On Saturday evening, the Television Critics Association announced the winners for the 30th Annual TCA Awards, and Breaking Bad was named Program of the Year for the second consecutive season. Breaking Bad is the only show in the history of the TCA Awards to accomplish this feat. Series creator Vince Gilligan and stars Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and RJ Mitte were at the ceremony to accept the award (see backstage photo below).
Breaking Bad‘s competition for Program of the Year included HBO’s True Detective and Game of Thrones, CBS’s The Good Wife, and Netflix’s Orange is the New Black.
The 2014 TCA Awards are presented by the Television Critics Association, which consists of over 200 critics and journalists.
Catch the entire award-winning series during AMC’s Breaking Bad Binge, starting Sunday, August 10.
Today the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced its nominees for the 66th Annual Emmy Awards, and Breaking Bad garnered the most Outstanding Drama Series nominations for Basic Cable and the most nominations in the series’ history with 16, including three-time Emmy winner Bryan Cranston for Lead Actor, two-time Emmy winner Aaron Paul for Outstanding Supporting Actor and a second consecutive nomination for Emmy Award winner Anna Gunn for Outstanding Supporting Actress. Vince Gilligan was nominated for Outstanding Directing and Writing for the Season 5, Episode 16, “Felina” and Moira Walley-Beckett was nominated for Outstanding Writing for the Season 5, Episode 14, “Ozymandias.” The series also garnered nominations for Michael Slovis for Outstanding Cinematography as well as nominations for Casting, Single Camera Picture Editing, Sound Editing, Sound mixing, Makeup and Prosthetic Makeup.
The nominations are part of 26 total awards AMC received this year, with 8 nominations going to Mad Men and 2 to The Walking Dead. Click here to read more about AMC’s nominations.
Breaking Bad‘s challengers in the category for Outstanding Drama Series include HBO’s Game of Thrones, Netflix’s House of Cards, PBS’s Downton Abbey, HBO’s True Detective, and AMC’s very own Mad Men.
Bryan Cranston was recognized in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series category. His competition includes Kevin Spacey (Netflix’s House of Cards), Jeff Daniels (HBO’s The Newsroom), Woody Harrelson (HBO’s True Detective), Matthew McConaughey (HBO’s True Detective) and Jon Hamm (AMC’s Mad Men).
Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn are also nominated for Outstanding Actor and Actress in a Drama Series, respectively. Aaron Paul is up against Jim Carter (PBS’s Downton Abbey), Peter Dinklage (HBO’s Game of Thrones), Josh Charles (CBS’s The Good Wife), Mandy Patinkin (Showtime’s Homeland) and Jon Voight (Showtime’s Ray Donovan) for the award.
Anna Gunn will contend against Maggie Smith (PBS’s Downton Abbey), Joanne Froggatt (PBS’s Downton Abbey), Lena Headey (HBO’s Game of Thrones), Christine Baranski (CBS’s The Good Wife) and Christina Hendricks (AMC’s Mad Men).
For a complete list of Breaking Bad’s Emmy nominations, check out the Television Academy’s press release here.
The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast live Sunday, August 25 at 8/7c on NBC.
AMC’s Breaking Bad received its second consecutive win for Best Drama at last night’s fourth annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards. The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) also honored Breaking Bad co-star Aaron Paul with the award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
Breaking Bad‘s challengers in this year’s Best Drama category included HBO’s Game of Thrones and True Detectives, FX’s The Americans, CBS’ The Good Wife and Showtime’s Masters of Sex.
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The 30th annual Television Critics’ Awards nominations are out, and Breaking Bad has been nominated for three awards. The TCA Awards honor outstanding achievements in television programming and performances.
This year, Breaking Bad is honored again with a nomination for Program of the Year, which it won in 2013. Breaking Bad will defend its title against HBO’s True Detective and Game of Thrones, CBS’s The Good Wife, and Netflix’s Orange is the New Black. Breaking Bad is also nominated in the category Outstanding Achievement in Drama, competing against FX’s The Americans, HBO’s Game of Thrones, Netflix’s House of Cards, and CBS’s The Good Wife.
Bryan Cranston was recognized with a nomination for Individual Achievement in Drama. Also nominated is The Good Wife‘s Julianna Margulies, True Detective‘s Matthew McConaughey, The Americans‘ Matthew Rhys, and Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany, who won last year.
The winners will be announced on Saturday, July 19 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
The University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications announced today that Breaking Bad has been selected to receive a Peabody Award. This year’s eclectic list of 38 recipients, ranging from Netflix’s House of Cards to the BBC America’s Orphan Black, represents what the University calls “the best in electronic media.”
“Through a stunning brand of visual storytelling and meticulous character development, we were able to explore the darkest chambers of a human heart in a way never before seen on TV,” the presenters said of the AMC drama. “Over five seasons, Vince Gilligan made good on his promise to utterly transform Walter White from Mr. Chips into Scarface.”
The 73rd Annual Peabody Awards will be presented at a ceremony in New York City’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on May 19.
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.
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.
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.
The Directors Guild of America held its annual DGA Awards last night and Breaking Bad won the prize for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series. Showrunner and director Vince Gilligan nabbed the award for his work on “Felina,” the final episode in the series. His directorial team on that episode were as follows:
Unit Production Manager: Stewart A. Lyons
Assistant Unit Production Manager: James Paul Hapsas
First Assistant Director: Nina Jack
Second Assistant Directors: Anna Ramey, Louis Lanni
Second Second Assistant Director: Joann Connolly
Additional Second Assistant Director: Marcia Woske
This is Gilligan’s first DGA win and his second nomination. Fellow Breaking Bad director Bryan Cranston was also nominated in this category for directing Season 5, Episode 9, “Blood Money.” Other nominees were David Fincher (House of Cards), Lesli Linka Glatter (Homeland) and David Nutter (Game of Thrones).
For more details on the DGA Awards, visit the DGA website.