The newest episode of “Breaking Bad“ aired on Sept. 15. With only two more shows left, the hugely popular series and its stars, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, are set to begin their publicity push. On Sept. 12, CBS announced on Press Express that Cranston is headed to CBS’s “The Late Show with David Letterman,” while Paul is set to sit down with Jimmy Kimmel on ABC.
“Breaking Bad” has received widespread critical acclaim since its debut in 2008, but the AMC series has never won the top award for Best Drama at the Emmys. It has been nominated five times and has won seven Emmys - including three consecutive wins for Best Actor Bryan Cranston and two wins for Best Supporting Actor Aaron Paul. Overall, the series has won 35 industry awards and 117 nominations.
Bryan Cranston, who brilliantly plays chemistry teacher turned meth dealer Walter White, won the Emmy Award three consecutive years from 2008-2010. He was also nominated in 2011 and 2012, but lost to Kyle Chandler from “Friday Night Lights” and Damian Lewis from “Homeland.” Aaron Paul was nominated for a Supporting Actor Emmy in the drama category in 2009, but lost to Michael Emerson from “Lost.” However, Paul went on to win two Emmy Awards in 2010 and 2012.
In 2013, Cranston is once again nominated for Lead Actor in a Drama. He’s competing against Kevin Spacey from “House of Cards,” Hugh Bonneville from “Downton Abbey,” Jeff Daniels from “Newsroom,” Jon Hamm from “Mad Men,” and Damian Lewis from “Homeland.” Paul is also nominated for Supporting Actor in a Drama. He’s up against co-star Jonathan Banks from “Breaking Bad,” Bobby Cannavale from “Boardwalk Empire,” Jim Carter from “Downton Abbey,” Peter Drinkage from “Game of Thrones,” and Mandy Patinkin from “Homeland.”
The series is also nominated for the big award in 2013: Best Drama. “Breaking Bad” is competing against “Downton Abbey,” “Game of Thrones,” “Mad Men” and newcomer “House of Cards.”
On Sept. 15, “Breaking Bad” won an early Emmy Award for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series. According to AMCTV, the series also won editing Emmys in 2008 and 2009. In 2013, the series is nominated in the following major Emmy categories: Outstanding Drama, Outstanding Actor (Cranston), Outstanding Supporting Actor (Paul), and Outstanding Supporting Actress (Anna Gunn). CBS will air the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards at 8 p.m. EST (5 p.m. PST) on Sunday, Sept. 22.
On Sunday, “Breaking Bad” aired a new episode titled “Ozymandias.” The most shocking moment was the killing of DEA agent Hank. The reviews for last night’s episode have been strong. Dan Forcella from TV Fanatic stated on Monday, “There were moments in this third to last episode of 'Breaking Bad' that had me holding my breath, there were moments that had me gasping for air and there were those that had me spit taking. It was THAT crazy of an hour of television.” "The Hollywood Reporter" stated, “Sunday night marked another night when pulses raced and hearts stopped – over and over. It was the best episode we ever had or ever will have.”
Only two more episodes remain for “Breaking Bad” on AMC. An episode titled “Granite State,” written and directed by Peter Gould, airs on Sept. 22. The finale (titled “Felina”) was written and directed by Vince Gilligan. It airs on Sunday, Sept. 29. To see Vince Gilligan, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul talk about the last episodes of “Breaking Bad,” be sure to watch the video above and to the left.
In the meantime, look for more TV appearances by Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul to promote the highly anticipated final episodes of “Breaking Bad.” Bryan Cranston appears on “The Late Show with David Letterman” and Aaron Paul appears on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” Both interviews are set for Wednesday, Sept. 18.
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