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Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kathy Bates and Jessica Lange Triumph at the Emmys

The TV series  Breaking Bad and its stars were among the big winners at the Emmy Awards after a year of its talked about season finale.

The AMC series grabbed up the awards from its different nominations.  It held its crown as outstanding drama series for the two consecutive years at Monday’s ceremony, while Modern Family won a record-tying  fifth Emmy for outstanding comedy series.

Bryan Cranstonwon the lead actor award in a drama for “Breaking Bad.” He played the role of a chemistry-teacher-turned-meth-kingpin named Walter White.  His triumph ties him with four-time best drama actor victor Dennis Franz.”I have gratitude for everything that has happened,” he said in overwhelm, dedicating his Emmy to “all the Sneaky Petes of the world…Take a chance, take a risk. It’s really worth it.”

Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn, Cranston’s co-stars, were honored in categories for best drama supporting acting.  “Thank you for this wonderful farewell to our show,Breaking Bad”, said Vince Gilligan, the creator of the show.

It has also been a good time for  “The Good Wife” star Julianna Margulies who  won the Emmy for best lead actress in the category drama series. “What a wonderful time for women on television,” Margulies said.

The ceremony jump-started with a monologue from host Seth Meyers amending his home network, NBC, and other broadcasters for being eclipsed in the awards by cable series and online newbie like “Orange is the New Black.” Aware that the Emmys were airing the night after the MTV Video Music Awards, he said that MTV doesn’t really specialize in videos anymore. “That’s like network TV holding an awards show and giving all the trophies to cable and Netflix. That would be crazy,” Meyers joked.

The best comedy series actor was granted to Jim Parsons. He starred or his role on CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory.” This fourth Emmy and put him in league along with all-time sitcom winners Kelsey Grammer and Michael J. Fox. And Julia Louis-Dreyfus wore her big laughs, when she received her third consecutive best comedy actress Emmy for “Veep.” She stopped to exchange ersatz heated kisses with Cranston, who earlier was her co-presenter and who appeared with her on “Seinfeld.”

Matthew McConaughey, bringing movie-star sizzle to the ceremony, was the object of too-handsome jokes by presenter Jimmy Kimmel and adoration by winner Gail Mancuso, honored as best director for an episode of “Modern Family.”

Presenter Jimmy Kimmel brought movie-star crackle with Mathew McConaughey as the object of too-handsome jokes. Gail Mancuso who was honored as the best director for an episode of “Modern Family”, also gave her adoration.”If you don’t mind, Matthew McConaughey, I’m gonna make eye contact with you right now,” she said on the stage, keeping a good hold of the actor’s gape for much of her speech.

British actor Benedict Cumberbatch was the winner of the best miniseries actor award for “Sherlock: His Last Vow.”

Harrelson teased his fellow nominee. “So you won an Oscar, (People magazine’s) ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ and now you want an Emmy, too. Isn’t that a little bit greedy?”

“Fargo” was named best miniseries. The award for best miniseries actress went to Jessica Lange for “American Horror Story: Coven.” The Emmy for best TV movie went to HBO’s AIDS drama “The Normal Heart.”

“Modern Family,” which also captured a best comedy supporting actor trophy for Ty Burrell. Allison Janney was honored as best supporting comedy actress for CBS’ “Mom,” this is in addition to the trophy she’d already won  as guest actress on “Masters of Sex” at the Creative Arts Emmys. As for the comedy series “Louie”,  Louis C.K. also won the outstanding writer award.

Although the Emmys are best known celebrating the best of TV, they also included “in memoriam” tributes to industry members who passed away in the past year. Among those remembered: Robin Williams. Billy Crystal honor of commemorating his longtime friend and fellow comedian and actor. “He made us laugh hard. Every time you saw him,” Crystal said. “Robin Williams, what a concept.”

 

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