AFI has honored AMC’s Breaking Bad and Mad Men as two of its Television Programs of the Year for 2013. This marks the fifth time Breaking Bad has been selected as a Program of the Year by the American Film Institute and the sixth selection for Mad Men. 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 FX’s The Americans, HBO’s Game of Thrones and Veep, CBS’s The Good Wife, Netflix’s House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black, Showtime’s Masters of Sex, and ABC’s Scandal.
The AFI will celebrate the honorees at a luncheon on Fri., Jan. 10.
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 Television Critics Association announced their nominees for the 2012 TCA Awards, and Mad Men was honored with a total of three nominations in the Outstanding Achievement in Drama, Program of the Year and Outstanding Individual Achievement in Drama categories.
The nominations are part of six total that AMC received this year, with Breaking Bad earning nods in the exact same categories.
In the Drama and Program of the Year categories, Mad Men and Breaking Bad will face such competition as HBO’s Game of Thrones, Showtime’s Homeland, FX’s Justified, and PBS’ Downton Abbey.
Jon Hamm received a nomination in the Outstanding Individual Achievement category (his fourth nomination after winning the award in 2011), for which he’ll face Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston, Homeland‘s Claire Danes, Game of Thrones‘s Peter Dinklage and American Horror Story‘s Jessica Lange.
The awards will be presented during a non-televised ceremony Sat., Jul. 28 during the TCA summer press tour.
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.
Today’s PGA nomination marks the fourth consecutive year that Mad Men has been recognized by the Producers Guild of America. The series is again up for the Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama Award. Other series in the running for the prestigious award include Boardwalk Empire (HBO), Dexter (Showtime), Game of Thrones (HBO) and The Good Wife (CBS).
The Producers Guild Awards will be held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sat., Jan. 21.
Mad Men picked up its fourth win for Outstanding Drama Series at the 63rd annual Primetime Emmys tonight. The record-tying win — previously only Hill Street Blues and The West Wing have won this award four years in a row — had series creator Matthew Weiner singling out the writing staff and cast for their contributions via a brief acceptance speech: “We all get to go to work tomorrow and that’s all we ever wanted to do.” Mad Men faced stiff competition for the statuette. The drama won out over Showtime’s Dexter, CBS’s The Good Wife, DirecTV’s Friday Night Lights and HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones.
This weekend, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences held the 2011 Creative Arts Emmys and Mad Men walked home with the award for Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series for the Season 4 episode “Christmas Comes But Once A Year.”
The award was presented to Department Head Hairstylist Sean Flanigan and his team, who together beat out hairstyling teams
from HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones, and Fox’s Glee. Mad Men has received this award twice previously, for Season 2′s “The Gold Violin” and Season 3′s Episode 8, “Souvenir.”
AMC’s The Walking Dead also took home a Creative Arts Emmy this year, for Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup. (Click here to learn more about The Walking Dead‘s award.)
Mad Men and The Killing are both up for Primetime Emmy Awards which will be broadcast this Sun., Sep. 18 on