Billy Crystal pays emotional tribute to Robin Williams at Emmys

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Billy Crystal gave an emotional tribute to his friend, the late Robin Williams, at Monday night's Primetime Emmy Awards.

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Crystal told several stories about Williams, who died August 11, from their time together.

"He was the greatest friend you could ever imagine," Crystal said. "It's very hard to talk about him in the past (tense), because he was so present in all of our lives."The tribute came at the end of the annual "In Memoriam" segment of the awards show.

A video of Williams' performances, from his first appearance on "The Tonight Show" to his stand-up comedy routine played for the audience.



The ceremony was hosted by Seth Meyers, host of NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers."

Best Drama Series

Nearly a year after wrapping up, the AMC drama "Breaking Bad" has another nice going-away present. It is the winner of the Emmy Award for best drama series.

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It was the second straight win in the category for the dark tale of chemistry-teacher-turned-meth-kingpin Walter White, who was played by Bryan Cranston. The show also won the Golden Globe for best drama last winter.

The series finale aired nearly a year ago, on Sept. 29, 2013.

"Breaking Bad" was nominated for best drama in 2012, 2010 and 2009 before ending with the two-year winning streak.

Best Comedy Series

"Modern Family" has done it again, winning the Emmy Award for best comedy series.

It's the fifth year in a row the hit ABC series has bagged the big prize, tying a record winning streak set by "Frasier."

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Rivals were "The Big Bang Theory," ''Louie," ''Orange Is the New Black," ''Silicon Valley" and "Veep."

Best Actor in a Drama

Bryan Cranston, the memorable meth kingpin Walter White on "Breaking Bad," is the winner of his fourth Emmy Award for best actor in a drama. Cranston

previously won the Emmy in 2008, 2009 and 2010 and won a Golden Globe as best dramatic actor earlier this year. It was his last chance for a major award for the role since the series aired its finale nearly a year ago.

But Emmy voters had a long memory, particularly for the last episode as White met his maker.

Cranston beat the reigning Oscar winner for best actor, Matthew McConaughey, nominated in this category for his role in "True Detective."

Best Actress in a Drama

Julianna Margulies, the embattled lawyer, mom and mate on "The Good Wife," is the winner of her second Emmy Award for best actress in a drama series.
   
Margulies previously won an Emmy in 2011 for her starring role in the long-running CBS series. She also won the trophy for best supporting actress in 1995 for the medical drama "ER."

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Her rivals in the best-actress category were Claire Danes, Michelle Dockery, Robin Wright, Lizzy Caplan and Kerry Washington.

Best Miniseries


"Fargo" has landed the Emmy Award for this year's best miniseries.

The FX drama, inspired by the 1996 Coen brothers film, boasted an all-star cast headed by Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman. It will return next season with a new ensemble.

Its rivals for best miniseries were "American Horror Story: Coven" (FX), "Bonnie & Clyde" (Lifetime), "Luther" (BBC America), "Treme" (HBO) and "The White Queen" (Starz).

Best Actress in a Comedy

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, the addled second-in-command on HBO's political comedy "Veep," is the winner of the Emmy Award for best actress in a comedy series.

She has won the Emmy twice before - in 2013 and 2012 - for her role as Vice President Selina Meyer. She won in the same category in 2006 as star of "The New Adventures of Old Christine," and in 1996 as best supporting actress in a comedy for her role as Elaine Benes on "Seinfeld."

Her rivals this year were Lena Dunham, Melissa McCarthy, Taylor Schilling, Amy Poehler and Edie Falco.

Best Actor in a Comedy

Jim Parsons, the lovable geek on "The Big Bang Theory," is the winner of his fourth Emmy Award for best actor in a comedy series.

Parsons previously won the Emmy in 2010, 2011 and 2013 for his role as Sheldon Cooper on the hit CBS sitcom. He also was nominated in 2009 and 2012.

His rivals in the best-actor category were Ricky Gervais, Matt LeBlanc, Don Cheadle, Louis C.K. and William H. Macy.

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