AMC Makes History as the First Cable Network Ever to Win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series for “Mad Men” for Four Consecutive Years



Los Angeles, CA – September 18, 2011 – On Sunday, September 18, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced the winners for the 63rd Annual Emmy® Awards, with AMC making history again as the first cable network ever to win Outstanding Drama Series for its original series, “Mad Men,” for four consecutive years.

“Mad Men” and “The Walking Dead” also captured Creative Arts Emmys, which were awarded last weekend, including Outstanding Hairstyling for the “Mad Men” episode Christmas Comes But Once a Year, and Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie or a Special for “The Walking Dead” episode Days Gone Bye.

The most Emmy-nominated basic cable network, AMC received a total of three Awards. Since 2007, the network has garnered 26 Emmy wins.

“Mad Men’s” 2011 Emmy® Award wins include:

  • Outstanding Drama Series

    AMC – Lionsgate Television
    Matthew Weiner (Executive Producer), Scott Hornbacher (Executive Producer), Andre Jacquemetton (Co-Executive Producer), Maria Jacquemetton (Co-Executive Producer), Dahvi Waller (Producer), Jonathan Abrahams (Producer), Dwayne Shattuck (Producer), Blake McCormick (Producer)

  • Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series (Christmas Comes But Once a Year Episode): Sean Flanigan, Department Head Hairstylist; Gloria Casny, Key Hairstylist; Lucia Mace, Key Hairstylist; Theraesa Rivers, Additional Hairstylist; Jules Holdren, Additional Hairstylist

“The Walking Dead’s” 2011 Emmy® Award win includes:

  • Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie or a Special Days Gone Bye

    Greg Nicotero, Special Makeup Effects Department Head, Andy Schoneberg, Special Makeup Effects Artist, Garrett Immel, Special Makeup Effects Artist, Jake Garber, Special Makeup Effects Artist, Howard Berger, Prosthetic Designer, Jaremy Aiello, Prosthetic Designer

About “Mad Men"
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 and executive produced by Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winner Matthew Weiner, the show’s cast includes: Golden Globe®-winner Jon Hamm, January Jones, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Jared Harris, Rich Sommer, Aaron Staton, Robert Morse and Kiernan Shipka. Lionsgate, the leading independent filmed entertainment studio, produces the series.

About “The Walking Dead”
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, “The Walking Dead” tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home. The series stars Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Jeffrey DeMunn, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs and Norman Reedus. “The Walking Dead” season two premieres Sunday, October 16 on AMC.

About AMC
AMC reigns as the only cable network in history to ever win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series three years in a row, as well as the Golden Globe® Award for Best Television Series – Drama for three consecutive years. Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade or creating acclaimed original programming, the AMC experience is an uncompromising celebration of great stories. AMC’s original stories include “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad,” “The Walking Dead,” “The Killing” and “Hell on Wheels.” AMC further demonstrates its commitment to the art of storytelling with AMC’s Docu-Stories, a slate of unscripted original series, as well as curated movie franchises like AMC’s Can’t Get Enough and AMC’s Crazy About. Available in more than 97 million homes (Source: Nielsen Media Research), AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, Sundance Channel and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Story Matters HereTM.

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