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Aaron Paul on a huge Emmy night for 'Breaking Bad': 'We were so stunned'

Breaking Bad drove out of the Emmys and into the night with plenty of trophies in tow: The critically adored drug drama won five awards for the second half of its fifth and final season, including acting statues for Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, and Anna Gunn, as well as the Outstanding Drama Series Emmy for the second year in a row. “It’s an embarrassment of riches, being involved in something as special as Breaking Bad,” says Paul, who claimed his third Supporting Actor trophy for his portrayal of Jesse Pinkman, Walter White’s soul-gutted meth-making partner-turned-adversary. “This is probably one of the longest goodbyes in television history—and it’s a damn good one.” READ FULL STORY

Sofia Vergara blasts critics of 'sexist' Emmy pedestal

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Backstage at the Primetime Emmys, Sofia Vergara blasted critics who called her pedestal gag sexist.

During the 66th annual awards, the Modern Family actress stepped onto on a slowly rotating pedestal, showing off her curves while the president of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Bruce Rosenblum did his annual dull drone-speech. The gag was immediately slammed on Twitter and some news sites: “A very troubling turn,” wrote HuffPo. “She was treated like a literal object,” fumed Jezebel. “A bizarre, objectifying Emmy moment,” headlined Salon.

Yet when asked whether the stunt was sexist and demeaning, Vergara shot back: “I think its absolutely the opposite. It means that somebody can be hot and also be funny and make fun of herself. I think it’s ridiculous that somebody started this—I know who she was—who has no sense of humor [and should] lighten up a little bit.”

It’s not immediately clear who Vergara was referring to has having started the criticism.

Vergara’s Modern Family later claimed the best comedy series Emmy for the fifth time (tying NBC’s Frasier for the all-time most wins in the category). The actress then went to HBO’s after party where she hit the dance floor while a retro band played 1960s and 70s pop classics.

Related: Emmy surprises: Wins, losses, moments that stunned

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Emmy surprises: Wins, losses, moments that stunned

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Jim Parsons and Bryan Cranston won—for the fourth time each. Julia Louis-Dreyfus won for the third time in a row. The Amazing Race won for the 10th time. Breaking Bad and Modern Family once again took the top prizes (full winners list). That said, there were a few surprises Monday night at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards:

That low-key intro: No big production number. No song and dance. No pre-taped sketch. Just host Seth Meyers jumping straight into a traditional monologue (and a decently funny one too).

Sherlock won something! Two somethings! Three somethings! The PBS Masterpiece cult fav has never taken home a primetime Emmy before. But this year, Sherlock producer Steven Moffat won for writing “His Last Vow;” stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman both won as well. It was such a surprise that neither of the actors even showed up for the ceremony. (Sure, they probably had a conflict, but still…) It’s like Tumblr fandom took over Nokia Theater.

The Brooklyn Nine-Nine awards reversal continues: After that other awards show heavily honored (some say over-honored) Fox’s freshman comedy, some in the industry thought the lack of Emmy noms for Brooklyn were a reaction (some say an over-reaction) to the Golden Globes wins. It was shut out from the ceremony beyond Andre Braugher being nominated for supporting comedy actor. Surely he’ll win, right? Nope! Ty Burrell took the prize for Modern Family. Speaking of… READ FULL STORY

Julia Louis-Dreyfus: Bryan Cranston is a 'pretty good' kisser

Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Bryan Cranston were big winners at the Emmys—and not just because they both took home awards.

The Veep and Breaking Bad stars were the talk of the night after smooching on live television as Louis-Dreyfus made her way to the stage after winning for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. “It was pretty good,” the actress said backstage of the kiss. “He went for it, man. I appreciate that. He goes for it in everything he does.”

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Kathy Bates wanted to dedicate her Emmy to Robin Williams

Following Monday’s big Emmys tribute to Robin Williams, Kathy Bates revealed backstage that she had wanted to dedicate her Emmy win to the late comedian. She ended up being too nervous on stage to express that message. “I really wanted to say, ‘I won this time. This is for you,'” Bates said, before recalling a run-in with the comedian that had a huge impact on her.

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'Breaking Bad' wins Outstanding Drama Series Emmy

At the end of Monday night’s Primetime Emmys telecast, Breaking Bad won its second (and second consecutive) award for Outstanding Drama Series. Creator Vince Gilligan was on hand to accept the award onstage.

“This is a wonderful time to be working in television. I think we all know that,” Gilligan said. He thanked his cast and production crew, as well as critics and fans of the show. “Thank you very much.”

Other nominees in the field were Downton AbbeyGame of ThronesHouse of CardsMad Men, and True Detective.

View the full Emmys 2014 winners list here.

'Modern Family' wins Outstanding Comedy Series Emmy again

On Monday night, ABC’s Modern Family won yet another Outstanding Comedy Series award at the Primetime Emmys—its fifth time winning the award. Producer Steven Levitan accepted the award on behalf of the show.

“It’s a wonder we get to be up here when there are so many deserving shows,” Levitan said onstage. “I don’t know how else to say it, but Modern Family has been a big, beautiful dream for the past five years, and we thank you for not waking us up.”

Other nominees in the field were The Big Bang Theory, LouieOrange Is the New BlackSilicon Valley, and Veep.

View the full Emmys 2014 winners list here.

Bryan Cranston wins a fourth Lead Actor Emmy for 'Breaking Bad'

On Monday night at the Nokia Theatre, Bryan Cranston won another Outstanding Lead Actor Primetime Emmy for his role as Walter White on AMC’s Breaking Bad. “Even I thought about voting for Matthew [McConaughey],” Cranston quipped as he accepted the award.

“I don’t know why I have been blessed with an abundance of good fortune in my life,” Cranston went on to say. “I did happen to stumble upon finding a passion that created a seed and bloomed into something so wonderful for me. I love to act and it is a passion of mine, and I will do it until my last breath.”

Cranston thanked AMC, Sony, and “especially Vince Gilligan, for making it possible for me to have this role of a lifetime.” “This intimate cast that we created—y dear friend Aaron Paul, I love you so much.” And to his TV wife Anna Gunn, he offered these words: “I love you so much, especially those scenes in bed.”

Cranston’s fellow nominees were Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson of True Detective, Jeff Daniels of The Newsroom, Jon Hamm of Mad Men, and Kevin Spacey of House of Cards.

View the full Emmys 2014 winners list here.

Sarah Silverman on doing more nudity: 'They're just boobs'

Sarah Silverman has been showing off her assets both on and off-screen.

The comedian was sporting some serious cleavage when she won an Emmy Monday night for her variety special Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles. It’s something she feels like she’s been doing much more often recently.

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Julianna Margulies wins another Lead Actress Emmy for 'The Good Wife'

On Monday night at the Primetime Emmys in Los Angeles, Julianna Margulies accepted her third career Emmy and second Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Emmy for The Good Wife. (Her first win was for ER.)

“What a wonderful time for women on television,” Margulies said in her  All the women I’m nominated with tonight, it’s such a testament to that. But truly this belongs to Robert and Michelle King. All our writers, who never cease to amaze me with 22 episodes a year.

“And I have to thank my gorgeous cast,” she added. “Christine Baranski, you are a beacon of light to all of us. And Josh Charles, I miss you every day. What were you thinking?”

Her fellow nominees were Lizzy Caplan of Masters of Sex, Claire Danes of Homeland, Michelle Dockery of Downton Abbey, Kerry Washington of Scandal, and Robin Wright of House of Cards.

View the full Emmys 2014 winners list here.

Anna Gunn wins another Supporting Actress Emmy for 'Breaking Bad'

On Monday night in Los Angeles, actress Anna Gunn, best known for her portrayal of Skyler White on AMC’s Breaking Bad, won her second consecutive Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress for the role.

In her acceptance speech, Gunn had several thank-yous to distribute: “Our amazing producers, our incredible writers, our amazing crew back in New Mexico, and also the most remarkable cast I could have asked to work with,” she said. She also mentioned Bryan Cranston—the “baddest and best” TV husband, in Gunn’s words—and thanked her parents for “never letting me give up.”

The other five nominees in the category were Downton Abbey‘s Joanne Froggatt and Maggie Smith, Mad Men‘s Christina Hendricks, The Good Wife‘s Christine Baranski, and Game of Thrones‘ Lena Headey.

View the full Emmys 2014 winners list here.

'Sherlock' producer says season 4 story is 'devastating'

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One of the biggest awards surprise Monday night at the Nokia Theatre: Perpetual bridesmaid Sherlock suddenly winning three Emmys, including honors for stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, as well as writer-producer Steve Moffat. The actors were absent, but Moffat was on hand to talk to reporters backstage after his big win and he gave some season 4 scoop.

Asked if the previously announced season 4 can top this Emmy-winning season, Moffat replied: “We have a plan to top it. And I do think our plan is devastating. We’ve practically reduced our cast to tears telling them the plan … we’re probably more excited that we’ve ever been about Sherlock.” READ FULL STORY

Jessica Lange: 'AHS: Freak Show' is 'most extraordinary' season yet

There have been rubber men, psychotic mental patients and plenty of crazy witches, but Jessica Lange says the upcoming season of American Horror Story is actually “the most extraordinary” yet.

Dubbed Freak Show, the upcoming season takes place in Jupiter, Florida in 1952, where Lange leads a troupe of circus performers whose arrival coincides with the emergence of a dark entity that threatens the lives of freaks and normal residents alike.

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