AMC MAKES HISTORY AS THE FIRST CABLE NETWORK EVER TO WIN THE EMMY(R) AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES, FOR "MAD MEN," FOR THREE CONSECUTIVE YEARS
"BREAKING BAD'S" BRYAN CRANSTON BECOMES FIRST IN CABLE HISTORY TO WIN
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA THREE YEARS IN A ROW
"BREAKING BAD's" AARON PAUL WINS OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
THE MOST EMMY-NOMINATED DRAMA ON TELEVISION, "MAD MEN," ALSO NABS OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES AND TWO CREATIVE ARTS EMMY WINS
NETWORK GARNERED 26 EMMY NOMINATIONS, THE MOST FOR ANY BASIC CABLE NETWORK THREE YEARS IN A ROW
Los Angeles, CA - August 29, 2010 - On Sunday, August 29, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced the winners for the 62nd Annual Emmy(R) Awards, with AMC making history again as the first cable network to win Outstanding Drama Series, for its original series "Mad Men," in three consecutive years. In addition, "Breaking Bad's" Bryan Cranston became the first in cable history to win Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series three years in a row, garnering the most wins for an actor in basic cable. The most Emmy-nominated drama on television, "Mad Men," also garnered the Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series for Matthew Weiner and Erin Levy. "Breaking Bad's" Aaron Paul collected his first Emmy Award win for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama. The most Emmy-nominated basic cable network, AMC received a total of six Awards. "Mad Men" also captured Creative Arts Emmys, which were awarded last weekend, including Outstanding Casting (Laura Schiff and Carrie Audino, CSA) and Outstanding Hairstyling (Lucia Mace, Anthony Wilson, Mary Guerrero, and Peggy Semtob). Since 2007, AMC has garnered a total of 23 Emmy(R) wins.
"Mad Men's" Emmy(R) Award wins include:
* Outstanding Drama Series:
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* Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series Shut The Door. Have A Seat. * AMC * Lionsgate Television Matthew Weiner, Writer Erin Levy, Writer
* Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series Laura Schiff, CSA, Casting by; Carrie Audino, CSA, Casting by
* Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series Lucia Mace, Department Head Hairstylist Anthony Wilson, Key Hairstylist Mary Guerrero, Additional Hairstylist Peggy Semtob, Additional Hairstylist
"Breaking Bad's" Emmy(R) Award wins include:
* Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series Bryan Cranston as Walter White
* Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman
About "Mad Men"
Set in 1960s New York, "Mad Men" is a sexy and provocative original drama that follows the lives of the ruthlessly competitive men and women of Madison Avenue advertising. Created and executive produced by Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R)-winner Matthew Weiner, the show's cast includes: Golden Globe(R)-winner Jon Hamm, January Jones, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Jared Harris, Rich Sommer, Aaron Staton, Robert Morse and Kiernan Shipka. Lionsgate, the leading independent filmed entertainment studio, produces the series. "Mad Men" airs Sundays at 10pm ET on AMC.
About "Breaking Bad"
Created by acclaimed writer/producer/director Vince Gilligan, "Breaking Bad" follows Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a milquetoast high school chemistry teacher who discovers he is dying of lung cancer. Desperate to secure his family's financial future, Walt teams up with a former student, Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), to turn a used RV into a mobile drug lab. Filmed on location in Albuquerque, NM, "Breaking Bad" season three stars 2008 and 2009 Emmy(R)-winner Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, Bob Odenkirk, Giancarlo Esposito and Jonathan Banks. "Breaking Bad" is produced by High Bridge Productions, Inc. and Gran Via Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television for AMC. AMC announced in June the renewal of "Breaking Bad" for a fourth season.
AMC reigns as the only network to ever win the Golden Globe(R) Award for Best Television Series - Drama three years in a row and the only basic cable network to win back-to-back Primetime Emmy(R) Awards for Outstanding Drama Series. Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade from the most comprehensive library or creating acclaimed original productions, the AMC experience is an uncompromising celebration of great stories. AMC's original stories include the Emmy(R) Award-winning dramas Mad Men and Breaking Bad, and insightful non-scripted programming such as AMC News. AMC further demonstrates its commitment to the art of storytelling with curated movie franchises like AMC Hollywood Icon and AMC Complete Collection. Available in more than 95 million homes (Source: Nielsen Media Research), AMC is a subsidiary of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, which includes sister networks IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv and Wedding Central. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Story Matters HereSM.