or


[07/17/08 - 04:59 PM]
AMC Garners Most Emmy Nominations for Any Basic Cable Network
"This is a milestone moment for AMC," said the network's Charlie Collier.

[via press release from AMC]

AMC Garners Most Emmy Nominations for Any Basic Cable Network

Nominated for 20 Emmy Awards for Original Series Mad Men and Breaking Bad

Mad Men Garners Most Emmy Noninations for Original Drama Series, Including Outstanding Original Drama Series

Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) Nominated for Outstanding Male Lead Actor in a Drama Series

John Slattery Nominated for Outstanding Male Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

New York, New York - July 17, 2008 - The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced this morning the 60th Annual EMMY nominations, recognizing AMC with 20 Emmy nominations, the most of any basic cable network. AMC's first original drama series Mad Men received 16 nominations, the most for any drama series, including Outstanding Drama series, Outstanding Lead Actor (Jon Hamm) and Outstanding Supporting Actor in Drama Series (John Slattery). AMC's Breaking Bad received four Emmy Nominations, including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Bryan Cranston (his first Emmy nomination in the Drama Category).

The following is a statement from AMC General Manager and Executive Vice President Charlie Collier:

"This is a milestone moment for AMC. To be considered among the best on television by the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences for network's original series, Mad Men and Breaking Bad, is a truly distinct honor.

"We congratulate all the Mad Men nominees, including Matthew Weiner, Jon Hamm and John Slattery. The dedicated production team and the truly spectacular cast of actors on Mad Men have crafted a remarkable, unique work.

"We congratulate Vince Gilligan on Breaking Bad's nominations and Bryan Cranston for his incredible performance, earning him his first Emmy nomination as a Lead Actor in the Drama category.

"This recognition is an acknowledgement of AMC's dedication to excellence and high-quality programming, and we look forward to upholding this standard.

"In the words of Mad Men's Don Draper, "Who couldn't be happy with all this?"

Mad Men's first season has been honored with a number of industry awards, including two 2008 Golden Globe awards (Best TV Series - Drama and Best Performance by an Actor in a Drama Series for Jon Hamm), and a Peabody Award, among numerous other accolades.

About Mad Men

Mad Men is a smart and cinematic drama about the professional lives, social mores and sexual exploits of advertising executives on Madison Avenue circa 1960, when the industry was at its height of glamour, power, and prestige. The setting is the Sterling Cooper agency, which sells everything from cigarettes to political candidates. The protagonist, Don Draper, is a fast-rising creative director whose smooth exterior conceals any number of secrets. The show's cast includes: Jon Hamm (The Day the Earth Stood Still), Elisabeth Moss ("The West Wing"), Vincent Kartheiser ("Angel"), January Jones (Three Burials of Meliquiades Estrada), Christina Hendricks ("Kevin Hill"), and John Slattery (Flags of Our Fathers).

Lionsgate, the leading independent filmed entertainment studio, produces the series with AMC's Christina Wayne, SVP of Scripted Original Programming, and Vlad Wolynetz, VP of Production, Series and Movies, overseeing the development and production of the drama.

Mad Men served as AMC's first-ever foray into original scripted drama series and received unprecedented accolades from the press including being deemed "the smartest and the most compelling television show of the year" by GQ. The series' second season premieres Sunday, July 27 at 10pm ET.

About AMC

AMC is a multi-platform network that celebrates classic movies and high-quality scripted series. Among the elite services available in nearly 93 million homes (Source: Nielsen Media Research), AMC defines what it means to be a classic movie network today, creating a distinctive viewing experience that celebrates all that is enduringly cool, personal and powerfully relevant about movies. AMC's comprehensive library of popular movies strike a meaningful chord with its audience, and its critically-acclaimed slate of originals all have a cinematic quality that allow them to complement and be complemented by some of the best movies of all time. AMC is a subsidiary of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, which includes sister networks IFC, WE tv and Sundance Channel. AMC is THE FUTURE OF CLASSIC.





  [july 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· BREAKING BAD (AMC)
· MAD MEN (AMC)





[05/27/16 - 10:31 AM]
AMC Is Now Home to Five of the Top 10 Shows on Cable TV and Two of the Top Three Cable Premieres This Television Season
AMC spins the numbers for the season to date.

[05/27/16 - 10:07 AM]
Pittsburgh Penguins Host San Jose Sharks in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final Monday, May 30 - Memorial Day - at 8 P.M. ET on NBC
The Sharks advanced to their first Stanley Cup Final in franchise history with a 5-2 win in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final vs. St. Louis, while Pittsburgh advanced with a 2-1 win in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

[05/27/16 - 08:28 AM]
Night 1 of "500 Questions" Dominates Its Thursday Unscripted Competition
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 26.

[05/27/16 - 08:23 AM]
NBC's "The Red Nose Day Special" Draws a 0.6/2 and 2.155 Million Viewers Overall
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 26.

[05/27/16 - 07:11 AM]
Destination America Steps Into the Darkest Town in America in the All-New Series "Ghosts of Shepherdstown"
The six-part series launches Sunday, June 12 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[05/27/16 - 06:00 AM]
2nd Annual Red Nose Day Raises Over $31.5 Million for Kids in Need, Over 70 Stars Join NBC for Live Charity Event "The Red Nose Day Special"
Elton John, Julia Roberts, Jack Black, Ellen DeGeneres, Tracy Morgan, Blake Shelton, Will Ferrell and Zac Efron were among the many celebrities who appeared in the live, two-hour charity television event.

[05/26/16 - 03:11 PM]
ITV and Hulu Commission Exciting Eight-Part Drama Series "Harlots"
Acclaimed actresses Samantha Morton, Lesley Manville and Jessica Brown Findlay are set to star in the series, which will be produced by Monumental Pictures.

[05/26/16 - 02:37 PM]
"Comedy Bang! Bang!" Gets "Weird" with a One-Week Free Preview of This Season's Premiere Episode
IFC is previewing the first episode of this upcoming season free on IFC.com, through the IFC mobile app, On Demand and wherever the internet lives one week before it premieres on IFC on Friday, June 3.

[05/26/16 - 02:32 PM]
"Brett Gelman's Dinner in America" Special Premieres Friday, July 1st at Midnight (ET/PT) on Adult Swim
The premise is simple: A roundtable discussion in which Brett attempts to engage four distinguished actors - Loretta Devine, Shareeka Epps, Joe Morton and Mack Wilds - in an open forum on racism.

[05/26/16 - 01:43 PM]
AMC.com Releases the Director's Commentary on the "Preacher" Pilot
Series executive producers and directors Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg give viewers an exclusive inside look at the premiere episode.

[05/26/16 - 12:52 PM]
CBS to Finish "Angel from Hell," "Rush Hour" Runs on Saturday Nights
Look for the former to return on Saturday, July 2 while the latter will resume on Saturday, July 23.

[05/26/16 - 12:41 PM]
Video: Showtime(R) Drops the New Trailer for Its Music Series "Roadies," The First Original Series from Oscar(R) Winner Cameron Crowe
The series gives an insider's look at the reckless, romantic, funny and often poignant lives of a committed group of roadies who live for music and the de facto family they've formed along the way.

[05/26/16 - 12:07 PM]
Michael Bloom Joins TBS & TNT as Senior Vice President of Unscripted Series and Specials
Most recently, Bloom was instrumental in forging the architecture for ELeague, the new eSports co-venture between Turner and WME | IMG.

[05/26/16 - 12:03 PM]
Kobe Bryant Named "Athlete of the Decade" by Spike TV
Spike TV proudly honors the Lakers' iconic superstar with its first ever "Athlete of the Decade" award to be presented at the network's 10th Annual "Guys Choice" event.

[05/26/16 - 12:02 PM]
WGN America's "Outsiders" Star David Morse Throws Out First Pitch at the Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Game, In Celebration of the Start of Production on the Hit Series' Season Two
Morse's first pitch comes on the heels of Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto declaring Wednesday, May 18 "Outsiders Day," with a proclamation ceremony at City Hall.