'Mad Men' alumni get THR Award
Jon Hamm and Elizabeth Moss first actors to win awardCOLOGNE, Germany -- Actors Jon Hamm and Elizabeth Moss -- Don Draper and Peggy Olson of AMC's Emmy-winning "Mad Men" -- will receive this year's Hollywood Reporter Award at German TV festival the Cologne Conference.
The Hollywood Reporter Award honors excellence in the international television business. Hamm and Moss are the first actors to receive the award. They will be honored at a ceremony in Cologne Oct.1. The "Mad Men" stars will also attend a Sept. 30 screening of the series in Cologne on Sept. 3.
Pay TV channel FOX airs "Mad Men" in Germany. Public broadcaster ZDFneo will air the 60s-set drama in its German free-TV premiere Oct. 6.
Previous winners of The Hollywood Reporter award include "The Lives of Others" producers Max Wiedemann and Quirin Berg and Christian Becker, German producer of local boxoffice hits "Vicky the Viking" and "The Wave."
Also heading to Cologne are "The Wire" creator David Simon, who will receive the TV Spielfilm Prize for his new HBO series "Treme" and director David Lynch, who will receive the 2010 Cologne Film Prize.
The Cologne Conference will screen the pilot to "Treme" on Sept. 29 in its German premiere as will screen a retrospective of Lynch's work, including his groundbreaking TV series "Twin Peaks" as well features such as "Mulholland Drive," "Blue Velvet" and "Wild at Heart."