'Breaking Bad' Wins Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series & All Is Right in the World — VIDEO
And the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series goes to… Breaking Bad! Marking the final and arguably the most anticipated category of the night, it was announced that Walter White & Co. are taking home the highly coveted golden statue. Can you believe it? Of course you can, because it’s a great show. Not that this fact made the Emmys voters’ job any easier, though — especially when you consider the fierce competition the series was going up against. The AMC hit beat out fellow nominees Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey, House of Cards, Mad Men, and True Detective, each of which have become TV giants of the entertainment community. Talk about your Sophie’s Choice, amirite?
Many felt Breaking Bad’s biggest competitor would come from HBO’s breakout series True Detective, given how the show has already accumulated an impressive fan base after only eight episodes. (Remind me again why this show was submitted as a Drama instead of a Miniseries?) Then there’s the fact that TD had two movie star dynamos — Woody Harrelson and Matthew (alright, alright, alright) McConaughey — at the helm and was on the air more recently than Bad, which took its final bow all the way back in September of last year. But even that wasn’t enough to take Breaking Bad down. This methodical masterpiece (emphasis on the word “meth”) garnered an endless array of positive feedback during its final season (sniff, sniff), proving that it was more than capable of Emmy material once more.
During the acceptance speech, show creator Vince Gilligan said a few words on behalf of the cast: "Thank you so much for this wonderful farewell to our show. You've been very kind to us indeed." No, Gilligan — THANK YOU.
We wouldn’t have wanted the outcome to be any other way. Congratulations (bitch)!
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