MAD MEN Among AMC's 26 Emmy Award Nominations

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced this morning the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Award nominations, recognizing AMC with 26 nominations, which ties the network this year with FX for the most nominations of any basic cable network and marks AMC's sixth consecutive year with this distinction. "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 97 nominations. This year the series garnered 12 nominations, including Outstanding Lead Actor for Jon Hamm, Outstanding Actress for Elisabeth Moss, Outstanding Supporting Actress for Christina Hendricks, Outstanding Guest Actor for Robert Morse and Harry Hamlin and Outstanding Guest Actress for Linda Cardellini. The series also received nominations for Outstanding Cinematography for Christopher Manley as well as nominations for Outstanding Hair Styling, Outstanding Make-Up, Outstanding Sound Mixing and Outstanding Editing.

AMC's "Breaking Bad," garnered the most nominations in the series' history (13) including their first-ever writing nominations for the episodes "Dead Freight," written by George Mastras, and "Say My Name," written by Thomas Schnauz. Three-time Emmy winner Bryan Cranston was once again nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, and two-time Emmy winner Aaron Paul repeated in the Outstanding Supporting Actor category, along with a second consecutive nomination for Anna Gunn for Outstanding Supporting Actress and first time series nomination for Jonathan Banks for Outstanding Supporting Actor. The series also garnered nominations for Michelle MacLaren for Outstanding Directing, Michael Slovis for Outstanding Cinematography along with two nominations for Outstanding Editing and nominations for Outstanding Sound Editing and Outstanding Sound Mixing.

"The Walking Dead" received a repeat nomination for Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie Or A Special, a category the show has previously won twice.

The tallies for nominations by show are:

"Mad Men" = 12 nominations
"Breaking Bad" = 13 nominations
"The Walking Dead" = 1 nomination

Additionally, garnered a nomination in the interactive program category for "The Walking Dead" Story Sync.

The following is a statement from AMC President and General Manager Charlie Collier:

"This is incredible recognition from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. To be tied for the most nominations for any basic cable network and again have "Mad Men", "Breaking Bad" and "The Walking Dead" recognized among the best shows on television is something we never take for granted," said AMC president Charlie Collier. "It is particularly gratifying to have "Breaking Bad" receive the most nominations in its history, including first-ever nominations in the writing category, as we prepare to bring the final eight episodes to viewers. As both fans and people who work in this industry, we are consistently blown away by the talent and passion of our creators, writers, casts and crews who work tirelessly to entertain and amaze. They carry the torch for AMC's commitment to quality, distinctive stories and delivering something more to our viewers."

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

Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series

Mad Men • AMC • Lionsgate Television

Linda Cardellini as Sylvia Rosen

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series

Mad Men • AMC • Lionsgate Television

Robert Morse as Bertram Cooper

Harry Hamlin as Jim Cutler

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series

Breaking Bad •Gliding Over All• AMC • Sony Pictures Television

Michelle MacLaren, Director

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

Breaking Bad•Dead Freight•AMC•Sony Pictures Television

George Mastras, Written by

Breaking Bad•Say My Name• AMC• Sony Pictures Television

Thomas Schnauz, Written by

Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series

Breaking Bad • Gliding Over All • AMC • Sony Pictures Television

Michael Slovis, Director of Photography

Mad Men • The Doorway • AMC • Lionsgate Television

Christopher Manley, ASC, Director of Photography

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series

Breaking Bad • Buyout• AMC • Sony Pictures Television

Kelley Dixon, Edited by

Breaking Bad • Dead Freight • AMC • Sony Pictures Television

Skip MacDonald, Edited by

Mad Men • Collaborators • AMC • Lionsgate Television

Chris Figler, Edited by

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series

Mad Men • The Doorway • AMC • Lionsgate Television

Theraesa Rivers, Department Head, Hairstylist

Arturo Rojas, Key Hairstylist

David Blair, Additional Hairstylist

Jules Holdren, Additional Hairstylist

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

Mad Men • The Doorway • AMC • Lionsgate Television

Lana Horochowski, Department Head, Makeup Artist

Ron Pipes, Key Makeup Artist

Ken Neiderbaumer, Makeup Artist

Maurine Burke, Additional Makeup Artist

Cyndilee Rice, Additional Makeup Artist

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

The Walking Dead • This Sorrowful Life • AMCAMC Studios

Greg Nicotero, Special Effects Make-Up Supervisor

Andy Schoneberg, Special Effects Make-Up Artists

Jake Garber, Special Effects Make-Up Artists

Kevin Wasner, Special Effects Make-Up Artists

Garrett Immel, Special Make-up effects Artist

Carey Jones, Designer

Gino Crognale, Special Effects Make Up Artist

Derek Krout, prosthetic designer

Outstanding Sound Editing For A Series

Breaking Bad • Dead Freight • AMC • Sony Pictures Television

Nick Forshager, Supervising Sound Editor

Jason Tregoe Newman, Music Editor

Kathryn Madsen, ADR Supervisor

Mark Cookson, Sound Effects Editor

Cormac Funge, Sound Effects Editor

Jane Boegel, Dialogue Editor

Jeff Cranford, Foley Editor

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

Breaking Bad • Dead Weight • AMC • Sony Pictures Television

Darryl L. Frank, Production Sound Mixer

Jeff Perkins, Re-Recording Mixer

Eric Justen, Re-Recording Mixer

Mad Men • The Flood • AMC • Lionsgate Television

Peter Bentley, Sound Mixer

Ken Teaney, CAS, Re-Recording Mixer

Alec St. John, CAS, Re-Recording Mixer

Sean Rush, Production Sound Mixer

Joe Earle, Re-Recording Mixer

Doug Andham, Re-Recording Mixer

Outstanding Interactive Program

The Walking Dead • Story Sync • • Production

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 and Golden Globe winner Matthew Weiner, the series concluded its sixth season on June 23, 2013. The winner of 15 Emmys, 4 Golden Globes and a Peabody Award, the show's cast includes Golden Globe winner Jon Hamm, January Jones, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Jessica Paré, Rich Sommer, Aaron Staton, Robert Morse, Kevin Rahm, Jay R. Ferguson, Ben Feldman 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," returns to AMC for its final eight episodes on Sunday, August 11th. Created by acclaimed writer, producer and director Vince Gilligan and produced by Sony Pictures Television, the critically acclaimed series has garnered seven Primetime Emmy Award wins and a Peabody, been named to the American Film Institute's (AFI) list of the "Top 10 Programs of the Year" (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012) and received a 2013 Golden Globe nomination for Best Television Series - Drama. "Breaking Bad" stars three-time Emmy Award-winner and 2013 SAG Best Actor winner Bryan Cranston; two-time Emmy winner Aaron Paul; Anna Gunn; Dean Norris; Betsy Brandt; RJ Mitte; Bob Odenkirk and Jonathan Banks.

About "The Walking Dead"

"The Walking Dead" returns for its fourth season this October with brand new episodes. The series is the first cable series in television history to beat all the fall broadcast shows in adults 18-49. Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, "The Walking Dead" tells the story of a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, played by Andrew Lincoln, who travel in search of a safe and secure home in the months and years following a zombie apocalypse. The series also stars David Morrissey, Steven Yeun, Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Chandler Riggs, Lauren Cohan, Scott Wilson, Melissa McBride, Chad Coleman, Sonequa Martin-Green and Emily Kinney. "The Walking Dead" garnered a 2010 Golden Globe nomination for Best Television Series - Drama and won Emmy Awards for Outstanding Prosthetic Make-Up in both 2011 and 2012. Season four of "The Walking Dead" is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Tom Luse, David Alpert and Greg Nicotero.

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