Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner will receive the 2014 International Emmy Founders Award during the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ awards ceremony November 24 in NY. Weiner is no stranger to the Emmys: he’s been nominated for 11 for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, and Mad Men won four consecutive Outstanding Drama Series Emmys from 2008-2011. “With Mad Men, Matthew Weiner redefined period television and created a global cultural phenomenon that has dramatically changed the television landscape,” said Academy president and CEO Bruce Paisner today. “We look forward to honoring his creative talent with our Founders Award, a few weeks before the final episodes of this great series.” Mad Men just wrapped the first part of its seventh and final season last week with 1.9 million viewers for the AMC drama. The Memorial Day weekend semi-finale was down from the 2.7 million who watched the Season 6 finale last June.
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