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AMC Nabs 34 Emmy Award Nominations

AMC Nabs 34 Emmy Award Nominations

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


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