"Mad Men" and "The Walking Dead"
Nominated in Best Television Series – Drama
Bryan Cranston and Jon Hamm Nominated for
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
Elisabeth Moss Nominated for
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama
AMC’s "Mad Men" First Basic Cable Series Nominated for Best Drama Four Years in a Row
New York, New York – December 14, 2010 – This morning, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominees for the 68th Annual Golden Globe® Awards. AMC’s critically acclaimed, award-winning original dramas "Mad Men," "Breaking Bad," and "The Walking Dead" were honored with five nominations.
The following is a statement on behalf of AMC President and General Manager Charlie Collier:
"Today’s nominations from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association are incredible. We are so thrilled to be recognized and congratulate Bryan Cranston, Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss on their nominations as well as the actors, writers and producers on ’Mad Men’ and ’The Walking Dead’ for delivering some of the best storytelling on television."
AMC’s nominations include:
- Best Television Series – Drama: "Mad Men" and "The Walking Dead"
- Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama: JON HAMM, "Mad Men"; BRYAN CRANSTON, "Breaking Bad"
- Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama: ELISABETH MOSS, "Mad Men"
At last year’s Golden Globes®, AMC received the award for Best Television Series Drama for "Mad Men," which marked the third year in a row the series won in this category a first for basic cable. In 2007, "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm won for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama. In 2006, AMC received three Golden Globe® nominations for the network’s first-ever original movie event, "Broken Trail." The miniseries starring Robert Duvall and Thomas Hayden Church went on to garner several industry awards including four Primetime Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Miniseries, Outstanding Lead Actor, Outstanding Supporting Actor, and Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries.
About "Mad Men"
Set in 1960s New York, "Mad Men" follows the lives of the ruthlessly competitive men and women of Madison Avenue advertising. Created, written and executive produced by Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award winner Matthew Weiner, the show’s cast includes 2007 Golden Globe® winner Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Jared Harris, Rich Sommer, Aaron Staton, Robert Morse, and Kiernan Shipka. "Mad Men" is produced by Lionsgate in association with AMC.
About "Breaking Bad"
Created by acclaimed writer/producer/director Vince Gilligan, "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 in Albuquerque, NM, "Breaking Bad" stars three-time Emmy® Award winner Bryan Cranston, Emmy® winner Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, Bob Odenkirk, Giancarlo Esposito and Jonathan Banks. "Breaking Bad" is produced by Sony Pictures Television is association with AMC.
About "The Walking Dead"
Based on Robert Kirkman’s hugely successful and popular comic book series, "The Walking Dead" tells the story of the weeks and months that follow after a zombie apocalypse. A survivalist story at its core, the series explores how the living are changed by the overwhelming realization that those who survive can be far more dangerous that the mindless walkers roaming the earth. "The Walking Dead" is written and executive produced by three-time Academy® Award-nominee Frank Darabont and executive produced by Gale Anne Hurd.
AMC reigns as the only cable network in history to ever win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series three years in a row, as well as the Golden Globe® 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 the Emmy® Award-winning dramas Mad Men and Breaking Bad, and entertaining non-scripted programming such as 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 96 million homes (Source: Nielsen Media Research), AMC is a subsidiary of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, which includes sister networks IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv and Wedding Central. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Story Matters HereTM.
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