AP PHOTOS: A look at this past season of 'Mad Men'

By The Associated Press | July 19, 2012 | 11:41 PM EDT

This image released by AMC shows Jessica Pare as Megan Draper performing a French song in a scene from the season five premiere episode of "Mad Men," where Megan surprises her husband Don with a birthday party. On Thursday, July 19, 2012, the program received a total of 17 Emmy nominations including best actress in a drama series for Elisabeth Moss and best actor for Jon Hamm. The 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be presented Sept. 23 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and airing live on ABC. (AP Photo/AMC, Ron Jaffe)

NEW YORK (AP) — "Mad Men" — the TV drama that looks back to the 1960s — is looking ahead to a possibly record bounty at the Emmys.

The show earned a leading 17 Emmy nominations Thursday and the chance at a fifth best-drama award, which would make it the most-honored show of its type in television history.

The shows it's currently tied with? "Hill Street Blues," ''L.A. Law" and "The West Wing."

"Mad Men" star Jon Hamm, who hasn't shared in his show's string of wins, will get a fifth shot at a lead actor Emmy when the ceremony airs Sept. 23.

Here's a photographic look at pivotal moments from this past season.