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[12/09/08 - 01:51 PM]
AMC Recieves Most Wga Nominations for Any Basic Cable Network
"When AMC embarked upon original programming, it was under the directive to look for author-driven projects and allow them the artistic freedom to create what can only be described as cinematic television," said the network's Charlie Collier.

[via press release from AMC]

AMC Recieves Most WGA Nominations for any Basic Cable Network

Nominated For Five WGA Awards, Including Four Noms for Critically Acclaimed Original Series "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad"

December 9, 2008, NY, NY - On Tuesday, December 8, 2008, the Writers Guild of America announced its nominees for outstanding achievement in television, radio, news, promotional writing, and graphic animation during the 2008 season. AMC�s award-winning original series Mad Men and Breaking Bad were both honored:

BEST DRAMATIC SERIES - MAD MEN

Written by Lisa Albert, Jane Anderson, Rick Cleveland, David Isaacs, Andre Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton, Marti Noxon, Robin Veith, Matthew Weiner; AMC, produced by Lionsgate Picture Television

NEW SERIES

Breaking Bad, Written by Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Patty Lin, George Mastras; AMC, produced by Sony Pictures Television

EPISODIC DRAMA - two nominations for BREAKING BAD

"Gray Matter" (Breaking Bad), Written by Patty Lin; AMC, produced by Sony Pictures Television

"Pilot" (Breaking Bad), Written by Vince Gilligan; AMC, produced by Sony Pictures Television

In addition, AMC was honored along with sister network IFC for the 2008 Film Independent Spirit Awards:

COMEDY / VARIETY - MUSIC, AWARDS, TRIBUTES - SPECIALS

2008 Film Independent Spirit Awards, Written by Billy Kimball, Aaron Lee, Jennifer Celotta, Rainn Wilson; IFC/AMC.

The following is a statement from AMC President and General Manager, Charlie Collier:

"We thank the WGA for acknowledging and nominating the superb work of these writing teams. When AMC embarked upon original programming, it was under the directive to look for author-driven projects and allow them the artistic freedom to create what can only be described as cinematic television. We are incredibly proud of the shared nomination with IFC, and of Vince Gilligan, Matthew Weiner and their entire writing teams."





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