AMC’s ‘Mad Men’ makes history with Emmy nomination success

The smoking, drinking and sexism of Mad Men has made Emmy Award history after bagging 16 nominations and securing a shot at the prestigious Outstanding Drama Series gong.

The critically acclaimed show, set in a 1960s advertising agency, and Damages, an American legal drama, are the first basic-cable programmes ever to be nominated for the best series award.

The nods mark a turning point for the 60-year-old Primetime Emmys, which have only ever awarded the Outstanding Drama Series gong to free-to-air American shows and those from the fee-charging, premium cable network HBO.

(Times Online UK)

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