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'Breaking Bad' wins SAG Award for Best Ensemble in a Drama Series

The cast of the AMC hit "Breaking Bad" has just won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama on Jan. 17, 2014, at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, Calif. The Screen Actors Guild Awards are presented by the SAG-AFTRA Guild and honors the best in television and film. Tonight’s show was simulcast live nationally on TNT and TBS from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center.

Cast of 'Breaking Bad.'
Cast of 'Breaking Bad.'
Photograph courtesy of AMC
'Breaking Bad' wins SAG Award for Best Ensemble in a Drama Series
Photograph courtesy of AMC

Bryan Cranston accepted the award saying, "Thank you to every actor that has graced our stage...I would like to thank our creator Vince Gilligan. He's not the God, but he is a God! What a way to go out in style!"

Cast members receiving the award were: Michael Bowen, Betsy Brandt, Bryan Cranston, Lavell Crawford, Tait Fletcher, Laura Fraser, Anna Gunn, Matthew T. Metzler, RJ Mitte, Dean Norris, Bob Odenkirk, Aaron Paul, Steven Michael Quezada, Kevin Rankin and Patrick Sane.

"Breaking Bad" became a media and fan phenomenon as the last season came to a close last summer. "Breaking Bad" was created by Vince Gilligan ("The X-Files") and features the story of a high school science teacher that enters the drug world after being diagnosed with terminal cancer.

This is "Breaking Bad's" first SAG Award win and third nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama.

Also nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama were:

  • Cast of "Downton Abbey"
  • Cast of "Game of Thrones"
  • Cast of "Homeland"
  • Cast of "Boardwalk Empire"

"Breaking Bad" was nominated for 3 Screen Actors Awards this evening, including nominations for:

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