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OTRC: Emmys 2011: 'Mad Men' wins Outstanding Drama Series award

Elisabeth Moss, Jon Hamm and Christina Hendricks appear in a promotional photo for the AMC series 'Mad Men.' (AMC)

"Mad Men" won the 2011 Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series on Sunday, September 18, for the fourth year in a row.

The 1960s-themed AMC series stars Jon Hamm as Don Draper, a suave ad firm executive. It also features actresses Christina Hendricks, January Jones and Elisabeth Moss.

"Mad Men" beat nominees "Friday Night Lights," "Dexter," "Game of Thrones," "The Good Wife" and "Boardwalk Empire."

"Mad Men" has been nominated for more than 68 Emmys since its 2007 debut and had up until this year won 13 awards. Hamm has been nominated four times for his role, including this year, but lost to Kyle Chandler of "Friday Night Lights."

Hendricks and Moss, who plays Draper's co-workers, were also nominated for Emmys this year.

Earlier this year, creator Mattew Weiner struck a $30 million deal with AMC to renew "Mad Men" for at least two more seasons, following lengthy negotiations that helped delay the start date of the upcoming fifth season to March 2012. AMC said "Mad Men" could end after season 7.

Hamm himself signed a new 3-year contract to continue to play Draper on the show.

The 2011 Emmy Awards ceremony was held at L.A. Live's Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 18 and was hosted by "Glee" actress Jane Lynch. Check out a full list of nominees and winners.

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