In what is the last year of the show, Breaking Bad looks like it will end on a high note. The drama series about meth-making chemistry teacher Walter White and his adventures long ago came to a close on AMC, but the final season has turned out to be a boon to the show’s award cachet. The results of the 2014 Emmy Awards are in, and Breaking Bad was a big winner.
Of course, Breaking Bad might have claimed Best Drama, Best Actor (Bryan Cranston again), Best Supporting Actor (Aaron Paul again), Best Supporting Actress (Anna Gunn), and Best Writing for a Drama Series (Moira Walley-Beckett), but it didn’t win all the Emmys. Modern Family again took home Best Comedy (Ty Burrell got a Supporting Actor nod while Gail Mancuso got Best Director), while the mini-series categories were dominated by American Horror Story: Coven (Jessica Lange for Best Actress and Kathy Bates for Best Supporting Actress) and Sherlock: His Last Vow (Benedict Cumberbatch for Best Actor, Martin Freeman for Best Supporting Actor, Steven Moffat for Writing).
The True Detective sweep didn’t happen, save for a director win for Cary Joji Fukunaga, despite it being the best show on TV last year. Instead, BBC imports on PBS and the usual fare took him pretty much all the glamor awards while former SNL stalwart Seth Meyers capered for our amusement between pretty people getting pretty statues.
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