'Breaking Bad' wins Emmy as best drama series

August 25, 2014 - 11:05 PM
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This photo released by AMC shows Bryan Cranston as Walter White in "Breaking Bad," season 5. The TV show has 16 nominations for the 2014 Emmy Awards. The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards are held on Monday, August 25, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/AMC, Ursula Coyote)

LOS ANGELES (AP) —

Nearly a year after wrapping up, the AMC drama "Breaking Bad" has another nice going-away present. It is the winner of the Emmy Award for best drama series.

It was the second straight win in the category for the dark tale of chemistry-teacher-turned-meth-kingpin Walter White, who was played by Bryan Cranston. The show also won the Golden Globe for best drama last winter.

The series finale aired nearly a year ago, on Sept. 29, 2013.

"Breaking Bad" was nominated for best drama in 2012, 2010 and 2009 before ending with the two-year winning streak.