How Many Emmys Did ‘Breaking Bad’ Win?

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With Breaking Bad, series creator Vince Gilligan wanted to turn Mr. Chips into Scarface. Well along the way, Gilligan’s landmark AMC drama won many Emmys and was nominated for even more.

For five glorious years, we watched Walter White (Bryan Cranston) go from a mild-mannered and cancer-stricken science teacher to Heisenberg, a notorious meth dealer, in some the best written, filmed, and performed episodes to ever air on television. Over the course of its five-season run, the series received 58 Emmy Awards nominations, of which it won 16 Emmys.

The show’s greatest triumph came in its final season, which was split in half and thus earned the series two Outstanding Drama Series wins in 2013 and 2014. While it would take a while for the show to win the night’s biggest prize, it still raked in other big wins. Bryan Cranston received the Outstanding Lead Actor in Drama Series statuette four times, and supporting cast members Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn were also awarded multiple times.

But the Emmys also honored the show for its many technical aspects, too. It won the Emmy for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing four times, and garnered multiple directing, writing, and sound mixing nods. Looking back, it’s surprising that neither Gilligan nor executive producer Michelle MacLaren ever took home trophies for directing some of the show’s best outings, like the pilot, “One Minute,” and the series finale, “Felina.”

Here’s a list of every Emmy nomination Breaking Bad ever received, with every Emmy win in bold:

2008

  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Bryan Cranston (Walter White)
  • Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series for “Pilot”
  • Outstanding Cinematography for a One Hour Series for “Pilot”
  • Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for “Pilot” (Vince Gilligan, director)

2009

  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Bryan Cranston (Walter White)
  • Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series for “ABQ”
  • Outstanding Drama Series
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Aaron Paul (Jesse Pinkman)
  • Outstanding Cinematography for a One Hour Series for “ABQ”

2010

  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Bryan Cranston (Walter White)
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor for a Drama Series, Aaron Paul (Jesse Pinkman)
  • Outstanding Drama Series
  • Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for “One Minute” (Michelle MacLaren, director)
  • Outstanding Cinematography for a One Hour Series for “No Mas”
  • Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series for “No Mas”
  • Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series for “One Minute”

2012

  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Aaron Paul (Jesse Pinkman)
  • Outstanding Drama Series
  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Bryan Cranston (Walter White)
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Giancarlo Esposito (Gustavo “Gus” Fring)
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Anna Gunn (Skyler White)
  • Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series, Mark Margolis (Tio Salamanca)
  • Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for “Face Off”
  • Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series for “Face Off”
  • Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role for “Face Off”
  • Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series for “Face Off”
  • Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour) for “Face Off”
  • Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series for “Face Off”
  • Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series for “End Times” 

2013

  • Outstanding Drama Series
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Anna Gunn (Skyler White)
  • Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series for “Gliding Over All”
  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Bryan Cranston (Walter White)
  • Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for “Gliding Over All”
  • Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series for “Dead Freight”
  • Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series for “Dead Freight”
  • Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama (One Hour) for “Dead Freight”
  • Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for “Say My Name”
  • Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for “Dead Freight”
  • Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series for “Gliding All Over”
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Aaron Paul (Jesse Pinkman)
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Jonathan Banks (Mike Ehrmantraut)

2014

  • Outstanding Drama Series
  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Bryan Cranston (Walter White)
  • Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for “Ozymandias”
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Anna Gunn (Skyler White)
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Aaron Paul (Jesse Pinkman)
  • Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series for “Felina”
  • Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for “Felina”
  • Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series for “Granite State”
  • Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series
  • Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for “Felina”
  • Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama (One Hour) for “Felina”
  • Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series for “Felina”
  • Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series for “Granite State”
  • Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series for “Tohajillee”
  • Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series for “Felina”
  • Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series for “Ozymandias”

Source: ew.com