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OTRC: Emmys 2013: 'Breaking Bad' wins Outstanding Drama Series award

Vince Gilligan, center, and the cast and crew of 'Breaking Bad' accept the award for Outstanding Drama Series at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre on Sunday Sept. 22, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Vince Bucci / Invision for Academy of Television Arts and Sciences / AP Images)

"Breaking Bad" has won the 2013 Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series, marking the show's first win and fourth nomination in the top category.

The AMC show beat "Game of Thrones," "Downton Abbey," "House of Cards" and last year's winner, the Showtime terrorism-themed drama "Homeland."

"Breaking Bad" debuted in 2008 and stars Bryan Cranston as Walter White, a chemistry teacher who begins a secret side job as a crystal meth maker and dealer after he is diagnosed with cancer. Aarol Paul plays his partner, Jesse. "Breaking Bad" was nominated for 13 Emmys this year. Earlier, Anna Gunn won an Emmy for her supporting role as White's wife, Skyler.

The finale of the fifth and final season airs next week on Sept. 29.

It was announced on Sept. 11 that a spinoff, "Better Call Saul," was in the works and would focus on White's and Pinkman's shady, snarky lawyer, Saul Goodman, played by Bob Odenkirk.

The 2013 Emmy Awards ceremony was held at L.A. Live's Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 22. The event was hosted by "How I Met Your Mother" star Neil Patrick Harris, who previously hosted the ceremony in 2009.

Check out a full list of 2013 Emmy winners.

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