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