By, Todd Leopold (CNN)
On a wild night of upsets at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, virtually nothing seemed to be going “Breaking Bad’s” way.
The AMC series, which concludes its much-lauded run next Sunday, didn’t win a lot of honors it was expected to. Bryan Cranston, who was tabbed for outstanding lead actor in a drama, lost to “The Newsroom’s” Jeff Daniels. Co-star Aaron Paul, who could have won supporting actor in a drama, ended up watching “Boardwalk Empire’s” Bobby Cannavale take home the trophy.
But when it came time for the big prize, outstanding drama, things broke for “Bad.”
“Holy crap! I did not see this coming,” said creator Vince Gilligan, citing all of the other nominated shows in “this golden age of television” “Bad” felt so fortunate to be a part of.
“This is the answer to a wish and a prayer for me,” said Cranston backstage. “I’ve been blessed in the past and this show has been nominated in the past, but what I really wanted was what we got, to celebrate the win for the writing crew and cast. This is one helluva party, and what a way to go out.”
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