‘Breaking Bad,’ N.M. feeling Emmy love

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — “Breaking Bad” is feeling some Emmy love.

The AMC drama based and filmed in Albuquerque picked up a total of 13 nominations on Thursday.

Four of them were acting nominations for Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn and Jonathan Banks.

The critically acclaimed series will begin airing its final eight episodes on Aug. 11 and filming wrapped up in April in the Duke City.

 

“Taking nothing for granted, this Emmy nomination — and that of my fellow ‘Breaking Bad’ family, is as sweet as ever,” Bryan Cranston said in a statement. “I’m very grateful for the recognition.”

Jonathan Banks is shown in a scene from "Breaking Bad." Banks was nominated for an Emmy Award for best supporting actor in a drama series.

Jonathan Banks is shown in a scene from “Breaking Bad.” Banks was nominated for an Emmy Award for best supporting actor in a drama series.

Cranston has picked up three Emmy Awards for his portrayal of Walter White — a high school chemistry teacher turned drug lord.

Meanwhile, two-time award winner Aaron Paul picked up his fourth nomination for Jesse Pinkman — White’s former student turned business partner in the series.

Paul also hosted the nomination ceremony with New Mexican Neil Patrick Harris. Harris stepped in for original host Kate Mara, who was couldn’t make her flight out of Santa Fe due to plane trouble.

Mara is currently in New Mexico filming the science fiction thriller “Transcendence” with Johnny Depp.

Paul tweeted, “The love this morning has been unreal. Thank you so much for the undying support for me and for Breaking Bad. Love u all.”

Anna Gunn is shown in a scene from "Breaking Bad." Gunn was nominated for an Emmy Award for best supporting actress in a drama series.

Anna Gunn is shown in a scene from “Breaking Bad.” Gunn was nominated for an Emmy Award for best supporting actress in a drama series.

Gunn, a graduate of Santa Fe Prep, garnered her second Emmy nomination for her role as White’s wife, Skylar.

Banks is nominated garnered his first Emmy nomination for his role as Mike Ermantraut.

There were also other New Mexicans or New Mexico projects honored with nominations.

St. Pius High School alum, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, was nominated for his role in the ABC comedy, “Modern Family.”

“I’m thrilled and honestly surprised by this nomination today,” he said. “I just got off the phone with Eric Stonestreet who was the first to congratulate me. Congrats to Ed, Ty, Sofia, Julie, Chris Lloyd, Steve Levitan, Nathan Lane and our amazing director Gail Mancuso on their nominations as well. We are all so grateful and lucky to have this job and days like this make for an embarrassment of riches.”

The film, “SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden,” picked up two Emmy nominations. The film chronicled the group of Navy SEALs that were responsible for killing bin Laden. It was filmed mostly in Santa Fe on the ground of the prison.

Also, “Game of Thrones” picked up 14 nominations — with only one acting nod. The HBO series is based off of Santa Fe resident George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” fantasy collection. “Game of Thrones.”

The PBS documentary, “The Dust Bowl,” picked up two nominations and was partly filmed in northeastern New Mexico.

Bryan Cranston as Walter White, left, and Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman in a scene from "Breaking Bad."  he program was nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding drama series on, Thursday July 18, 2013.  Paul was nominated for best supporting actor in a drama series and Cranston was nominated for best actor in a drama series.

Bryan Cranston as Walter White, left, and Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman in a scene from “Breaking Bad.” he program was nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding drama series on, Thursday July 18, 2013. Paul was nominated for best supporting actor in a drama series and Cranston was nominated for best actor in a drama series.

TOP |

Recent Notifications