A week after delivering the episode fans and critics are calling the best hour of programming in television history, the cast, crew and network behind “Breaking Bad” can celebrate its first-ever Outstanding Drama Series Emmy.
Long considered one of the best on television, it has spent the past several years watching fellow cable series “Mad Men” and, most recently, “Homeland” claim the coveted trophy.
This year, however, the buzz, writing and performances were too strong, and the “Breaking Bad” team finally received a group invitation to the Emmys stage.
Earlier in the night, Anna Gunn won for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. Previous winners Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul came up short in the Lead and Supporting Actor categories, respectively, while season 5.1 standout Jonathan Banks also went home empty-handed in the Supporting column.
The show also came up short in the Dramatic Writing and Directing races.
“Bad” beat out “Mad Men,” “Homeland,” “House of Cards,” “Game of Thrones” and “Downton Abbey” for the grand prize.