Monday, August 30, 2010

[MISP] PRESS RELEASE: Governor Praises Emmy-Winning NM Productions and Actors

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From the NM Film Office:

 


 

For immediate release                                               Contact: Pahl Shipley, NM Film Office

August 30, 2010                                                                                              (505) 476-5613

 

Governor Bill Richardson Praises Emmy-Winning

New Mexico Productions and Actors

 

Bryan Cranston earns third straight Emmy for "Breaking Bad",

New Mexico's Neil Patrick Harris wins two

 

SANTA FE-Governor Bill Richardson today praised actors Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, and Neil Patrick Harris for receiving Primetime Emmy Awards last night. Cranston, the star of "Breaking Bad", the AMC series shot in Albuquerque, won his third-straight Emmy for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series.  Paul co-stars with Cranston on the show and received the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

 

"'Breaking Bad' is a phenomenal show that has become a symbol of the high quality productions that are made in New Mexico," said Governor Richardson.  "I congratulate Bryan, Aaron, and the entire cast and crew, especially the many New Mexicans involved with the production.  I also want to recognize the writers, producers, and directors of the show, as well as AMC for creating and supporting 'Breaking Bad.'"

 

Neil Patrick Harris, a New Mexico native, received two Emmy Awards- for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his appearance on the hit Fox series "Glee," and for his role as host of the 2009 Tony Awards broadcast which was named Outstanding Special Class Program.

 

"I am pleased that Neil is being recognized for his amazing talent and versatility," added the Governor.  "But first and foremost he's a proud New Mexican and a tremendous advocate of the state's film industry."

 

Made-in-New Mexico productions and New Mexico Actors received a total of 17 Primetime Emmy nominations for 2010:

 

"Breaking Bad"

Outstanding Drama Series

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series: Bryan Cranston WON

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Aaron Paul WON

Outstanding Cinematography for a One-hour Series

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing

 

"Georgia O'Keeffe"

Outstanding Made for Television Movie

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Mini-Series or Movie: Joan Allen

Outstanding Art Direction for a Mini-Series, Movie, or Special

Outstanding Casting for a Mini-Series, Movie, or Special

Outstanding Costumes for a Mini-Series, Movie, or Special

Outstanding Directing for a Mini-Series, Movie, or Special

Outstanding Hairstyling for a Mini-series, Movie, or Special

 

Neil Patrick Harris (New Mexico native)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: "How I Met Your Mother"

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: "Glee" WON

Outstanding Special Class Program (host): The 2009 Tony Awards WON

 

Jesse Tyler Ferguson (New Mexico native)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: "Modern Family"

 

Since Governor Richardson took office in 2003 more than 141 major film and television productions have been made in New Mexico, with an estimated economic impact of more than $3.3 billion.  There are 10,000 direct and indirect film-related jobs in the state, and more than 250 businesses and services directly related to the industry.

 

www.nmfilm.com

 

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