[07/16/09 - 08:35 AM]
AMC Garners Most Emmy Award Nominations for a Basic Cable Network Two Years in a Row
"Today's Emmy recognition underscores AMC's drive to create premium quality television on basic cable," said AMC's Charlie Collier.

[via press release from AMC]





New York, New York � July 16, 2009 � The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced this morning the 61st Annual Emmy Award nominations, recognizing AMC with 23 nominations, the most for any basic cable network for the second year in a row. AMC's Emmy and Golden Globe-winning original drama "Mad Men," which made history last year as the first basic cable series ever to win the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series, received 16 nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor, Outstanding Lead Actress, Outstanding Supporting Actor and Outstanding Writing. With 16, "Mad Men" stands as the most Emmy nominated drama on television. AMC's original series "Breaking Bad," which garnered two Emmy wins in 2008, received 5 nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor and Outstanding Supporting Actor. AMC's primetime special "Storymakers" garnered two nominations.

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

"Today's Emmy recognition underscores AMC's drive to create premium quality television on basic cable. We thank the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences for once again recognizing the network's original series.

"We congratulate all of the �Mad Men' nominees, including Matthew Weiner, Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss and John Slattery along with the talented production team and a spectacular cast of actors who continue to intrigue us with the world of Sterling Cooper.

"We applaud Vince Gilligan and his team on �Breaking Bad' for the well-deserved nominations, and Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul individually for their incredibly powerful performances this season. It is a joy watching them turn Mr. Chips into Scarface!"

Mad Men's" first two seasons have been honored with a number of industry awards, including back-to-back Golden Globes� for Best Television Series � Drama (2007 and 2008), a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Drama Series (Jon Hamm), and a Peabody Award (2007), among numerous other accolades. The inaugural season of "Breaking Bad" premiered in January 2008 to overwhelming critical acclaim from audiences and critics alike. The series has garnered a Peabody Award (2008), and was named to AFI's Top 10 Programs of 2008, among other awards.

About "Mad Men"

"Mad Men" burst onto the scene when it debuted on AMC in July 2007 and quickly became one of the most talked about series on television. 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 by Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Matthew Weiner, the show's cast includes: Golden Globe-winner Jon Hamm, January Jones, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, Christina Hendricks, and John Slattery and guest stars legendary stage and screen actor Robert Morse.

Lionsgate, the leading independent filmed entertainment studio, produces the series with AMC's Joel Stillerman, SVP Original Programming, Production and Digital Content, and Vlad Wolynetz, VP of Production, Series and Movies, overseeing the development and production of the drama.

"Mad Men" Season 3 premieres Sunday, August 16 at 10pm ET.

About "Breaking Bad"

Created by acclaimed writer/producer/director Vince Gilligan ("The X-Files"), "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" stars 2008 Emmy� Award-winner Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, and RJ Mitte.

"Breaking Bad" Season 3 returns in early 2010.

Following is the complete list of nominations for AMC:

Outstanding Art Direction For A Single-Camera Series

Mad Men � The Jet Set � AMC � Lionsgate Television

Dan Bishop, Production Designer

Christopher L. Brown, Art Director

Amy Wells, Set Decorator

Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series

Mad Men � AMC � Lionsgate Television

Laura Schiff, Casting By

Carrie Audino, Casting By

Outstanding Cinematography For A One Hour Series

Breaking Bad � ABQ � AMC � High Bridge, Gran Via Productions, Sony Pictures Television

Michael Slovis, Director of Photography

Mad Men � The New Girl � AMC � Lionsgate Television

Christopher Manley, Director of Photography

Outstanding Costumes For A Series

Mad Men � Meditations In An Emergency � AMC � Lionsgate Television

Janie Bryant, Costume Designer

Le Dawson, Costume Supervisor

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series

Mad Men � The Jet Set � AMC � Lionsgate Television

Phil Abraham, Director

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series

Breaking Bad � ABQ � AMC � High Bridge, Gran Via Productions, Sony Pictures Television

Lynne Willingham, Edited By

Mad Men � Maidenform � AMC � Lionsgate Television

Cindy Mollo, Edited By

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series

Mad Men � The Gold Violin � AMC � Lionsgate Television

Gloria Ponce, Department Head Hairstylist

Katherine Rees, Key Hairstylist

Marilyn Phillips, Additional Hairstylist

Michele Payne, Additional Hairstylist

Outstanding Main Title Design

Storymakers � AMC � Leroy & Morton Productions

James Spindler, Creative Director

Mike Wasilewski, Designer

Ahmet Ahmet, Art Director

Grant Lau, Art Director

Outstanding Makeup For A Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)

Mad Men � The Jet Set � AMC � Lionsgate Television

Debbie Zoller, Department Head Makeup Artist

Denise DellaValle, Key Makeup Artist

Ron Pipes, Additional Makeup Artist

Debra Schrey, Additional Makeup Artist

Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music

Storymakers � AMC � Leroy & Morton Productions

Bill Sherman, Original Theme Composed By

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

Breaking Bad � AMC � High Bridge, Gran Via Productions, Sony Pictures Television

Bryan Cranston as Walter White

Mad Men � AMC � Lionsgate Television

Jon Hamm as Don Draper

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

Mad Men � AMC � Lionsgate Television

Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

Breaking Bad � AMC � High Bridge, Gran Via Productions, Sony Pictures Television

Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman

Mad Men � AMC � Lionsgate Television

John Slattery as Roger Sterling

Outstanding Drama Series

Breaking Bad � AMC � High Bridge, Gran Via Productions, Sony Pictures Television

Mad Men � AMC � Lionsgate Television

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

Mad Men � A Night To Remember � AMC � Lionsgate Television

Robin Veith, Writer

Matthew Weiner, Writer

Mad Men � Six Month Leave � AMC � Lionsgate Television

Andre Jacquemetton, Writer

Maria Jacquemetton, Writer

Matthew Weiner, Writer

Mad Men � The Jet Set � AMC � Lionsgate Television

Matthew Weiner, Writer

Mad Men � Meditations In An Emergency � AMC � Lionsgate Television

Kater Gordon, Writer

Matthew Weiner, Writer

About AMC

AMC - the most Emmy�-winning basic cable network of 2008 - reigns as the only basic cable network to win back-to-back Golden Globes� for Best Television Series � Drama and boasts a comprehensive library of the most entertaining movies of all time. Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade or creating acclaimed original productions, the AMC experience is an uncompromising celebration of great stories. AMC's original stories include the Emmy� Award-winning dramas "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad," the upcoming miniseries "The Prisoner" and insightful non-scripted programming such as "AMC Storymakers" and 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 94 million homes (Source: Nielsen Media Research), AMC is a subsidiary of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, which includes sister networks IFC, Sundance Channel and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Story Matters HereSM.

  [july 2009]  


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