Mad Men Emmy Nominations

Well the news is in and it is a fantastic achievement yet again for Mad Men (and the rest of AMC) at the Emmys. We already know Mad Men has the accolade of being the only cable television show to win Outstanding Drama Series 4 years in a row. This year their run of success continues. It remains the most Emmy nominated show on TV with another 12 nominations this year!

Well done Mad Men!

Here is a list of nominations:

Outstanding Drama Series – Mad Men
Outstanding Lead Actor – Jon Hamm
Outstanding Actress – Elizabeth Moss
Outstanding Support Actress – Christina Hendricks
Outstanding Guest Actor – Robert Morse, Harry Hamlin
Outstanding Guest Actress – Linda Cardellini
Outstanding Cinematography – Christopher Manley
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing – Chris Figler
Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series – Theresa Rivers, Arturo Rojas, David Blair, Jules Holdren
Outstanding Makeup For A Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic) – Lana Horochowski, Ron Pipes. Ken Neiderbaumer, Maurine Burke, Cyndilee Rice
Outstanding Sound Mixing – Peter Bentley, Alec St. John, Sean Rush, Joe Earle, Doug Andham

An outstanding list for an outstanding show! Congratulations Matt Weiner and everyone involved. Good luck on the night, Mad Men!

Welcome to new Mad Men Blog!

Hello and welcome to the new Mad Men blog. This is where I shall be posting things I see here and there about Mad Men (sometimes interesting and fun stuff) and also some of my own thoughts about the show (probably less interesting!) but hopefully there’s a few things here and there you will find interesting.

To get us started – here is a little heads up for a Matthew Weiner interview that recently aired on Jeff Garlin’s ‘By The Way’ podcast. I think it may have been recorded a few years ago from what Weiner is saying, but it is still very interesting. He talks a bit about his own career, his work on The Sopranos and financial difficulties with Mad Men back in the first season. He goes a lot into his life trying to make it as a TV writer which is really interesting. He also recounts the story of getting literally kicked in the butt while writing for a sitcom pre-Mad Men, and how it wasn’t the low point of his career! Very informative and very funny.

Here’s the link: http://www.earwolf.com/episode/matthew-weiner/

Also I stumbled upon an interview with Elizabeth Moss (aka Peggy Olsen) on NPR’s Fresh Air. She talks about being Peggy, going for the auditions and what she feels about her character on Mad Men. Again, very interesting and she seems like the nicest person.

Here’s the link: http://www.npr.org/2013/07/03/198032876/elisabeth-moss-from-naif-to-player-on-tvs-mad-men

Enjoy!