Date
16 August 2017
Breaking Bad grabs the best drama trophy at the Emmys, with its stars (from left) Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn and Bryan Cranston winning acting honors. Photo: AFP
Breaking Bad grabs the best drama trophy at the Emmys, with its stars (from left) Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn and Bryan Cranston winning acting honors. Photo: AFP

Breaking Bad, Modern Family take top Emmy honors

Breaking Bad is now off our television screens, but that hasn’t prevented the crime drama series from taking home the best drama trophy for its final season in the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday.

The show’s stars Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn and Aaron Paul won acting honors, while Julianna Margulies won best actress in a drama for The Good Wife, the New York Times reported.

ABC’s Modern Family was named top comedy for the fifth consecutive year. Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jim Parsons were also repeat winners, for HBO’s Veep and CBS’ The Big Bang Theory, respectively.

Fargo on FX was named best mini-series, while The Normal Heart on HBO, an adaptation of the Larry Kramer play about the AIDS crisis, was named best television movie, according to the newspaper. 

The first award of the evening went to Ty Burrell for his role in Modern Family; it was his second Emmy. For her role in CBS’ Mom, Allison Janney grabbed the award for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series. It was her sixth career Emmy and her second this month, having won earlier for a guest appearance on Masters of Sex.

The award for outstanding writing for a comedy series went to Louis C. K. for the So Did the Fat Lady episode of Louie on FX. It was his sixth Emmy, the report said.

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