"Breaking Bad" won the 2013 Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series.
"Breaking Bad," which is currently airing its final episodes on AMC, has been nominated in the past, when eligible, in 2009, 2010 and 2012, and was nominated for 13 total Emmys this year. This is the drama's first win in this category, and creator Vince Gilligan's sixth nomination and first win for the show.
With ratings skyrocketing for "Breaking Bad's" current second half of their fifth and final season, the drama about science teacher turned meth-making kingpin Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and his former student-turned-addict-turned-assistant cook Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) had the buzz to match leading into awards season.
Creator Vince Giiligan thanked "the best cast on TV, starting with Mr. Bryan Cranston," citing this Golden Age of television that he says they all feel lucky to be part of.
Anna Gunn surprised earlier in the evening, taking home the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama, while stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul both lost in their respective categories. But fear not, "Breaking Bad" fans: Thanks to the show's split final season, they'll be eligible again at next year's Emmys.
And Louis CK gave Bryan Cranston and Co. the thumbs up when they won, so ... you're welcome.
"Breaking Bad" just won the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series!!
Did the Emmy voters watch "American Horror Story: Asylum"? Ellen Burstyn beat out favorite Sarah Pauslon.
Ellen Burstyn for "Political Animals."
James Cromwell won an Emmy for "American Horror Story: Asylum." Here he is not being scary in "Babe."
Edie Falco's tribute to James Gandolfini was the best of the night.
"You all knew James Gandolfini the actor. I was lucky enough to know Jim the man." - Edie Falco
Gonna get some wine and some popcorn and put on my white pajamas and just be fierce all over my living room. #gladiatorsdontcry— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) September 23, 2013
Jeff Daniels for "The Newsroom."
A song to remind us there is still more than an hour left of the Emmys.
Maggie Smith, Christine Baranski and more stellar actors. Guess everybody doesn't hate her.
Anna Gunn just won her first Emmy EVER for "Breaking Bad."