Created by Vince Gilligan, the series follows the downward spiral of a cancer-stricken high school chemistry teacher turned crystal meth kingpin, played by Bryan Cranston. The final eight episodes of “Breaking Bad” aired on AMC last year to record ratings, and the show picked up its first Emmy for drama series in September.
Though “Breaking Bad” is one of the most critically acclaimed dramas of the past decade, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. had been somewhat slow to recognize its merits, nominating it in the drama category for the first time just last year.
The drama edged out fellow nominees “Masters of Sex” (Showtime), “House of Cards” (Netflix), “Downton Abbey” (PBS) and “The Good Wife” (CBS). Somewhat unusually, last year’s Golden Globe winner for TV drama, “Homeland” (Showtime), failed to receive a series nomination this time around.
The Golden Globes were held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and were televised on NBC.