July 21, 2008 / 6:18 AM / 10 years ago

TV critics "Mad" for AMC drama

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The nation’s TV critics have named AMC’s Emmy-nominated series “Mad Men” outstanding new program and the year’s best drama.

Cast member John Slattery gestures during a panel for the AMC television series "Mad Men" at the Television Critics Association 2008 summer press tour in Beverly Hills, California July 9, 2008. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

The period drama about advertising executives was honored during the Television Critics Assn’s annual ceremony at the Beverly Hilton on Saturday.

NBC’s “30 Rock” took the top prize for comedy, while star and creator Tina Fey won for individual achievement in comedy.

The other double-winner was HBO’s “John Adams,” which won for best movie, miniseries or special. Its star, Paul Giamatti, was honored for individual achievement in a drama.

The awards were announced two days after the shows picked up multiple Emmy nominations.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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