Mad Men Wins Emmys for Best Drama and Writing for Second Year in a Row


Mad Men picked up two wins as the 61st Emmy awards were handed out tonight in Los Angeles. For the second year in a row, the show was recognized for Outstanding Drama and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.

This year’s writing win was for the episode “Meditations in an Emergency.” (Last year, the prize was received for the pilot, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes.”) Matthew Weiner accepted the Emmy on behalf of himself and his fellow scribe Kater Gordon — who held the statuette. Kidded Weiner in his thank you, “When you get something like this it makes writing look fun… but it’s not.”

Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston took home the lead actor prize, another consecutive win. (Read more here.)

A complete list of Mad Men honors follows after the jump:

Outstanding Drama Series
Mad Men — AMC — Lionsgate Television
Matthew Weiner, Executive Producer
Scott Hornbacher, Co-Executive Producer
Andre Jacquemetton, Supervising Producer
Maria Jacquemetton, Supervising Producer
Lisa Albert, Supervising Producer

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
“Meditations in an Emergency”
Kater Gordon, Writer
Matthew Weiner, Writer (click here for interview)

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