The 66th Emmys were on last night and the undeniable champs of the show were the cast and creators of Breaking Bad. Vince Gilligan’s now concluded prime time series about High School Chemistry Teacher turned Southwest Drug Kingpin Walter White won best overall drama. Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Ana Gunn all took home the awards for best male drama lead, male drama supporter, and female drama supporter respectively.
Moira Walley-Beckett also took home an Emmy for writing the “Ozymandias” episode of Breaking Bad.
Other big winners included Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman for best male lead and supporter in a miniseries with Sherlock, of course. Modern Family won best comedy series, but Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jim Parsons won for best comedy leads in Veep and The Big Bang Theory, respectively.
IGN has a highlights list of categories and winners you can check out.
Aside from the awards, it was certainly an eventful show, with Cranston stealing a very raunchy kiss from Louis-Dreyfus, Billy Crystal paying a humorous and respectful tribute to his lifelong friend Robin Williams and that….spin stage Sofia Vergara skit while Bruce Rosenblum (Chairman of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences) gave a speech about…diversity and global impact of TV?
Eh…….? Yeah, it was tongue-in-cheek. Yeah, Sofia looked like she was in on the joke, but (discussion for another time imminent) yeah, kinda degrading.
My favorite moment by far was Weird Al Yankovic singing to George R. R. Martin to “Type it Faster” while they brought him a type writer in the audience and Andy Samberg of The Lonely Island strutting around as Joffrey. Brilliant.