Can ‘Mad Men’ set a Golden Globes record?

No TV show has ever won the Golden Globe for Best Drama Series four times. “Mad Men” has taken home this trophy for the past three years running. That total haul equals that of “The X Files” which won in 1994, 1996 and 1997.

For “Mad Men” to have prevailed for three years in a row at the Golden Globes is quite astounding given that the HFPA usually prefers to reward shows and performers once or twice and then move on to the latest, hottest ones to create buzz and excitement. 

Before “Mad Men” began its recent record run, the Drama Series award had gone to 10 different winners in a row: “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Lost,” “Nip/Tuck,” “24,” “The Shield,” “Six Feet Under,” “The West Wing,” “The Sopranos,” “The Practice,” and “The X Files.”

The only new series with a decent chance at defeating “Mad Men” is “Boardwalk Empire.” Though that HBO show had a red-hot debut, the buzz has cooled off with both critics and viewers over the ensuing episodes.

Returning shows with the best shot at beating “Mad Men” are two-time also-rans “Dexter” and “True Blood,” one-time nominee “In Treatment” and Emmy darlings “Breaking Bad” and “The Good Wife.”

Photo: “Mad Men” cast with the 2009 Golden Globe for Best Drama Series (HFPA)

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