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In pictures: Homeland and Breaking Bad win at Emmys
23 September 2013
Last updated at 08:49 BST
Stars from Breaking Bad, Modern Family and Homeland are honoured at the ceremony in Los Angeles.
Breaking Bad picked up outstanding drama series and outstanding supporting actress for Anna Gunn. Both Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul were nominated but did not win prizes in their individual categories.
Claire Danes won best lead actress in a drama series for her role in the US political thriller Homeland. Her co-star, the British star Damian Lewis, lost out to Jeff Daniels from The Newsroom in the best lead actor category.
Modern Family won outstanding comedy series, beating programmes including Girls, 30 Rock and The Big Bang Theory. Five of the cast including Sofia Vergara, Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen were nominated for their supporting roles however none of them won.
Glee's Jane Lynch spoke about her co-star Cory Monteith, who died of a drugs overdose in July. "To a generation that loved Cory so, please know: this gifted and wonderful young man was worthy of your love and if you were lucky enough to know Cory as we did and witness firsthand Cory's goofy, breezy sense of humour, his natural instinct for inclusiveness and his unbridled sense of generosity, I promise you'd have loved him even more."
Edie Falco paid tribute to James Gandolfini, her co-star in mob drama The Sopranos, who died earlier this year. "You all knew James Gandolfini the actor. I was lucky enough to know Jim the man for 10 years as his close colleague and his pretend life partner and for many more years as his friend. And it's Jim the man, the very dear man, that I will miss most of all."
Jim Parsons won outstanding lead actor in a comedy series for The Big Bang Theory. "My heart, oh my heart. I want you to know I'm very aware of how exceedingly fortunate I am," he said.
Will Ferrell brought his children on stage to present the award for outstanding comedy series, which was won by Modern Family.
Zooey Deschanel, star of comedy New Girl, walked the red carpet at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. The ceremony, held on Sunday evening, was hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.
James Cromwell took home the Emmy for best supporting actor in a miniseries or movie for his part in the drama American Horror Story: Asylum.
Lena Dunham, star and writer of Girls, Kelly Osbourne and Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery walked the red carpet in Los Angeles.
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