09/22/2013 11:11 pm ET Updated Feb 24, 2014

'Breaking Bad' Wins Emmy For Outstanding Drama Series

"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.

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Do you think "Breaking Bad" deserved to win?

09/22/2013 11:09 PM EDT


"Breaking Bad" just won the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series!!

09/22/2013 11:06 PM EDT

Outstanding Comedy Series ...

"Modern Family."

09/22/2013 11:02 PM EDT

'Behind the Candelabra'

"Behind the Candelabra" took home the Emmy over "American Horror Story: Asylum." Deserved?

09/22/2013 10:59 PM EDT

Michael Douglas beat out his co-star Matt Damon for the Emmy.

09/22/2013 10:56 PM EDT

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries/Movie is ...

Michael Douglas!

09/22/2013 10:55 PM EDT

Reactions to Kerry Washington's Loss

Kerry Washington's "Scandal" family took to Twitter after she lost the big award.

09/22/2013 10:51 PM EDT

Ellen Burstyn beat Sarah Paulson

Did the Emmy voters watch "American Horror Story: Asylum"? Ellen Burstyn beat out favorite Sarah Pauslon.

09/22/2013 10:48 PM EDT

Oustanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries/Movie is ...

Ellen Burstyn for "Political Animals."

09/22/2013 10:36 PM EDT

James Cromwell!

James Cromwell won an Emmy for "American Horror Story: Asylum." Here he is not being scary in "Babe."



2013 Emmy Winners