'Hell on Wheels' wins best dramatic series award fifth year in a row

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'Hell on Wheels'
Cast member Anson Mount attends a panel for the television series "Hell on Wheels" during the AMC portion of the Television Critics Association Summer press tour in Beverly Hills, California July 26, 2013. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

AMC’s “Hell on Wheels” TV series managed to win the best series award fifth time in a row at the 42nd annual Alberta Film and Television Awards in Calgary. The event was hosted by comedian Jebb Fink and it took place in the Imperial Ballroom at the Hyatt.

The TV series won the best series award after defeating “Blackstone” and “Heartland,” which were also nominated in the same category, Calgary Sun reports. The other western series “Diablo” won the best feature award and “Fargo” won the best dramatic made-for-TV movie or miniseries.

“Young Drunk Punk,” a comedy sitcom set in the 1980s, won the best comedy production or series award. The other shows nominated in this category were “One Hit Die: Legend of the Lich Lord,” “The Wilmore Boys” and “Tiny Plastic Men.”

Some of the other winners at the event include Benjamin Ross Hayden for best screenwriter for the “Northlander,” Bill Ives for best production design for “Fargo,” Colin Curwen and Darren Senter for Best Children’s Program or Series for “Tales of the First People” and Craig Wrobleski for best cinematographer for “Fargo.”

The other “Hell on Wheels” winners were Bridget Durnford for best editor and Carol Case for best costume design. Season 5 of the popular AMC TV series will be the last and the show is quickly racing towards the end.

The main plot of the TV series follows the life and adventures of Cullen Bohannan (Anson Mount) and his contribution to the first Transcontinental Railroad in the US. Two companies are in a race to complete the railroad and they are both competing to lay claim to the vast mineral resources that come with the railroad completion.

“Hell on Wheels” Season 5 returns on June 11. The TV series winning the best series award once again made Executive Producer Chad Oakes nostalgic, Calgary Herald reports. The producer described the long journey of the TV series as an “incredible ride.”