Rosetti on Boardwalk Empire
  • Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series: Jeff Daniels as Will McAvoy on The Newsroom
  • Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series: Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison on Homeland
  • Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series: House Of Cards Chapter 1 director by David Fincher
  • Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series: The Colbert Report
  • Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series: Saturday Night Live director by Don Roy King
  • Outstanding Choreography: Derek Hough on Dancing With The Stars
  • Outstanding Variety Series: The Colbert Report
  • Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special: The Hour written by Abi Morgan
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie: James Cromwell as Dr. Arthur Arden on American Horror Story: Asylum
  • Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special: Behind The Candelabra director by Steven Soderbergh
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie: Ellen Burstyn as Margaret Barrish Worthington on Political Animals
  • Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie: Michael Douglas as Liberace in Behind The Candelabra
  • Outstanding Miniseries Or Movie: Behind The Candelabra
  • Outstanding Comedy Series: Modern Family
  • Outstanding Drama Series: Breaking Bad

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Comments

  • Jay

    Colbert finally defeated that liberal overlord Jon Stewart. Or did he…? In a twist you would only know if watch the credits in things, it turn out Jon Stewart is an executive Producer for the Colbert Report!

  • Alex W

    Well I’m glad James Cromwell got his at least.

  • Air Walker

    this is not as much a surprise as you think it is…..