23 September 2013
Last updated at 10:58
Breaking Bad won the coveted best drama series award at the 2013 Primetime Emmys. The cast and crew crowded onto the stage to receive the prize together.
Michael Douglas was named best actor in a TV movie for his portrayal of flamboyant pianist Liberace in Behind The Candelabra. Released in cinemas in the UK, it was screened instead on cable channel HBO in the US.
Douglas said half of his best actor in a TV movie award belonged to his Behind the Candelabra co-star and fellow nominee, Matt Damon, who was in the audience.
Modern Family pulled off its fourth consecutive win for best comedy series. Female cast members (L-R) Julie Bowen, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, Sarah Hyland, Sophia Vergara and Ariel Winter were on hand to pick up this year's trophy.
Edie Falco presented an emotional tribute to James Gandolfini, her Sopranos co-star, who died in June.
It was second time unlucky for Elisabeth Moss who lost out to Claire Danes in the best actress category. The Mad Men actress also missed out last year.
Nathan Fillion (l) and Sarah Silverman joined host Neil Patrick Harris on stage to sing a song called The Number in the Middle of the Show.
Actor and comedian Will Ferrell brought his children on stage to present the award for outstanding comedy series to Modern Family.
Sir Elton John performed the song Home Again as a tribute to the Liberace.
Derek Hough won the Emmy for choreogaphy, in recognition of his work on Dancing With The Stars - the US equivalent of Strictly Come Dancing. Hough, a former world champion Latin Dancer, has won the series four times.
Jeff Daniels was the surprise winner of best actor in a drama, beating favourites Kevin Spacey and Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston.
In one of many heartfelt moments in the ceremony, Diahann Carroll, the first African-American Emmy nominee for Naked City in 1963, took to the stage with Kerry Washington and noted the importance of diversity in the industry.
Mad Men star Christina Hendricks (r) lost out to fellow supporting actress nominee Anna Gunn, who won for her portrayal of Skyler White in the drama Breaking Bad.
Earlier this year, Julia Louis-Dreyfus broke a record set by Lucille Ball when she received her 14th Emmy nomination. She went on to win outstanding lead actress in a comedy for her work on Veep, in which she plays Selina Myer, a vice president who craves the top job.
As she accepted her prize, Louis-Dreyfus's co-star Tony Hale held her purse and whispered advice into her ear - a reference to his character in Veep, the sycophantic vice-presidential aide Gary Walsh. Hale later won his own Emmy for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series.
Former Emmy darling Mad Men failed to win any prizes on the night - but stars John Hamm and January Jones seemed unfazed.
Boardwalk Empire's Bobby Cannavale took best supporting actor in a drama series, beating Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul and Downton Abbey's Jim Carter.
After the ceremony, many of the winners celebrated at the Governors Ball. Among those brandishing their trophies were Jeff Daniels (right) and Jim Parsons from The Big Bang Theory (left) - while Breaking Bad's Anna Gunn and Aaron Paul got friendly at their table.