[07/19/12 - 09:05 AM]
AMC Garners 34 Emmy(R) Award Nominations - Most for a Basic Cable Network Five Years in a Row
"Mad Men" (17 nominations), "Breaking Bad" (13), "The Walking Dead" (3) and "Hell on Wheels" (1) were all recognized.

[via press release from AMC]









Los Angeles, CA - July 19, 2012 - The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced this morning the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy(R) Award nominations, recognizing AMC with 34 nominations, the most for any basic cable network for the fifth year in a row, breaking the previous 29 nomination record for the network from 2011. AMC holds record with A&E as the most nominated basic cable networks of all time with 164 nominations. "Mad Men," which reigns as the only television series in cable history to win the Emmy(R) for Outstanding Drama Series four years in row (2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011), continues to be the most Emmy(R) nominated drama series on television. This year the series garnered 17 nominations, including Outstanding Lead Actor for Jon Hamm, Outstanding Actress for Elisabeth Moss, Outstanding Supporting Actor for Jared Harris, Outstanding Supporting Actress for Christina Hendricks, Outstanding Directing for Phil Abraham and three Outstanding Writing noms, making it the most nominated basic cable drama series ever.

AMC's "Breaking Bad," which garnered a third consecutive Emmy for Bryan Cranston as Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series and an Emmy for Aaron Paul as Outstanding Supporting Actor in 2010, received 13 nominations, including repeat noms for Cranston and Paul; first-time nominations for Giancarlo Esposito and Anna Gunn for Outstanding Supporting Actor and Outstanding Supporting Actress, respectively; Outstanding Guest Actor for Mark Margolis and Outstanding Directing for Vince Gilligan. "The Walking Dead" received 3 nominations, including Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie Or A Special. "Hell on Wheels" received 1 nomination making every single scripted drama series in AMC's history to be recognized by the Academy.

The tallies for nominations by show are:

"Mad Men" = 17 nominations
"Breaking Bad" = 13 nominations
"The Walking Dead" = 3 nominations
"Hell on Wheels" = 1 nomination

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

"On the morning of the Emmy nominations, it is exciting to be together with the team to hear AMC programming singled out among the best in television. It's an honor and a true testament to the extraordinary work that is done each day in support of the creative and quality story-telling that has come to define our network. No matter the task; winning the Jaguar account, cornering Heisenberg, building the trans-continental railroad, or eluding zombies, it has been an exciting journey again this year on the road to being named the network with the most Emmy nominations on basic cable," said Collier. "We thank the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for recognizing AMC and its programs and congratulate our talented production teams, spectacular casts and exceptional production partners for consistently defying expectations."

Following is the complete list of nominations for AMC:

Outstanding Drama Series
Breaking Bad · AMC · Sony Pictures Television
Mad Men · AMC · Lionsgate Television

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Mad Men · AMC · Lionsgate Television
Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Breaking Bad · AMC · Sony Pictures Television
Bryan Cranston as Walter White
Mad Men · AMC · Lionsgate Television
Jon Hamm as Don Draper

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Breaking Bad · AMC · Sony Pictures Television
Anna Gunn as Skyler White
Mad Men · AMC · Lionsgate Television
Christina Hendricks as Joan Holloway Harris

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Breaking Bad · AMC · Sony Pictures Television
Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman
Breaking Bad · AMC · Sony Pictures Television
Giancarlo Esposito as Gustavo 'Gus' Fring
Mad Men · AMC · Lionsgate Television
Jared Harris as Lane Pryce

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series
Mad Men · AMC · Lionsgate Television
Julia Ormond as Marie Calvet

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series
Breaking Bad · AMC · Sony Pictures Television
Mark Margolis as Tio Salamanca
Mad Men · AMC · Lionsgate Television
Ben Feldman as Michael Ginsberg

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series
Breaking Bad · Face Off · AMC · Sony Pictures Television
Vince Gilligan, Director
Mad Men · The Other Woman · AMC · Lionsgate Television
Phil Abraham, Director

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Mad Men · The Other Woman · AMC · Lionsgate Television
Semi Chellas, Written by
Matthew Weiner, Written by
Mad Men · Commissions And Fees · AMC · Lionsgate Television
Andre Jacquemetton, Written by
Maria Jacquemetton, Written by
Mad Men · Far Away Places · AMC · Lionsgate Television
Semi Chellas, Written by
Matthew Weiner, Written by

Outstanding Art Direction For A Single-Camera Series
Mad Men · At The Cod Fish Ball · AMC · Lionsgate Television
Dan Bishop, Production Designer
Christopher L. Brown, Art Director
Claudette Didul, Set Decorator

Outstanding Casting For A DramaSeries
Mad Men · AMC · Lionsgate Television
Laura Schiff, Casting By
Carrie Audino, Casting By

Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series
Breaking Bad · Face Off · AMC · Sony Pictures Television
Michael Slovis, Director of Photography
Mad Men · The Phantom · AMC · Lionsgate Television
Christopher Manley, ASC, Director of Photography

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series
Breaking Bad · End Times · AMC · Sony Pictures Television
Kelley Dixon, Edited by
Breaking Bad · Face Off · AMC · Sony Pictures Television
Skip MacDonald, Edited by
Mad Men · Far Away Places · AMC · Lionsgate Television
Chris Gay, Edited by

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series
Mad Men · The Phantom · AMC · Lionsgate Television
Theraesa Rivers, Department Head Hairstylist
Lucia Mace, Key Hairstylist
Arturo Rojas, Additional Hairstylist
Maria Sandoval, Additional Hairstylist
David Blair, Additional Hairstylist

Outstanding Makeup For A Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)
Mad Men · Christmas Waltz · AMC · Lionsgate Television
Lana Horochowski, Department Head Makeup Artist
Ron Pipes, Key Makeup Artist
Ken Niederbaumer, Makeup Artist
Keith Sayer, Makeup Artist

Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Miniseries, Movie Or A Special
The Walking Dead · What Lies Ahead · AMC · AMC Studios
Greg Nicotero, Special Makeup Effects Department Head
Jake Garber, Special Makeup Effects Artist
Andy Schoneberg, Special Makeup Effects Artist
Kevin Wasner, Special Makeup Effects Artist
Gino Crognale, Special Makeup Effects Artist
Carey Jonse, Special Makeup Effects Artist

Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music
Hell On Wheels · AMC · Entertainment One Television in association with Endemol USA and Monadic Pictures
Gustavo Santaolalla, Theme by

Outstanding Sound Editing For A Series
Breaking Bad · Face Off · AMC · Sony Pictures Television
Nick Forshager, Supervising Sound Editor
Jason Tregoe Newman, Music Editor
Kathryn Madsen, ADR Supervisor
Mark Cookson, Sound Effects Editor
Cormac Funge, Sound Effects Edito
r Jane Boegel, Dialogue Editor
Jeff Cranforn, Sound Editor
The Walking Dead · Beside The Dying Fire · AMC · AMC Studios
Jerry Ross, Supervising Sound Editor
Lou Thomas, Dialogue ADR Editor
Tim Farrell, Sound Effects Editor
Phil Barrie, Sound Effects Editor
David Lee Fein, Foley Artist
Hilda Hodges, Foley Artist

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour)
Breaking Bad · Face Off · AMC · Sony Pictures Television
Darryl L. Frank, Production Mixer
Jeff Perkins, Re-Recording Mixer
Eric Justen, Re-Recording Mixer

Outstanding Special Visual Effects
The Walking Dead · Beside The Dying Fire · AMC · AMC Studios
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
Martin Hilke, 2D Artist
Michael Cook, Lead 3D Artist
Jon Rosenthal, 3D Artist

Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Supporting Role
Breaking Bad · Face Off · AMC · Sony Pictures Television
William Powloski, Visual Effects
Greg Nicotero, Special Makeup Effects Designer
Bruce Branit, CGI Supervisor
Werner Hahnlein, Special Effects Coordinator

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 series concluded its fifth season on June 10, 2012, marking its most watched season to date with an average of 2.6 million viewers (increasing 15% over last season's average). The winner of 15 Emmys(R), 4 Golden Globes(R) and a Peabody Award, 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.

About "Breaking Bad"

The explosive drama series that The Hollywood Reporter called "one of the greatest dramas in TV history," returned to AMC for the first part of its final season last Sunday, July 15 with its most watched episode to date with 2.9 million viewers (up 14% over the season four premiere). Created by acclaimed writer, producer and director Vince Gilligan and produced by Sony Pictures Television, the critically acclaimed series has garnered six Primetime Emmy(R) Award wins and a Peabody, and been named to the American Film Institute's (AFI) list of the "Top 10 Programs of the Year" (2008, 2010, 2011). "Breaking Bad" stars three-time Emmy(R) Award-winner Bryan Cranston; Emmy(R) winner Aaron Paul; Anna Gunn; Dean Norris; Betsy Brandt; RJ Mitte; Bob Odenkirk and Jonathan Banks.

About "The Walking Dead"

AMC's "The Walking Dead," the number one drama series in basic cable history for Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54, returns for its third season October 14 with 16 episodes. Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman, the series garnered a 2010 Golden Globe(R) nomination for Best Television Series - Drama and won the 2011 Emmy(R) Award for

Outstanding Prosthetic Make-Up. "The Walking Dead" tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, played by Andrew Lincoln, who travel in search of a safe and secure home. The series also stars Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs, Scott Wilson, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira and David Morrissey. Season three of "The Walking Dead" is executive produced by showrunner Glen Mazzara, Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert and co-executive produced by Greg Nicotero.

About "Hell on Wheels"

"Hell on Wheels" premiered on AMC on November 6, 2011. The series reigns as the second highest rated series on AMC. Starring Anson Mount, AMC's modern western series "Hell on Wheels" follows the story of former Confederate soldier Cullen Bohannon (Mount), whose journey west is filled with turmoil and danger as he struggles to leave a troubled past behind. Centered around the treacherous traveling town that follows and services the construction of the first transcontinental railroad, the series examines the greed and corruption in man's constant fight for power. "Hell on Wheels" also stars Colm Meaney, Common, Dominique McElligott, Robin McLeavy and Christopher Heyerdahl. "Hell on Wheels" is created and written by Joe and Tony Gayton who also serve as executive producers. John Shiban, Jeremy Gold and David Von Ancken serve as executive producers. The series is executive produced by Endemol USA with Entertainment One (eOne) serving as the studio. eOne's Television CEO John Morayniss and EVP of television series Michael Rosenberg oversee production in partnership with co-producers Mike Frislev and Chad Oakes at Nomadic Pictures.

  [july 2012]  


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