'Breaking Bad' Gets Fitting Send-Off at Emmys by Dominating Drama Awards

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It may have gone off the air almost a full year ago, but the Breaking Bad craze is still strong in Hollywood, because the beloved AMC drama just swept the 66th Annual Emmy Awards in every major category in which it was nominated. Aaron Paul opened up the streak by winning for Outstanding Supporting Actor. Anna Gunn took home the trophy as Outstanding Supporting Actress. Then, naturally, main man Bryan Cranston won his fourth Emmy for Walter White as Outstanding Actor. And finally, to close out the evening, Breaking Bad took the statue for Outstanding Drama. Because really, could there be any better send-off for one of the best dramatic television shows ever?

Not to mention, Moira Walley-Beckett, who also won the top prize for writing the famed "Ozymandias" episode. It couldn't have gone any more perfectly.

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Walter White, along with Skyler and former student/friend/coworker Jesse Pinkman, got one more shot at awards show glory and they didn't pass it up. And writer and creator Vince Gilligan summed it all up:

A humble understatement. But very true.

Sure, there were multiple other very worthy winners. Matthew McConaughey's performance in True Detective was universally lauded by critics. Peter Dinklage's Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones was easily one of the best characters on television of the past year. And how the Dowager Countess of Grantham didn't take home the award may have surprised many.

But somehow, it all just seemed ... right.

A great show that just happened to go out on top. They've completed their awards show run by amassing a casual 58 Emmy Awards. Not too shabby.

Something tells us even megalomaniac Walter White would approve.

Do you think Breaking Bad deserved to win?

 

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