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The crew have received awards recognition and critical acclaim. The writing staff have been nominated for several awards including the WGA Award for best dramatic series.
Along with series creator Vince Gilligan the show's other executive producer is Mark Johnson. Michelle MacLaren initially joined the crew as an episodic director for the second season and rose to the position of executive producer for the fourth season. Melissa Bernstein and Sam Catlin are co-executive producers for the show.
John Shiban was a writer for the second season and a consulting producer for the third season but then left the crew. Writers George Mastras and Peter Gould began working on the series as story editors for the first season and became supervising producers for the fourth season. Thomas Schnauz joined the crew as a writer and co-producer for the third season and was also promoted to supervising producer for the fourth season.
Star Bryan Cranston has become increasingly involved behind the camera as the series has progressed. He began directing episodes as of the second season and became a producer for the fourth season.
Patty Lin served as a writer and producer for the first season only. Diane Mercer and writer Moira Walley-Beckett were co-producers on the third season and both were promoted to producer for the fourth season.
The second season production team were nominated for the 2009 Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series and the 2010 Producers Guild of America (PGA) Award for Television Producer of the Year Award in Episodic Drama. The third season production staff was nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series again at the 2010 ceremony.
- Vince Gilligan - 12 episodes
- Peter Gould - 11 episodes
- George Mastras - 9 episodes
- Sam Catlin - 9 episodes
- Moira Walley-Beckett - 8 episodes
- Thomas Schnauz - 6 episodes
- John Shiban - 4 episodes
- Gennifer Hutchison - 4 episodes
- J. Roberts - 2 episodes
- Patty Lin - 1 episode
Gilligan won the Writers Guild of America (WGA) Award for Best Dramatic Episode at the February 2009 ceremony for his script for the pilot episode. The first season writing staff was nominated for the 2009 WGA Award for Best New Series. Producer Patty Lin was also nominated individually for the WGA Award for Best Dramatic Episode.
George Mastras won the 2009 PEN Center Literary Award for Best Teleplay for writing the episode "Crazy Handful of Nothin'".
In 2010 the second season writing staff were nominated for the WGA Award for Best Drama Series. John Shiban was also nominated individually for writing the episode "Phoenix".
George Mastras was nominated for the 2010 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Television Episode Teleplay for writing the episode "Grilled".
The third season writing staff were nominated for the 2011 WGA Award for Best Drama Series. Both George Mastras and Gennifer Hutchison were also individually nominated for WGA Awards for Best Dramatic Episode for their work on "I.F.T." and "I See You" respectively.
- Michelle MacLaren - 9 episodes
- Adam Bernstein - 8 episodes
- Vince Gilligan - 5 episodes
- Colin Bucksey - 4 episodes
- Terry McDonough - 3 episodes
- Johan Renck - 3 episodes
- Michael Slovis - 3 episode
- Bryan Cranston - 2 episodes
- Scott Winant - 2 episode
- Peter Gould - 2 episodes
- Rian Johnson - 2 episode
- Jim McKay - 1 episode
- Tricia Brock - 1 episode
- Bronwen Hughes - 1 episode
- Tim Hunter - 1 episode
- Charles Haid - 1 episode
- John Dahl - 1 episode
- Peter Medak - 1 episode
- Felix Enriquez Alcala - 1 episode
- Phil Abraham - 1 episode
- John Shiban - 1 episode
- David Slade - 1 episode
- George Mastras - 1 episode
- Thomas Schnauz - 1 episode
Series creator Vince Gilligan was nominated for the 2008 Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series for the pilot episode. The cinematographer John Toll was also nominated for the 2008 Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a One-Hour Series for the pilot episode.
Director of photography Michael Slovis was nominated for the 2009 Emmy Award for Cinematography for the episode "ABQ". Slovis was nominated for the same Emmy Award at the 2010 ceremony for the episode "No Mas". Michelle MacLaren was also nominated for the Emmy Award for directing that year for the episode "One Minute".
The series alternates editors across its episodes. Lynn Willingham, Skip MacDonald and Kelley Dixon have all edited for the series. Lynne Willingham won the 2009 American Cinema Editors Award for Best Edited One-Hour Series for Commercial Television for the pilot episode. Willingham also won the 2008 Emmy Award for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series for the pilot episode. Willingham won both the 2010 Eddie and 2009 Emmy Awards for editing for the episode "ABQ". Skip MacDonald was nominated for the 2010 Emmy Award for Editing for the episode "No Mas".
- ↑ 2009 Writers Guild Awards Television, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominees Announced, WGA, 2008
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards and 2009 Creative Arts Emmy Awards Nominees are... Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
- ↑ 2008 Writers Guild Awards Television & Radio Nominees Announced, WGA, 2007
- ↑ WGA announce TV, radio nominees, Variety, Byron, Perry, 2007-12-12
- ↑ HBO tops WGA awards list with five noms, The Hollywood Reporter, 2007
- ↑ 2010 Writers Guild Awards Television, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominees Announced, Writers Guild of America, 2009, Gregg Mitchell & Sherry Goldman
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 "2008 Emmy Nominees", Los Angeles Times, 14 July 2008