‘Mad Men,’ ‘Breaking Bad’ Snubbed at Emmy Awards
Which alliterative lead character do you prefer: cool ad exec Don Draper or off-his-rocker meth cook Walter White? Either way, your favorite morally questionable lead man has failed you. Both “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad” were nominees at the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, but neither shined as in previous years.
“Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad,” big winners of past Emmy Awards, failed to rake it in as they had done at recent Emmy Awards. Both series were up for Outstanding Drama Series, and each of its star actors (John Hamm and Bryan Cranston and Jon Hamm respectively) was up for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series award.
Apparently, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences wasn’t too fond of AMC drama this year. “Mad Men” was up for its fifth Best Drama award, while Cranston was shooting for a fourth Best Drama Actor award. The Showtime drama “Homeland” won the Outstanding Drama Series award, while its actor Damian Lewis won the Outstanding Lead Actor award.
“Breaking Bad” didn’t go home empty-handed however. Aaron Paul won this year’s best Supporting Actor award for his portrayal of high school dropout turned meth cook Jesse Pinkman.
With both shows nearing their final episodes, it’s likely each will have one more shot at the Emmys. If you’re not sure what to watch after each is off the air, it seems “Homeland” is worth checking out.
About John Brhel John Brhel is a freelance writer from upstate New York that enjoys picking apart life's idiosyncrasies and listening to Huey Lewis & the News.