“Mad Men” is close to set a new Emmy Awards record, given the large number of nods they received at the 64th annual Primetime Emmy nominations. “New Girl” and “Girls”, the other most-appreciated series, could receive honors for the first time, according to Reuters.
The Emmy Awards Nominations have been announced and it looks like “Mad Men” could win the biggest number of nods this year. The AMC’s saga about the ad executive Don Draper and the 1960s America received four nominations for best drama series being in competition with “Hill Street Blues,” “L.A. Law” and “The West Wing”. If “Mad Men” gets a fifth nomination on Thursday morning it will set a new record at the prestigious event.
There are many competitors at the comedy series category, but “New Girl” and “Girls” seem to be the most appreciated, so far. The success that the HBO series, “Girls” is enjoying at present is partially due to the fact that the TV serial was inspired by “Sex and the City” which was one of the biggest Emmy favorite. ABC’s “Modern Family” is also expected to extend its streak thanks to its stars, such as, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell and Eric Stonestreet.
“Downtown Abbey” the British serial created by PBS was named the best miniseries last year. This year, however, the soap-opera has been included in the drama category competing against “Mad Men”, “Boardwalk Empire”, “The Good Wife” and “Game of Thrones”.
The ceremony will be hosted on September 23, on ABC, whereas the nominations were supposed to be announced by co-hosts Jimmy Kimmel and Kerry Washington from “Scandal”. Unfortunately, Kerry Washington could not leave the East coast because of the bad weather conditions and his place was eventually taken by Jimmy Kimmel. “The Parks and Recreation” star will most likely watch the ceremony live on the Emmys website at 5:40 a.m. PST on Thursday.