New York, New York – December 18, 2008 – Nominations for the 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® for outstanding performances in 2008 in five film and eight primetime television categories were announced this morning. On the heels of receiving three Golden Globe® nominations, AMC’s award-winning, critically acclaimed drama series "Mad Men" was honored in three categories:
- Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series for Jon Hamm
- Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for Elisabeth Moss
- Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series which includes: Hamm, Moss, January Jones, Vincent Kartheiser, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Michael Gladis, Aaron Staton, Rich Sommer, Bryan Batt, Mark Moses, and Alison Brie.
The following is a statement from AMC President and General Manager, Charlie Collier:
"We thank the Screen Actors Guild for these prestigious nominations and congratulate the entire cast and crew of ’Mad Men’ on the well-served recognition of their many accomplishments this season.
"The performances of Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss and the spectacular cast of actors in the ensemble have taken the complex characters created by Matthew Weiner and brought them to life. We are so proud of the incredible talent associated with this program and view this recognition as further acknowledgement of AMC’s commitment to storytelling excellence."
Mad Men was honored last week with three Golden Globe® nominations for Best Television Series, Drama, Best Lead Actor in a Television Series – Drama for Jon Hamm, and Best Lead Actress in a Television Series – Drama for January Jones. In addition to Globe nominations, Mad Men was recently nominated by the Writers Guild Association in the category of Best Dramatic Series, and by the Producer Guild Association for The Norman Felton Producer of the Year Award in Episodic Television – Drama.