The Final Episodes
This week, major media outlets are buzzing about news of the Season 6 premiere date announcement, with Matthew Weiner sharing bits of information about Season 6 with several publications, including Entertainment Weekly and The New York Times, and Elisabeth Moss chatting about Mad Men with Access Hollywood. Read on for more Mad Men news:
• Entertainment Weekly, writing about Mad Men‘s Apr. 7 return, chats with Matthew Weiner, who promises that “the audience is in for quite a ride.”
• The New York Times also speaks with Matthew Weiner, who describes Season 6′s two-hour premiere as “a movie” in which “we can create the atmosphere and vibe of the season.”
• Matthew Weiner promises TV Guide that the show’s entire cast, including Elisabeth Moss and January Jones, will be back for Season 6.
With the Season 6 premiere date just announced, fans now have a new reason to get excited about Mad Men. Check out these portraits of the Mad Men Season 6 cast, including Roger Sterling (John Slattery), Don Draper (Jon Hamm), Joan Harris (Christina Hendricks), and Pete Campbell (Vincent Kartheiser).
AMC’s critically acclaimed Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning drama, Mad Men, will return for its sixth season on Sun., Apr. 7 at 9/8c with a special two-hour premiere written by creator and executive producer, Matthew Weiner, and directed by executive producer, Scott Hornbacher. Following the premiere, Mad Men will return to its regular timeslot on Sun., Apr. 14, at 10/9c with an episode written by Jonathan Igla and Weiner, and directed by Jon Hamm.
“To be able to continue exploring the stories of these characters for a sixth season is an amazing opportunity,” said Weiner. “We love mining this world and look forward to bringing the audience stories that we hope will continue to both surprise and entertain them.”
“It is a calling card and a point of great pride for AMC to be the network home of Mad Men, led by Matthew Weiner and his brilliant team,” said Charlie Collier, President and General Manager, AMC. “We can’t wait to share season six with the world and what better way to start than with a special two-hour premiere?”
“The success of Mad Men is built on the exceptional artistry and imagination of Matthew Weiner, the cast, and the entire writing and producing team,” said Kevin Beggs, President, Lionsgate Television Group. “They continually strive to raise the bar and we look forward to bringing viewers another great season.”
Since Mad Men premiered in July 2007, actor Jon Hamm has been garnering critical acclaim for his portrayal of the show’s lead character, Don Draper, and earned a number of prestigious awards including a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama, a Television Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Drama and a Critics’ Choice Television Award for Lead Actor in a Drama Series, to name just a few. Curious to hear what Hamm has to say about the role of a lifetime? Check out any of the AMC interviews excerpted below.
“Listen: There ain’t none of us on the planet that are perfect…Superman is a cartoon character. He’s not a real person. And no one is without sin, without mistakes.” — Jon Hamm interview, April 2012
“Don makes a pretty good case for ambition and for kind of being adaptive, and I think that those things can be good things when done with good intentions.” — Jon Hamm interview, July 2010
“There’s certainly a lot of my father in Don Draper and I think there was probably a lot of Don Draper in my father, honestly, for better and worse.” — Jon Hamm video interview, July 2010
“You hope the audience gets what you’re putting out there because it’s not spelled out explicitly. It’s challenging but in a good way.” — Jon Hamm interview, November 2009
This week, GQ includes Christina Hendricks (and Jessica Paré and Alison Brie) in its list of the 21st century’s hottest women, while Entertainment Weekly previews January Jones’ new movie, Sweetwater. Read on for more Mad Men news:
• Entertainment Weekly features January Jones in her new movie, Sweetwater, which premieres next week at the Sundance Film Festival.
• Referencing Mad Men and other shows, the Los Angeles Times examines why viewers are fascinated by the past.
Maddicts: Think you’re an expert when it comes to who said what in Season 5 of Mad Men? Know which character declared, “Well, I’m president of the Howdy Doody Circus Army,” or who teased Don by saying, “My God. You’re so square you’ve got corners”? Play the Mad Men Season 5 Quotes Ultimate Fan Game to find out how sharp your recall is. Afterward, challenge your friends on Facebook to win additional badges.
Today the American Cinema Editors announced their nominees for the 63rd Annual ACE Eddie Awards honoring excellence in film and television editing, and Mad Men editor Tom Wilson has been honored with a nod in the Best Edited One-Hour Series for Commercial Television category.
Wilson was recognized for his work on Season 5 Episode 11, “The Other Woman.” This marks Mad Men‘s first ACE Eddie Award nomination. Wilson will face off against the editors of ABC’s Nashville, NBC’s Smash and AMC’s own Breaking Bad for the award.
The awards will be presented during a ceremony on Sat., Feb. 16 in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.
This week, CNN tells showrunners what they can learn from Mad Men, while Elisabeth Moss stars in Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake. Plus, catch Christina Hendricks and Vincent Kartheiser in new projects this summer. Read on for more Mad Men news:
• Citing Mad Men‘s (and The Walking Dead‘s) success, CNN suggests showrunners pay heed to lessons like, “Don’t be afraid to kill off a character.”
• The Hollywood Reporter covers Elisabeth Moss’ appearance on a panel about filming Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake. The Los Angeles Times and Zap2it were also there. Indiewire has some stills of Moss in the project.
• The Los Angeles Times reports that the Directors Guild of America has nominated Jennifer Getzinger for her direction of the Season 5 premiere, “A Little Kiss.” E! Online provides a complete list of nominees.
Today the Directors Guild of America announced their nominees for the 65th annual DGA awards, and Mad Men director Jennifer Getzinger was honored with a nod in the Dramatic Series category for her work on the Season 5 episode, “A Little Kiss.”
The nomination is Getzinger’s third, having received recognition for Mad Men previously in 2009 and 2010. For this year’s award, Getzinger will face the directors of Showtime’s Homeland, HBO’s The Newsroom and AMC’s own Breaking Bad.
The winners will be announced at the DGA Awards dinner on Sat., Feb. 2 in Los Angeles.
The Cinema Audio Society announced their nominees for the 49th Annual CAS Awards and Mad Men‘s Peter Bentley, Ken Teaney, and Alec St. John have been honored with a nod in the Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing, Television Series – One Hour category.
The nomination, the third for Mad Men, is for their work on Season 5 Episode 12, “Commissions and Fees”. Also competing in the Television Series category are HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones, Showtime’s Homeland and AMC’s own Breaking Bad.
The Cinema Audio Society is a philanthropic, non-profit organization formed in 1964 for the purpose of sharing information with sound professionals in the motion picture and television industry.
The awards will be presented during a ceremony on Sat., Feb. 16th at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.