AMC GARNERS 3 GOLDEN GLOBE(R) NOMINATIONS THE MOST FOR ANY BASIC CABLE NETWORK
"Breaking Bad" Nominated for Best TV Series - Drama
Marking First Recognition in Drama Category
Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad") and Jon Hamm ("Mad Men") Nominated for
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama
New York, New York - December 13, 2012 - This morning, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominees for the 70th Annual Golden Globe(R) Awards. AMC's critically acclaimed, award-winning original dramas "Breaking Bad," and "Mad Men" were honored with 3 nominations, the most in basic cable. Moreover, this marks the first time that "Breaking Bad" has been recognized by the HFPA in the Drama category.
The following is a statement on behalf of AMC President Charlie Collier on today's Globe(R) nominations:
"We are thrilled to be nominated by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and thank them for this distinction. We congratulate Vince Gilligan along with the talented cast and crew of 'Breaking Bad' on their first Golden Globe nomination for the series as well as Bryan Cranston and Jon Hamm on their continued, well-deserved recognition."
AMC's nominations include:
· Best Television Series - Drama: "Breaking Bad"
· Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad")
· Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Jon Hamm ("Mad Men")
AMC now has a total of four Golden Globe(R) wins and 21 nominations. This marks the first nomination for "Breaking Bad" in the Best Television Series -- Drama category and the third nomination for Bryan Cranston in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama category for his portrayal of Walter White. This marks the fifth nomination for Jon Hamm who also garnered one win in 2007 in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama for his portrayal of Don Draper. AMC remains the only basic cable network to win three consecutive Golden Globes(R) for Best Television Series - Drama for "Mad Men."
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, 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 on 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 seven 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, 2012). "Breaking Bad" stars three-time Emmy(R) Award-winner Bryan Cranston; two-time Emmy(R) winner Aaron Paul; Anna Gunn; Dean Norris; Betsy Brandt; RJ Mitte and Bob Odenkirk.
AMC reigns as the only cable network in history to ever win the Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Drama Series four years in a row, as well as the Golden Globe(R) Award for Best Television Series - Drama for three consecutive years. Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade or creating acclaimed original programming, the AMC experience is an uncompromising celebration of great stories. AMC's original stories include "Mad Men," "Breaking Bad," "The Walking Dead" and "Hell on Wheels." AMC further demonstrates its commitment to the art of storytelling with its slate of unscripted original series, as well as curated movie franchises like AMC's Can't Get Enough and AMC's Crazy About. Available in more than 97 million homes (Source: Nielsen Media Research), AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, Sundance Channel and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Story Matters HereSM.