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This week, Christina Hendricks talks with Vulture about the Mad Men wrap party, while Gold Derby spotlights Robert Morse for his Emmy nomination. Plus, Breathe Cast has an interview with Kiernan Shipka. Read on for more:
• Vulture calls for a Jon Hamm/John Slattery duet of “Let It Go” after Christina Hendricks reveals that not only was the Mad Men wrap party filled with singing musical theater, including songs from Frozen, but also that John Slattery is actually a very good singer. Bustle has excerpts from Hendricks’ interview.
• Gold Derby reports on Robert Morse’s Emmy nomination for Best Guest Actor in a Drama, which is his fifth nomination in this category.
• Breathe Cast has excerpts from an interview with Kiernan Shipka, who says “It’s been such an amazing run and I’ve had such a fun time, but to have it end, it’s emotional.”
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In Mad Men Season 7, Roger and the rest of the gang from Sterling Cooper & Partners witness the televised launch of the Apollo 11. But what other noteworthy events occurred in 1969? Do you know what X-rated movie was released that year? Or have a guess as to which new technology was introduced in the United States? Test your knowledge in the 1969 Ultimate Fan Game, then tweet your results and challenge your friends on Facebook.
This week, Jon Hamm and Christina Hendricks talk about their Emmy nominations, while Robert Morse chats with Playbill about Cooper’s death. Plus, Teyonah Parris speaks with The Huffington Post about Dawn. Read on for more:
• Jon Hamm speaks to The New York Times about his latest Emmy nod and characterizes Mad Men‘s last day as “a bunch of people saying goodbye to characters that they had originated and played for many, many years.”
• Christina Hendricks speaks to both the Los Angeles Times and USA Today about hearing she was nominated for an Emmy award.
• Wired is backing Christina Hendricks for the best drama supporting actress Emmy, saying, “Just give Red the damn Emmy already! Like, seriously. Make it fourth time’s the charm.”
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Today the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced its nominees for the 66th Annual Emmy Awards, and Mad Men honored with eight nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor for Jon Hamm, Outstanding Supporting Actress for Christina Hendricks and Outstanding Guest Actor for Robert Morse. The series also received multiple nominations for Outstanding Art Direction, Outstanding Costumes, Outstanding Hair Styling and Outstanding Makeup. Mad Men reigns as the only television series in cable history to win the Emmy® for Outstanding Drama Series four years in row (2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011), continues to be the most Emmy® nominated basic drama series on television with a total of 105 nominations. Mad Men is also the only cable series to ever receive seven consecutive nominations for Outstanding Drama.
This year’s nominations are part of 26 total awards AMC received this year, with 16 nominations going to Breaking Bad and 2 to The Walking Dead. Click here to read more about AMC’s nominations.
Mad Men‘s challengers in the category for Outstanding Drama Series include HBO’s Game of Thrones, Netflix’s House of Cards, PBS’s Downton Abbey, HBO’s True Detective, and AMC’s very own Breaking Bad.
Jon Hamm was recognized in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series category. His competition includes Kevin Spacey (Netflix’s House of Cards), Jeff Daniels (HBO’s The Newsroom), Woody Harrelson (HBO’s True Detective), Matthew McConaughey (HBO’s True Detective) and Bryan Cranston (AMC’s Breaking Bad).
Christina Hendricks will compete against Maggie Smith (PBS’s Downton Abbey), Joanne Froggatt (PBS’s Downton Abbey), Lena Headey (HBO’s Game of Thrones), Christine Baranski (CBS’s The Good Wife) and Anna Gunn (AMC’s Breaking Bad).
Robert Morse was nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series. His competition includes Paul Giamatti (PBS’s Downton Abbey), Dylan Baker (CBS’s The Good Wife), Reg E. Cathey (Netflix’s House of Cards), Beau Bridges (Showtime’s Masters of Sex) and Joe Morton (ABC’s Scandal).
For a complete list of Mad Men’s Emmy nominations, check out the Television Academy’s press release here.
The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast live Sunday, August 25 at 8/7c on NBC.
This week, Daniel Radcliffe is interviewed about dancing with Jon Hamm in A Young Doctor’s Notebook, while Julia Ormond discusses playing Megan’s mother, Marie. Plus, Screen Invasion chats about three Season 1 episodes. Read on for more:
• Daniel Radcliffe talks about working with Jon Hamm in Ovation’s A Young Doctor’s Notebook and Other Stories — and what it was like to dance with him.
• Talking to The Canadian Press, Julia Ormond recalls playing Megan’s mother, Marie, saying Marie’s “a very flawed floozy. I can see how Marie is sexy and elegant in other people’s eyes, but I would see Marie as kind of hilarious. She played such a lie.”
• Screen Invasion discusses Season 1 episodes “Red in the Face,” “The Hobo Code” and “Shoot” and asks, “Don’t you just love Pete Campbell, that petulant scamp? No but sort of also yes?”
• Bloody Disgusting reports that Annabelle, a movie featuring Eric Ladin, who plays Betty’s brother William Hofstadt, will be released in theaters on Oct. 3.
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This week, Rolling Stone lists Mad Men among “The Best TV of 2014 So Far”, while Season 7, Episode 6, “The Strategy” makes the finals in A.V. Club’s “Tournament of Episodes.” Plus, The Wire thinks Ben Feldman and Harry Hamlin should be nominated for Emmy Awards. Read on for more:
• Mad Men is included in Rolling Stone’s list of “The Best TV of 2014 So Far”, beating shows like Girls, Orange is the New Black and True Detective for the number two spot.
• A.V. Club includes Mad Men’s Season 7, Episode 6, “The Strategy” in the final round of its “Tournament of Episodes” to judge some of the best episodes in television this year, going head-to-head against an episode from The Good Wife.
• The Wire thinks Ben Feldman and Harry Hamlin should be nominated for an Emmy Award as an Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama.
This week, Matthew Weiner has a conversation with TheWrap and Vince Gilligan of Breaking Bad, while Christina Hendricks is part of a White House summit. Plus, Jon Hamm poses for a “hilarious” author photo. Read on for more:
• Matthew Weiner, asked by TheWrap about why viewers still root for Don, responds, “I think that’s about casting. That’s Jon Hamm – I got nothing to do with that.”
• Variety reports that Christina Hendricks, participating in a White House summit on working families, said that ““in the 21st Century, the only place for a story like Joan’s should be on TV.” The Los Angeles Times has more on Hendricks’ remarks at the summit.
• USA Today notes that Jon Hamm posed for the “hilarious” author photo for Poking a Dead Frog: Conversations with Today’s Top Comedy Writers, by Mike Sacks.
There’s going to be “Jon Hamm Night” during a St. Louis Cardinals/Cincinnati Reds game in August, and this week Gold Derby asks John Slattery and Talia Balsam about acting together on Mad Men. Plus, Variety spotlights Christina Hendricks and the role that’s made her a star. Read on for more:
• FOX Sports reports that the St. Louis Cardinals will host “Jon Hamm Night” on Aug. 18, in honor of “one of the greatest ambassadors for Cardinals baseball.” Vulture points out that the Jon Hamm bobblehead, which will be distributed at the event, is going to be “the handsomest bobblehead doll in all the world.”
• Gold Derby chats with John Slattery and Talia Balsam about working together on Mad Men — and about Balsam’s Oscar-winning dad, Martin Balsam.
• Variety spotlights actors, like Christina Hendricks, who landed a supporting role that propelled them “into full-fledged stardom.”
This week, Jon Hamm participates in acting roundtables with the Los Angeles Times and The Hollywood Reporter, while Vincent Kartheiser speaks with the LA Times. Plus, Kartheiser gets some support for an Emmy nod. Read on for more:
• Asked by the Los Angeles Times if he’s ever been frustrated by his character’s actions, Jon Hamm says Don’s entire life is a “continual series of making poor decisions.” Hamm also discusses what he learned from his first acting job (on NBC’s Providence). Plus, the L.A. Times has the full transcript of the conversation.
• As part of a drama actors roundtable for The Hollywood Reporter, Jon Hamm talks about fear of typecasting: “When you’re in people’s living rooms every week for however many years as one person, it’s a worry that that’s all they’re ever going to see.”
• Spotlighting actors who light up the TV screen in small roles, the Los Angeles Times learns from Vincent Kartheiser that Pete is “a man of ambition and great want, and he has something to prove to every single person — from the girl on the elevator to the pilot on the plane.”
This week, Robert Morse wins praise from TV Guide and TVLine for his midseason finale performance, while Matthew Weiner is set to get awards from the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and the Austin Film Festival. Plus, Jon Hamm chooses Elisabeth Moss as his favorite scene partner on the show. Read on for more:
• TV Guide‘s top moment of the week was Bert Cooper’s midseason finale song and dance: “It’s hard to imagine a better curtain call than that.”
• Robert Morse gets an honorable mention as TVLine‘s performer of the week because Bert “capped his SC&P days with a sublime performance of ‘The Best Things in Life Are Free,’ complete with a sock-footed dance number.”
• Deadline reports that Matthew Weiner will receive the 2014 International Emmy Founders Award, citing how he “redefined period television and created a global cultural phenomenon that has dramatically changed the television landscape.”