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'Breaking Bad' wins 5 Emmy's including best drama series

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" triumphed at Monday, August 25th, 2014 Emmy Awards, proving that established broadcast and cable fare retains the power to fend off challenges from upstart online series such as "Orange Is the New Black."

ABC's "Modern Family" won a fifth best comedy series Emmy, tying the record set by "Frasier," while the final season of AMC's "Breaking Bad" captured the top drama award and a trio of acting honors for its stars.

Netflix's freshman "Orange Is the New Black," which competed for best comedy series despite its dark prison setting, failed to sway Emmy voters, as did Netflix's sophomore series "House of Cards."

Bryan Cranston was honored as best actor in a drama for "Breaking Bad," proving that "True Detective" nominee Matthew McConaughey's movie-star appeal couldn't conquer all.

List of winners

-- Drama Series: "Breaking Bad," AMC.

-- Actor, Drama Series: Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad," AMC.

-- Actress, Drama Series: Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife," CBS.

-- Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Aaron Paul, "Breaking Bad," AMC.

-- Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Anna Gunn, "Breaking Bad," AMC.

-- Directing, Drama Series: Cary Joji Fukunaga, "True Detective," HBO.

-- Writing, Drama Series: Moira Walley-Beckett, "Breaking Bad," AMC.

-- Comedy Series: "Modern Family," ABC.

-- Actor, Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory," CBS.

-- Actress, Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep," HBO.

-- Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Ty Burrell, "Modern Family," ABC.

-- Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Allison Janney, "Mom," CBS.

-- Directing, Comedy Series: Gail Mancuso, "Modern Family," ABC.

-- Writing, Comedy Series: Louis C.K., "Louie," FX.

-- Miniseries: "Fargo," FX.

-- Movie: "The Normal Heart," HBO.

-- Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Benedict Cumberbatch, "Sherlock: His Last Vow," PBS.

-- Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story: Coven," FX.

-- Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Kathy Bates, "American Horror Story: Coven," FX.

-- Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Martin Freeman, "Sherlock: His Last Vow," PBS.

-- Directing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Adam Bernstein, "Fargo," FX.

-- Writing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Stephen Moffat, "Sherlock: His Last Vow," PBS.

-- Variety Series: "The Colbert Report," Comedy Central.

-- Writing, Variety Special: Sarah Silverman, "Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles," HBO.

-- Directing, Variety Special: Glenn Weiss, "67th Annual Tony Awards," CBS.

-- Reality-Competition Program: "The Amazing Race," CBS.

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