” has won the Emmy for drama series, a first for the AMC hit.
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It was considered a slight favorite going into the evening, thanks in part to the tremendous buzz surrounding its final eight-episode run, which will conclude on Sept. 29. The Albuquerque-set drama edged out some difficult competition in a watershed year for the Emmys, the first in which a digitally distributed series (
Other contenders included reigning champion “Homeland” (Showtime), “
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by