Breaking Bad, Modern Family crowned at Emmys
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Breaking Bad, the brutal saga of an everyman's ambition turned evil, captured its first best drama Emmy Award on Sunday, while Modern Family won its fourth consecutive trophy for top comedy series.
"I did not see this coming," said Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan, tipping his hat to competitor House Of Cards, the first online contender for top Emmy honours.
Jeff Daniels won the Emmy for best drama series actor for his portrayal of an idealistic TV anchorman in The Newsroom, with Claire Danes capturing top actress honours for her troubled CIA agent in Homeland.
Daniels noted that he'd also received an age 50-plus acting honour from AARP, which represents the interests of older Americans.