A large portion of smash hit show Breaking Bad focused on the struggle between Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and his brother-in-law Hank Schrader (Dean Norris).
Hank, a DEA officer, was trying to track down notorious meth kingpin Heisenberg, unaware that the drug manufacturer was a member of his own family.
And the Drug Enforcement Administration brilliantly decided to honour the series at its Educational Foundation gala in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
It's Marie!: Betsy Brandt attended the Drug Enforcement Administration's Educational Foundation gala in Los Angeles on Wednesday, where Breaking Bad was being honoured
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Betsy Brandt, who portrayed Hank’s wife Marie on the show, was joined by Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan at the event, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
The pair posed together on the red carpet, and 41-year-old Betsy looked great in a colourful metallic mini-dress, paired with a black blazer and matching sheer tights and ankle boots.
Vince, who was clad in a black suit and purple tie, was also joined by one of the show’s writers, Moira Walley-Beckett.
Together again: The actress was joined by the smash hit show's creator, executive producer and writer Vince Gilligan
Hot metal: Betsy wore a colourful metallic mini-dress with a black blazer, ankle boots and sheer tights
The entire creative team at Breaking Bad – including the actors – were honoured with the DEA Educational Foundation’s 2014 Global Leadership Award.
The foundation credits the series for its realism and for acting as a 'five-year long public service announcement on the dangers of meth and the violence of meth trafficking', according to its website.
The evening consisted of a dinner and presentation of awards, and was hosted by Steven Michael Quezada, who portrayed Hank’s partner at the DEA, Steven Gomez.
Celebrating their success: Vince also posed with writer Moira Walley-Beckett as the entire creative team - including actors - were honoured with the DEA Educational Foundation’s 2014 Global Leadership Award
Doing their part: The foundation credits the series with showcasing 'the dangers of meth and the violence of meth trafficking', and Vince gave a speech during the evening to express his gratitude for the honour
During the evening, Vince – who also acted as executive producer and writer for the show – said in a speech: ‘All of us on the Breaking Bad Team are humbled by this recognition from the DEA Educational Foundation.
‘I’m glad that Breaking Bad, in some small way, makes meth less attractive. There will always be people drawn to illicit drugs, but prevention programs can stem the tide. Education is an important and positive tool in that regard.’
The foundation’s Chairman and CEO Bill Alden added: ‘Time and again we see that when media focuses their creative attention on the drug situation, telling the real honest stories of how drugs can have so many negative impacts on society, viewers pay attention and attitudes can be changed.
Hank the tank: Dean Norris's character Hank Schrader was a DEA agent trying to track down notorious meth kingpin Heisenberg, unaware that he was searching for his brother-in-law
‘Vince Gilligan and the entire creative team that brought Breaking Bad to television are to be commended for their hard work. You can’t help but be affected by this show and the messages it sends about the horrible impact that meth has on all it touches.’
Breaking Bad, which ran for five seasons on AMC from 2008 until 2013, also starred Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn and made household names out of its cast.
The series has won countless awards, including 16 Primetime Emmys, three Screen Actors Guild Awards and two Golden Globes.
Amazing actors: Bryan Cranston (R) and Aaron Paul helped the show win several awards for their portrayals of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman respectively
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