AMC Garners Three Golden Globe Nominations

Drama Series "Mad Men" Recognized in Best Drama Series, Lead Actor and Lead Actress Categories by Hollywood Foreign Press Association

New York, NY – December 15, 2009 – This morning, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominees for the 67th Annual Golden Globe® Awards. AMC’s critically acclaimed, award-winning original drama "Mad Men" was honored with three nominations.

The following is a statement on behalf of AMC President and General Manager Charlie Collier:

"We are thrilled to receive this incredible recognition for ’Mad Men’ from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and congratulate Matthew Weiner and his entire writing and producing teams for yet again raising the bar for excellence in television drama.

"’Mad Men had a thrilling third season, expertly acted out by Jon Hamm and January Jones, and we congratulate them on their well-deserved nominations. Their stellar portrayals of Don and Betty Draper were complex, emotional and simply astounding.

"When AMC introduced original series to our audience, we did so with the goal of finding and creating the best storytelling on television. Today’s honors reaffirm and strengthen the network’s commitment to bring the best cinematic original programming to television."

AMC’s nominations include:

  • Best Television Series – Drama: "Mad Men"
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama: JON HAMM, "Mad Men"
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama: JANUARY JONES, "Mad Men"

At last year’s Golden Globes®, AMC received the award for Best Television Series Drama for "Mad Men," which marked the second year in a row the series won in this category. In 2007, "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm won for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama. In 2006, AMC received three Golden Globe® nominations for the network’s first-ever original movie event, "Broken Trail." The miniseries starring Robert Duvall and Thomas Hayden Church went on to garner several industry awards including four Primetime Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Miniseries, Outstanding Lead Actor, Outstanding Supporting Actor, and Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries.

About "Mad Men"
"Mad Men" burst onto the scene when it debuted on AMC in July 2007 and quickly became one of the most talked about series on television. Set in 1960s New York, "Mad Men" is a sexy and provocative original drama that follows the lives of the ruthlessly competitive men and women of Madison Avenue advertising. Created by Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winner Matthew Weiner, the show’s cast includes: Golden Globe®-winner Jon Hamm, January Jones, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, Christina Hendricks, and John Slattery and guest stars legendary stage and screen actor Robert Morse. "Mad Men" is produced by Lionsgate in association with AMC.

About AMC
AMC reigns as the only basic cable network to win back-to-back Primetime Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Drama Series and Golden Globe® Awards for Best Television Series – Drama and boasts a comprehensive library of the most entertaining movies of all time. Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade or creating acclaimed original productions, the AMC experience is an uncompromising celebration of great stories. AMC’s original stories include the Emmy® Award-winning dramas "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad," the miniseries "The Prisoner" and insightful non-scripted programming such as AMC News. AMC further demonstrates its commitment to the art of storytelling with curated movie franchises like AMC Hollywood Icon and AMC Complete Collection. Available in more than 95 million homes (Source: Nielsen Media Research), AMC is a subsidiary of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, which includes sister networks IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv and Wedding Central. AMC is available across all platforms including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Story Matters HereSM.

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