AFI has honored AMC’s Breaking Bad and Mad Men as two of its Television Programs of the Year for 2013. This marks the fifth time Breaking Bad has been selected as a Program of the Year by the American Film Institute and the sixth selection for Mad Men. The awards were created as a way to preserve and honor America’s cultural legacy in the moving image arts. Also recognized in the Television Programs of the Year category were FX’s The Americans, HBO’s Game of Thrones and Veep, CBS’s The Good Wife, Netflix’s House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black, Showtime’s Masters of Sex, and ABC’s Scandal.
The AFI will celebrate the honorees at a luncheon on Fri., Jan. 10.
The Writers Guild of America has announced the TV nominees for the 2014 Writer’s Guild Awards and Breaking Bad was honored with a nomination in the Drama Series category, as well as three of the six nominations for individual drama episodes.
Breaking Bad writers Sam Catlin, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Gennifer Hutchison, George Mastras, Thomas Schnauz and Moira Walley-Beckett will face stiff competition for the Drama Series award: The writers of AMC’s Mad Men, CBS’s The Good Wife, Netflix’s House of Cards and Showtime’s Homeland are also in the running for the award.
In the individual Episodic Drama category, the three Breaking Bad episodes nominated were Season 5, Episode 10, “Buried” (written by Thomas Schnauz), Season 5, Episode 11, “Confessions” (written by Gennifer Hutchison) and Season 5, Episode 15, “Granite State” (written by Peter Gould). The other nominees in the category are episodes from The Good Wife, House of Cards, and Showtime’s Masters of Sex.
The winners will be announced during a ceremony on Sat., Feb. 1 at the JW Marriott Los Angeles.
Breaking Bad won two major prizes at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards tonight, taking home the top award for Outstanding Drama as well as the award for Anna Gunn as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
Vince Gilligan accepted the prize for Outstanding Drama and was joined on-stage by the cast. “Holy crap! I did not see this coming,” he said. “Thank you to the best cast in TV, certainly Mr. Bryan Cranston.” This is the first Outstanding Drama win for Breaking Bad, which has been nominated in the category three previous times. The show faced competition from Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Homeland, House of Cards and Mad Men.
Anna Gunn earned Breaking Bad the first win of the evening for Outstanding Supporting Actress. This was her first Emmy award for Breaking Bad and her second nomination. She was up against five other contenders: Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey), Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Christine Baranski (The Good Wife), Morena Baccarin (Homeland) and Christina Hendricks (Mad Men). “Bryan Cranston just told me to breathe,” she said as she made her way onto the stage. “I want to thank both of my families. First, of course, my Breaking Bad family, led by the mad genius Vince Gilligan.” (Click here to read an interview with Gunn.)
Breaking Bad also picked up a prize at last week’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards, where Kelley Dixon nabbed the award for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For a Drama Series. She was honored for her work on Season 5, Episode 8, “Gliding Over All.”
For a complete list of winners, visit the official Emmys website.
Today Gold Derby announced the winners of its annual TV Awards, and Breaking Bad was honored with a total of three prizes — more than any other nominated show. The series nabbed the top prize for Best Drama. This is the second year in a row that Breaking Bad triumphed in this category. Before Breaking Bad‘s two-peat, Mad Men won the honor three years in a row — giving AMC a total of five consecutive Best Drama wins.
In other categories, Bryan Cranston picked up the award for Best Drama Actor — his third Gold Derby TV Award for Breaking Bad — while Anna Gunn was honored as Best Drama Supporting Actress.
Don’t miss a new episode of Breaking Bad this Sunday at 9/8c on AMC.
At Sunday night’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards, Breaking Bad won the award for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For a Drama Series. Editor Kelley Dixon received the prize for her work on Season 5, Episode 8, “Gliding Over All.” Fellow Breaking Bad editor Skip MacDonald was also nominated in the category for his work on Season 5, Episode 5, “Dead Freight.” Dixon faced competition from Game of Thrones, House of Cards and AMC’s Mad Men.
This is the first Emmy win for Dixon, who was nominated last year for her work on Season 4, Episode 12, “End Times.” This is also the third Emmy victory in this category for Breaking Bad, which won the editing awards in 2008 and 2009.
The Primetime Emmy Awards will be held this Sunday, Sept. 22. Breaking Bad is competing in five categories, including Outstanding Drama, Outstanding Actor (Bryan Cranston) and Outstanding Supporting Actor (Aaron Paul). AMC’s Mad Men is also in contention for multiple Emmy awards.
This past weekend at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, the Television Critics Association announced the winners for the 29th Annual TCA Awards, and Breaking Bad was honored with the award for Program of the Year. Creator and executive producer Vince Gilligan and star Bryan Cranston were on hand to accept.
Breaking Bad bested formidable competition, beating out FX’s The Americans, HBO’s Game of Thrones, Netflix’s House of Cards and AMC’s own The Walking Dead to take home the prestigious prize.
The 2013 TCA Awards, presented by the Television Critics Association, recognize outstanding television programming in the 2012-2013 season, as selected by the association’s 200-plus member critics and journalists.
Breaking Bad returns this Sun., Aug. 11 at 9/8c followed by AMC’s new original series Low Winter Sun at 10/9c.
Last week the Broadcast Television Journalists Association announced the winners of the third annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards, and Breaking Bad was honored with the award for Best Drama, while Bryan Cranston picked up the trophy for Best Actor in a Drama Series.
In the Best Drama category, Breaking Bad tied for the award with HBO’s Game of Thrones, together beating out FX’s The Americans, PBS’s Downton Abbey, Showtime’s Homeland and CBS’s The Good Wife.
The Best Actor in a Drama Series category, Bryan Cranston won his second consecutive award, beating out Damian Lewis of Homeland, Timothy Olyphant of Justified, Matthew Rhys of The Americans, Kevin Spacey of House of Cards and Andrew Lincoln of AMC’s own The Walking Dead.
The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) is a partner organization to the Broadcast Film Critics Association. BTJA includes TV, radio and Internet journalists who cover television on a regular basis.
Today the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences announced their nominees for the 17th annual Webby Awards, and Inside Breaking Bad, AMC.com’s episodic behind-the-scenes video series, has been honored with the People’s Voice Award as voted by you the fans in the Branded Entertainment Unscripted category.
The win is one of three netted by AMC.com this year, with The Walking Dead – Cold Storage webisodes winning People’s Voice Awards for Best Writing and Best Drama. (Click here to learn more about The Walking Dead‘s wins.)
Breaking Bad‘s win was hard fought, beating out Google+ Stories: Virtual Photo Walks, Our Food. Your Questions by McDonald’s, Etsy’s Handmade Portraits and Tundra Endeavour’s The Ultimate Journey.
This week, the Guild of Music Supervisors held its third annual awards, and Breaking Bad‘s Music Supervisor Thomas Golubic won the trophy for Best Music Supervision – Scripted Drama (Television).
Golubic faced a host of formidable opponents for the honor: American Horror Story‘s PJ Bloom, Boardwalk Empire‘s Randall Poster, Dallas‘ Janet Lopez & Jennifer Reeve, Emily Owens MD‘s Kevin Edelman, Luck‘s Gabe Hilfer, Parenthood‘s Liza Richardson, Revenge‘s Season Kent, Scandal‘s Alexandra Patsavas, Shameless‘ Ann Kline, Teen Wolf‘s Laura Webb, The Vampire Diaries‘ Chris Mollere, Treme‘s Blake Leyh, True Blood‘s Gary Calamar and Vegas‘ John Houlihan were also nominated.
In addition to Golubic’s award-winning work on Breaking Bad, he is also the Music Supervisor on AMC’s The Walking Dead. You can now pre-order The Walking Dead Soundtrack Vol. 1 — featuring songs and artists hand-selected by Golubic — on iTunes.
On Sun., Feb. 17, the Writers Guild of America honored Breaking Bad with a Writers Guild Award for Best Dramatic Series. Along with series creator Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad writers Peter Gould, Gennifer Hutchison, George Mastras, Thomas Schnauz, Sam Catlin and Moira Walley-Beckett bested competition that included AMC’s Mad Men, HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, HBO’s Game of Thrones, and Showtime’s Homeland.
The win is one of three garnered by AMC as Mad Men picked up the award for Best Episodic Drama and The Walking Dead: Cold Storage webisodes won for Outstanding Achievement in Writing Derivative New Media.