This morning, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominees for the 68th Golden Globe Awards. AMC’s critically acclaimed award-winning original dramas Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and The Walking Dead were honored with five nominations, garnering AMC the most nominations for any basic-cable network. AMC’s Mad Men is the first basic-cable series nominated for Best Drama four years in a row.
The following is a statement from 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 the following:
• 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 mini-series starring Robert Duvall and Thomas Haden 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.
The Golden Globe Awards ceremony will take place on Sun., Jan. 16. Click here for a full list of this year’s nominations.Read More