"Breaking Bad" took home the top honor at Sunday's (September 22) Primetime Emmy Awards, winning the best drama series prize for the first time, as AMC's gritty tale of a schoolteacher turned meth kingpin heads into the homestretch of its final season.

Jeff Daniels, who plays a jaded anchorman in HBO's "The Newsroom," scored an upset win for the best actor in a drama, beating out front-runner Bryan Cranston, of the aforementioned drama "Breaking Bad."

HBO also won the best miniseries/movie category with its slick program "Behind the Candelabra." Veteran actor Michael Douglas won best actor in that category for his portrayal of the Liberace.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus won the best comedy actress Emmy for the second year in a row for her role in "Veep," adding to HBO's total.

ABC's "Modern Family" took home the best comedy series prize for the fourth consecutive year.

The 2013 Emmy Awards, which took place in downtown Los Angeles, are considered televisions equivalent to the Oscars.