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Breaking Bad, Modern Family wins big at 66th Emmies

American crime drama TV series Breaking Bad won big, including honours for the best drama series and best writing for a drama series at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, held here Monday.

Comedy show Modern Family also won multiple awards at the ceremony, hosted by Seth Meyers.
Breaking Bad revolves around a struggling high school chemistry teacher, who is diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer at the beginning of the series. It presents how he turns to a life of crime to secure his family's financial future.

The show's star Bryan Cranston bagged the Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series Emmy. Aaron Paul, on the other hand, walked away with the Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series for his performance in the series. His co-star Anna Gunn too went home with Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series trophy.

Modern Family was feted for being an Outstanding Comedy Series, while Ty Burrell was given the trophy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for playing Phil Dunphy in the popular show, whose director Gail Mancuso bagged the Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series award.
The venue saw a star-studded presence of celebrities dressed in their best for the red carpet event, which was kept alive with Meyers' jokes. A special segment was In Memoriam, as part of which actor-filmmaker paid an emotional  tribute to his ‘greatest friend’, the late Robin Williams.

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