This week, Aaron Paul is up for a cameo on Better Call Saul, while Bryan Cranston compares his newest character, President Lyndon Johnson, with his most well-known, Walt. Plus, Jonathan Banks is cast in a new movie. Read on for more:
• Aaron Paul tells The Associated Press that he’s all for making a cameo on Better Call Saul: “Anything Vince is involved with, I’m there. I owe him my entire career.”
• According to The Wall Street Journal, Bryan Cranston, starring on Broadway as Lyndon Johnson, says the 36th president and Walt were “both very powerful, strong-willed, smart, damaged. In both cases, ego had a large part of what downfall they had.”
• Jonathan Banks has been cast in Term Life, a crime thriller to be directed by Peter Billingsley, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Continue reading “Aaron Paul in Talks for Better Call Saul Cameo; Bryan Cranston Compares Walter White, LBJ” »
This week, Bryan Cranston is featured in a new trailer for Godzilla, while Anna Gunn is celebrated on the cover of More. Plus, Entertainment Weekly administers its pop culture personality test to Betsy Brandt.Read on for more:
• Check out Bryan Cranston in the trailer for Godzilla, which, according to Complex, “features Cranston screaming and channeling his inner Walter White.”
• Anna Gunn appears on the cover of More and calls the Breaking Bad pilot “one of the best scripts I’d read.” The New York Post has more from Gunn’s cover article.
• Betsy Brandt takes Entertainment Weekly‘s pop culture personality test, where she professes her love for Elvis Presley, The Cosby Show, It’s Complicated and When Harry Met Sally…
Last night, the International Press Academy announced their winners for the 18th Annual Satellite Awards and Breaking Bad has been honored with three wins: Best Drama Series, Best Actor in a Drama Series and Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television.
In this year’s Best Drama Series category, Breaking Bad faced formidable competition which included Showtime’s Masters of Sex, Sundance Channel’s Rectify, Netflix’s House of Cards, FX’s The Americans and AMC’s own Mad Men. For the Best Actor award, Bryan Cranston beat out The Newsroom‘s Jeff Daniels, House of Card‘s Kevin Spacey, Rectify‘s Aden Young, Masters of Sex‘s Michael Sheen and Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm. Aaron Paul bested Game of Thrones‘ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Sons of Anarchy‘s Jimmy Smits, Ray Donovan‘s Jon Voight and two other AMC nominees, Mad Men‘s James Wolk and The Killing‘s Peter Sarsgaard for the Best Supporting Actor win.
For more on the Satellite Awards, visit the International Press Academy’s official website.
This week, Vince Gilligan and the show’s writers talk about putting Breaking Bad together, while Anna Gunn shows up in a photo from her new series, Gracepoint. Plus, Breaking Bad wins an award for make-up. Read on for more:
• Entertainment Weekly has a first look at Anna Gunn, along with David Tennant, in FOX’s Gracepoint, noting that “it’s like seeing a Time Lord and Skyler White team up to solve a mystery!”
• The Los Angeles Times reports that Tarra Day and Sheila Trujillo Gomez won a Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild award for contemporary makeup.
Continue reading “Vince Gilligan, Writers Talk Breaking Bad; EW Has First Look at Anna Gunn in Gracepoint” »
The Motion Picture Sound Editors announced the winners of its 61st Golden Reel Awards last night, and Breaking Bad won the honor for Best Sound Editing in Television — Short Form: Sound Effects & Foley. This is the first Golden Reel win for Breaking Bad. It was previously nominated twice in this category. The winning episode was the series finale, “Felina.” The sound crew for that episode was:
Nick Forshager (Supervising Sound Editor)
Gregg Barbanell and Dominique Tabach Decaudain (Foley Artists)
Mark Cookson and Cormac Funge (Sound Effects Editors)
Timothy Boggs and Jeff Cranford (Foley Editors)
Stacey Michaels (Foley Mixer)
Eric Justen (Sound Effects Re-Recording Mixer)
Breaking Bad beat some stiff competition, including The Walking Dead. The seven other contenders were Boardwalk Empire, The Borgias, Game of Thrones, Homeland, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Vikings and The Walking Dead. Visit the MPSE website for full details.
This week, Bryan Cranston is interviewed by The New York Times about his Broadway debut, while Aaron Paul talks about leaving Jesse behind. Plus, Breaking Bad captures more awards, for writing and editing. Read on for more:
• Bryan Cranston talks to The New York Times about playing President Lyndon B. Johnson on Broadway in All the Way, calling the 36th president “legitimately larger than life.” The New York Observer also interviews Cranston about his move to Broadway.
• Sitting down with WLIW Arts Beat, Bryan Cranston characterizes Walt as “a troubled, troubled, despicable man, caught up in his own ego and hubris.”
Continue reading “NY Times Talks LBJ, All the Way With Bryan Cranston; Aaron Paul on Leaving Jesse Behind” »
Breaking Bad has received two nominations for the first annual Location Manager’s Guild of America Awards: Outstanding Location TV Program (for Season 5) and Outstanding Location Professional in a TV Program (for Location Manager Christian Diaz de Bedoya).
The competition in the first category includes Game of Thrones (HBO), Dexter (Showtime), Chicago Fire (NBC), House of Cards (Netflix), Grimm (NBC), Hawaii Five-O (CBS), NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS), Sleepy Hollow (FOX), Treme (HBO), and Wilfred (FX). In the second category, Christian Diaz de Bedoya is up against over 20 other nominees from series as varied as Sons of Anarchy (FX) to Modern Family (ABC). The LMGA Awards celebrate the significance of locations as critical components to character development and storyline.
Additionally, the Albuquerque Film Commission has been nominated for Outstanding Film Commission for its work for Breaking Bad and other shows filmed in Albuquerque, NM.
The winners will be announced on Sat., Mar. 29 at the WGA theater in Beverly Hills.
The American Cinema Editors have announced the winners of the 64th Annual ACE Eddie Awards honoring excellence in film and television editing, and for the second year in a row, Breaking Bad editor Skip MacDonald has won the top prize for Best Edited One-Hour Series for Commercial Television — this time for his work on Season 5, Episode 16 “Felina”. Also nominated were Sharidan Sotelo, Kelley Dixon and Chris McCaleb, all of Breaking Bad, and Scott Vickrey of ABC’s The Good Wife. For more info on the ACE Eddie Awards, visit the official website of the American Cinema Editors.
This week, Aaron Paul speaks with The Wall Street Journal about his burgeoning movie career and, of course, about Breaking Bad, while the series was honored with two awards from the Writers Guild. Plus, the New York Daily News takes a look at the A-listers, like Bryan Cranston, who can be seen on stage this season. Read on for more:
• Talking to The Wall Street Journal, Aaron Paul discusses “what was so great about Breaking Bad—it really felt like an independent film every single week.”
• According to The Hollywood Reporter, Breaking Bad won two Writers Guild Awards, for drama series and Season 5′s “Confessions” (written by Gennifer Hutchison).
• The New York Daily News highlights the A-list actors who can be seen on Broadway this season, including All the Way’s Bryan Cranston, “whose run as the monarch of blue meth in Breaking Bad has made him red hot.”
On Sat., Feb. 1, the Writers Guild of America announced the winners of the WGA Awards, and Breaking Bad nabbed two top honors in the TV categories: Drama Series and Episodic Drama. This marks the third time that Vince Gilligan and fellow writers Sam Catlin, Peter Gould, Gennifer Hutchison, George Mastras, Thomas Schnauz, and Moira Walley-Beckett have won for Drama Series. Breaking Bad‘s competitors this year in this category were Mad Men, Homeland, House of Cards, Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire.