MAD MEN LEADS DRAMA SERIES CATEGORY FOR FIFTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR WITH 17 NOMINATIONS INCLUDING OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES, JON HAMM AS LEAD ACTOR AND ELISABETH MOSS AS LEAD ACTRESS
NURSE JACKIE SCORES 5 COMEDY NODS TOPPED BY EDIE FALCO AS LEAD ACTRESS AND MERRITT WEVER AS SUPPORTING ACTRESS
SANTA MONICA, Calif. and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 19, 2012 /CNW/ - LIONSGATE's ® (NYSE: LGF) acclaimed AMC drama MAD MEN and hit Showtime comedy NURSE JACKIE earned a total of 22 Emmy® nominations today, including a fifth consecutive drama series nomination for MAD MEN, which made history last year with its fourth consecutive win tying the all-time Emmy® record in the category, and a third consecutive comedy nomination for four-time Emmy® winner Edie Falco, who won the Lead Actress trophy for her role in the first season of NURSE JACKIE.
MAD MEN scored 17 nominations – the most for any series -- including nods for Jon Hamm as Lead Actor (fifth drama nomination), Elisabeth Moss as Lead Actress (third nomination in this category), Christina Hendricks as Supporting Actress (third nomination), Jared Harris as Supporting Actor, Julia Ormond as Guest Actress and Ben Feldman as Guest Actor, in addition to the Outstanding Drama Series nomination, three nominations for Writing and a Directing nod.
In addition to Edie Falco's nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and Merritt Wever's nod for Outstanding Supporting Actress, NURSE JACKIE earned nominations for Bobby Cannavale as Guest Actor, as well as Casting, and Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour).
"This is a very proud day for Lionsgate and we thank the TV Academy for this wonderful recognition," said Kevin Beggs, president, Lionsgate Television Group. "The continuing success of MAD MEN and NURSE JACKIE is extraordinary, and we salute Matthew Weiner, Edie Falco and all of the remarkable artists involved in both series who strive to set the bar higher each year."
Lionsgate has now amassed a total of 120 Emmy nominations and 19 wins, including 69 nominations in the past three years alone.
MAD MEN received the following nominations:
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series – Jon Hamm
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series – Elisabeth Moss
Outstanding Supporting Actress in Drama Series – Christina Hendricks
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – Jared Harris
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series – Julia Ormond
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series – Ben Feldman
Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series – Phil Abraham – "The Other Woman"
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series – Semi Chellas, Matthew Weiner, "The Other Woman"
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series – Andre Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton, "Commissions and Fees"
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series – Erin Levy, Matthew Weiner, "Far Away Places"
Outstanding Art Direction for a Single Camera Series – Dan Bishop, Production Designer; Christopher L. Brown, Art Director; Claudette Didul, Set Decorator, "At the Cod Fish Ball"
Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series – Laura Schiff, Carrie Audino
Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series – Christopher Manley, ASC, Director of Photography, "The Phantom"
Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series – Chris Gay, Edited By, "Far Away Places"
Outstanding Hairstyling for a for a Single Camera Series – Theraesa Rivers, Department Head Hairstylist; Lucia Mace, Key Hairstylist; Arturo Rojas, Additional Hairstylist; Maria Sandoval, Additional Hairstylist; David Blair, Additional Hairstylist, "The Phantom"
Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic) -- Lana Horchowski, Dept Head Makeup Artist; Ron Pipes, Key Makeup Artist; Ken Niederbaumer, Makeup Artist; Keith Sayer, Makeup Artist
NURSE JACKIE received the following nominations:
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series – Edie Falco
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Merritt Wever
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series -- Bobby Cannavale
Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series – Julie Tucker, Ross Meyerson
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation -- Jan McLaughlin, M.P.S.E., Production Sound Mixer; Peter Waggoner, Re-Recording Mixer
MAD MEN is one of the most honored series in television history. With its fourth consecutive Emmy® win for Outstanding Drama Series last year, it tied the all-time record for Emmy® wins in the category, joining an illustrious group of only three other shows in history that have achieved this milestone (Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, The West Wing). The series has also won four consecutive Golden Globes® for Best Drama, along with a host of additional awards. Set in New York in the 1960's, MAD MEN has riveted audiences with the seductive and intriguing Madison Avenue world of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, and stars an outstanding ensemble cast, including Golden Globe® winner Jon Hamm, January Jones, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Jared Harris, Jessica Pare, Rich Sommer, Aaron Staton, Robert Morse, Kiernan Shipka, Jay Ferguson and Christopher Stanley. Produced by Lionsgate, the series is created, written and executive produced by Matthew Weiner in association with Weiner Bros. Joining Weiner are executive producers Scott Hornbacher and Andre and Maria Jacquemetton, and co-executive producer Victor Levin.
NURSE JACKIE, which brought four-time Emmy® winner Edie Falco her first Lead Actress Emmy® for a comedy in the first season of the series, stars Falco as a strong-willed, fiercely loyal, deeply dedicated but very flawed emergency nurse working in a New York City hospital. Also starring are Eve Best, Paul Schulze, Dominic Fumusa, Anna Deavere Smith, Ruby Jerins, Mackenzie Aladjem and Peter Facinelli, with special guest star Bobby Cannavale. Co-produced by Lionsgate and Showtime Networks, the series was created by Evan Dunsky and Liz Brixius & Linda Wallem and is executive produced by Wallem, Brixius, Richie Jackson and Caryn Mandabach.
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