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In one of the Emmys' most surprising moments, Jeff Daniels won the best actor in a drama trophy for his work on The Newsroom, beating Bryan Cranston for Breaking Bad, thus inciting the ire of the Internet. The Emmy ceremony already seemed to be hemorrhaging viewers to AMC, which was showing the penultimate episode of Breaking Bad. Those who stayed watching with the hope of seeing Cranston take the prize had reason to be angry. 

Daniels's win also happened to come after another surprise, Bobby Cannavale of Boardwalk Empire snatching the supporting actor prize away from Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul and Homeland's Mandy Patinkin. When Daniels won it seemed the show had, to use a TV term, just jumped the shark. 





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