New York, New York – December 17, 2009 – Nominations for the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® for outstanding performances in 2009 in five film and eight primetime television categories were announced this morning. On the heels of receiving three Golden Globe® nominations, AMC’s award-winning, critically acclaimed original dramas "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad" were honored in two categories:
- Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series for BRYAN CRANSTON
- Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series for JON HAMM
- Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for "Mad Men"
JON HAMM, JANUARY JONES, VINCENT KARTHEISER, ELISABETH MOSS, JOHN SLATTERY, CHRISTINA HENDRICKS, BRYAN BATT, MICHAEL GLADIS, RICH SOMMER, AARON STATON, ROBERT MORSE, JARED HARRIS, KIERNAN SHIPKA, JARED. S. GILMORE, CHRISTOPHER STANLEY, ALEXA ALEMANNI
About "Mad Men"
Set in early 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® winner Matthew Weiner ("The Sopranos"), the show’s cast includes 2007 Golden Globe® winner Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones, Christina Hendricks, and John Slattery and guest stars legendary stage and screen star Robert Morse. "Mad Men" is produced by Lionsgate in association with AMC.
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 back-to-back Emmy® Award winner Bryan Cranston, Emmy® nominated Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt and RJ Mitte. "Breaking Bad" is produced by Sony Pictures Television is association with AMC.
AMC reigns as the only basic cable network to win back-to-back Primetime Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Drama Series and Golden Globe® Awards 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 miniseries "The Prisoner" and insightful 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 95 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 HereSM.