'Modern Family,' 'Breaking Bad' take top honors at the Emmys


LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: TV personality Stephen Colbert (C), producers and writers accept Outstanding Variety Series for 'The Colbert Report' onstage at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) (Credit: Getty Images / Kevin Winter)

(AP) It was a night for the old-guard, not the upstarts.

And despite all the talk that the Emmys were in the midst of a sea-change, the prevailing winds blew with the comfortable favorites.

The big winners this year are "Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" - both beating off challenges by upstart online series like "Orange Is the New Black" and "House of Cards."


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