How many Emmy nominations did Mad Men receive?”
Tina Fey’s stellar NBC sitcom 30 Rock led all shows and made history with a record 22 nominations. But outside of that network triumph, once again, cable TV dominated the prime-time Emmy award nominations announced Thursday in most major categories. Premium cable channel HBO led the field with a total of 99 nominations, while NBC finished a distant second with 67. HBO ran away from the pack with its superiority in movies and mini-series. Grey Gardens, a film starring Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange as two eccentric relatives of Jacqueline Onassis, earned 17 nominations alone. Taking Chance and Generation Kill, two productions related to the conflict in Iraq, combined for another 21. In an effort to widen the field, the Emmys increased the number of nominees in major categories this year, and there were seven for best drama and best comedy each. Cable swamped the networks in the most prestigious category of best drama. Two of the top drama nominations went to basic cable channel AMC fo
LOS ANGELES — The tiny AMC network has two nominees for best drama, including the 2008 winner “Mad Men.” AMC’s “Breaking Bad” was also among the seven nominees. The series stars Bryan Cranston as a high school chemistry teacher who turns to the drug trade to make a quick buck. “Big Love” on HBO, about man with three wives and families, is another nominee. The legal thriller “Damages” on FX with Glenn Close is a nominee. So is Showtime’s “Dexter,” which stars Michael C. Hall as a blood analysis expert and a serial killer. Two broadcast network shows were among the drama nominees. They include ABC’s complex plane wreck series “Lost” and Fox’s medical drama “House.” Meanwhile, NBC’s “30 Rock” will try to make it three years in a row as the Emmy winner for best comedy. Tina Fey’s series set backstage at a network comedy show was joined by another NBC Thursday night series as a nominee — “The Office.” The Fox animated series “Family Guy” is among the seven best comedy nominees. CBS’ “How I
There was news for nearly every broadcast and cable television network to celebrate at Thursday morning’s announcement of the primetime Emmy Award nominations: a recent rule change by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences increased the number of nominees in major categories to allow for new faces and series to share the spotlight with Emmy veterans. Last year’s winner for outstanding comedy series, “30 Rock,” picked up another 22 nominations this year, including nominations for its stars Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin. And “Mad Men,” which won outstanding drama, received 16 nominations, including nods for its stars Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss. Critical mainstays like “Breaking Bad,” “Damages” and “Dexter” also garnered nominations.