EMMY AWARDS 2013: 'The Hour' Writer Abi Morgan Is The Only British Winner

23/09/2013 07:38 BST | Updated 22/11/2013 10:12 GMT

With 'Breaking Bad', 'Homeland' and 'Modern Family' sharing the glory at this year's Emmy Awards, many British nominees in the top categories were forced to leave the ceremony empty-handed.

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'The Hour' starring Dominic West was the Emmy Awards 2013 only British winner in a leading category

All except one.

Abi Morgan scooped a gong for Best Writing in a Mini-Series or Movie, for her work on nostalgic BBC drama 'The Hour' - starring Dominic West, Romola Garai and Ben Whishaw, which was cancelled in the UK after its second series.

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Abi Morgan was a surprise winner at this year's Awards

Better-known faces like Damian Lewis and Hugh Bonneville lost out to actor Jeff Daniels ('The Newroom') in the Best Actor in a Drama category - the biggest upset of the night with 'Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston the stand-out favourite - and 'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch was beaten by the firm favourite in the Best Actor In a Movie or Mini-Series category, Michael Douglas for his turn as Liberace in 'Behind the Candelabra'.

All the winners from the night here:

2013 Emmy Winners