August 26, 2014 - 13:20 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - The AMC series - about a chemistry teacher-turned-drug lord who rides powerful methamphetamine called "Blue" to wealth and pain - concluded its triumphant run last year as one of the most-lauded TV series of all time: the story of "Mr. Chips turning into Scarface," as creator Vince Gilligan liked to describe it. On Monday, August 26 the show received one more set of honors: a slew of nods at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, including the Emmy for outstanding drama series, CNN reported.
The show won six Emmys total, second only to "Sherlock: His Last Vow's" seven among all programs.
There was some tough competition this year, notably from "True Detective," the moody HBO detective series starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.
Bryan Cranston won the lead actor Emmy for his performance as meth king Walter White, beating out the Oscar-winning McConaughey, who was the subject of laudatory and humorous remarks all night long.
Aaron Paul got his third win for playing Jesse Pinkman, White's sometimes undependable right hand. And Anna Gunn won for outstanding supporting actress for her performance as White's wife. She also won last year. Show writer Moira Walley-Beckett also won.
"Detective" wasn't completely shut out. It won four technical awards at the Creative Arts Emmys on August 16 and another one on the telecast, the latter for director Cary Joji Fukunaga.
"Modern Family" won outstanding comedy series for the fifth straight year, despite stiff competition. In addition, the show's Ty Burrell won outstanding supporting actor and Gail Mancuso won for directing.
Julianna Margulies won outstanding lead actress in a drama for her performance in "The Good Wife." She won in 2010 and has been nominated each year since.
Jim Parsons won the Emmy for outstanding lead actor in a comedy. It's his fourth win in the category, all for his performance in "The Big Bang Theory."
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("Veep") earned an Emmy for lead actress in a comedy, her second straight.