In Depth: Why 'Breaking Bad' Dominated Emmy Night


Breaking Bad ending their Emmy run with a bang.

Breaking Bad ended their five-season run with an impressive collection of statuettes on Emmy night, so ET delved into why the drama could be the best show ever.

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Although it was only on the air for five seasons, AMC's flagship show managed to get bigger and better every season.

The series won six Emmys this year, bringing its overall total to a whopping 16. The show took home awards for Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Bryan Cranston), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Aaron Paul) and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Anna Gunn).

Part of what set the show apart is star Bryan Cranston's range. The actor made a smooth transition from comedy (Seinfeld, Malcolm in the Middle) to taking on the often outrageous but always thoughtful Walter White.

And what about that big smooch Bryan planted on fellow Emmy winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus? Julia gave some backstory as to what the heck happened there.

"I asked my husband if he was okay with that, he said, 'Sure.' Bryan checked with his wife, she said, 'Sure,'" Julia said. "He went for it man! He goes for it in everything he does!"

Watch the video for the inside scoop on Aaron Paul's Breaking Bad scavenger hunt, which had fans running all over Los Angeles on Emmy day.