Walter White, & Jesse Pinkman Continue to Dominate even when “Breaking Bad” Ended; Walter White is Most Influential Fictional Character 2013; SAG Nominations Up

The well-acclaimed “Breaking Bad” series has ended, but Walter White (Bryan Cranston), Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) and the series continue to dominate television with various nominations on the SAG, WGA and the Golden Globes.

Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston in “Breaking Bad”

Recently, Walter White was chosen as No. 1 among the Most Influential Fictional Characters of 2013, besting other candidates such as “Scandal’s Olivia Pope played by Kerry Washington, and “Hunger GamesKatniss Everdeen played by Jennifer Lawrence.

Breaking Bad” has also earned SAG Nominations for Anna Gunn, Bryan Cranston, the ensemble, and the stunts for Outstanding Performances. The American Film Institute has chosen the series as one of its Television Programs of the Year 2013, together with “Mad Men.”

The popular series also earned three nominations for the Golden Globe’s; Best Television Series in the drama category; Bryan Cranston for Best Performance by an Actor, and Aaron Paul for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

Walter White in “Breaking Bad”, Image credit: AMC

Adding to these prestigious recognitions, the Writers Guild for America (WGA) has also disclosed that “Breaking Bad” is one of the nominees for the  2014 Writer’s Guild Awards, with three individual nominations. Vince Gilligan and his team, apparently, deserve the nomination as critics tagged the series as the Best Written Story for Television.

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