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This week, Breaking Bad triumphs at the Emmys, while Aaron Paul tells Entertainment Weekly that the Breaking Bad Emmys sweep is a “damn good” goodbye. Plus, The Hollywood Reporter gathers acclaimed TV creators, Vince Gilligan among them, to talk about their time in television.
• The New York Times reports that Breaking Bad “scored big” at the Emmys, with its second consecutive best drama prize and wins for Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul and Moira Walley-Beckett (for writing Season 5, Episode 14,”Ozymandias”). Vince Gilligan tells the Los Angeles Times that “when Aaron won and then when Anna won and Bryan won I thought, ‘Well hell, we might have a real chance here tonight.’”
• Aaron Paul tells Entertainment Weekly that it’s “an embarrassment of riches, being involved in something as special as Breaking Bad. This is probably one of the longest goodbyes in television history—and it’s a damn good one.”
• The Hollywood Reporter gathers 24 of TV’s most acclaimed creators, such as Vince Gilligan, who offers this advice: ”A good lesson I learned a while back was: pitch something you believe in. Even though it will be more heartbreaking when they say no, on the off chance they say yes, then you’re stuck doing it.”
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Breaking Bad was honored with five wins at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards tonight, taking home the top prize for Outstanding Drama Series, as well as awards for Outstanding Lead Actor, Outstanding Supporting Actor, Outstanding Supporting Actress and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.
Lawyer up! Saul Goodman, Walt and Jesse’s shady lawyer extraordinaire, will make his first appearance on the Breaking Bad Binge this weekend, during Season 2, Episode 8, “Better Call Saul” in Sunday, August 24 at 5/4c. Can’t wait until then to catch up with Saul? Check out these quizzes, videos and more…
1. Saul is probably best known for his quips against even the most hardened criminals. Think you can remember them? Test your knowledge with this Saul Goodman Quotes Quiz.
2. What’s your favorite Saul line? Vote for your number one here and see where it ranks on the list.
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Saul Goodman makes his debut this Sunday during the third week of the Breaking Bad Binge marathon, which will feature seven episodes back-to-back starting at 5/4c: Season 2 Episode 8, “Better Call Saul” through Season 3 Episode 1, “No Mas”. During the binge, you can get even more Saul by exploring the Binge Companion, an immersive experience for mobile phones, tablets and desktops that lets you interact with the Breaking Bad saga via videos, polls and more. Want more infographics like the one above? Check out the Breaking Bad Binge Companion here.
This week, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul reunite for an Emmy promo video called Barely Legal Pawn, while Paul talks to The Guardian about his love for Jesse. Plus, the show’s editor wins an Emmy. Read on for more:
• Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul reunite — and are joined by Julia Louis-Dreyfus — for “a hilarious video,” according to E!, where the Emmy winners appear in “the crossover we never knew we wanted, but always needed.” The Huffington Post recommends watching until the end because “the last line is the best part.”
• Aaron Paul tells The Guardian, “I love Jesse. I loved playing him, I miss him. My favorite job hands down – and I think I can speak for everyone involved – was Breaking Bad.”
• According to The Hollywood Reporter, Breaking Bad‘s editor, Skip MacDonald, earned his first Emmy and said on stage, “This is the perfect way to end the run of the show.”
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The Emmys are coming up next Monday, August 25th, but it looks like Emmy nominees Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul might be getting their hands on a golden statuette a little early in this new video. Cranston and Paul star as Buzz and Randy Jackson, who deal in “the unique, the unusual and the barely legal” at the Barely Legal Pawn Shop. When Julia Louis-Dreyfus walks in to pawn off her Supporting Actress Emmy, she gets more than she bargained for trying to convince our favorite former meth cooks how valuable it is.
At Sunday night’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards, Breaking Bad won the award for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For a Drama Series. Editor Skip MacDonald received the honor for his work on Season 5, Episode 16, “Felina.” MacDonald faced competition from True Detective and two other Breaking Bad episodes, Season 5, Episode 13, “To’hajiilee” and Season 5, Episode 15, “Granite Slate.”
This is the first Emmy win for MacDonald, who has been nominated for the award three times.
The Primetime Emmy Awards will be held this Sunday, August 25. Breaking Bad has been nominated for 16 awards, including Outstanding Drama, Outstanding Actor (Bryan Cranston), Outstanding Supporting Actor (Aaron Paul) and Outstanding Supporting Actress (Anna Gunn). AMC’s Mad Men and The Walking Dead are also in contention for multiple Emmy awards.
This week, Vince Gilligan, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul discuss Breaking Bad‘s ending with the Los Angeles Times, while Entertainment Weekly rates all 62 episodes of the series. Plus, Anna Gunn tells The Hollywood Reporter about the difference between Skyler and her off-Broadway character. Read on for more:
• Vince Gilligan, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul sit down with the Los Angeles Times to deconstruct Breaking Bad‘s ending, with Cranston observing, “See, even now, a year and a half after we finished shooting, we’re still debating the merits of these characters’ actions.”
• Entertainment Weekly ranks all of Breaking Bad‘s 62 episodes, observing that the “worst episode of Breaking Bad is still pretty, pretty good.”
• Anna Gunn tells The Hollywood Reporter that playing her off-Broadway character in Sex With Strangers was so different from Skyler that it “was like I was breathing new air — there were certain days in rehearsal or even onstage in the scene before intermission, where I’m just so delighted, I start giggling like a little girl!”
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Always kept in the dark about his father’s nefarious line of work, Breaking Bad‘s Walter White Jr. was often the show’s only bright spot. AMC asked actor RJ Mitte to look back on his most meaningful Walt Jr. moments. Find out what makes these scenes memorable for the actor and watch clips of the scenes themselves below. Then tune in to the Breaking Bad Binge every Sunday starting at 5/4c to see the full episodes.
Walt Defends Walt Jr. - Season 1, Episode 1, “Pilot“
“It was exciting because it was my first show right out of the gate and I was given this powerful scene that I got to work with Bryan and Anna on. Not only that, we did some improv on that scene. It was a lot of fun, and it was all so new.”
Although he flunked Mr. White’s chemistry class, Breaking Bad‘s Jesse Pinkman proved himself as good a meth cook as Walt — and sometimes a better man. AMC asked actor Aaron Paul to look back on his most memorable Jesse moments. Find out what makes these scenes special to Paul, watch clips of the moments themselves, then tune in to the Breaking Bad Binge on Sunday nights at 5/4c to see the full episodes.
Walt’s Proposal to Jesse - Season 1, Episode 1, “Pilot”
Airs During Breaking Bad Binge: Sunday, August 10 at 5/4c
I love this scene because this is where the true journey begins for Mr. White and Jesse Pinkman. This is the decision that changes both of their lives forever.