The fans have spoken: Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead won big at the 40th annual People’s Choice Awards held Wednesday night in Los Angeles. The Walking Dead nabbed the award for Favorite Cable TV Drama and Favorite TV Anti-Hero, while Breaking Bad was deemed the Favorite Series We Miss Most.
Breaking Bad bested formidable competition for the award, beating out NBC’s 30 Rock and The Office, Showtime’s Dexter and Fox’s Fringe for the prize.
In the Favorite Cable TV Drama category, The Walking Dead bested PBS’ Downton Abbey, ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars, FX’s Sons of Anarchy and USA’s White Collar, while Rick Grimes squared off against Dexter Morgan (Dexter), Jaime Lannister (Game of Thrones), Norman Bates (Bates Motel) and AMC’s own Walter White (Breaking Bad) for the Anti-Hero award.
The Walking Dead returns on Sun., Feb. 9 at 9/8c on AMC.
Today the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences announced the winners of the 17th annual Webby Awards, and The Walking Dead – Cold Storage webisodes were honored with two People’s Voice Awards as voted by you the fans in the Writing and Drama categories.
The awards are part of three netted by AMC.com this year, with the episodic behind-the-scenes video series Inside Breaking Bad winning the People’s Voice Award for Branded Entertainment Unscripted. (Click here to learn more about Breaking Bad‘s win.)
In the Best Writing category, The Walking Dead defeated Veteran Pictures Studio’s Adirondack, Paramount Pictures’ Burning Love, Stun Creative’s Presidential Clippings and DDB NY’s Hashtag Killer for the award.
In the Drama category, The Walking Dead was selected over Yahoo!’s Tom Hanks’ Electric City, Zanzibar Films’ Cuckoo, Pereira & O’Dell’s The Beauty Inside and chasing the hill’s Chasing the Hill.
On Sun., Feb. 17, the Writers Guild of America honored The Walking Dead: Cold Storage webisodes with a Writers Guild Award for Outstanding Achievement in Writing Derivative New Media. Screenwriter John Esposito — who won this category last year for The Walking Dead: Torn Apart — beat out Showtime’s Dexter Early Cuts for the award.
The win is one of three garnered by AMC as Breaking Bad picked up the award for Best Dramatic Series and Mad Men won for Best Episodic Drama.
Last night the International Press Academy announced the winners of the 2012 Satellite Awards, and The Walking Dead won for Best Televison Series, Genre. In addition, the AMC series was honored with the prestigious Special Achievement Award for Best Ensemble, Television.
The Walking Dead faced formidable competition for this year’s Genre award, beating out FX’s American Horror Story, ABC’s Once Upon a Time, The CW’s Arrow and The Supernatural, Fox’s Fringe and NBC’s Grimm.
The Walking Dead returns with all-new episodes Sun., Feb. 10 at 9/8c on AMC.
AFI lauded The Walking Dead as one of its Television Programs of the Year for 2012, marking the second time that the AMC drama has appeared in the American Film Institute’s almanac. 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 two other shows from AMC — Mad Men and Breaking Bad — as well as American Horror Story (FX), Game Change (HBO), Game of Thrones (HBO), Girls (HBO), Homeland (Showtime), Louie (FX) and Modern Family (ABC). AFI’s Movies of the Year for 2012 were Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, The Dark Knight Rises, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Moonrise Kingdom, Silver Linings Playbook, and Zero Dark Thirty.
The AFI will celebrate the honorees at a luncheon on Fri., Jan. 11.
Today the International Press Academy announced its nominess for the 2012 Satellite Awards, and The Walking Dead was honored with a nomination for Best Televison Series, Genre and won the prestigious Special Achievement Award for Best Ensemble, Television.
The Walking Dead‘s nomination is one of six received by AMC this year, with Mad Men earning two nods for Best Actor and Supporting Actress and Breaking Bad receiving three nominations in the Actor, Supporting Actor and Best Drama Series categories.
For the Best Television Series, Genre award, the show faces off against FX’s American Horror Story, ABC’s Once Upon a Time, The CW’s Arrow and The Supernatural, Fox’s Fringe and NBC’s Grimm for the award.
The awards will be presented during a ceremony on Sun., Dec. 16
This weekend, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences held the 2012 Creative Arts Emmys, and The Walking Dead was honored with the award for Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for the Season 2 Premiere “What Lies Ahead”.
The award — the second Emmy for The Walking Dead — was presented to Special FX Makeup Designer and Co-Executive Producer Greg Nicotero and his KNB EFX team, who together bested stiff competition from FX’s American Horror Story, HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, HBO’s Game of Thrones and ABC’s Once Upon A Time.
Mad Men and Breaking Bad are still up for a number of Primetime Emmy Awards across categories such as Outstanding Drama, Best Actor and Best Actress, which will be presented during a ceremony airing Sun., Sep. 23 on ABC.
The Walking Dead returns Sun., Oct. 14 at 9/8c on AMC.
Last night the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films held its 38th annual Saturn Awards in Burbank, California, and The Walking Dead was honored to take home the prize for Best Television Presentation. In addition, the series’ Writer and Executive Producer Robert Kirkman received the Academy’s inaugural Innovators Award, which was presented to him by The Walking Dead‘s show runner Glen Mazzara.
The Walking Dead faced heavy competition for this year’s award: TNT’s Falling Skies, Starz’s Camelot and Torchwood: Miracle Day, HBO’s Game of Thrones and The Science Channel’s Trek Nation were also nominated.
Also a big winner at last night’s ceremony was AMC’s drama Breaking Bad — which won the trophy for Best Syndicate/Cable series, Best TV Actor (Bryan Cranston) and Best Supporting TV Actor (Aaron Paul) — as well as The Killing‘s Michelle Forbes, who won for Best TV Supporting Actress.
The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 64th
Primetime Emmy Awards this morning, and The Walking Dead was honored nominations for Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup, Outstanding Visual Effects and
Outstanding Sound Editing for the second straight year.
Special Makeup Designer Greg Nicotero and his KNB EFX team were nominated for Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for Season 2 Episode 1, “What Lies Ahead”. His team includes: Jake Garber, Special Makeup Effects Artist, Andy Schoneberg, Special Makeup Effects Artist, Kevin Wasner, Special Makeup Effects Artist, Gino Crognale, Special Makeup Effects Artist, and Carey Jonse, Special Makeup Effects Artist
VFX Supervisors Victor Scalise, Jason Sperling and Darrell Pritchett — along with their team at Stargate Studios — were nominated for Outstanding Visual Effects for their work on Season 2 Episode 13, “Beside The Dying Fire”. The full team includes: Victor Scalise, VFX Supervisor, Jason Sperling, VFX Supervisor, Darrell Pritchett, Special FX Supervisor, Eddie Bonin, VFX Producer, Valeri Pfahning, Lead 2D Artist, Spence Fuller, 2D Artist, and Martin Hilke, 2D Artist.
Supervising Sound Editor Jerry Ross was also nominated for Outstanding Sound Editing for
Season 2 Episode 13, “Beside The Dying Fire”. His full team includes: Lou Thomas, Dialogue ADR Editor, Tim Farrell, Sound Effects Editor, Phil Barrie, Sound Effects Editor, David Lee Fein, Foley Artist, and Hilda Hodges, Foley Artist.
The 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will air Sun., Sep. 23 on ABC.