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On Sun., Feb. 17, the Writers Guild of America honored Mad Men with a Writers Guild Award for Best Episodic Drama. Written by Semi Chellas and series creator Matthew Weiner, Season 5's Episode 11 "The Other Woman" beat out four Breaking Bad episodes -- "Fifty-One" written by Sam Catlin, "Dead Freight" written by George Mastras, "Buyout" written by Gennifer Hutchison, and "Say My Name" written by Thomas Schnauz -- as well as Homeland's "New Car Smell" written by Meredith Stiehm.
The win is one of three garnered by AMC as Breaking Bad picked up the award for Best Dramatic Series and The Walking Dead: Cold Storage webisodes won for Outstanding Achievement in Writing Derivative New Media.
Today the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced its nominees for the 70th Golden Globe Awards, and Mad Men's Jon Hamm has once again been honored with a nomination in the Best Performance by an Actor, Drama category (which he won in 2007).
Hamm's nomination -- his fifth for Mad Men -- is one of three Golden Globe nominations for AMC this year: Breaking Bad also landed a nod in the Best Drama Series category and Bryan Cranston will compete with Hamm in the Best Actor category.
Hamm and Cranston will face fierce competition for the Best Actor award: Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom), and Damian Lewis (Homeland) are also nominated.
The awards will be announced at a ceremony broadcast live from the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles on Sun., Jan. 13 on NBC at 8/7c.
AFI lauded Mad Men as one of its Television Programs of the Year for 2012. Mad Men now tops the list as the most recognized honoree, with 2012 marking the fifth time that AMC's four time Emmy-winning drama has appeared in the American Film Institute's almanac. The awards were created as a way to preserve and honor America's cultural legacy in the moving image arts. Also recognized in the Television Programs of the Year category were two other shows from AMC -- Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead -- as well as American Horror Story (FX), Game Change (HBO), Game of Thrones (HBO), Girls (HBO), Homeland (Showtime), Louie (FX) and Modern Family (ABC). AFI's Movies of the Year for 2012 were Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, The Dark Knight Rises, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Moonrise Kingdom, Silver Linings Playbook, and Zero Dark Thirty.
The AFI will celebrate the honorees at a luncheon on Fri., Jan. 11.
Last night the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) hosted the second annual Critic's Choice Awards and Mad Men's Christina Hendricks was honored with her second consecutive win of Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for the role of Joan Harris.
The actress faced stiff competition for the win, beating out such heavyweights as Christine Baranski (The Good Wife), Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire), and AMC's own Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad).
The award is part of three garnered by AMC this year -- the most of any cable network -- with Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston (Walter White) and Giancarlo Esposito (Gustavo Fring) picking up wins in the Best Actor in a Drama Series and Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series categories, respectively.
Today the Broadcast Television Journalists Association announced their nominees for the second annual Critics' Choice Television Awards, and Mad Men was honored with five nominations across categories such as Best Actor and Actress in a Drama Series, Best Supporting Actor and Actress in a Drama Series and Best Drama Series.
In the Best Drama category, Mad Men will compete with HBO's Game of Thrones, Showtime's Homeland, PBS's Downton Abbey, CBS's The Good Wife and AMC's own Breaking Bad for the award.
In the acting categories, Jon Hamm (Don Draper), Elisabeth Moss (Peggy Olson), John Slattery (Roger Sterling) and Christina Hendricks (Joan Harris) are all nominated, facing such actors as Game of Thrones's Peter Dinklage, The Good Wife's Julianna Margulies and Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston, Giancarlo Esposito, Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn for their respective awards.
The second annual Critics' Choice Television Awards will be presented June 18.