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Mad Men Makes Television History

“Mad Men” made television history last night with 16 Emmy nods and the award for Outstanding Drama Series. From the AP:

Millions watched “Mad Men” make history as basic cable’s first show to win a best drama award at the 60th annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

The night’s biggest prize belonged to the sleek ’60s drama “Mad Men,” set in the advertising world of Madison Avenue. Such an honor for a show that’s lucky to draw 2 million viewers on a good night signaled that Sunday truly belonged to boutique TV.

“I want to thank all the people that went before us in television to make a show like this because we’re just channeling it every day and we love going to work,” said “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner ’87, who also was honored for drama series writing for the show’s pilot.