Outstanding Drama Series Winner at ‘Emmys 2014’ Is ‘Breaking Bad’ [VIDEO]
The latest show to join the ranks of Emmy Award winning Drama Series is none other than A&E's Breaking Bad.
The drama series won the coveted Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series at the August 25, 2014 ceremony, beating out its competition, which included great programs such as PBS' Downton Abbey, HBO's Game of Thrones, Netflix's House of Cards, AMC's Mad Men and HBO's True Detective.
Breaking Bad was one of A&E's highest-rated programs, ending its run in 2013 after five seasons. It won the award for the first time in 2013, but has been nominated for it every year since 2009. Lead Actor Bryan Cranston won the Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series in 2009 and 2010, while co-star Aaron Paul won for Best Supporting Actor in 2012.
Downton Abbey has had several previous Emmy wins, mainly in art categories, including Writing, Cinematography, Costumes, Directing, Music Composition and Hairstyling. Maggie Smith has also won the award for Best Supporting Actress twice.
Game of Thrones has been a ratings juggernaut for HBO, and the show, which isn't afraid to show violent deaths or explicit sexual scenes, has previously won 10 Emmys.
House of Cards is a part of Netflix's push for original programming of its own, and won three Emmys at the 2013 awards show.
Mad Men, which bows its final season next year, has been a solid performer for AMC, previously winning 15 Emmys, between 2008 and 2011.
Congratulations to the cast of Breaking Bad on their win!