'Breaking Bad' Leads in Golden Globe Awards for Televison
By Riza Ornos | December 13, 2013 3:08 PM EST
Heisenberg is back and he is leading the globe. The 71st Golden Globe Awards TV nominees are out today and AMC's critically acclaimed series "Breaking Bad" is leading the nominations with 3 nods.
Breaking Bad is going head to head with "Downtown Abbey," "The Good Wife," "House of Cards and "Masters of Sex" in the Best Drama Category. The meth-making crime drama television series is produced by Vince Gilligan and it's about the two-year-long story of a chemistry teacher turned drug kingpin Walter White.
Labeled as a contemporary western by its creator, "Breaking Bad" has been breaking records for getting 10 Primetime Emmy Awards with one for Outstanding Drama Series. The series was named No. 13 in a list of the 101 Best-Written TV Series of All Time by the Writers Guild of America.
The ensemble cast of the series did not disappoint when Walter White himself played by the talented Bryan Cranston was nominated for Best Actor in the Drama Series. He is up against James Spader of "The Blacklist," Kevin Spacey of the "House of Cards," Michael Sheen in the "Masters of Sex and Live Schreiber in "Ray Donovan."
White's sidekick Jesse Pinkman played by Aaron Paul is also nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and is up against "The Good Wife" Josh Charles, Robe Lowe in "Behind the Candelabra", Corey Stoll in "House of Cards" and Jon Voight in "Ray Donovan."
Here are the lists of other TV nominees.
Best Actress in a Television Drama Series
Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"
Tatiana Maslany, "Orphan Black"
Taylor Schilling, "Orange is the New Black"
Kerry Washington, "Scandal"
Robin Wright, "House of Cards"
Best Comedy Series
"The Big Bang Theory"
"Parks and Recreation"
Best Actor in a Television Comedy Series
Jason Bateman, "Arrested Development"
Don Cheadle, "House of Lies"
Michael J. Fox, "The Michael J. Fox Show"
Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory"
Andy Samberg, "Brooklyn 99"
Best Actress in a Television Comedy Series
Zooey Deschanel, "New Girl"
Lena Dunham, "Girls"
Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"
Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation"
Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television
"American Horror Story: Coven"
"Behind the Candelabra"
"Dancing on the Edge"
"Top of the Lake"
Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television
Matt Damon, "Behind the Candelabra"
Michael Douglas, "Behind the Candelabra"
Chiwetel Ejiofor, "Dancing on the Edge"
Idris Elba, "Luther"
Al Pacino, "Phil Spector"
Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television
Helena Bonham Carter, "Burton and Taylor"
Rebecca Ferguson, "The White Queen"
Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story: Coven"
Helen Mirren, "Phil Spector"
Elisabeth Moss, "Top of the Lake"
Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television
Jacqueline Bisset, "Dancing on the Edge"
Janet McTeer, "White Queen"
Hayden Panettiere, "Nashville"
Monica Potter, "Parenthood"
Sofia Vergara, "Modern Family"
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