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'Breaking Bad,' 'House Of Cards' & 'Behind The Candelabra' Among Big Emmy Winners

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist September 23, 2013 at 8:56AM

Last night TV's finest -- which these days tends to include some of movie's finest too -- gathered for the Emmy Awards, while the the rest of us stayed glued to "Breaking Bad" and to some extent, the series finale of "Dexter." Either way, both options were better than that dubstep dance routine to "Breaking Bad" on the awards show. And once the jokes were over, and tributes were finished, some statues were handed out honoring some fine folks.
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Last night TV's finest -- which these days tends to include some of movie's finest too -- gathered for the Emmy Awards, while the the rest of us stayed glued to "Breaking Bad" and to some extent, the series finale of "Dexter." Either way, both options were better than that dubstep dance routine to "Breaking Bad" on the awards show. And once the jokes were over, and tributes were finished, some statues were handed out honoring some fine folks.

Vince Gilligan's meth cooking drama finally won for Outstanding Drama Series, with Anna Gunn defying the haters and nabbing a Supporting Actress award for her work as Walter White's troubled wife. Other awards of note include a win for Best Director for David Fincher in his first TV outing, "House Of Cards," while his pal Steven Soderbergh's "Behind The Candelabra" nabbed hardware Best TV Movie, Best Director and Best Actor for Michael Douglas.

Overall, the love seemed a bit more spread out this year with "Modern Family," "The Newsroom," "Veep," "Homeland" and more making showings in the winners circle. Full list below along with highlights from the broadcast. 

Outstanding Drama Series: Breaking Bad
Outstanding Comedy Series: Modern Family
Outstanding Miniseries or TV Movie: Behind The Candelabra

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Claire Danes, Homeland
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries/TV Movie: Laura Linney, The Big C: Hereafter
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries/TV Movie: Michael Douglas, Behind The Candelabra

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk Empire
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Tony Hale, Veep
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries/TV Movie: Ellen Burstyn, Political Animals
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries/TV Movie: James Cromwell, American Horror Story

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: The Colbert Report
Outstanding Reality Competition Series: The Voice

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series: David Fincher, House of Cards
Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: Gail Mancuso, Modern Family
Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries/TV Movie: Steven Soderbergh, Behind The Candelabra
Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series: Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Henry Bromell, Homeland
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Tina Fey & Tracey Wigfield, 30 Rock
Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries/TV Movie: Abi Morgan, The Hour
Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: The Colbert Report

This article is related to: Television, Awards, Emmy Awards, Breaking Bad, David Fincher, Steven Soderbergh, House Of Cards, Behind the Candelabra , 30 Rock, Tina Fey, Homeland, Claire Danes, Veep, Anna Gunn, Newsroom, The Newsroom, Jeff Daniels, Boardwalk Empire, Bobby Cannavale, Tony Hale, American Horror Story, James Cromwell, James Gandolfini


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