Modern Familywon its fifth Emmy Award for best comedy Monday night, and while Breaking Bad may be gone from our TV screens, it's still racking up honors.
In addition to the show taking best drama,
"Thank you so much for this farewell to our show," said creator
Gunn pointed out her TV husband Cranston and called him "the baddest and the best human being," and the first guy Paul thanked was Gilligan.
"My God, Breaking Bad has changed my life and I'm standing up here because of one man," Paul said. "Thank you for believing in me and letting me play this guy. I miss him."
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Cranston joked that even he thought about voting for
"I don't know why I've been blessed," Cranston said. "I love to act and I will do it to my last breath.
"I dedicate this award to all the Sneaky Petes of the world who thought that settling for mediocrity is worth it. It's not."
She also mentioned her recently written-off co-star, Josh Charles. "I miss you every day," she said. "What were you thinking?"
Being witchy was good for
"I'm profoundly surprised at this, but very grateful," Lange said of her third Emmy win.
Bates said she didn't think she was going to win because she saw some of the award handlers in the green room. "They caught my eye and they both tilted their heads in that social-worker 'I'm sorry' way."
Fresh off a lucrative new deal, The
"There's no accounting for taste, and due to good fortune I stand up here tonight," Parsons said. He also paid tribute to his late father, who encouraged him to be an actor. "In a career that hinges on confidence so much of the time, I thank him."
Cary Joji Fukunaga won for drama-series directing for True Detective, and HBO's The Normal Heart won for best movie made for TV, with director Ryan Murphy dedicating the award to AIDS activist
"After 30 years, it took the powers of
"This is for all the hundreds of thousands of artists who've passed from AIDS since 1981. Their passion burns through us and this is for them."
"It has been a ton of fun to do this show for the last nine years," said Colbert, who is ending his show and moving into
Fargo nabbed the honor for best miniseries, and Sherlock won three Emmys: lead actor in a miniseries for
"I play a mom on Momand a grandmother, and as of last season a great-grandmother. I'm just crossing my fingers that this season I'll be incontinent," Janney said while accepting the honor for supporting actress in a comedy.
Burrell had words ready for his second win in the supporting-actor category, but instead read a speech done by his TV kids. Some gems: "I should probably thank my wife because she's super pretty" and about his kids, whom he sometimes brings to the set. "They're cute, but they're just not 'I can support my whole family' cute."
The Amazing Race won its 10th Emmy for best reality series,
After an "In Memoriam" segment,
Meanwhile in the category for best drama,Breaking Bad will try and make it two in a row. The show, which aired its finale on AMC last fall, is up against HBO favoriteTrue Detective, plus