Matthew Weiner received the 2014 International Emmy Founders Award, as presented with introductions by Christina Hendricks and John Slattery. Earlier in the day, Matt lauded his cast, mused about Mad Men and pondered the future. Variety printed his comments about the show’s international appeal (via Polly Draper). (here’s the full list of winners for the 2014 International Emmys.)
AMC gave the main cast of Mad Men Vespas as a lovely parting gift. (via Polly Draper)
Digital Spy has pics of Jon Hamm in the Black Mirror Christmas special.
Vincent Kartheiser–and his normal hair–are featured with Olivia Thirlby in the trailer for Red Knot, which opens Dec. 5th.
Teyonah Parris talked to EURweb about Dawn’s role on Mad Men.
Bryan Batt sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Superdome for Monday Night Football. Sadly, no link.
The Walking Dead producer Gale Anne Hurd talked to IGN about what to expect from what is being touted as a hugely significant midseason finale, as well as on some of the character shifts, decisions, and mistakes from the last several episodes.
Melissa McBride (Carol) teases the midseason finale at Zap2It.
Reedus and McBride, incidentally, have written and sung the theme song for a Carol/Daryl spinoff.
Josh McDermitt (Eugene) talks to AMC about embracing his mullet and keeping his character’s secret.
Seth Gilliam talks to Entertainment Weekly about Father Gabriel.
Hell on Wheels showrunner John Wirth talks about what to expect in Season 5 and his favorite scenes from the series’ first four seasons.
Anson Mount tells Entertainment Weekly a story about receiving advice from Jon Hamm (with a cameo from Aaron Paul).
The Crawley family will embark on a holiday to another castle in the upcoming two-hour Christmas special of Downton Abbey, set in the early fall of 1924.
Director David Dobkin (The Judge, Wedding Crashers, The Change-Up, Shanghai Knights) had joined AMC’s martial arts drama Badlands (working title) as series director and an executive producer.
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