CULVER CITY, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Pictures Television (SPT), one of the television industry's leading content providers, garnered five Emmy® awards Monday evening for the final season of its groundbreaking dramatic series, Breaking Bad. The series, which earned 16 nominations and six wins total, essentially sweeping the top drama awards, took home Emmys® for Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Bryan Cranston, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Aaron Paul, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for Anna Gunn and Outstanding Single Camera Editing for a Drama Series.
"Thank you to the Emmy voters who acknowledged again tonight that Breaking Bad is one of the best series in the history of television," said Steve Mosko, President, Sony Pictures Television. "We are so proud of the show and congratulate everyone who won awards this evening and all those who were a part of bringing Walter White to the screen."
From acclaimed writer, producer, director Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad was produced by Sony Pictures Television with Mark Johnson and Michelle MacLaren as executive producers. Breaking Bad, which first premiered on AMC in January 2008, follows the story of a desperate man who turns to a life of crime to secure his family's financial future. The series had previously garnered ten Emmy Award wins – including the 2013 Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series – two Peabodys, and been named to the American Film Institute's (AFI) list of the "Top 10 Programs of the Year" five times (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013).
Breaking Bad stars four-time Emmy® winner, Bryan Cranston; three-time Emmy® winner Aaron Paul; two-time Emmy® winner Anna Gunn; Dean Norris; Betsy Brandt; RJ Mitte and Bob Odenkirk.
The final season of Breaking Bad won Emmy in the following categories:
- Outstanding Drama Series - BREAKING BAD
- Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series – Moira Walley-Beckett, "Ozymandias"/ BREAKING BAD
- Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama - Bryan Cranston/BREAKING BAD
- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Aaron Paul/BREAKING BAD
- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Anna Gunn/ BREAKING BAD
- Outstanding Single Camera Editing for a Drama Series – Skip MacDonald, "Felina"/ BREAKING BAD
Sony Pictures Television also earned Emmys for three additional series including Shark Tank, winner for Outstanding Structured Reality Program; The Blacklist for Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series, Miniseries or Movie for and Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for Allison Janney's performance in Masters of Sex.
ABOUT SONY PICTURES TELEVISION
Sony Pictures Television (http://www.sonypicturestelevision.com), a Sony Pictures Entertainment company, is one of the television industry's leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, around the world and for a multitude of platforms. In addition to one of the industry's largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) boasts a current program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. In addition to its US production business, SPT has 18 wholly-owned or joint venture production companies in 13 countries and also maintains offices in 32 countries. SPT's worldwide television networks portfolio includes 126 channel feeds available in 168 countries, reaching more than 980 million cumulative households worldwide. SPT also creates original content for and manages SPE's premium video website, Crackle. Additionally, SPT owns US production company Embassy Row and is a part owner of cable channel Game Show Network (GSN), 3D channel 3net, and national U.S media sales company ITN Networks, Inc. SPT advertiser sales is one of the premier national advertising sales companies and handles the commercial inventory in SPT's syndicated series as well as the Rural Media Group and DrOz.com.
SOURCE Sony Pictures Television