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Emmy Awards 2010: 'Mad Men' wins Outstanding Drama Series

08/29/2010 by Corinne Heller

Christina Hendricks in a scene from 'Mad Men. (Photo courtesy of AMC)
Mad Men won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series on Sunday, sweeping the title for a third year.

The AMC series beat nominees Dexter, The Good Wife, LOST, True Blood and Breaking Bad.

Mad Men is set in the 1960s and stars Jon Hamm as the troubled, boozing, often womanizing and usually always charismatic partner in a New York City ad firm. Mad Men's fourth season began in July.

The show was nominated for 17 Emmys this year and won four of them - including Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series, Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-camera Series and Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series. Mad Men has has won a total of 13 Emmy Awards and has been nominated for 49.

The show once featured a character called Salvatore Romano, a homosexual employee of the ad firm who was ousted out of the company after he rejected the advances of a male client. Asked backstage in the press room if Romano would return to the show, Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner said: "Real fans of the show dont want to know, they want to watch every week, and they should."

Real fans of the show dont want to know, they want to watch every week, and they should.

The show has found a fan in U.S. President Barack Obama. Mad Men has inspired its own line of Barbie dolls and Hendricks has been praised by a UK minister as a positive role model for women.

Check out a full list of winners at the 2010 Emmy Awards.

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