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Emmys 2014’s 20 Best and Worst Moments

From a final ‘Breaking Bad’ victory lap to Seth Meyers’ hosting duties, the highs and lows of television’s big night

66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

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The 2014 Emmys are now in the rear-view mirror, and we can celebrate our favorite shows winning and lick our wounds over our other go-to programs getting the shaft. But as for the awards show itself, this edition had its usual collection of giddy highs and depressing lows. Breaking Bad won (yay!); so did Modern Family (yawn). Some folks proved that a few well-placed digs at their fellow nominees, co-stars and showbiz mucky-mucks can go a long while; host Seth Meyers' monologue, however, merely proved it can go on for a long while. Here are 20 of the best and worst moments from this year's Emmys — the good, the bad and a bit of the WTFugly.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: 66th ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS -- Pictured: Writer/producer Vince Gilligan (c) and representatives of 'Breaking Bad' accept the Outstanding Drama Series award on stage during the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theater on August 25, 2014. (Photo by Mark Davis/NBC/NBC via Getty Images)

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BEST: ‘Breaking Bad’ Takes Home Best Drama

True Detective was indeed incredible, if technically a miniseries. Mad Men has one more chance to nab it. But this was Breaking Bad's last year to take home Best Dramatic Series, and call us sentimental, but it was great to see the gang go up that stage again, hear Vince Gilligan's slight drawl and allow us to give it one more round of applause.

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