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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Breaking Bad Nabs Three Wins at the Satellite Awards


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.

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Breaking Bad Wins Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing

BB-Episode-512-Jesse-325The 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 Nominated for Two Location Manager’s Guild Awards

BB_507_UC_0612_0254a(1)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.

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Breaking Bad Editor Skip MacDonald Lands ACE Eddie Award


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.

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Breaking Bad‘s Vince Gilligan Wins Directors Guild Award

BB-S5B-Vince-Gilligan-Interview-II-560The 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.

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Breaking Bad Honored With Producers Guild Award for Best Drama


The Producers Guild of America announced the winners of the 25th Annual Producers Guild Awards, and Breaking Bad was honored with the prestigious Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama.

Breaking Bad‘s producers — Melissa Bernstein, Sam Catlin, Bryan Cranston, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Mark Johnson, Stewart Lyons, Michelle MacLaren, George Mastras, Diane Mercer, Andrew Ortner, Thomas Schnauz and Moira Walley-Beckett — faced formidable competition for the award this year, beating out the creative teams behind PBS’s Downton Abbey, Showtime’s Homeland, HBO’s Game of Thrones and Netflix’s House of Cards. For full details on the awards, visit the PGA website.

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Breaking Bad Nabs Two Top SAG Awards — Best Actor and Best Ensemble


The Screen Actors Guild announced the winners of the SAG Awards, and Breaking Bad won two top honors: Bryan Cranston for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series, and the entire cast for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. “I won a SAG award!” Cranston sang as he accepted his award. “Thank god to all my cast mates and, of course, Vince Gilligan. I owe you everything.” This is the second time Cranston has won a SAG award in this category. His competitors this year were Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) and Kevin Spacey (House of Cards).

The entire cast later joined Cranston on stage as he accepted the ensemble award on their behalf. “What a way to go out in style,” he said. The cast has been nominated twice in the ensemble category. This is the first year they have won. Their competition was the casts from Boardwalk Empire, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones and Homeland. For full details on the awards, visit the SAG website.

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Breaking Bad Wins Two Golden Globe Awards – Best Drama and Best Actor


The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the winners for the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards and Breaking Bad has been honored with two top prizes: Best Dramatic Television Series and Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series (Drama). Breaking Bad beat out PBS’s Downton Abbey, CBS’s The Good Wife, Netflix’s House of Cards and Showtime’s Masters of Sex while Cranston won against Ray Donovan‘s Liev Schreiber, Masters Of Sex‘s Michael Sheen, House of Cards‘ Kevin Spacey and The Blacklist‘s James Spader.

For more info on the Golden Globe Awards, go to the official website.

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Breaking Bad Editors Land Four ACE Eddie Award Nominations

BB-Episode-516-Walt-Jesse-325The American Cinema Editors announced their nominees for the 64th Annual ACE Eddie Awards honoring excellence in film and television editing, and Breaking Bad editors Chris McCaleb, Kelley Dixon, Sharidan Williams-Sotelo and Skip MacDonald have been honored with nods in the Best Edited One-Hour Series for Commercial Television category.

McCaleb and Dixon were nominated for Season 5 Episode 15 “Granite State,” while McDonald and Williams-Soleto were nominated for Season 5 Episode 10, “Buried”. McDonald, who won last year’s award, was also nominated for Season 5 Episode 14 “Ozymandias” and Season 5 Episode 16 “Felina”, giving Breaking Bad four of the five nominations in the category. The Breaking Bad editors will face off against Scott Vickrey of ABC’s The Good Wife for the award.

The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Fri., Feb. 7 in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

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