'Mad Men' Heads Best Drama Nods for Primetime Emmys


Can a basic-cable series about the professional and personal lives of a 1960s advertising shop surpass three of television's most heralded series and win a record fifth best drama series trophy?

The TV world will find out on Sept. 23 during the 64th annual Primetime Emmys on ABC, as AMC's Mad Men, which has captured the honor the past four seasons running, has once again been nominated for best drama series.

Matt Weiner's series about Don Draper and crew will have to top fellow AMC skein Breaking Bad, HBO's Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones, Showtime's Homeland and PBS's Downton Abbey.

If it does triumph, Mad Men will move past Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law and The West Wing, all of which have also claimed four best drama wins.