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Mad Men Lands Five Critics’ Choice Nominations


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.

The nominations are part of 11 garnered by AMC this year, with five nominations going to Breaking Bad and one to The Pitch.

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.

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