Mad Men is one of the most critically acclaimed and influential TV dramas of all time. But don’t just take our word for it: The Emmy Awards recognized the series with 116 nominations and 16 wins — including four straight wins for Outstanding Drama Series — over the course of the show’s seven-season run. AMC has curated a special collection of full episodes that helped the show earn its award recognition. Check out these memorable episodes:
“Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” (Season 1, Episode 1)
The episode that started it all. The pilot, which introduced the world to Don Draper’s skills in the boardroom and the bedroom, won three Emmys — for writing, art direction and cinematography — and also earned nominations for directing and costuming.
“The Wheel” (Season 1, Episode 13)
As Thanksgiving approaches, Don struggles to balance his life at work with life at home, and just as Peggy earns a new opportunity at the agency, she receives some shocking personal news. This episode was nominated alongside “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” for writing.
“The Mountain King” (Season 2, Episode 12)
While in Southern California, Don, aka Dick Whitman, meets up with the widow of the real Don Draper. Meanwhile, Pete’s marital troubles threaten a Sterling Cooper account and Joan introduces her future husband to her co-workers. This episode was among the collection that helped Season 2 win Outstanding Drama Series in 2009.
“Shut the Door. Have a Seat” (Season 3, Episode 13)
After learning that Sterling Cooper is about to be acquired by rival firm McCann Erickson, Don and the other partners devise a plan to start their own agency. This episode won for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series and was also nominated for cinematography as well as Robert Morse’s guest actor performance.
“The Suitcase” (Season 4, Episode 7)
On the night of the Muhammad Ali-Sonny Liston fight, Don and Peggy work late to solve a problem for their client Samsonite. Emotions and tempers flare as Don receives sad news from afar and Peggy speaks her mind about the way Don treats her. This episode was nominated for writing, editing and sound mixing.
Check out the special collection of Emmy-nominated Mad Men episodes, available on Xbox One, Apple TV, Roku, AMC mobile apps and amc.com, before they’re gone on April 8.Read More