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.