Anna Gunn won the 2014 Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama for her role as Skylar White in “Breaking Bad.” The 46-year-old actress was up against Maggie Smith of “Downton Abbey,” Joanne Froggatt of “Downton Abbey,” Christina Hendricks of “Mad Men,” Lena Headey of “Game of Thrones” and Christine Baranski of “The Good Wife.”
Gunn acknowledged that she was “honored” to be in the company of so many talented nominees. In her acceptance speech she thanked Sharon Bialy, the casting director who reached out to her to read for the “Breaking Bad” pilot. Bialy reportedly told Gunn that it was the “best script I’ve ever read.” And Gunn said she was right.
Gunn proceeded to thank “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan, the “amazing” crew in New Mexico, and the “most remarkable cast.” But the highlight of her speech came when she thanked her co-star Bryan Cranston for being the “baddest and best” TV husband.
Besides Outstanding Supporting Actress, “Breaking Bad” also picked up Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Bryan Cranston), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Aaron Paul) Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (Moira Walley-Becket for “Ozymandias”) and Outstanding Drama Series.