As the penultimate episode of Breaking Bad played on AMC, Anna Gunn garnered the Emmy for best supporting actress in a drama series.
Gunn, who topped last year's winner Maggie Smith of Downton Abbey, was hailed for her role as Skylar White, the wife of Walter White, the high school chemistry with cancer who broke bad to become a meth dealer and murderer. It was her second Emmy nomination for her portrayal of Skylar. (Ssee category nominees below)
Showtime grabbed another statuette, this time on the long-form side, as Laura Linney was honored as the outstanding lead actress in a miniseries or telefilm for The Big C: Hereafter. In its previous seasons, The Big C was classified as a comedy.
The late Henry Bromell took the Emmy for outstanding writing for a drama series for Showtime's Homeland, with his wife accepting on his behalf.
SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey (PBS)
Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife (CBS)
Morena Baccarin, Homeland (Showtime)
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men (AMC)
ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Asylum (FX)
Laura Linney, The Big C: Hereafter (Showtime)
Helen Mirren, Phil Spector (HBO)
Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals (USA)
Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake (Sundance Channel)