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SAG Awards 2014: 'Breaking Bad' wins for ensemble in a TV drama series

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AMC’s “Breaking Bad” has won the Screen Actors Guild award for performance by an ensemble in a drama series.

The series stars Bryan Cranston as Walter White, a high-school chemistry teacher who turns to manufacturing crystal meth in order to pay for his cancer treatment. Cranston won a SAG Award last year for his acclaimed performance, and has also been honored with multiple Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe.

The show’s ensemble also includes Aaron Paul, Anna Gun, R.J. Mitte, Betsy Brandt, Bob Odenkirk and Dean Norris.

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The Albuquerque-set drama concluded its five-season run on AMC in September and went out on a high note,  with a record  10.3 million viewers tuning in for its series finale in September. Bolstered by critical praise and strong word-of-mouth, “Breaking Bad” saw its ratings more than triple between Seasons 4 and 5, a virtually unprecedented feat for a veteran series.

The SAG award caps off a string of wins for “Breaking Bad,” which was named outstanding drama series at the Emmys in September and also picked up a Golden Globe for best drama series on Sunday.

Also nominated were last year’s winner, British period piece “Downton Abbey” (PBS), fantasy epic “Game of Thrones” (HBO), Prohibition-era drama “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO) and terrorism thriller “Homeland” (Showtime).

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The 20th Screen Actors Guild Awards are being held at the Shrine Exposition Center and are being broadcast live on TBS and TNT.

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