On Thursday, AMC’s period drama “Mad Men” was nominated for 17 Emmy Awards, the most of any show this year (along with FX’s “American Horror Story”). It was nominated for six acting awards, including the stars Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Christina Hendricks and Jared Harris, and three writing awards. And for its fifth consecutive season it was nominated for outstanding drama; if it wins, it will surpass records set by “The West Wing, “L. A. Law” and “Hill Street Blues,” which each won that category in four consecutive years.
Matthew Weiner, the creator and show runner of “Mad Men,” talks about the show’s latest round of nominations and the potential of making Emmy history.