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AMC AND SUNDANCE TV GARNER 28 EMMY® AWARD NOMINATIONS

 AMC RECOGNIZED FOR “MAD MEN,” “BETTER CALL SAUL,”

“THE WALKING DEAD,” “HALT AND CATCH FIRE” AND

“TALKING DEAD”

 SUNDANCE TV RECOGNIZED FOR “THE HONORABLE WOMAN”

“MAD MEN” REMAINS THE MOST NOMINATED BASIC CABLE DRAMA OF ALL TIME WITH A RECORD TOTAL OF

116 NOMINATIONS

 LOS ANGELES, CA – July 16, 2015 – The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced this morning the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy® Award nominations, recognizing AMC with 24 nominations and SundanceTV with 4 nominations.

 “Mad Men,” which reigns as the only television series in cable history to win the Emmy® for Outstanding Drama Series four years in row (2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011), continues to be the most Emmy®-nominated drama series on television with a total of 116 nominations.  The series received 11 nominations this year, including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, among others. AMC’s new series “Better Call Saul” received 7 nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, among others. “The Walking Dead” received 4 nominations, including Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series, among others, and “Halt and Catch Fire” was nominated for Outstanding Main Title Design. In addition, the live after show “Talking Dead” was nominated for Outstanding Interactive Program.

 SundanceTV’s “The Honorable Woman” received 4 nominations: Outstanding Limited Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or a Dramatic Special, and Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or a Dramatic Special.

 “We feel so fortunate to have the Academy recognize shows and performances we love and are proud to bring to viewers,” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC and SundanceTV. “In an increasingly crowded and competitive TV landscape, we know how hard creators, casts and everyone associated with these productions work to deliver their best. To have these efforts acknowledged by the industry is something we appreciate and never take for granted.”

 The tallies for nominations by show are:

 AMC

“Mad Men” = 11 nominations

“Better Call Saul” = 7 nominations

“The Walking Dead” = 4 nominations

“Halt and Catch Fire” = 1 nomination

“Talking Dead” = 1 nomination

 SundanceTV

“The Honorable Woman” = 4 nominations

 Additionally, AMCTV.com garnered a nomination in the interactive program category for Creative Achievement in Interactive Media – Social TV Experience for Mad Men: The Fan Cut.

 Following is the complete list of nominations for AMC and SundanceTV:

 Outstanding Drama Series

Better Call Saul • AMC • Sony Pictures Television, Gran Via Productions

 Mad Men • AMC • Lionsgate Television, UROK Productions

 Outstanding Limited Series

The Honorable Woman • SundanceTV • Drama Republic and Eight Rooks Productions for BBC TWO, co-produced by SundanceTV

 Outstanding Interactive Program

Talking Dead • AMC • AMC Studios, Embassy Row, AMC Digital, Megaphone

 Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

Better Call Saul • AMC • Sony Pictures Television, Gran Via Productions

Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill

 Mad Men • AMC • Lionsgate Television, UROK Productions

Jon Hamm as Don Draper

 Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

Mad Men • AMC • Lionsgate Television, UROK Productions

Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson

 Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series or a Movie

The Honorable Woman • SundanceTV • Drama Republic and Eight Rooks Productions for BBC TWO, co-produced by SundanceTV

Maggie Gyllenhaal as Nessa Stein

 Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

Better Call Saul • AMC • Sony Pictures Television, Gran Via Productions

Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut

 Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

Mad Men • AMC • Lionsgate Television, UROK Productions

Christina Hendricks as Joan Harris

 Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series

Better Call Saul • Five-O • AMC • Sony Pictures Television, Gran Via Productions

Gordon Smith, Written By

 Mad Men • Lost Horizon • AMC • Lionsgate Television, UROK Productions

Semi Chellas and Matthew Weiner, Written By

 Mad Men • Person to Person • AMC • Lionsgate Television, UROK Productions

Matthew Weiner, Written By

 Outstanding Writing For A Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special

The Honorable Woman • SundanceTV • Drama Republic and Eight Rooks Productions for BBC TWO, co-produced by SundanceTV

Hugo Blick, Written by

 Outstanding Directing For A Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special

The Honorable Woman • SundanceTV • Drama Republic and Eight Rooks Productions for BBC TWO, co-produced by SundanceTV

Hugo Blick, Directed by

 Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Period Program (One Hour or More)

Mad Men • Person to Person • AMC • Lionsgate Television, UROK Productions

Dan Bishop, Production Designer

Shanna Starzyk, Art Director

Claudette Didul, Set Decorator

 Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series

Mad Men • AMC • Lionsgate Television, UROK Productions

Laura Schiff, CSA, Casting By

Carrie Audino, CSA, Casting By

 Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series

Better Call Saul • Five-O • AMC • Sony Pictures Television, Gran Via Productions

Kelley Dixon, ACE, Edited By

 Better Call Saul • Marco • AMC • Sony Pictures Television, Gran Via Productions

Kelley Dixon, ACE, and Chris McCaleb, Edited By

 Mad Men • Person to Person • AMC • Lionsgate Television, UROK Productions

Tom Wilson, Edited By

 Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series

Mad Men • Person to Person • AMC • Lionsgate Television, UROK Productions

Theraesa Rivers, Department Head Hairstylist

Arturo Rojas, Key Hairstylist

Valerie Jackson, Hairstylist

Ai Nakata, Hairstylist

 Outstanding Main Title Design

Halt and Catch Fire • AMC • AMC Studios, Gran Via Productions, Stalwart Films, LLC

Patrick Clair, Creative Director

Raoul Marks, Animator

Eddie Herringson, Designer

Paul Kim, Typographer

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

Mad Men • Person to Person • AMC • Lionsgate Television, UROK Productions

Lana Horochowski, Department Head Makeup Artist

Ron Pipes, Key Makeup Artist

Maurine Burke, Makeup Artist

Jennifer Greenberg, Additional Makeup Artist

 Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Miniseries, Movie Or A Special

The Walking Dead • Strangers • AMC • AMC Studios, Stalwart Films, LLC, Circle of Confusion, Valhalla Entertainment

Greg Nicotero, Special Makeup Effects Department Head

Jake Garber, Key Special Makeup Effects Artist

Carey Jones, Prosthetic Designer

Garrett Immel, Prosthetic Designer

Gino Crognale, Makeup Effects Artist

Kevin Wasner, Makeup Effects Artist

Andy Schoneberg, Makeup Artist

 Outstanding Sound Editing For A Series

The Walking Dead • Conquer • AMC • AMC Studios, Stalwart Films, LLC, Circle of Confusion, Valhalla Entertainment

Jerry Ross, Supervising Sound Editor

Tim Farrell, Sound Designer

Lou Thomas, ADR Supervisor

Michael Baber, Music Editor

Joseph Tsai, Foley Editor

Clayton Weber, Foley Artist

Catherine Harper, Foley Artist

Gregg Barbanell, Foley Artist

 Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series(One Hour)

Better Call Saul • Marco • AMC • Sony Pictures Television, Gran Via Productions

Phillip W. Palmer, Production Sound Mixer

Larry Benjamin, Re-Recording Mixer

Kevin Valentine, Re-Recording Mixer

 Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role

The Walking Dead • Conquer • AMC • AMC Studios / Stalwart Films, LLC / Circle of Confusion / Valhalla Entertainment

Victor Scalise, VFX Supervisor

Darrell Dean Pritchett, Special FX Supervisor

Matt Robken, VFX Producer

Gary Romey, VFX Coordinator

Martin Hilke, Lead 2D Artist

Franco Leng, Senior 2D Artist

Dylen Velasquez, 2D Artist

Michael Cook, Lead CG Artist

William L. Arance, Senior CG Artist

 Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series, Miniseries or Movie

The Walking Dead • AMC • AMC Studios, Stalwart Films, LLC, Circle of Confusion, Valhalla Entertainment

Monty Simons, Stunt Coordinator

 Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media – Social TV Experience

Mad Men Fan Cut • AMC • AMC Digital

 About AMC

Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade, or creating acclaimed original programming, AMC brings to its audience something deeper, something richer, Something More. The network reigns as the only cable network in history ever to win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series four years in a row with “Mad Men,” and six of the last seven with current back-to-back honoree, “Breaking Bad.” The network boasts the most-watched drama series in basic cable history and the number one show on television among adults 18-49 for the last three years with “The Walking Dead.” AMC’s current original drama series include “Mad Men,” “The Walking Dead,” “Better Call Saul,” “Hell on Wheels,” “TURN: Washington’s Spies,” “Halt and Catch Fire,” “Humans,” and the forthcoming “Fear the Walking Dead,” “Into the Badlands” and “The Night Manager.” AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like “Talking Dead,” “The Making of The Mob: New York” and “Comic Book Men.” AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Something More. 

 About “Mad Men”

Set in 1960s New York, the sexy, stylized and provocative AMC drama “Mad Men” follows the lives of the ruthlessly competitive men and women of Madison Avenue advertising.  Created by Emmy® winner and executive producer Matthew Weiner, “Mad Men” is anchored by an ensemble cast, including Golden Globe® Award winner Jon Hamm, January Jones, Vincent Kartheiser, Elisabeth Moss, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Aaron Staton, Rich Sommer, Jessica Paré, Kiernan Shipka, Christopher Stanley, Jay R. Ferguson, Kevin Rahm and Mason Vale Cotton. 

 “Mad Men” has earned eight Emmy® Award nominations for Outstanding Drama Series, leading to four wins; three Golden Globe® Awards for Best Television Drama Series; a Peabody Award; three Producers Guild Awards; four Writers Guild Awards; two BAFTA Awards; five Television Critics Association Awards, including Program of the Year; and for seven consecutive years has been named one of AFI’s Top 10 Outstanding Television Programs.

 “Mad Men” is produced by Lionsgate, in association with AMC. Joining Weiner are executive producers Scott Hornbacher and Janet Leahy; co-executive producer Semi Chellas; supervising producer Erin Levy; producers Jon Hamm, Blake McCormick and Tom Smuts; consulting producers Lisa Albert and Robert Towne; and co-producers Josh Weltman, Bob Levinson and Marcy Patterson. Chris Manley, ASC is director of photography. Emmy® Award winner Dan Bishop is production designer and Emmy®Award winner Janie Bryant is costume designer.

 About “Better Call Saul”

Filmed on location in Albuquerque, NM, “Better Call Saul” is set six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White.  When we meet him, the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny and hustling to make ends meet. The series tracks Jimmy’s transformation into a man who puts the criminal in “criminal lawyer.” The series is executive produced by Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein and stars Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill, Jonathan Banks, as Mike Erhmantraut, Michael McKean as Chuck McGill, Rhea Seehorn as Kim Wexler, Patrick Fabian as Howard Hamlin and Michael Mando as Nacho Varga.    

 About “The Walking Dead”

Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, “The Walking Dead” reigns as television’s most watched drama for adults 18-49. “The Walking Dead” tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse, and follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home.  The series, which has been heralded by critics as “an honest-to-God phenomenon” (Variety), “relentless and provocative” (Orlando Sentinel) and “brilliantly engaging” (TheHollywoodNews.com), stars Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes; Steven Yeun as Glenn; Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon; Chandler Riggs as Carl; Lauren Cohan as Maggie; Danai Gurira as Michonne; Melissa McBride as Carol; Sonequa-Martin Green as Sasha; and Michael Cudlitz as Abraham. The series is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero and Tom Luse.

 About “Halt and Catch Fire”

From AMC Studios, “Halt and Catch Fire” captures the rise of the PC era in the early 1980s, during which an unlikely team take personal and professional risks in the race to build a computer that will change the world as they know it. The series is created by Chris Cantwell and Chris Rogers and executive produced by showrunner Jonathan Lisco and Gran Via Production’s Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein. Filmed on location in Atlanta, the series stars Lee Pace as Joe MacMillan, Scoot McNairy as Gordon Clark, Mackenzie Davis as Cameron Howe, Kerry Bishé as Donna Clark and Toby Huss as John Bosworth. 

 About “Talking Dead”

“Talking Dead” is AMC’s first live after show that serves as a platform for discussion for “The Walking Dead.” Produced by Embassy Row and executive produced by Michael Davies, Jennifer Kelly Patton and Brandon Monk, “Talking Dead” features host Chris Hardwick spending time with fans, actors, producers and TV enthusiasts, recapping the most recent “Dead” episode, providing sneak peeks and discussion of upcoming episodes and taking questions and comments from viewers. Fans may continue to engage with the after-show following the on-air conclusion, online, at AMC.com for more conversations, questions and trivia.

 About “The Honorable Woman”

“The Honorable Woman” follows Nessa Stein (Maggie Gyllenhaal), whose father was a Zionist arms procurer; as children, she and her brother witnessed his assassination. Years later, after inheriting her father’s company, she dramatically inverts its purpose from supplying arms to laying high-spec data cabling networks between Israel and the West Bank. Now in her thirties she is suddenly appointed to the House of Lords, apparently due to her tireless promotion of projects for reconciliation between the Israelis and Palestinians. Her continued involvement in the region embroils her in an international political maelstrom.  The project is an Eight Rooks and Drama Republic Production for BBC TWO and is co-produced by SundanceTV. The eight-part miniseries is written and directed by BAFTA Award® winner Hugo Blick (The Shadow Line). “The Honorable Woman” is executive produced by Drama Republic’s Greg Brenman (Billy Elliot) and produced by Abi Bach (Small Island).  The miniseries stars Academy Award® nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal (Crazy Heart, The Dark Knight, Secretary), Academy Award nominee Stephen Rea (“The Shadow Line,” “Father & Son,” V for Vendetta), Academy Award and Tony Award® nominee Janet McTeer (“Damages,” Albert Nobbs),  Lindsay Duncan (“The Hollow Crown,” “White Heat”), Andrew Buchan (“Broadchurch,” “Garrow’s Law,” “The Fixer”), BAFTA Award® nominee Katherine Parkinson (“The IT Crowd,” “Sherlock”), Eve Best (“Nurse Jackie,” The King’s Speech), Lubna Azbal (Incendies, Occupation, Paradise Now, Body of Lies), Tobias Menzies (“Game of Thrones,” “Rome,” “The Shadow Line”), and Igal Naor (300: Rise Of An Empire, Green Zone).

 For more information and photos on the nominated series, visit AMC’s press website: http://press.amctv.com.

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