By Thomas Cowley
Last night was the 65th Annual Emmy awards and while no one can say that those who won did not deserve their recognition, few could have predicted the outcome.
In fact it was a night of upsets as “Veep” walked away with Lead Actress and Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, “The Voice” beat out “The Amazing Race”, only the second time in 11 years, and “The Colbert Report” won for Outstanding Variety Series, breaking the record winning streak of ten years set by “The Daily Show”.
Perhaps the biggest upset was that AMC's “Breaking Bad” only won two awards. Now that may sound condescending because the awards were for the highly coveted Outstanding Drama Series, and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for Anna Gunn as Skyler White, but it was certainly a shock to most to see both Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul walk away empty handed.
Since 2008, “Breaking Bad” has been nominated for Outstanding Drama series 4 times, and has only walked away with one win less than twelve hours ago. While both Bryan Cranston (who has won 3 out of 5 nominations for Lead Actor in a Drama) and Aaron Paul (who has won 2 of 4 nominations for Supporting actor in a Drama) were not winners, no one could be completely unsatisfied after finally winning the crown jewel of the awards.
Cranston himself, a producer on the show said, “This is the answer to a wish and a prayer for me. I've been blessed in the past and this show has been nominated in the past, but what I really wanted was what we got, to celebrate the win for the writing crew and cast. This is one helluva party, and what a way to go out.”
The final episode of “Breaking Bad” airs Sunday, September 29th at 9:00 pm ET only on AMC.
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