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Emmy voters updated themselves on current events last night by giving Homeland Outstanding Drama Series instead of Mad Men, the first loss for AMC’s veteran series.
All four of the prior seasons of Mad Men won the highest honors at the Emmys, but last night Season 5 fell short.
Entertainment Weekly noted that the show was completely shut out of all the major categories.
Homeland's two leads, Damian Lewis and Claire Danes, beat out Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss respectively. Christina Hendricks lost the best supporting vote to Downton Abbey’s Maggie Smith. Not even Jared Harris, who’s Mad Men character Lane Pryce will not be coming back next season, could break the spell, losing to Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul.
However, Mad Men fans can find solace in that TV Line spoke to Elisabeth Moss on the red carpet, who confirmed that her character Peggy will indeed be returning for Season 6, despite previous reports after a pivotal episode last season.
Creator Matthew Weiner intends to end the show after its seventh season, giving Mad Men two more years to reclaim the throne, and perhaps to finally award Jon Hamm an award.