It was truly the end of an era when Mad Men finally finished in May 2015. After seven glorious, and much-lauded, seasons, Don Draper drew his last breath (I mean, I'm kidding. Or am I?), and the ad agency with approximately a million names (Sterling Cooper Draper Price who can even remember?) closed its doors for good. While there's still debate over the end of Mad Men, and whether the fates of all its characters were fitting or not, one thing's for sure: Mad Men is a classic TV show. The fact that it's been reaping in awards and accolades since it first appeared on air is evidence of that. Now that it's over for good, an important question remains. Is Mad Men eligible for the 2016 Golden Globes? It's time to look at that Golden Globes eligibility criteria closely, people!
Mad Men received no nominations in the 2015 Golden Globes, a surprising turn for a show once intent on award glory. But with its final series being split into two halves, perhaps viewers and voters alike were waiting for the big finale before they made any decisions. Now that the show's over for good, will it finally be recognized again at the Golden Globes?
Good news for Mad Men fans is that the second part of Season 7 fits the eligibility criteria for the Golden Globes, having been broadcast during the qualifying year. As its final episodes screened between 5 April and 17 May 2015, it is most definitely eligible for this year's Golden Globes. But will Mad Men stand a chance against other series that have have also screened during the qualifying timeframe? Has Mad Men won all the awards that it's going to?
The calibre of actors on Mad Men has always been sky high, and, since the show finished, everyone's seemingly gone on to exciting projects. Christina Hendricks led Ryan Gosling's directorial debut Lost River , Elisabeth Moss was the lead in Top of the Lake , and Jon Hamm has turned up in everything from Parks and Recreation to Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. These are world class actors who helped make Mad Men so legendary. It'd certainly be surprising if it received no nominations at all. Surely it's time we sent Don Draper and co. out with a bang?
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