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Emmy Awards 2014: 'Breaking Bad' and 'Modern Family' Round Out Full Winners List

August 26, 2014 (4:09 am) GMT
The shows grab the coveted Outstanding Drama and Comedy respectively after 'Breaking Bad' star Bryan Cranston collects his fourth Emmy.

"" won big at its last year competing at the Primetime Emmy Awards. The show nabbed Outstanding Drama prize which was also eyed by "", "", "", "" and "".

It's the show's second trophy in the category following its win last year. "Thank you so much for this farewell to our show," said creator Vince Gilligan surrounded by the cast and crew members on stage. "You have been very kind to us indeed."

The AMC series won four other awards for Outstanding Writing in a Drama (Moira Walley-Beckett), Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama (), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama () and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama ().

Cranston picked up his fourth Emmy that night and his first since he won it last time in 2010. He joked that he almost voted for fellow nominee and "" star . "I don't know why I've been blessed," the Walter White depicter said. "I love to act and I will do it to my last breath."

He added, "I'd like to dedicate this word to all the Sneaky Petes of the world who thought that settling for mediocrity was a good idea because it was safe. Don't do it - take a chance, find a passion, fall in love."

Gunn called Cranston, her on-screen husband, "the baddest and the best human being" in her speech, while Paul got emotional. "My God, 'Breaking Bad' has changed my life and I'm standing up here because of one man," he thanked Gilligan. "Thank you for believing in me and letting me play this guy. I miss him."

"" also collected multiple prizes, including the top Outstanding Comedy. "I don't know how else to say it, but 'Modern Family' has been a big beautiful dream over the past five years, and we thank you for not waking us up," said creator Steve Levitan. It's the fifth Emmy in the category for the show, tied with "Frasier" for most wins.

Star was named Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy and he read a speech written by his on-screen kids. "I should probably thank my wife because she's super pretty," he said. The show won a third Emmy that night for Outstanding Directing in a Comedy, thanks to Gail Mancuso's work on the episode "Vegas".

"" also nabbed three: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie () and Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special (Steven Moffat).

"" won two: Outstanding Miniseries and Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special (Colin Bucksey), after failing to score any in the acting categories. ": Coven" also took home two: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie () and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie ().

"True Detective" and "" won one each, in Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series and Outstanding Television Movie category respectively. "" nabbed one through who was named best drama actress.

won Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy for his role on "", and grabbed the best comedy actress prize for "". Her former "Seinfeld" co-star Cranston surprised her with a passionate kiss when she's on her way to the stage to accept the trophy.

stole the spotlight when he accepted the award for as "" won the Outstanding Variety Series. The "" alum also won one for his guest stint on the NBC show.

flubbed Colbert's name when presenting the Outstanding Variety Series award with , hitting the "t" real hard that it sound like "Colberg". The Comedy Central host poked fun at it, saying, "I think I might change my name to Colberg. I'm the Colberg. Resistance is futile."


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