April 27, 2009 06:35:06 GMT
The drama series starring Jon Hamm won the international series category at BAFTA Awards which was held on Sunday, April 26.
London's Royal Festival Hall hosted the BAFTA TV awards on Sunday, April 26. Coming out triumphant at the event for the international category is "Mad Men". The show about advertising agents that airs on BBC Four beats other contenders such as "Dexter", "The Daily Show with John Stewart" and "The Wire".
Honoring the work of British televisions, it also granted the winning of police series "Wallander" for Drama Series and "Criminal Justice" for Drama Serial. Kenneth Branagh on behalf of "Wallander" accepted the award, saying "We're absolutely thrilled. For a series first time out to get this recognition is beyond our wildest dreams."
Other winners at the event are "The X-Factor", the reality show competition developed by Simon Cowell, Stephen Dillane for his role in "The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall" and Anna Maxwell Martin for "Poppy Shakespeare".
Full winners of the awards are available at the official site