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    This morning the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced their nominees for the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, and Mad Men is leading the pack with 19 nominations.

    The sharply observed view of 1960s America has a chance to repeat for a fourth time as TV's best drama, while sharply dressed stars Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss will compete for lead acting honors. Other leading nominees include the Prohibition-era drama Boardwalk Empire, sitcom Modern Family, Saturday Night Live" and fantasy saga Game of Thrones.

    Mad Men of course has won best drama statuette three years running, but last years season was watched by less than $3 million viewers, seemingly opening the door for the wildly popular Game of Thrones.

    The Emmy ceremony is sch…

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    The price of being like a celebrity may be going up.

    That's because the price of a main ingredient in Don Draper's favored cocktail the Old Fashioned may be going up.

    Bloomberg News has just reported that the U.K. government is seeking to abolish the tax relief on Angostura Bitters.

    For those unfamiliar with the Prohibited era drink, the ingredients in the Old Fashioned are:

    • 1 shot rye
    • half-slice of orange
    • 1 tsp sugar (or simple syrup)
    • Angostura bitters

    Angostura Bitters is a blend of herbs and spices made by Trinidad-based Angostura Ltd. that to date has been exempt from U.K. import duty. If the measure passes it could add as much as 2.28 pounds ($3.74) to the price of a single bottle. Yikes!

    Is drinking like Don Draper going to still be worth it? …

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    We recently brought you behind the scenes photos of Jon Hamm being directed from Season 1 of Mad Men. And now the man playing TV's most lovable scoundrel Don Draper is slated to get behind the camera as well.

    TV Line has just reported that the Golden Globe winner will direct the premier of the highly anticipated Season 5 of Mad Men.

    In case you were wondering, it's not the first time an actor from Mad Men has taken up this challenge. Fellow actor John Slattery directed an episode from Season 4. This will be Jon's directorial debut and he's clearly taking his new role very seriously. He told TV Line that "it's a very exciting challenge that I'm looking forward to with a mixture of utter fear and excitement."

    Jon has been branching out from ac…

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    So if you love the show Mad Men, chances are that you've seen AMC's production photos from Season 2 and Season 3. You've probably watched the "Inside Mad Men" video interviews for Season 4. But deep down you've had a sense that something has been missing...Well, we're here to make you complete with behind-the-scenes still from Season 1!

    Check out the gallery of ten new photos from the season that started it all, including Don and Betty in bed, the Sterling Cooper staff in the old offices, and Series Creator Matthew Weiner giving Elisabeth Moss some notes for the Season 1 Finale.


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