Months after it had its series finale on AMC, "Breaking Bad" continues to rack up awards -- most recently at Saturday's Writers Guild of America Awards, where it was named best dramatic series.
In his acceptance speech, creator and show runner Vince Gilligan was genial as ever, describing the other series in contention -- "The Good Wife" (CBS), "Mad Men" (AMC), "Homeland" (Showtime) and "House of Cards" (Netflix) -- as "a wonderful bunch of shows to be up against."
Acknowledging "Breaking Bad's" impressive awards haul in recent months, Gilligan said that he'd been "fortunate enough to eat a lot of dinners at awards ceremonies such as this."
"I continually am reminded that this is nothing if not a collaborative medium," he continued, citing the contribution of the show's "amazing" cast members including Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Betsy Brandt, Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, R.J. Mitte and Bob Odenkirk.
Ultimately, though, the evening was a celebration of writing, and Gilligan ended with a few words about the craft.
"I just think that if I got to choose what'd go on my tombstone, above all these other hyphenate options that I might get to choose, writer is chief amongst them. That's the one I'd want, and that's the the one that's most important to me and the most special," he said. "This is for every writer out there."
For more from Gilligan and the WGA Awards, watch the video above and come back for more WGA highlights.
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