Posted 12 months ago
By Jason Wentworth
LOS ANGELES (AP) – “Breaking Bad” breaks its losing streak, winning the Emmy Award for best drama after three previous nominations. Its star, Bryan Cranston, has won three best actor Emmys for his portrayal of Walter White, the terminally ill chemistry teacher who turns into a drug lord to provide for his family. He lost this year. But Anna Gunn, who portrays his wife, won a supporting actress award. The win came one week before AMC airs the series finale.
Jeff Daniels won the Emmy for best actor in a drama series for his portrayal of a TV anchorman in “The Newsroom.” He says this award is better than the last one he won, an AARP award for best actor over 50 for ‘The Squid and The Whale.’ Daniels’ win contributed to HBO winning the most Emmys this year – a total of 27. CBS was next, with 16.
“Modern Family” won its fourth consecutive trophy for top comedy series — even though its often-honored cast was shut out this time. Julia Louis-Dreyfus claimed her second consecutive best comedy actress award for her role as an ambitious political second banana in “Veep.” Her co-star, Tony Hale, won the Emmy for best supporting actor in a comedy. Louis-Dreyfus says winning means “a ton” — because she’s lost 10 times, more times than she’s won. Jim Parsons again claimed the top comedy acting trophy for “The Big Bang Theory.”