• THE EMMY FOR BEST SELFIE GOES TO ...

    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    Julie Bowen and Sarah Hyland wanted more than just another comedy series trophy for "Modern Family." The actresses who play mother and daughter on the ABC comedy stopped to take a selfie on the Emmy stage after the show's win. While they were busy saying cheese the rest of the cast and crew headed backstage to celebrate. — Derrik J. Lang: www.twitter.com/derrikjlang . ___ EDITOR'S NOTE — Show Bits brings you the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item.

  • 'Breaking Bad' wins Emmy as best drama series

    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    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.

  • QUICKQUOTE: JULIANNA MARGULIES

    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    "Oh yes, this is much heavier than the other one." — Julianna Margulies, comparing the real Emmy she got backstage to the prop she was handed on camera when she accepted her award for best actress in a drama series. — Sandy Cohen: www.twitter.com/ APSandy ___ EDITOR'S NOTE — Show Bits brings you the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item.

  • 'Breaking Bad' wins Emmy Award for best drama series

    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — 'Breaking Bad' wins Emmy Award for best drama series.

  • "Modern Family" wins Emmy as best comedy series

    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Modern Family" has done it again, winning the Emmy Award for best comedy series. It's the fifth year in a row the hit ABC series has bagged the big prize, tying a record winning streak set by "Frasier." Rivals were "The Big Bang Theory," ''Louie," ''Orange Is the New Black," ''Silicon Valley" and "Veep.

  • 'Modern Family' wins Emmy Award for best comedy series

    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — 'Modern Family' wins Emmy Award for best comedy series.

  • Cranston wins Emmy as best actor in drama

    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bryan Cranston, the memorable meth kingpin Walter White on "Breaking Bad," is the winner of his fourth Emmy Award for best actor in a drama. Cranston previously won the Emmy in 2008, 2009 and 2010 and won a Golden Globe as best dramatic actor earlier this year. It was his last chance for a major award for the role since the series aired its finale nearly a year ago. But Emmy voters had a long memory, particularly for the last episode as White met his maker. Cranston beat the reigning Oscar winner for best actor, Matthew McConaughey, nominated in this category for his role in "True Detective.

  • Margulies wins Emmy as best actress in drama

    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Julianna Margulies, the embattled lawyer, mom and mate on "The Good Wife," is the winner of her second Emmy Award for best actress in a drama series. Margulies previously won an Emmy in 2011 for her starring role in the long-running CBS series. She also won the trophy for best supporting actress in 1995 for the medical drama "ER." Her rivals in the best-actress category were Claire Danes, Michelle Dockery, Robin Wright, Lizzy Caplan and Kerry Washington.

  • SARAH SILVERMAN'S WINNER'S REMORSE

    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    Right when she got to the trophy table to collect her Emmy, Sarah Silverman realized she had forgotten to thank some very important people. "Oh! I didn't thank my parents!" she said, a wave of guilt spreading across her face. Told she could mention them on the backstage "Thank You Cam," Silverman said she'd already breezed past it. "The 'Thank You Cam' was right away and I was like, 'I thanked everyone.'" She says she'll make up for the faux pas by giving her folks the Emmy. "It's just going to go in my very embarrassed dad's living room," she said. — Sandy Cohen: www.twitter.com/ APSandy ___ EDITOR'S NOTE — Show Bits brings you the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles throu

  • QUICKQUOTE: ALFRED MOLINA

    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    "Can I touch yours, if you know what I mean?" — Alfred Molina to producer Scott Ferguson after Ferguson picked up an Emmy for "The Normal Heart." — Sandy Cohen: www.twitter.com/ APSandy ___ EDITOR'S NOTE — Show Bits brings you the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item.

  • MAYBE THE EMMY SHOULD HAVE GONE TO ...

    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    Which performance had Emmy attendees on their feet? That'd be the pawn shop spoof starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul that was filmed to build buzz for the Emmy Awards. The commercial for this year's ceremony, in which Louis-Dreyfus looks into selling her "Seinfeld" Emmy, was among the clips shown inside the Nokia Theatre during a commercial break. When it began playing, several audience members stopped in the aisles or stood up to watch. By the time it was over it had gotten far more laughs than "Weird Al" Yankovic's actual Emmy performance. — Derrik J. Lang: /www.twitter.com/derrikjlang.

  • "Fargo" wins Emmy as best miniseries

    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Fargo" has landed the Emmy Award for this year's best miniseries. The FX drama, inspired by the 1996 Coen brothers film, boasted an all-star cast headed by Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman. It will return next season with a new ensemble. Its rivals for best miniseries were "American Horror Story: Coven" (FX), "Bonnie & Clyde" (Lifetime), "Luther" (BBC America), "Treme" (HBO) and "The White Queen" (Starz).

  • THERE'S NOT REALLY A BATHROOM KEY

    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    Andre Braugher didn't really have to go. After his jokey televised Q&A bit with Seth Meyers, the "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" star walked down the aisle to an empty seat. The bathroom "key" he had said he was in need of was retrieved by a stagehand. Then, after Kathy Bates' acceptance speech for supporting actress in a miniseries or movie, Braugher returned to his own seat. As for restroom facilities at the Nokia Theatre, there are plenty of them. And no key is required. — Derrik J. Lang: /www.twitter.com/derrikjlang. EDITOR'S NOTE — Show Bits brings you the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles l

  • QUICKQUOTE: Sarah Silverman

    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    "A lot of people being led, pushed and herded. I'm one of them." — Sarah Silverman joking about the red carpet scene. — Beth Harris: www.twitter.com/bethharrisap ___ EDITOR'S NOTE — Show Bits brings you the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item.

  • THE RED CARPET SISTER ACT

    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    Sisters were where it's at on the Emmy red carpet. Jesse Tyler Ferguson came to the awards show with his sister, who stood dutifully in the background as he chatted up reporters. "She's so shy," he said. Julianne Hough and her brother Derek finished each other's sentences. "I'm just here to protect the jewelry," Derek joked, though he noted the siblings are like best friends. "We're just buds," added his sister. Coming off their summer dance tour, the Houghs will be reunited on "Dancing With the Stars" this fall. She'll be judging and he'll be dancing. — Beth Harris: www.twitter.

  • BEWARE THE UPSIDE-DOWN TRIANGLE

    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    Inside the Nokia Theatre, the celebrities are mingling and standing in the aisles as producer Don Mischer explains that Emmy winners won't see numbers ticking down on the prompter when their acceptance speeches ramble on. Instead, they'll watch an upside-down red triangle slowly emptying like an hourglass. "We are presenting 26 awards in two hours," he said. "For all the nominees, we are presenting more awards per hour than any of other awards show." — Derrik J. Lang: /www.twitter.com/derrikjlang. EDITOR'S NOTE — Show Bits brings you the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each it

  • Reds, blues dominate Emmy Awards red carpet

    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Lena Dunham showed up for the Emmys in an awkward pink confection and Kerry Washington went for a bright orange dress with dark sparkle peeking out from underneath, but it was the reds and blues that dominated the carpet Monday. And neutrals, too. On Team Red were best actress in a comedy winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who looked a bit pinched in a tight Carolina Herrera, and Christina Hendricks in a gaudy, one-shoulder Marchesa with yards and yards of draping fabric, loud floral embroidery at the waist and a plunging neckline. Julia Roberts, at 46, had fashion observers near speechless as she showed off her legs in a bubbly beaded mini in deep blue. Keke Palmer, of "The Trip to Bountiful," wowed in a blu

  • HAIRSPRAY CLOUDS

    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    Jesse Tyler Ferguson invited Padma Lakshmi to stay at his house for Emmy weekend. And what a scene it was. The "Modern Family" star blasted music so loud during their fashion prep that Lakshmi joked it gave her a headache. "He didn't have to do what I did, sit there while they buff and tweeze you," said Lakshmi, the cookbook author, actress, model and "Top Chef" producer who wore a white crepe gown. Ferguson retorted, "A lot of hairspray clouds in my house." Laskshmi said she met Ferguson on the red carpet several years ago and they've been pals ever since. — Beth Harris: www.twitter.

  • QUICKQUOTE: LEA DeLARIA

    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    "If I see that on EBay, I'll find you." — Lea DeLaria of "Orange is the New Black" joking to a fan who just collected an autograph from co-star Matt McGorry. — Anthony McCartney: www.twitter.com/mcCartneyAP ___ EDITOR'S NOTE — Show Bits brings you the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item.

  • CAMERAS WORK BOTH WAYS

    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    It's not just fans and professional photographers who get to shoot people during the Emmy red-carpet walk. Some of the actors and others making the walk opt to turn their smartphones on the crowd, taking pictures of the fan bleachers as they stroll by. The move draws shouts of "Selfie! Selfie!" from the crowd. — Anthony McCartney: www.twitter.com/mcCartneyAP ___ EDITOR'S NOTE — Show Bits brings you the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item.