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'Breaking Bad' wins Emmy for best drama, 'Modern Family' for best comedy series

Update: August, 26/2014 - 10:32

LOS ANGELES — "Breaking Bad" has won the Emmy for best drama series, capping a triumphant night in which it also won the best actor and best supporting actor and actress prizes.

The cult series, about a chemistry teacher-turned drug kingpin, beat rivals "Downton Abbey," "Game of Thrones", "House of Cards", "Mad Men" and "True Detective" in the climax of television's version of the Oscars.

"Modern Family" took the Emmy for best comedy series on Monday, the fifth year in a row it has won the prize at television's equivalent of the Oscars.

The show beat rivals "The Big Bang Theory", "Louie", "Orange Is the New Black", "Silicon Valley" and "Veep".

List of winners in main Emmy categories

Here are the winners in the main categories at the 66th Primetime Emmys show, announced on Monday at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles:

Outstanding drama series: "Breaking Bad"

Outstanding comedy series: "Modern Family"

Outstanding television movie: "The Normal Heart"

Outstanding actor in a drama series: Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"

Outstanding actress in a drama series: Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"

Outstanding supporting actor in a drama series: Aaron Paul, "Breaking Bad"

Outstanding supporting actress in a drama series: Anna Gunn, "Breaking Bad"

Outstanding lead actress in a comedy series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"

Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series: Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory"

Outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series: Ty Burrell, "Modern Family"

Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series: Allison Janney, "Mom". — AFP

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