Mad Men’s season full of acid trips, go-go boots, and suicides wasn’t enough to bring home the Emmy; the fan favorite show was completely shut out at Sunday’s Primetime Emmy Awards.
Not only did Showtime’s Homeland beat out the AMC show to snag the Emmy for best drama, but agelessly handsome Jon Hamm, who plays dashing-yet-flawed Don Draper, lost out to Homeland’s Damian Lewis in the outstanding lead actor in a drama series category. This is the fifth year in a row Hamm’s been nominated, but hasn’t won. Is he on his way to becoming the Susan Lucci of the Primetime Emmys?
Elisabeth Moss, as the show’s resident ad copywriter-slash-feminist Peggy, lost out as best lead actress to another Homeland star, Claire Danes.
Jared Harris, as dismal ad exec Lane, lost out to Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul, who snatched up the best supporting actor award. Christina Hendricks, Mad Men’s va-voomy Joan, lost out in the best supporting actress category to Downton Abbey’s Maggie Smith.