Breaking Bad Wins a Casting Society of America Artios Award

BB-S5B-Studio-Skyler-Walt-325The Casting Society of America has announced the winners of the 30th annual Artios Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Casting, and the Breaking Bad casting team emerged victorious in the Dramatic Television Series category. The team — Sharon Bialy, Sherry Thomas, Kiira Arai, and Russell Scott — bested some stiff competition, beating out the casting teams from HBO’s Game of Thrones, HBO’s True Detective, CBS’s The Good Wife, and Netflix’s House of Cards.

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Breaking Bad Honored With Producers Guild Award for Best Drama Second Year in a Row


The Producers Guild of America has announced the winners of the 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards, and Breaking Bad was honored with the prestigious Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television in the Drama category for the second year in a row.

“You only know that your show is a big hit when the location signs are stolen,” said series star Bryan Cranston at the ceremony.

Breaking Bad‘s producers — Melissa Bernstein, Sam Catlin, Bryan Cranston, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Mark Johnson, Stewart Lyons, Michelle MacLaren, George Mastras, Diane Mercer, Thomas Schnauz, and Moira Walley-Beckett — faced formidable competition for the award this year, beating out the creative teams behind HBO’s House of Cards, HBO’s True Detective, PBS’s Downton Abbey, and Netflix’s House of Cards.

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Breaking Bad Wins Five Primetime Emmy Awards, Including Outstanding Drama Series


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.

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Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul Open the Barely Legal Pawn Shop Just in Time for the Emmys


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.



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Breaking Bad Wins a Creative Arts Emmy Award for Best Single-Camera Editing


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.

Relive the entire series during the Breaking Bad Binge with back-to-back episodes every Sunday at 5/4c.

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Breaking Bad Wins Its Second Consecutive TCA Award for Program of the Year

breaking-bad-tca-awards-gilligan-cranston-325On 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.

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Catch the entire award-winning series during AMC’s Breaking Bad Binge, starting Sunday, August 10.

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Breaking Bad Nominated for 16 Emmy Awards Including Best Drama, Actor and Supporting Actress


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 DeadClick 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.

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Breaking Bad and Aaron Paul Win Critics’ Choice Awards

breaking-bad-jesse-aaron-paul-325x200AMC’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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Breaking Bad Nominated for Three Television Critics’ Awards


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.

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Breaking Bad Wins Peabody Award

BB-S5-Cast-Studio-325The 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.

For more on the awards, visit the Peabody Awards website.

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